Burbank volleyball swept in playoff opener


El Segundo d. Burbank, 25-17, 25-21, 25-12: The Bulldogs had a lead in the second game of their CIF Southern Section Division II first-round playoff match Tuesday on the road, but couldn't hold on, suffering a three-game sweep.

After losing the first game, the Bulldogs (11-16) were ahead, 20-16, only to see the Eagles (16-3) go on a 7-0 run to take control of the second.

"That was the point that really hurt us, being up and then them coming back," Burbank Coach Patrick McMenamin said. "That was tough."

John You paced Burbank with five kills and two blocks. Justin Saisirikul had 11 digs and four kills, Joseph Servin had four kills and Jason Gomez had 10 assists.


Burbank 12, Muir 0 (five innings): The Bulldogs exploded for 11 runs in the bottom of the second inning Tuesday to earn a Pacific League victory at home.

The game was called in the fifth inning because of the 10-run mercy rule.

The win keeps Burbank (16-8, 11-2 in league) in first place in league with one game remaining. The Bulldogs end the regular season with a 6 p.m. game Thursday at Burroughs.

The Bulldogs haven't captured a league championship in 22 years and that came in 1991 in the old Foothill League.

Dylan Mersola racked up four runs batted in on two hits for the Bulldogs. He singled in the first inning and doubled in the second inning. Sebby Santoro contributed two RBI.

On the mound, Martin Silva held Muir hitless over two innings, allowing no earned runs, walking none and striking out four.

Shaun Troy got the win, as he tossed three innings of shutout ball. He struck out five, walked one and surrendered two.

Burroughs 13, Hoover 0 (five innings): The Indians were able to roll to an easy Pacific League win Tuesday at home.

The game was called in the fifth inning because of the 10-run mercy rule.

The victory keeps Burroughs (16-9, 10-3) — which had won the previous three league championships — one game behind league-leading Burbank and Crescenta Valley with one game to go.

Brian Pozos was two for three with three runs batted in and Aiden Anding was three for four with four RBI for Burroughs.

On the mound, Cameron Rodriguez picked up the win in three innings of work. Relief pitchers Brandon Ortega and Daniel Barraza each hurled one inning.


Burbank 19, Muir 0 (five innings): The Bulldogs hit three home runs in earning the Pacific League win Tuesday on the road.

The game was called after five innings because of the 10-run mercy rule.

Burbank (24-2, 13-0) has already locked up the Pacific League championship.

Caitlyn Brooks was two fro three with a home run, Lily Win was three for three with a home run and two runs batted in and Bridgette Pisa had a home run for the Bulldogs.

Burbank wraps up the regular season with a league game at 6 p.m. Thursday against Burroughs at Olive Park.

Burroughs 8, Hoover 1: The Indians (18-7, 10-3) scored runs in every inning but the second Tuesday to earn the Pacific League victory on the road.

Aimee Rodriguez went two for three with a home run and two runs batted in and two runs scored for the Indians. Delaney Nicol and Danielle Ryan also drove in two runs each.

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