Elks drop District 9-5A opener
Christian Hallack took the mound Tuesday night in Burleson’s District 9-5A baseball opener and had the Elks in the games against Granbury.
But errors hurt Burleson’s chances as Granbury topped the Elks, 5-3, at home.
“Christian pitched really well, well enough to win,” Burleson coach Daniel Bruce said. “He’s going to be Mr. Consistent and we are just going to have to back him up.”
Hallack scattered nine hits over seven innings while allowing four earned runs. He struck out four and walked one.
“We just committed too many errors that put ourselves in a hole,” Bruce said. “Granbury had some errors and we were able to take advantage of them. We have another chance on Friday and just have to get things together.”
The Elks play at Joshua Friday and host Everman Tuesday.
Granbury built a 2-0 lead, scoring once in the first and second innings. In the first, Kade Tournage hit a two-out double for a 1-0 lead. The Granbury went up 2-0 on Wesley’s Cade’s two-out single.
The Elks tied the game with a pair of two-out runs in the bottom of the second. After JT Smith reached on a one-out error, he scored when Logan Hammit took first on a two-out error. Hammit then scored on a Kayden Cassidy’s run-scoring single.
The Pirates regained the lead when Rustin Beasley hit a lead-off double and scored on Corbin Harris’ one-out single. Granbury padded its lead to 5-2 in the seventh on a two-run double by Bryce Foultz.
The Elks threatened in the seventh as Brady Camp drew a leadoff walk and Conner Schrayer doubled. With runners at second and third, the Piirates turned a home to first double play. Schrayer scored on a passed ball to cut the lead to 5-3 but the Elks couldn’t get any closer.
In their final tournament, the Elks went 2-2 at the Fort Worth Western Hills Tower Classic over the weekend.
Thanks to Hallack’s pitching, the Elks opened the tournament with a 5-1 win Thursday over Western Hills.
Hallack went the distance scattering four hits over seven innings while allowing an unearned run. Hallack struck out three and walked one. He also drove in a run.
Trey Lopez doubled in two runs while Nik Sanchez and Cassidy each collected an RBI. Parker Shaha doubled in the win.
The Elks opened play Friday losing to White Settlement Brewer 15-9 as Sanchez drove in four runs with a double and a triple. Cassidy doubled and had an RBI. Hayden Alexander, Smith and Schrayer each drove in a run in the loss.
After the loss, the Elks bounced back with a 12-0 win over Wichita Falls.
Cassidy tossed 3.2 innings to get the win. He allowed two hits and fanned eight.
Shaha had a big game with a home run, a double and four RBI. White tripled and drove in two runs. Hallack doubled twice and finished with two RBI. Camp doubled and drove in a run.
Alexander and Smith each had RBIs and Cassidy registered a double.
Saturday, Birdville beat Burleson, 7-2, as White doubled in a run and Sanchez added an RBI.