Elks drop third straight
One-run games have not been kind to Burleson’s baseball team lately.
The Elks lost their third consecutive one-run game Tuesday night as Joshua won a 4-3 District 9-5A game thanks to a walk-off, two-out, RBI-single by Brek Galbreath.
Burleson (12-12, 3-6) hosts Everman Friday and plays at Centennial Tuesday.
The Elks held a 3-2 lead heading to the bottom of the seventh after scoring two runs in the top of the inning. After singles by Blake Myers and
Trey Lopez, Myers scored on a wild pitch and pinch-runner Isaiah Smith scored on a an error on the same play for a 3-2 lead.
With one out in the seventh inning, Camden Brister singled and moved to second on wild pitch, Toney Smith followed with a run-scoring single to tie the game.
After Burleson reliever Cameron Hauch got a strikeout, Haley singled and Galbreath hit a single to right that scored Smith.
Elks’ starter Kayden Cassidy worked 6.1 innings allowing two runs on five hits. He struck out seven and walked four.
Elks fall to Granbury
Burleson lost its second consecutive extra-inning game as Granbury defeated the Elks, 4-3, in eight innings Friday night.
The Pirates scored the go-ahead run in the eighth with two out. Granbury loaded the bases thanks for a walk, a single and another walk with Colton McCallum on the mound. The Pirates took the lead on a passed ball.
In the bottom of the eighth inning, Kayden Cassidy walked and moved to second on a T.J. Pounds sacrifice bunt. After a ground out moved Cassidy to third, Hayden Alexander lined to center field for the final out.
The Elks took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Isaiah Smith walked with one out. After a passed ball moved Smith to second base, Pound singled to right field to score Smith.
After Granbury tied the game with a run in the third inning, Burleson scored twice in the fifth inning.
With one out, McCallum tripled to center field. With two out, an infield single by Cassidy scored McCallum. Pound followed with a run-scoring double that gave the Elks a 3-1 lead.
Granbury tied the game in the sixth with a pair of runs. Burleson didn’t get a runner on base in the sixth or seventh inning.
Alexander, who was making his first start since March 10, struck out nine in four innings. He allowed one run and one hit.