Elks win three at Elk Classic
Playing at home for the first time, Burleson’s baseball team posted a 4-3 record at the Elk Classic over the weekend.
“We have played some really good competition hopefully preparing us for Tuesday’s and Friday’s with the district games that start next week,” Burleson coach Daniel Bruce said. “Just like every year, we are working towards playing solid baseball constantly and to eliminate the extreme ups and downs. We are trying to play at that high level all the time. We still have a lot of room for improvement and have another chance this weekend with our four games in the Western Hills tournament.”
Burleson opens play at the Fort Worth Western Hills Tower Classic Thursday morning.
The Elks lost their last three games the Elk Classic.
Saturday didn’t go well for Burleson as the Elks lost to El Paso Eastlake, 10-8, and Red Oak, 11-1.
Eastlake scored six runs in the sixth to erase a 7-4 Burleson lead and win the game.
T.J. Pound had a big game with five RBI, two hits and a double. Evan Jameson also doubled.
The Elks got hits from Pound, Alexander and Trey Lopez, who also doubled.
Friday, Burleson opened up with an 8-0 win over Abilene Cooper as Alexander tossed a four-hit shutout. Alexander fanned 11 and walked three in six innings.
Evan Jameson drove in two runs. Pound had three hits including a double. Nik Bengochea and Kayden Cassidy had two hits. Cassidy also doubled.
In their second game on Friday, the Elks fell to Midlothian Heritage, 4-3, thanks to a run in the seventh.
Colton McCallum had two hits including a solo home run. Blake Myers also drove.
Starter Isaiah Smith allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits in five innings. Smith fanned three.
The Elks opened the tournament with a 10-1 win Thursday over Dallas Molina thanks to a seven-run fourth inning. Cameron West went the distance allowing four hits and a run in five innings. He struck out two and walked two.
Carson Hallack and Evan Jameson drove in two runs each while McCallum and Jameson each had three hits.
Burleson found plenty of ways to score in a 6-1 win over Cedar Hill later on Thursday. The Elks plated runs on a Alexander fielder’s choice, a two-run error, a wild pitch, a passed ball and a balk.
The Elks had just two hits in the game but drew seven walks. McCallum doubled in the win.
Cassidy threw five shutout innings. Cassidy surrendered five hits while striking out 11 and walking three.