Elk hurlers find success

Strong pitching was on display last Thursday for Burleson’s baseball team at the Big Tex Tournament.

The Elks posted a 3-1 record at the tournament that was shortened when Friday’s games were cancelled by inclement weather.

“Overall it was a good weekend,” Burleson coach Daniel Bruce said. “We showed maturity and improvement on the mound against some good teams. We still have some progress to make but I am pleased with the steps the boys are taking right now.”

Spartans open season

Playing in its first tournament of the season, Centennial’s baseball team posted a 3-2 record at the South Grand Prairie Warrior Classic.

“As a pitching staff we need to attack the strike zone more consistently and when we’re up in the count put the hitters away versus nibbling around the plate,” Centennial coach Brian Tickell said.

“Defensively, we were up and down throughout the weekend. If we can shore that up, I think our pitchers will be more inclined to attack the strike zone. Offensively, we are getting on base and scoring runs and that’s great to see.  But I’d like to see our strikeouts go down and when we’re in scoring position the batter needs to produce.”

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