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Morning Sports Ticker- May 27

CIF Playoffs- Baseball

Division 2:

Moorpark 1 No. 5 Burroughs 0

Indians end their season 24-5 and 13-1 in league (LEAGUE CHAMPIONS!)

No. 5 Burroughs 3 Paramount 2 (first round)  see story

Damien 2 Burbank 1 (wild card)

Cameron Briggs had two hits and Randy Higgens pitched six strong innings allowing seven hits while striking out six batters. Higgens drove in the lone Burbank run (Briggs) in the top of the seventh inning. The Bulldogs finish the season 12-13 overall and 7-7 in league (4th place).

CIF Playoffs- Softball

Division 3:

Bishop Amat 4 No. 3 Burbank 3

Bulldogs end season 21-5 overall and 13-1 in league (LEAGUE CHAMPS!)

Laguna Hills 4 No. 5 Burroughs 3

Indians end season 23-5 overall and 13-1 in league (LEAGUE CHAMPS!)

No. 3 Burbank 3 La Mirada 1  see story  (first round)

No. 5 Burroughs 3 Beaumont 0  see story  (first round)

CIF Playoffs- Boys Volleyball

Division 2:

No. 2 Valencia 3 No. 3 Burroughs 0 (25-19, 25-19, 25-14)  see story

Semifinals-

Max Chamberlain and Andrew Dalmada each had 9 kills; Ryan Van Loo 21 assists and 2 blocks. Indians finish the season 30-4 overall and 12-0 in league (CHAMPIONS!)

No. 3 Burroughs 3 Camarillo 1 (26-24, 20-25, 25-20, 25-8)  see story

Andrew Dalmada had 16 kills; Max Chamberlain and Cameron Capili each had 13 kills; Matt Kim recorded 11 digs; and Ryan Van Loo dished out 41 assists.

No. 3 Burroughs 3 La Sierra 1 (25-18, 25-15, 20-25, 25-17)

Indians advance to the CIF Quarterfinals with a huge win on the road.

Andrew Dalmada 14 kills; Max Chamberlain 11 kills and 5 aces; Bailey Carter 8 kills; Matt Kim 8 digs; Ryan Van Loo 36 assists

No. 3 Burroughs 3 West Torrance 0 (25-21, 25-20, 25-20)

Andrew Dalmada 16 kills; Max Chamberlain 15 kills; Cameron Capili 10 kills; Matt Kim 15 digs; Ryan Van Loo 40 assists and 12 digs

Lakewood 3 Burbank 0 (25-16, 25-23, 25-16)

Willie Perryman 9 kills; Aram Krakirian 8 kills and 6 digs; Zach Cranmer 5 kills; Paul Shim 13 assists; Isaiah Torres 11 assists. Bulldogs finish the season 16-10 and third place in league.

CIF Playoffs- Boys Tennis

Division 2:

Villa Park 13 Burroughs 5 (round one)

Baseball

Burroughs 3 Burbank 1 (see story)

Indians end the regular season 23-4 overall and 13-1 in league by sweeping the season series from Burbank. Burroughs earns three points in the “myBurbank CUP” race.

Burroughs 4 Arcadia 0

It’s time to party like it’s 1997!

The Indians won the Pacific League title outright with another shutout. Danny Bustos threw a complete game four-hit shutout walking none and striking out four. Ryan Galan went 3 for 4 with a double and two runs scored and Max DeAmicis singled in two runs as Burroughs rolled to its 12th straight win and 22nd victory of the season in championship style!

Burbank 5 Hoover 4

Garrett Dolan and Henry Leake (win) combined on a seven-hitter for BHS.

Burroughs 13 Muir 4

For the first time in 18 years, the Burroughs Indians are league champions. Jason Whaley went 2 for 3 with a home run, double, two runs scored and three RBIs to lead JB to at least a share of the Pacific League title. Anthony Pelayo had two hits and a RBI in the 15-hit effort by the Indians. Whaley also struck out the side to end the game. Jesse Galindo and Kyle Nicol combined to throw five innings giving up one hit and striking out 12 batters.

Crescenta Valley 2 Burbank 0

The Bulldogs’ Ryan Porras fired a one-hitter but it wasn’t enough as the Falcons slid by……barely.

Burroughs 4 Hoover 0

The Indians won their 20th game of the season behind a complete game five-hit shutout from Danny Bustos. Max Haddad, Tyler Lewis, Max DeAmicis and Anthony Pelayo each drove in a run and Roy Hirota had two hits including a double.

Burbank 6 Muir 2

Rory Roughtean earned the win; Randy Higgens hit a home run and Ozzie Dominguez had three hits for the Bulldogs who kept their playoff hopes alive.

Burroughs 4 Crescenta Valley 3 (see story)

The Indians sweep the Falcons for the first time ever in the Pacific League!

Pasadena 12 Burbank 2

Leading 2-0 after three innings, Burbank gave up seven runs in the 4th inning and five more runs in the 5th in the tough loss on the road.

Burroughs 2 Glendale 1

The Indians’ mastery of pitching continued behind the excellent effort from spot starter Jesse Galindo who threw four innings and allowed three hits and no runs. Danny Bustos threw two scoreless innings and Max DeAmicis got the save getting the final out with runners on first and second. Aidan Anding and Chris Peres each had two hits for the Indians who scored single runs in the first and second innings to maintain their hold on to first place heading into the showdown at Crescenta Valley on Friday night at 7 pm.

Burbank 4 Arcadia 3

The Bulldogs playoff hopes stayed alive with a huge walk-off win against Arcadia. The win moved BHS into a 3-way tie for third place along with Arcadia and Pasadena. Randy Higgens had three hits including the game-winning RBI. Ryan Porras added two RBIs and Henry Leake earned the win on the hill in relief of an outstanding effort from Porras.

Softball

Burroughs 1 Burbank 0 (8 innings)  see story

The Lady Indians earn a share of the league title by snapping the Lady Bulldogs’ 41-game league winning streak in dramatic fashion. Brianna Johnson’s walk-off RBI single wins it for Burroughs. Both teams finish 13-1 in the Pacific League. Indians gain a point in the “myBurbank CUP” race.

Burbank 8 Hoover 1

The Lady Bulldogs won a share of their third consecutive league title and notched their 41st straight win in league. Hanna Moulton hurled six innings and gave up one run on three hits. Caitlyn Brooks went 2 for 3 with a two-run home run and RBI double. Bridgette Pisa was 2 for 3 with a RBI double. Sabrina Steward had two hits and two RBIs and Cailey Stevenson had two hits and two stolen bases.

Burroughs 5 Arcadia 0

Presley Miraglia tossed a complete game four-hit shutout and hit a three-run home run to lead the Lady Indians. Michelle Santiago had a double and home run and Kaitlin Okimoto added two hits for JBHS who stayed within a game of Burbank for the league title. Burroughs scored five runs in the fifth inning to break a 0-0 stalemate.

Burbank 3 Crescenta Valley 2

Sabrina Steward’s two-run home run in the fifth inning broke a 1-1 tie and propelled the Bulldogs to a victory. Bridgette Pisa added two hits and Caitlyn Brooks pitched a gutty seven innings giving up nine hits, one earned run, one walk and fanned 11 batters as Burbank won its 40th straight league contest.

Burroughs 20 Muir 0 (5 innngs)

Hannah Talavera tossed three innings and gave up one hit, no runs and struck out three. The Indians recorded 19 hits and plated 20 runs as they rolled the Mustangs. Kailanie Oasay and Lauren Lopez each had three hits and three RBIs and Brianna Johnson added three hits including a home run and two RBIs. Lopez and Johnson also scored four runs apiece as the Indians won their 20th game of the season.

Burbank 17 Muir 1 (5 innings)

The Bulldogs scored 17 runs on 17 hits in the easy win. Hanna Moulton tossed a one-hitter through four innings striking out seven. Lily Winn had a double, triple and home run and two RBIs. Bridgette Pisa and Anysia Gonzalez each had three RBIs.

Burroughs 10 Hoover 0 (5 innings)

The Indians scored 10 runs on 17 hits in the easy win. Presley Miraglia fired a complete game one-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts. Miraglia and Lauren Lopez (two doubles) each had three hits and Kaitlin Okimoto had two hits and two RBIs.

Burbank 9 Pasadena 0

Caitlyn Brooks and Hanna Moulton combined on a two-hitter as the Bulldogs posted their eighth straight shutout. Brooks went 4 for 4 with a home run, double and four RBIs and Julia Duarte was 2 for 3 with three RBIs. The Bulldogs scored four runs in the fifth to jump ahead 8-0 en route to their 38th consecutive league victory.

Burroughs 8 Crescenta Valley 5

Presley Miraglia fired a two-hitter giving up three earned runs and striking out two. Kailanie Oasay was 3 for 3 with an RBI; Tori Talavera went 2 for 3 with two RBIs; and four other Lady Indians had two hits apiece as Burroughs pounded out 15 hits. The Lady Indians scored four runs in the first and three more in the third to take a commanding 7-2 lead en route to the win.

Burbank 4 Arcadia 0

Caitlyn Brooks tossed a complete game two-hit shutout walking one and fanning 10 batters. Lily Winn had two hits and two RBIs and Bridgette Pisa recorded two hits and two runs scored as the Lady Bulldogs won their 37th consecutive league game.

Burroughs 4 Glendale 0

Delaney Nicol went 3 for 4 with two RBIs and Presley Miraglia bounced back with a complete game shutout allowing five hits and striking out two. The Lady Indians scored three runs in the top of the sixth to break open a close contest.

Burroughs 9 Canyon 8    8 innings (Game 1)

Presley Miraglia went 3 for 5 with a home run and 4 RBIs and freshman Nikki Ricciardella had three hits including a double. Freshman Gabby Perez scored 3 runs as the Indians won in extra innings in the first game of the doubleheader.

Canyon 7 Burroughs 3 (Game 2)

Brianna Johnson had a 3-run home run in the fourth inning but the Indians fell behind 6-0 after three innings and couldn’t rally in game two of the double dip.

Boys Volleyball

Burroughs 3 Claremont 0 (25-11, 25-8, 25-16)

Bailey Carter (3 blocks) and Cameron Capili each had 8 kills; Ryan Van Loo had 19 assists and Skyler Bercini had 6 digs as the Indians went undefeated (12-0) in the Pacific League.

Burbank 3 Glendale 1 (25-23, 25-20, 22-25, 25-19)

Willie Perryman 18 kills; Patrick Lance 14 kills and 13 digs; Zack Cranmer 10 kills; Isaiah Torres 19 assists

Burroughs 3 Crescenta Valley 1 (19-25, 25-20, 25-23, 25-22)

The Indians won their 6th consecutive league title with a monster win on the road. It was the 30th straight league victory for Burroughs as well. Pepperdine-commit Max Chamberlain had 16 kills and three aces; Ryan Van Loo dished out 33 assists to go along with four blocks; Andrew Dalmada had 13 kills and Matt Kim added 12 digs. Burroughs, ranked No. 2 in CIF Division 2, improved to 22-1 on the season and 11-0 in league.

Burbank 3 Golden Valley 1 (25-21, 25-19, 22-25, 25-21)

Willie Perryman 8 kills, 10 blocks; Aram Krakirian 8 kills; Patrick Lance 11 digs; Kirk Capalla 12 assists; Isaiah Torres 13 assists

Burroughs 3 Glendale 0 (25-15, 25-14, 25-19)

Cameron Capili 10 kills; Bailey Carter 9 kills, 3 blocks; Matt Kim 14 digs; Ryan Van Loo 33 assists

Crescenta Valley 3 Burbank 1 (26-28, 25-23, 27-25, 28-26)

Boys Tennis

Burroughs 13 Burbank 5

Indians sweep the season series and gain two points in the “myBurbank CUP” race.

Golf

Burroughs shot a 407 (third) and Burbank recorded a 424 (fourth) in Pacific League match #6 held at Santa Anita GC.

Result sheet for League Match #6 Santa Anita Par 71
5/5/2015
Arcadia Out 36 In 35 Total  70 John Burroughs Out 36 In 35 Total  70
Peter Ju 38 37 75 Louis D’Aquila 36 44 80
Vamsi Damerla 36 38 74 Daniel Kesicbasian 40 38 78
Johny Flores 42 42 84 Patrick Colbert 42 38 80
Jesse Narkmanee 43 45 88 Tnick Trivimol 38 43 81
Will Oetojo 39 39 78 Calvin Guntetong 45 43 88
Ricky Cen 38 42 80 Ethan Williams 44 47 91
Totals 193 198 391 Totals 200 206 407
Crescenta Valley Out 36 In 35 Total  70 Glendale Out 36 In 35 Total  70
Cody Renfro 41 35 76 Russell Caletena 37 35 72
AJ Roa 36 36 72 Ellison Alaan 43 41 84
Jon Hong 42 38 80 Sammy Do 47 41 88
David Holeman 41 41 82 Arman Aloyan 45 51 96
Tanner Schilling 40 39 79 Eyna Alaan 49 55 104
Trey Ballard 41 41 82
Totals 199 189 389 Totals 444
Burbank Out 36 In 35 Total  70 Pasadena Out 36 In 35 Total  70
Jason Apinchapong 39 37 76 Oliver Collings 45 44 89
Joe Grasse 43 42 85 Javier Valadez 52 48 100
Evan Jensen 47 42 89 James Schultz 0
Michael Guzman 47 40 87 0
Jason Snow 44 44 88 0
Shane Lynch 45 43 88 0
Totals 218 204 424 Totals 45 44 89
Place Team Points Place Team Points
1 CVHS 5 4 BHS 2
2 AHS 4 5 GHS 1
3 JBHS 3 6 PHS

Burroughs shot a 408 (third place) and Burbank had a 416 (fourth) in Pacific League match #5 at Brookside GC.

Result sheet for League #5 Brookside 2 G.C. Par 70
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Arcadia Out 36 In 35 Total  71 John Burroughs Out 36 In 35 Total  71
Ricky Cen 36 35 71 Louis D’Aquilla 41 37 78
Peter Ju 39 41 80 Daniel Kesicbasian 38 37 75
Vamsi Damerla 40 35 75 Tnick Trivimol 44 39 83
Will Oetojo 40 39 79 Patrick Colbert 42 42 84
Johny Flores 42 40 82 Garrit Green 47 44 91
Daniel Sun 40 38 78 Calvin Guntetong 45 43 88
Totals 383 Totals 408
Crescenta Valley Out 36 In 35 Total  71 Glendale Out 36 In 35 Total  71
Cody Renfro 34 34 68 Russell Caletena 41 37 78
AJ Roa 38 28 66 Eyna Alaan 51 52 103
David Holeman 46 42 85 Sammy Do 44 46 90
Jonghyuk Hong 36 36 72 Elison Alaan 42 37 79
Tanner Schilling 41 36 77 Arman Aloyan 49 48 97
Trey Ballard 39 40 79
Totals 362 Totals 447
Burbank Out 36 In 35 Total  71 Pasadena Out 36 In 35 Total  71
Jason Apinchapong 38 34 72 Oliver Collings 45 42 87
Joe Grasse 37 42 79 Javier Valadez 49 43 92
Evan Jensen 48 51 99 James Schultz 48 50 98
Michael Guzman 45 45 90
Jason Snow 45 42 87
Shane Lynch 43 45 88
Totals 416 Totals
Place Team Points Place Team Points
1 CVHS 362 4 BHS 416
2 AHS 383 5 GHS 447
3 JBHS 408 6 PHS

Track and Field

Pacific League Finals @ Arcadia

*Qualified for CIF Prelims (Burroughs) 

Varsity Boys 

100

Niko Guerrero (3)                             11.34

 

200

*Niko Guerrero (3)                           22.77

 

400

Michael Molina (5)                          52.62

Kevin Alpizar (7)                              53.28

 

800

David Carrillo (6)                              2:04.68

Christian Fuentes (9)                      2:05.88

Trent Harrison                                  2:06.23

 

1600

*Andrew Barrondo (3)                    4:26.80

Shane Thompson (5)                       4:29.13

 

3200

*Garrett Boulais (2)                         9:20.28

*Andrew Barrando (3)                    9:35.73

Shane Thompson (7)                       9:48.14

Evan Thomas                                     9:54.78

Justin Villagran                                  9:54.96

Elias Hoxsie                                       10:00.48

Manne Green                                     10:02.35

Dion Mokhtari                                   10:24.34

GARRETT BOULAIS

#4 JB ALL-TIME

B 3200

ANDREW BARRONDO

#10 JB ALL-TIME

B 3200

 

110H

*Corwin Scherer (2)                         14.80

*Nathan Bradley (3)                        15.32

Brandon Tong (4)                             15.62

Neron Palmer (7)                              16.24

CORWIN SCHERER

#4 JB ALL-TIME

B 110H

 

300H

*Corwin Scherer (1)                          39.41

*Nathan Bradley (3)                        40.89

 

*4×400 – 3rd – 3:29.25

Kevin Alpizar, Nathan Bradley,

Michael Molina, Corwin Scherer

 

PV

*Kent Truong (1)                               14’6

Ben Mathov                                        11’

 

LJ

Jeremy Phan (6)                               19’5

Nathan Bradley (7)                          18’11.5

Dylan Dovaston                                17’10

 

TJ

*Niko Guerrero (2)                           42’9.5

Dylan Dovaston (6)                          40’

Ben Mathov (7)                                 39’9

Jeremy Phan (8)                                39’0.5

 

SP

Joseph Jacobson                              35’9.5

Austin Bui                                           33’7.5

 

DT

Austin Bui (6)                                    103’8

Joseph Jacobson                              78’4

 

Varsity Girls

400

Sara Ehlers (5)                                64.18

 

1600

Emily Virtue (4)                             5:12.93

EMILY VIRTUE

#3 JB ALL-TIME

G 1600

 

3200

*Emily Virtue (2)                              11:18.86

Heidi Eligio (5)                                 11:37.51

Eileen Eckles (8)                              11.50.66

Ashley Contreras                              12:08.18

Valerie Monroy                                 12:22.66

EMILY VIRTUE

#3 JB ALL-TIME

G 3200

 

100H

Breanna McCallum (6)                   17.57

Samantha Hebri (7)                        17.80

 

300H

Breanna McCallum (8)                   53.10

Samantha Hebri (9)                        55.45

 

PV

*Sarah Prystupa (1)                         10’6

Bailey Harrison (6)                          7’6

 

HJ

Jordan Meltzer (5)                           4’10

Monica Brown (7)                             4’4

 

LJ

Monica Brown (9)                             15’2.5

 

TJ

Breanna McCallum (7)                   30’10

 

SP

Nadime Younan (4)                         29’4.25

Megan Ly-Lim (6)                            28’9

Sofia Piedrahita (9)                          27’4

Emory Goodwin                                25’9

Olivia Villegas                                   24’5

 

DT

*Nadime Younan (3)                       100’2

Megan Ly-Lim (7)                            88’2

Olivia Villegas                                   80’4

Sofia Piedrahita                                75’

Emory Goodwin                                66’4

NADIME YOUNAN

#6 JB ALL-TIME

G DT

 

Pacific League Prelims (Burroughs)

*Qualified for Pacific League Finals 

Varsity Boys 

100

*Niko Guerrero                                  11.5

 

200

*Niko Guerrero                                  22.81

Kevin Alpizar                                     24.83

 

400

*Michael Molina                               52.04

*Kevin Alpizar                                   52.89

 

800

*David Carrillo                                  2:08

*Trent Harrison                               2:09

Christian Fuentes                            2:10

David Olympia                                  2:11

Quang Nguyen                                  2:19

 

1600

*Garrett Boulais                                4:27

*Andrew Barrondo                           4:32

*Shane Thompson                           4:38

Adam Villalpando                            4:53

 

110H

*Corwin Scherer                                15.85

*Brandon Tong                                  15.86

*Nathan Bradley                              16.49

*Neron Palmer                                  16.92

Emerson Sosa                                    17.84

 

300H

*Corwin Scherer                                40.97

*Nathan Bradley                              41.63

Brandon Tong                                    44.60

Emerson Sosa                                    44.92

 

Varsity Girls

200

Sara Ehlers                                         29.18

 

400

*Sara Ehlers                                       65.50

Deanna Fierro                                   68.20

Kayla Dighero                                    69.16

 

800

*Emily Virtue                                    2:27

*Heidi Eligio                                      2:29

 

1600

*Emily Virtue                                    5:27

*Heidi Eligio                                      5:37

Ashley Contreras                              5:45

Eileen Eckles                                     5:52

 

100H

*Breanna McCallum                        18.13

*Samantha Hebri                             18.84

 

300H

*Breanna McCallum                        52.52

*Samantha Hebri                             53.07

 

Burbank Backwards Meet

Varsity Boys

100

Niko Guerrero (1)                  11.33

Michael Huynh                      12.12

Dylan Garcia                          12.12

 

200

Kevin Alpizar                          24.21

Michael Huynh                      25.40

Dylan Garcia                          25.50

 

400

Kevin Alpizar (5)                    53.27

Michael Molina                      53.47

 

800

David Carrillo                         2:07

Trent Harrison                       2:08

David Olympia                       2:09

Quang Nguyen                       2:17

 

1600

Shane Thompson (2)               4:36

Christian Fuentes                  4:44

Adam Villalpando                  4:52

Jared Perez                            5:05

 

3200

Garrett Boulais (1)                 9:31.42

Andrew Barrondo (3)            9:43.15

Manne Green                         ?

Evan Thomas                         ?

Justin Villagran                     ?

 

110H

Crwin Scherer (1)                  15.41

Nathan Bradley (3)               16.14

Brandon Tong                         16.56

Emerson Sosa                         18.09

 

300H

Corwin Scherer (1)                39.52

Niko Guerrero (3)                  41.02

Nathan Bradley                     41.77

Brandon Tong                        43.34

Emerson Sosa                       45.14

NIKO GUERRERO

#6 JB ALL-TIME

B 300H

 

PV

Kent Truong (1)                     14’

Ben Mathov (4)                     11’6

 

LJ

Neron Palmer (2)                  20’

Niko Guerrero (3)                  19’3.5

Nathan Bradley (5)               18’10.5

Nick Phillippi                          16’3

 

TJ

Niko Guerrero (1)                  42’7

Ben Mathov (4)                     39’7

Dylan Dovaston                     36’5

Nick Phillippi                          33’1

 

SP

Austin Bui                              35’

Joseph Jacobson                   22’5

 

DT

Austin Bui                              95’3

Joseph Jacobson                   80’3.5

 

Varsity Girls

100

Emma Bartram (5)               13.22

 

200

Ignatia Teresa                        31.01

Jaymie Olea                           31.24

 

400

Megan Wade (4)                   63.96

Sara Ehlers (5)                      64.21

Deanna Fierro                      67.11

 

1600

Betsy Ramirez                       6:03

 

3200

Emily Virtue (1)                     11:31.46

Heidi Eligio (2)                      11:36.21

Eileen Eckles                         11:57

Ashley Contreras                   12:16

Valerie Monroy                      12:30

EMILY VIRTUE

#5 JB ALL-TIME

G 3200

HEIDI ELIGIO

#8 JB ALL-TIME

G 3200

 

100H

Samantha Hebri (4)              17.71

Dakotah Tilton                       21.44

 

300H

Samantha Hebri                    51.50

Dakotah Tilton                       59.09

 

4×100 – 3rd – 52.50

Emma Bartram, Sara Ehlers,

Izzy Funes, Megan Wade,

 

4×400 – 3rd – 4:12.28

Emma Bartram                     62.3

Sara Ehlers                            62.4

Izzy Funes                              63.6

Megan Wade                         63.7

 

PV

Sarah Prystupa (2)                10’6

Bailey Harrison                      7’6

 

HJ

Monica Brown (5)                  4’6

 

LJ

Izzy Funes (5)                        15’4

Monica Brown                        14’8

 

TJ

Breanna McCallum (4)         30’9.5

 

SP

Nadime Younan (5)              29’9.5

Megan Ly-Lim                        29’6

Sofia Piedrahita                     27’7

Olivia Villegas                         25’4

 

DT

Megan Ly-Lim (4)                 88’3

Olivia Villegas                        74’6.5

Sofia Piedrahita                     60’9

Burroughs Closes Out Magical Regular Season With 3-1 Victory Over Burbank

Burroughs Indians: 2015 Pacific League Champions (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burroughs Indians: 2015 Pacific League Champions (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

By Dick Dornan
MyBurbank Sports Editor

A 90 minute lightning and rain delay didn’t deter the Burroughs Indians from ending the regular season in style. A day that began with Senior Night recognition ended with another dogpile as Burroughs defeated Burbank, 3-1, to sweep the season series from their crosstown rivals.

Max DeAmicis’ two-run single in the third inning was all that Thomas Wilson needed as the 6-foot-4 right-hander threw six innings and gave up four hits, no runs, walked one and struck out six Bulldogs.

Another victory; another dogpile (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Another victory; another dogpile (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burroughs (23-4, 13-1) added an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth on the very first pitch after the hour-and-a-half delay. Roy Hirota smashed a single to centerfield scoring Kevin Navarro and the Indians went ahead 3-0.

Burbank (12-12, 7-7) threatened in the top of the seventh scoring one run off DeAmicis when Alex Minnick singled in Chandler Robbins for the Bulldogs’ first run of the contest. With runners on second and third and two out, DeAmicis struck out Fischer Cabot to end the game.

Ryan Porras pitched a strong game for BHS going five and a third innings allowing three runs on just three hits while fanning eight Indians.

Just like the softball game the previous evening, neither team had an extra base hit.

Indians centerfielder Aidan Anding had two hits and a stolen base. Chris Peres had a pinch-hit single for JBHS and played solid defense at first.

Burroughs' Ryan Galan slides in safely at the plate just before the tag by Jake Noud of Burbank (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burroughs’ Ryan Galan slides in safely at the plate just before the tag by Jake Noud of Burbank (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

“After the loss at Pasadena, I looked in the eyes of all my teammates and I told them that we are not losing another one,” said Peres, who will be playing at the University of La Verne next fall. “That was our goal. We are not losing anymore.”

Peres credited the team’s success to coming together as one unit with a common goal in mind.

“At the beginning of the season, we were separate,” he said. “We meshed as a whole and now we are basically brothers. We do everything together. We made our own events to blend together.”

The Indians did indeed come together and had one of the best seasons in Burroughs baseball history. They have won a school-record 23 games (presumably since there are no official records), and ended the regular season with 13 straight wins and 19 of their last 20.

Burroughs Senior Class and Parents  (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burroughs Senior Class and Parents (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

The senior pitching duo of Wilson and Danny Bustos ranks up there with the best in Southern Section history. Wilson went 8-0 with a 0.64 earned run average in 54 innings of work including an era of 0.82 in league.

Bustos, also a right-hander, went 9-1 with a 0.96 era in 73 innings of work including an era of 0.31 in league.

Wilson and Bustos each went 5-0 in league as they dominated the opposition with relative ease.

Thomas Wilson shines again (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Thomas Wilson shined once again (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

In 27 games, the Burroughs pitching staff had an astounding 1.70 era in 189 innings.

With a steady and consistent defense behind them, Burroughs will have an opportunity to advance throughout the CIF playoffs. If there is any concern, the Burroughs’ offense will have to play at a higher level against stiffer competition beginning May 22 when the playoffs start.

“If we come out hard and fast like we do every time we play a tough opponent, it’s going to be great to watch what will happen with us,” said Peres.

While Burroughs sits back and enjoys a well-deserved four days off, Burbank must wait for the Arcadia-Crescenta Valley result to see if they will earn a berth into the playoffs.

Burbank needs Arcadia to lose to advance. Should the Apaches defeat CV, the Bulldogs will be on the fence to get in. A Falcons’ win sends the Bulldogs to the playoffs as the automatic fourth place entry from the Pacific League. Arcadia-CV is scheduled for tonight but must play by tomorrow to determine the league standings.

The CIF Division 2 playoff pairings will be announced on Monday morning at 9 a.m. Stay tuned.

Burroughs Softball Walks-Off Against Burbank to Win Share of League Title

Senior Night for the Burroughs Indians (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Senior Night for the Burroughs Indians (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

By Dick Dornan
MyBurbank Sports Editor

Two teams. One city. Co-league champions.

It was only fitting that the final regular season game between two fantastic teams would go extra innings. When it was all said and done after a pitcher’s duel for the ages, Burroughs won in eight innings in dramatic fashion against Burbank, 1-0, to claim a share of the Pacific League title.

It was the Lady Indians first league title since 2012 before the Lady Bulldogs won in 2013, 2014 and 2015. On this day, the Indians celebrated. On this season, both teams were crowned league champions with identical 13-1 records.

“I think this is the best moment in high school because we knew that we could beat them this time and we finally did it,” Burroughs senior Delaney Nicol said. “We’ve accomplished so much and the whole moment is so exciting.”

Burroughs Indians

Burroughs Indians

Brianna Johnson’s one-out single up the middle set off pandemonium for the Burroughs faithful that included Coach Doug Nicol prancing around in pure elation and then performing a dance rendition known as the “Whip” with his team whooping and hollering to every move as he grooved in the circle.

“I don’t care if it looked bad. We are league champs,” Nicol said. “One of the greatest wins of my life. Just incredible.”

Back on April 23, things looked bleak for Burroughs (22-4) after suffering an 8-0 loss at the hands of Notre Dame-bound Caitlyn Brooks and the Burbank Bulldogs. Fast forward three weeks later and the Indians came of age to deal Brooks a rare loss while snapping the Bulldogs’ 41-game league winning streak in the process.

Burbank Bulldogs

Burbank Bulldogs

Burbank’s last loss in league was on May 10, 2012, when the Bulldogs lost, 2-1, in eight innings, ironically, to Burroughs giving the Indians a third straight league title at the time.

Burroughs pitcher Presley Miraglia arguably turned in her best performance of the year shutting down the Bulldogs’ potent offense to zero runs on four hits, walking no one and striking out three in eight innings. Her 180 degree turnaround from the previous outing against Burbank (20-4) was pure bliss for the freshman ace.

“The first time I played them I was so nervous. I was worrying about everything else but pitching,” Miraglia said. “Tonight I really focused in on every batter. I felt so confident. To go from last time when they were hitting shots off of me to this is so amazing. I really wanted to win for the seniors since this was their last Burbank-Burroughs game.”

Miraglia matched Brooks pitch-for-pitch as the team battled to a 0-0 scoreless game for seven and one half innings.

“For a freshman to come out there and battle Caitlyn (Brooks) pitch-for-pitch and pitch just as well with the whole support of her team was phenomenal,” said the elder Nicol.

The Burroughs Indians slid safely by the Lady Bulldogs to capture a share of the league title (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

The Burroughs Indians slid safely by the Lady Bulldogs to capture a share of the league title (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

An error followed by back-to-back walks from Brooks loaded the bases with one out. Johnson calmly drove a 1-2 fastball right back up the middle scoring Michelle Santiago with the winning run.

“I just kept telling her to put the ball in play. I kept telling that to her over and over after each pitch. And she did it,” said Nicol, who won his fourth league title as coach. “She put it on the ground and let the ball do the work. For a sophomore to do what she did, we have so much faith in her.”

Johnson, a sophomore third baseman who recently broke into the starting lineup, knew that when she walked up to the plate, a league title was waiting only 60 feet away.

“I thought about it but I just wanted to push it out of my mind and not put too much pressure on me,” Johnson said. “With two strikes on me, it was just drive it up the middle. It felt amazing and especially against Caitlyn Brooks. I was nervous but I got it done and I’m happy about that.”

Brooks finished the game with 13 strikeouts on a four-hitter. It was a moment where the torch was passed from Brooks to Miraglia who earned the biggest win in her young and promising career.

After the eight-run loss to BHS a few weeks ago, the Indians regrouped and vowed to come back a stronger team. From the first pitch to the walk-off hit, Burroughs improved leaps and bounds and now enters the CIF playoffs on a role having shutout four straight opponents.

Delaney Nicol and family (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Delaney Nicol and family (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

“You saw it on the field. The growth has been incredible. They could have given up,” Nicol said. “After that game we had a big pow-wow on the field, they practiced the next day and we asked them, ‘What do you want to do? Where do you want to go?’ And they all said, ‘We are ready to go, coach.’ They worked hard every practice and these girls earned it.”

Across the diamond, the Bulldogs struggled to find consolation after a tough defeat but Coach Mike Delaney shared his message to the girls as they move on to the CIF playoffs hoping to make a deep run.

“It was a great game. Both pitchers pitched well but one team played better defense. That was the difference in the game,” he said. “We had our chances, they had their chances and they earned it.

“One thing we can’t lose sight of is that we are league champions. It’s three years in a row and we’ve had an incredible run. They (Burbank) don’t understand right now how hard it is to do what they did. 41 wins is a big pressure thing. At some point it was going to end. Maybe this is what we needed. We need to get some fire back in our belly. We can’t assume we will go out every time and shut out everybody. We’ve become complacent with our hitting and we have some things to fix. They will do it and we will be fine.”

The CIF playoffs will be announced Monday afternoon with games beginning later in the week.

 

Burroughs Baseball Wins First-Ever Pacific League Title

Burroughs Indians: 2015 Pacific League Champions! (Photos courtesy of Mitch Haddad)

Burroughs Indians: 2015 Pacific League Champions! (Photos courtesy of Mitch Haddad)

By Dick Dornan
MyBurbank Sports Editor

It’s time to party like it’s 1997! The drought is over!!

In a remarkable season thus far, the Burroughs Indians made history Tuesday afternoon claiming the program’s first league title in 18 years as well as winning their first-ever Pacific League title.

Burroughs has won league titles in baseball in 1953, 1954, 1957, 1959, 1997 and 2015. Head Coach Craig Sherwood was an assistant under Jose Valle back in 1997. Now 18 years later, he leads his alma mater back to the top in just his second year on the job.

Danny Bustos fired a complete game four-hit shutout, the team’s ninth skunking this year, Ryan Galan (3 for 4 with a double and two runs scored) and Max DeAmicis (two RBIs) ignited the offense, and Burroughs blanked Arcadia 4-0 to celebrate as league champions with a well-deserved dogpile on the mound.

DOGPILE!

DOGPILE!

“It hasn’t happened in 18 years so it feels good to bring it back to Burroughs. It was probably the first championship that I ever won in baseball so it means a lot to me personally. It felt good to get it,” Galan said. “I thought we had a chance to do this last year and obviously it didn’t work out but with the people we have it was nothing but destiny right here.”

“It meant everything. We’ve been building for this for four years now,” DeAmicis added. “Dreaming on this for four years and working on it for four years.”

DeAmicis’ single plated Galan and Max Haddad to give the Indians a 2-0 lead in the top of the fourth inning.

“It was huge to get out in front in that game,” said DeAmicis. “We settled in and got some breathing room and we just played our game.”

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Brennan Brown (23), catcher Tyler Lewis and Danny Bustos (21) begin the celebration after clinching the outright league title

Galan scored his second run of the game an inning later as Burroughs increased its lead to 4-0. With Bustos mowing down Arcadia batters one-by-one, the game was pretty much over at that point.

A three-hit afternoon on the day his team clinched the outright league title was pretty special for Galan.

“I was sticking with my approach and sitting back on the ball and going right side,” Galan said. “Pitcher kept throwing fast balls outside and I knew what I had to do to get on base.

“Everyone on this team contributes. It just feels special to play with these 23 guys. They all put in hard work and that’s what we are all about.”

The Indians improved to 23-4 overall (thought to be a school-record for wins in a season) and a RED-hot 13-1 in league as they won their 13th straight game and 19 of their last 20.

Burroughs has now established itself as a favorite to win CIF Division 2 behind the area’s best pitching duo in Bustos and Thomas Wilson. Expect the Indians to earn a top-six seed for the upcoming playoffs beginning next week and hopefully make a run for the sport’s top prize.

“I think we can,” DeAmicis said of a possible CIF title. “We have the pitching for it, we are deep in the bullpen, we have clutch hitters and we are deep one through nine in the lineup. We play 23 as one and we are a strong team.”

Photo gallery by Mitch Haddad-

 

 

Burroughs Boys Volleyball Claims Sixth Straight League Title

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Burroughs Indians: 2015 Pacific League Champions (Photo courtesy of Joel Brinton)

By Dick Dornan
MyBurbank Sports Editor

Not one. Not two. Not three. Not four. Not even five. How about six!

For a sixth consecutive season, the Burroughs boys volleyball team are Pacific League champions. The Indians have won 32 straight matches in league dating back to their last loss on March 29, 2013, to Claremont.

Coach Joel Brinton has led his program to a 63-3 league mark over the last six seasons (Photo by Dick Dornan)

Coach Joel Brinton has led his program to a 63-3 league mark over the last six seasons (Photo by Dick Dornan)

“Winning six in a row is awesome….not sure how much it actually means though,” Burroughs coach Joel Brinton said. “Probably isn’t something I will really understand until after the season or until after I’m done coaching. I am just really proud of this group for winning this year’s title.

“Winning league was one of our goals this year but I was always so proud of this team because we never said, ‘Ok, this game means more than this one.’ The Crescenta Valley match was the same as any other match. We need to prepare, play the best we can and learn from where our mistakes in the match. This group of guys has been more willing to do that than any group I have coached before. For that I am so proud and proud of them accomplishing being league champs.”

The Indians are 27-3 overall and concluded a second straight 12-0 campaign in league. They are currently ranked No. 3 in Division 2 in the CIF Southern Section.

“This year’s group of guys has been such a unique experience,” said Brinton. “They have made themselves vulnerable to each other and the coaches and in doing so have grown so much over the last four months. That growth has been a key to our success this season.”

Brinton represents the gold standard of coaching at Burroughs. How dominant have the Indians been over the last six seasons? In 66 league matches, JBHS has a staggering 63-3 record. Simply remarkable.

Congratulations on a job well done. The CIF Division 2 playoffs begin next week.

Burroughs Sweeps Crescenta Valley to Take Sole Possession of First Place

The celebration is on for the Indians after sweeping the Falcons (Photo courtesy of Mitch Haddad)

The celebration is on for the Indians after sweeping the Falcons (Photo courtesy of Mitch Haddad)

By Dick Dornan
MyBurbank Sports Editor

They came, they saw, they conquered.

For the first time since joining the Pacific League in 2006-2007, Burroughs has swept Crescenta Valley in baseball. With their heart-stopping 4-3 win on Friday night at Stengel Field, the Indians moved one step closer to winning their first league title since 1997.

Coming into the season, Burroughs knew that the road to a possible league title would have to go through Crescenta Valley and their ace pitcher, Brian Gadsby. In a span of three weeks, the Indians have defeated Gadsby twice dealing the future UCLA Bruin a couple of tough one run losses.

“It feels pretty good because at the beginning of the year they (media) were handing a lot of things to Crescenta Valley. They didn’t realize that we have 23 guys here ready to take that away,” Burroughs coach Craig Sherwood said. “We are used to being under pressure situations like that. I leave it on their (Burroughs) shoulders. It’s their game to win or lose. I like how they handled it.”

Thomas Wilson has defeated Brian Gadsby in both games (Photo courtesy of Mitch Haddad)

Thomas Wilson has defeated Brian Gadsby in both games (Photo courtesy of Mitch Haddad)

Playing a major role in both Burroughs victories has been right-hander Thomas Wilson. In a 1-0 win against CV back on April 7, Wilson fired a complete game four-hitter.

This time around there was more at stake. Both teams entered last night’s game tied for first with 8-1 records. Playing under the lights in front of an enthusiastic crowd at the old venerable ballpark in Glendale, Wilson held the Falcons at bay limiting them to only one hit through the first four innings.

Wilson finished with five innings under his belt giving up three hits, one earned run, striking out six and walking just one. He improved to 7-0 overall with a mind-boggling 0.72 earned run average on the season.

Ryan Galan had two hits on the evening (Photo courtesy of Mitch Haddad)

Ryan Galan had two hits on the evening (Photo courtesy of Mitch Haddad)

“We knew it was a big game coming into it. We had high energy going in. I went out there and felt confident,” Wilson said. “The team does the hitting so that’s on them. I give them props for putting up runs against Gadsby because that is tough to do. I did my job and they did their job and we got the win.”

“They have a great pitcher over there but we have a great pitcher too. In fact we have a great team,” said Sherwood, who has done a masterful job of defining roles and getting his team to believe in themselves. “Wilson has shown that he should be somebody who is seriously looked at for the next level. I think this will go a long way and it’s telling people that he is a guy you want to have on your team.”

Wilson and teammate Danny Bustos have done an incredible job on the hill for the Indians this season who have won nine straight games and 15 of their last 16 contests.

Gadsby was clearly not himself after having thrown five plus innings three days earlier versus Pasadena. The Indians took advantage and swung freely and without hesitation to the tune of seven hits.

Anthony Bocanegra sprints home for the Indians' first run (Photo courtesy of Mitch Haddad)

Anthony Bocanegra sprints home for the Indians’ first run (Photo courtesy of Mitch Haddad)

Burroughs (19-4, 9-1) scored single runs in the second and third innings to take an early 2-0 lead. An errant throw by CV shortstop Ryan Lynch brought home Anthony Bocanegra for a 1-0 Indians’ lead in the second.

Base hits by Aidan Anding and Max Haddad put runners on first and third with two outs in the third inning. Tyler Lewis drove a Gadsby fastball up the middle for an RBI single and a 2-0 lead.

Meanwhile, Wilson was cruising retiring 12 of the first 13 batters he faced.

In the top of the fifth, Burroughs added two very important insurance runs. Gadsby reached his 10 inning limit for the week and moved to the outfield leaving runners on first and second.

Roy Hirota smashed a triple, the game's only extra base hit (Photo courtesy of Mitch Haddad)

Roy Hirota smashed a triple, the game’s only extra base hit (Photo courtesy of Mitch Haddad)

A strike three, wild pitch by Eric Ma bounced to the backstop bringing home Ryan Galan (2 for 4) and advancing Haddad to third base. Max DeAmicis followed with a sacrifice fly in foul ground plating Haddad to give the Indians a 4-0 lead on the Falcons.

Crescenta Valley (19-4, 8-2) rallied with two runs in the bottom of the sixth and one more in the seventh. With runners on second and third and two outs in the bottom of the seventh, DeAmicis saved the game with a wicked changeup to strikeout Adrian Damla.

“We’ve been beaten a lot by them the past couple of years. I honestly think they are bigger than Burbank,” DeAmicis said. “If it wasn’t for that fluke loss (vs. Pasadena) earlier in the year we would be undefeated. It just feels great.”

Max DeAmicis closed out the game to earn a save (Photo courtesy of Mitch Haddad)

Max DeAmicis closed out the game to earn a save (Photo courtesy of Mitch Haddad)

The significant win should catapult the Indians from No. 10 in the recent CIF Division 2 poll over Crescenta Valley who was ranked No. 3 despite losing to JBHS the first time. Burroughs also owns a win over No. 6 Camarillo.

“I can’t figure out how we are not ranked higher but we should worry about the final score of the game and not what the rankings are,” Sherwood said.

Point taken. The odd rankings should be revised after the Indians swept the Falcons for the first time ever in league.

The quest for a league title and win No. 20 continues with a home game against Hoover on Tuesday, May 5.

 

 

High School Sports Weekly Recap

Baseball

Burroughs 5 Burbank 1 (see story)

The Indians won their seventh straight game and 13 of their last 14 contests behind a superb pitching effort from Danny Bustos and Max DeAmicis. Burroughs gained a point in the myBurbank CUP race.

Burroughs 4 Pasadena 2

The Indians avenged their lone loss in league with a solid defensive effort. While the Bulldogs couldn’t play catch (three throwing errors), Burroughs made routine plays look easy and spectacular plays look routine. Max Haddad’s splendid off-balance throw to first base finished the game and ended any possible comeback by Pasadena. On the hill, Thomas Wilson settled in after giving up two runs in the second and threw six innings allowing five hits and striking out five. Max DeAmicis recorded the save. Aidan Anding had two RBIs and Roy Hirota had two of the four Indian hits on the afternoon.

Glendale 7 Burbank 3

Ryan Porras had three hits and an RBI for the Bulldogs but it wasn’t enough as the Nitros jumped out to a 6-0 lead after two innings en route to the win.

Burroughs 9 Arcadia 0

Danny Bustos had another dominating outing as he pitched a complete game 3-hit shutout walking none and striking out four. He threw a total of 64 pitches including 49 for strikes. Tyler Lewis went 3 for 3 with three RBIs and two doubles and Chris Peres drove in three runs. Lewis, Max Haddad and Max DeAmicis each scored two runs. Lewis’ double and Peres’ single in the first inning plated two runs each for the Indians who scored four runs in the first and fifth innings to maintain their hold on to first place.

Burbank 4 Hoover 2

Ryan Porras had a strong outing going six innings and giving up three hits and striking out eight. Alex Minnick collected two hits and Randy Higgens drove home two runs to propel the Bulldogs. Burbank scored two runs in the fifth inning to break a 2-2 tie.

Burroughs 28 Muir 0 (five innings)

*This is NOT a misprint. Thomas Wilson threw a no-hitter in a game called after five innings. He struck out 10 and walked only one. The Indians led 13-0 after the first inning, 22-0 after two innings and banged out 21 hits. Max DeAmicis drove home 4 RBIs on 3 hits and scored 3 runs; Chris Peres and Roy Hirota each had 3 RBIs and Ryan Galan had 3 hits and scored 4 runs in the rout of the Mustangs.

Crescenta Valley 6 Burbank 0

The Bulldogs were limited to three hits and struck out 12 times against CV star and UCLA-bound Brian Gadsby. The Falcons scored twice in three different innings to stymie host Burbank.

Softball

Burbank 8 Burroughs 0 (see story)

Caitlyn Brooks wins her 76th career game tossing a complete game two-hit shutout as the Lady Bulldogs move into sole possession of first place with the big win over the Lady Indians. The victory was the 36th in a row in league for Burbank who gained a point in the myBurbank CUP.

Burbank 7 Glendale 0

Caitlyn Brooks won her 75th career victory in the circle in dominating fashion. She struck out 16 Nitros, gave up just two hits and only one walk as she posted her fifth consecutive shutout. Brooks also went 2 for 4 at the plate with a double and RBI. Isabel Frias was 3 for 4 with a double and two RBIs. The Lady Bulldogs mashed out 17 hits on the day including seven starters with at least two hits apiece.

Burroughs 7 Pasadena 0

Presley Miraglia continued her torrid pitching throwing a shutout giving up only two hits. Michelle Santiago had two hits and scored two runs and Miraglia and Kaitlin Okimoto each recorded two hits. The Lady Indians won their third consecutive game by shutout scoring three runs in the fifth and sixth innings to put away the Bulldogs.

Burbank 10 Hoover 0

Caitlyn Brooks went 2 for 2 with 2 home runs and 4 RBIs. Bridgette Pisa was 3 for 3 with a double and RBI, Jazmin Orozco had a double and 2 RBIs and Sabrina Steward had a hit with 2 RBIs. Brooks tossed a one-hitter with no walks and struck out 13 of the 15 batters she faced.

Burroughs 7 Arcadia 0

Presley Miraglia fired a no-hitter and came within an out of a perfect game. With two outs in the top of the seventh, Miraglia hit a batter. She recorded the no-hitter on the very next batter. Miraglia also had a double and triple. Michelle Santiago knocked in 3 RBIs as the Lady Indians scored two runs in the 4th, 5th and 6th innings to win going away against the Apaches.

Burbank 9 Crescenta Valley 0

Caitlyn Brooks threw a complete game allowing 4 hits, 0 walks and striking out 12 batters. She had a bases loaded triple as well. Julia Duarte smashed a 2-run home run into the trees and was 2 for 4 on the day with 3 RBIs. Izzy Frias was 2 for 4 with a triple and RBI. Sabrina Steward went 3 for 3 with an RBI.

Burroughs 27 Muir 0 (five innings)

*This is NOT a misprint. The Lady Indians racked up 33 hits in the easy win. Amanda Flores (home run) and Destiny Velazquez each had 5 RBIs. Flores, Velazquez and Hannah Talavera (home run) recorded 4 hits each. Flores also scored 4 runs. Talavera threw a five inning complete game shutout giving up 3 hits, 2 walks and striking out 4 batters. The Lady Indians scored 10 runs in the first inning and seven apiece in the third and fourth innings to roll to the win.

Boys Volleyball

Burroughs 3 Burbank 1 (25-20, 21-25, 25-15, 25-17) see story

The Indians swept the season series from the Bulldogs and in doing so gained two points in the myBurbank CUP.

Burroughs 3 Arcadia 0 (25-16, 25-14, 27-25)

Max Chamberlain 21 kills; Andrew Dalmada 9 kills, 2 aces; Ryan Van Loo 37 assists, 3 blocks; Matt Kim 13 digs

Burbank 3 Claremont 0 (25-18, 25-11, 25-15)

Brandon Alba 7 kills; Aram Krakirian 7 kills, 12 digs; Willie Perryman 7 kills; Paul Shim 20 assists

Burbank 3 Arcadia 0 (25-22, 25-19, 25-22)

Robert O’Brien 12 kills; Aram Krakirian 8 kills, 14 digs; Isaiah Torres 17 kills; Paul Shim 16 assists

Burroughs 3 Hoover 0 (25-16, 25-8, 21-25, 25-15)

Max Chamberlain 15 kills, 3 aces, 2 blocks; Andrew Dalmada 12 kills; Ryan Van Loo 35 assists, 7 digs; Matt Kim 7 digs

Crescenta Valley 3 Burbank 1 (25-13, 25-13, 25-27, 25-14)

Willie Perryman 5 kills; Paul Shim 12 assists

Swimming

Burbank 86 Burroughs 82 (BOYS)

Burroughs 104 Burbank 66 (GIRLS)

Boys Golf

Burroughs shot a 427 (third) and Burbank followed with a 432 (fourth) in Pacific League match #4 at DeBell GC.

Result sheet for League Match #4 DeBell Par 71
4/23/2015
Arcadia Out 36 In 35 Total  71 John Burroughs Out 36 In 35 Total  71
Peter Ju 38 42 80 Louis D’Aquila 46 46 92
Vamsi Damerla 38 39 77 Daniel Kesicbasian 40 37 77
Johny Flores 37 38 75 Patrick Colbert 44 45 89
Will Oetojo 42 42 84 Tnick Trivimol 37 44 81
Danny Sun 43 39 82 Calvin Guntetong 45 43 88
Ricky Cen 43 35 78 Ethan Williams 48 45 93
Totals 198 193 392 Totals 212 214 427
Crescenta Valley Out 36 In 35 Total  71 Glendale Out 36 In 35 Total  71
Cody Renfro 37 33 70 Russell Caletena 42 35 77
AJ Roa 40 41 81 Ellison Alaan 40 42 82
Jon Hong 35 43 78 Sammy Do 55 51 106
David Holeman 45 38 83 Arman Aloyan 56 41 97
Tanner Schilling 46 39 85 Eyna Alaan 55 47 102
Trey Ballard 47 41 88
Totals 203 192 397 Totals 248 216 464
Burbank Out 36 In 35 Total  71 Pasadena Out 36 In 35 Total  71
Jason Apinchapong 39 39 78 James Schultz 48 43 91
Joe Grasse 43 43 86 Daniel Vidimos 57 46 103
Evan Jensen 43 44 87 Nicholas Whiting 58 54 112
Michael Guzman 44 41 85 0
Jason Snow 49 47 96 0
Shane Lynch 51 46 97 0
Totals 218 213 432 Totals 105 89 194
Place Team Points Place Team Points
1 AHS 5 4 BHS 2
2 CVHS 4 5 GHS 1
3 JBHS 3 6

Burroughs shot a 408 (third) and Burbank 423 (fourth) in Pacific League match #3 held at Harding GC.

Result sheet for League Match #3 Harding Par 72
4/16/2015
Arcadia Out 37 In 35 Total  72 John Burroughs Out 37 In 35 Total  72
Peter Ju 38 38 76 Louis D’Aquila 37 36 73
Vamsi Damerla 38 38 76 Daniel Kesicbasian 38 41 79
Danny Sun 45 45 90 Patrick Colbert 44 43 87
Johnny Flores 37 37 74 Tnick Trivimol 39 41 80
Will Oetojo 44 43 87 Ethan Williams 48 42 90
Ricky Cen 40 38 78 Garrit Green 45 44 89
Totals 197 194 391 Totals 203 203 408
Crescenta Valley Out 37 In 35 Total  72 Glendale Out 37 In 35 Total  72
Cody Renfro 34 33 67 Russell Caletena 46 38 84
A J  Roa 42 39 81 Brandon Ahn 37 35 72
Jonghyuk Hong 43 38 81 Elis Alaan 47 38 85
Tanner Schilling 42 41 83 Sammy Do 51 46 97
Trey Ballard 43 47 82 Arman Aloyan 44 44 88
Brady Soper 45 47 92 999 999 999
Totals 204 198 394 Totals 225 201 426
Burbank Out 37 In 35 Total  72 Pasadena Out 37 In 35 Total  72
Jason Apinchapong 40 41 81 Oliver 41 40 81
Joe Grasse 41 39 80 0
Michael Guzman 47 39 86 0
Even Jensen 44 44 88 0
Jason Snow 46 45 91 0
Shane Lynch 45 43 88 0
Totals 216 206 423 Totals 0
Place Team Points Place Team Points
1 AHS 5 4 BHS 2
2 CVHS 4 5 GHS 1
3 JBHS 3 6

Track and Field

Burbank 78 Burroughs 58 (BOYS)

Burbank 88 Burroughs 48 (GIRLS)

 

Mt. SAC Relays (Walnut)

G 4×400 – 7th in Heat – 4:17.72

Sara Ehlers, Deanna Fierro,

Izzy Funes, Megan Wade

B 4x110H Shuttle Relay (Seeded) – 1st – 63.09

Nathan Bradley, Neron Palmer,

Corwin Scherer, Brandon Tong

G PV (Seeded)

Sarah Prystupa – 2nd – 11’0”

B PV (Seeded)

Kent Truong – 2nd – 14’6”

 

Arcadia Invitational – Arcadia HS

B 4×1600 Invitational – 13th – 18:03.96

Andrew Barrondo (4:28), Garrett Boulais (4:27),

Alexander Hirsch (4:40), Justin Villagran (4:40)

B 4×110 Rated Shuttle Hurdles – 3rd – 64.77

Nathan Bradley, Neron Palmer, Corwin Scherer, Brandon Tong

G PV – Sarah Prystupa – 4th – 11’3

JBHS SCHOOL RECORD – G PV

B 110H – Corwin Scherer – 5th in Heat – 15.58

B 300H – Corwin Scherer – 2nd in Heat – 39.34

B PV – Kent Truong – 13th – 13’1

 

Tiger Invite – South Pasadena HS

B 100 – Niko Guerrero – 8th – 11.57

GRS 400 – Izzy Funes – 9th – 63.73

GRS 400 – Megan Wade – 10th – 64.09

BRS 800 – Patrick Wells – 11th – 2:09.24

GRS 1600 – Emily Virtue – 1st – 5:23.30

JBHS #8 ALL-TIME – G 1600

GRS 1600 – Heidi Eligio – 6th – 5:34.66

GRS 1600 – Molly Stapelfeldt – 15th – 5:48.66

GRS 1600 – Sapphire Sandoval – 22nd – 5:56.61

BRS 1600 – Jacob Calderon – 6th – 4:39.00

BRS 1600 – Daniel Fendrich – 7th – 4:40.86

BRS 1600 – Jagdeep Chahal – 8th – 4:41.52

BRS 1600 – Justin Dorris – 26th – 4:54.24

G 3200 – Eileen Eckles – 12th – 12:02.96

G 3200 – Valerie Monroy – 20th – 12:12.90

BRS 3200 – Timothy Wells – 1st – 10:00.76

BRS 110H – Brian Vo – 10th – 18.56

BV 300H – Niko Guerrero – 8th – 42.45

BRS 300 – Brian Vo – 8th 44.35

GRS LJ – Izzy Funes – 3rd – 15’9

B TJ – Niko Guerrero – 1st – 42’9

 

Varsity Boys

Arcadia 74 Burroughs 62

Burroughs 128 Pasadena 8

 

100

Corwin Scherer (3)                11.2

Nicko Guerrero                      11.2

Kent Truong                           11.4

Michael Huynh                      12.2

Dylan Garcia                          12.6

 

200

Corwin Scherer (3)                22.3

Michael Huynh                      25.0

Dylan Garcia                          25.3

 

400

Michael Molina (2)                51.0

Kevin Alpizar                          53.9

 

800

Justin Villagran (2)               2:04

David Carrillo (3)                   2:06

Trent Harrison                       2:12

David Olympia                       2:12

 

1600

Andrew Barrondo (2)             4:26

Garrett Boulais (3)                4:30

Justin Villagran                     4:33

Shane Thompson                  4:41

Adam Villalpando                  4:54

Jared Perez                            5:03

Quang Nguyen                       5:06

Eduardo Cabrera                   5:12

 

3200

Garrett Boulais                      9:47

Andrew Barrondo                  9:51

Manne Green                         10:03

Elias Hoxsie                           10:03

Evan Thomas                         10:10

Dion Mokhtari                        10:17

Adam Villalpando                  10:30

Quang Nguyen                       11:19

Jared Perez                            11:20

 

110H

Nathan Bradley (1)                15.3

Brandon Tong (2)                  15.4

Neron Palmer (3)                  16.0

 

300H

Nathan Bradley (1)                41.5

Niko Guerrero (2)                  42.2

Brandon Tong (3)                  42.4

 

4×100 – 43.7

Chance Bell, Niko Guerrero,

Corwin Scherer, Kent Truong

 

4×400 – 3:36

Kevin Alpizar, David Carrillo,

Michael Molina, Justin Villagran

 

PV

Kent Truong (1)                     14’7

Ben Mathov (2)                     11’6

Neron Palmer                         9’6

KENT TRUONG

JB #5 ALL-TIME PV

 

HJ

Chance Bell (2)                      5’4

Corwin Scherer                      5’

 

LJ

Nathan Bradley (1)                19’11

Neron Palmer (2)                  19’5

Brandon Tong                        18’2.5

Jeremy Phan                          18’

Kent Truong                           18’

Dylan Dovaston                     16’7

Nick Phillippi                          15’4

 

TJ

Niko Guerrero (1)                  42’11

Ben Mathov (2)                     39’10

Nathan Bradley                     38’3

Jeremy Phan                          37’2

Branden Campos                   33’6

NIKO GUERRERO

JB #10 ALL-TIME TJ

 

SP

Austin Bui (3)                          35’3

Joseph Jacobson                   32’9.5

 

DT

Austin Bui (2)                         99’3

Joseph Jacobson                   71’2

 

Varsity Girls

Arcadia 107 Burroughs 29

Burroughs 122 Pasadena 4

 

100

Sara Ehlers (3)                      13.5

Ignatia Teresa                       14.0

Jaymie Olea                           15.0

 

200

Emma Bartram (3)               26.6

Izzy Funes                              27.5

Megan Wade                         27.8

Ignatia Teresa                         30.5

 

400

Izzy Funes                              63.5

Megan Wade                         65.4

Deanna Fierro                       67.9

Kayla Dighero                         70.1

 

800

Emily Virtue (2)                     2:24.5

EMILY VIRTUE

JB #8 ALL-TIME 800

 

1600

Eileen Eckles                         5:38

Valerie Monroy                      5:56

 

3200

Heidi Eligio (2)                      12:17

Ashley Contreras (3)             12:32

Maddy Davis                          14:10

 

100H

Breanna McAllum (2)             17.4

Dakotah Tilton                       20.5

 

300H

Breanna McCallum               54.5

Dakotah Tilton                       58.7

 

4×100 – 53.0

Emma Bartram, Sara Ehlers,

Izzy Funes, Megan Wade

 

4×400 – 4:36

Kaya Dighero, Deanna Fierro,

Jaymie Olea, Emily Virtue

 

PV

Sarah Prystupa (1)                 10’

Bailey Harrison (3)                7’6

 

HJ

Jordan Meltzer                      4’6

Sarah Prystupa                      4’6

 

LJ

Izzy Funes                              14’3.5

Sarah Prystupa                      13’8.5

 

TJ

Breanna McCallum               30’8

Sarah Prystupa                      29’6.5

 

SP

Nadime Younan (1)               29’10.5

Sofia Piedrahita                     28’1.5

Megan Ly-Lim                         27’11.5

Emory Goodwin                     27’4.5

Olivia Villegas                          24’9

 

DT

Nadime Younan (1)               95’2

Sofia Piedrahita (3)               78’9

Megan Ly-Lim                        74’2

Olivia Villegas                          72’11

Emory Goodwin                     60’3

 

 

 

Burroughs Volleyball Sets Aside Burbank Once Again

By Rick Assad
Special to MyBurbank

It’s not as though the Burroughs High boys’ volleyball team was on cruise control, but it was pretty close as the Indians were forced to play four games in order to capture a Pacific League victory over Burbank on Friday night.

Encouraged by a loud capacity crowd, the host Indians used a multi-pronged offensive attack that featured senior outside hitter Max Chamberlain, and starred junior middle blocker Andrew Dalmada, junior outside hitter Cameron Capili and junior setter Ryan Van Loo in a 25-20, 21-25, 25-15, 25-17 triumph.

A change in shift was evident after the Bulldogs’ second game win, but alas, they couldn’t derail Burroughs, the CIF Southern Section Division II No. 2 ranked team, and owners of a 17-match winning streak.

“We didn’t play well,” said Burroughs coach Joel Brinton, whose powerhouse team is ranked No. 12 in the state according to the website maxpreps.com, and is seeking its sixth consecutive league banner. “We struggled some in the early going of games, and it seems that we do our best work in the 20’s. We’re getting everybody’s best shot. We’re like those Los Angeles Lakers’ teams who flipped the switch and I’m not crazy about that.”

Chamberlain’s 15th and final kill was the match-clincher, and it seemed appropriate given his incredible body of work.

Chamberlain was helped significantly by Dalmada, who paved the way with 16 kills, 12 digs and four blocks, while senior libero Matt Kim contributed 17 digs and Van Loo had 43 assists.

The final game saw the Bulldogs (14-8 and 6-4 in league) pull ahead 5-2 when Chamberlain’s smash drifted out of bounds before redeeming himself when his ace knotted it at 7-7.

“I want the ball,” said Chamberlain, who will play volleyball at Pepperdine University. “I’m always ready to go. I’ve been hitting the ball in the backcourt. I trust everybody on the court.”

Burbank leveled it at 9-9 on a service ace from sophomore outside hitter Zack Cranmer, before Burroughs (20-1 and 9-0 in league) darted ahead 14-10 on a winner from Capili (10 kills).

The Indians moved in front 20-15 when Dalmada and senior middle blocker Tulley Hunt joined forces on a block.

The second game was even seven times including 2-2, 4-4, 12-12, 15-15, 16-16, 17-17 and 20-20, and wasn’t settled until Burbank outscored the Indians, 5-1, that included three stuffs from senior middle blocker Willie Perryman. In the run, Cranmer had an ace while junior setter Paul Shim added a block.

Burroughs opened up a 2-0 advantage in that stanza on junior middle blocker Bailey Carter’s kill, however, the Bulldogs rebounded and led 6-4 when Perryman and senior middle blocker Robert O’Brien collaborated on a jam.

Burbank led 12-10 that included Perryman’s block and winner, but the Indians tied it at 12-12 on Chamberlain’s kill, and it was even at 17-17 on Burbank junior outside hitter Brandon Alba’s smash.

The opening game was tied at 2-2 on Dalmada’s winner, and 3-3 on O’Brien’s kill, before Burbank seized control and led 12-8 on Perryman’s blast.

“I always feel that I could have done more,” said Perryman, who finished with eight kills and five blocks, and will attend the University of San Diego where he’ll play club volleyball. “I know that it takes the whole team, but I think I could have contributed more.”

Perryman was rightfully downcast after the match, realizing that in three varsity seasons, he’s failed to knock off his arch rival. “I’ve never beaten Burroughs,” he lamented. “I’ve never taken a match from them.”

The momentum swung in favor of the Indians, who knotted it at 12-12 in the opener on senior outside hitter Cole Wantland’s ace. Burroughs then scored the next seven points and led, 19-12, on Carter’s block.

Showing spirit and determination, Burbank outscored the Indians, 8-6, but it wasn’t enough as Dalmada added a tapper that gave Burroughs the initial game.

“I thought we played really well in both sets,” Burbank coach Patrick McMenamin said. “We stuck to our game plan which was to contain their outside hitters, but when Burroughs is clicking, they’re tough to stop.”

Burroughs dashed in front 4-2 in the third game on Capili’s ace, and moved ahead 11-7 on Carter’s kill. A 4-2 spurt made it 15-9 on Carter’s and Van Loo’s co-block.

Chamberlain’s kill pushed the Indians in front, 17-11, and eventually seized control as the Bulldogs fell behind 22-13 when O’Brien’s bullet sailed out of bounds.

Burroughs inched closer and led 23-14 on Capili’s kill and 24-14 on Carter’s rocket, before taking the final point for a one-game advantage.

The Indians have three matches left including league battles on April 30 at second-place Crescenta Valley and May 5 at Claremont, while the Bulldogs have three matches including home games against Crescenta Valley on April 28 and Glendale on May 5.

 

Burroughs Stymies Burbank, 5-1, to Maintain Hold on to First Place

Anthony Bocanegra lays down a bunt to score a run in the Indians victory (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Anthony Bocanegra lays down a bunt to score a run in the Indians victory (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

By Dick Dornan
MyBurbank Sports Editor

In another workman-like performance, the Burroughs baseball team continued its pursuit of a league title with a 5-1 victory against Burbank Friday night. Behind a strong outing from pitcher Danny Bustos, the Indians won their seventh straight game and 13 of their last 14 contests.

“I was proud of our guys in the fact that they did not play one of their better games and still found a way to win,” Burroughs coach Craig Sherwood said. “I think you have to give Burbank the credit for playing us tight the whole way through.”

With six games remaining on its regular season schedule, Burroughs (17-4, 7-1) has now defeated every Pacific League team. The Indians remain tied for first place with Crescenta Valley who defeated Arcadia, 9-0, last night.

Burroughs will travel to Glendale next Tuesday afternoon before the big showdown on May 1 versus Crescenta Valley at Stengel Field.

Danny Bustos improved to 7-1 on the season (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Danny Bustos improved to 7-1 on the season (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

“Our next focus is our next game and only our next game,” said Sherwood. “As a team we always just think only about the next game, the next inning and the next pitch. We try and play for the now.”

Friday’s night victory against their crosstown rivals was no different than their previous 16 wins. Consistent pitching backed by a reliable defense mixed in with some timely hitting has created a recipe of success for the Indians.

Bustos went six innings giving up five hits, no earned runs, two walks and striking out two. He improved his overall record to 7-1 with a 1.22 era including a minuscule 0.48 era in league.

“I think Danny did a great job on the bump as always,” Sherwood said. “He has stepped up for us in many big games this season and has a great deal of poise whenever he pitches. He has become a pitcher, not just a guy who throws pitches.”

In four league contests, Bustos has allowed just two earned runs in 29 innings of work. His workload has consisted of seven, nine, seven and six innings in four starts.

Bustos takes pride in going deep into games. Against the Bulldogs, he threw 77 pitches, 55 for strikes.

“I try to establish that as a base of what I want to do every time,” said Bustos. “I expect myself to go at least six innings.”

Bustos’ teammate, Thomas Wilson, has followed suit allowing only three earned runs in 23 innings of work in league play. Wilson sports a perfect 6-0 record with a 0.64 overall era and 0.91 in league. As a team, Burroughs owns a 1.10 era in 57 innings during league.

BHS vs JBHS Basball Senior Game 5

Brennan Brown scores for Burroughs (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burroughs gave Bustos a 3-0 lead in the second inning courtesy of four hits. Roy Hirota had an RBI single and Aidan Anding ripped an RBI double down the left field line.

Burbank (9-9, 4-4) threatened in the fourth with a leadoff double by Randy Higgens followed by a bunt single from Cameron Briggs. An error plated Higgens with Briggs advancing to second.

With no outs and a runner on second, Burbank’s Danny Porras smashed a hard line drive to right field only to see Anthony Bocanegra use every inch of his 5-8 frame to jump and snag the ball. The sensational catch and play of the game prevented the Bulldogs from making it a 3-2 score.

Bustos then got the next two batters and no further damage occurred.

“I was thinking I could probably catch it and I’m just going to go for it. I went up for it and got it,” Bocanegra said. “It was a big play and I had to do it for my team.”

Two innings later Bocanegra added another splendid play with a bunt single that drove in Tyler Lewis to give Burroughs an insurance run making it 4-1.

Adrian Johnson played a solid game at second base for the Bulldogs (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Adrian Johnson played a solid game at second base for the Bulldogs (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

“Anthony Bocanegra was once again big for us,” Sherwood said. “The catch he made in right field plus the RBI bunt he laid down were both clutch. He has been one of our most solid players this past month.”

After Burroughs tacked on its fifth run in the top of the seventh, Indians closer Max DeAmicis came in and struck out the side to end the game.

“It was a really big win. We came out like it’s another game,” said Anding, who had a single, RBI, run scored and two stolen bases. “We knew it was Senior Night for them but we just blocked that out and continued to play our regular baseball.”

Randy Higgens went six strong innings for Burbank (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Randy Higgens went six strong innings for Burbank (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

“We try not to get caught up in the crowd but knowing that it’s a Burbank game definitely hypes up some of the guys,” Bustos added. “We just wanted to go out there, get some hits, and win the game.”

Aside from the second inning mishap, Higgens pitched well throwing six innings allowing four runs with six strikeouts.

“I thought he did well enough to keep us in the game or maybe win the game,” Burbank coach Bob Hart said.

Alex Minnick collected two of the Bulldogs’ six hits on the evening. Burbank had its opportunities but couldn’t cash in against Bustos.

“I felt the balls we hit weren’t falling and some of the ones they hit did. Sometimes that’s baseball. We hit balls hard right at people,” Hart said. “We also had some moments where we didn’t do what we are capable of doing. Ultimately we have to own it.”

The crosstown rivals meet again on May 14 at Burroughs at 6 p.m.

 

Brooks Leads Burbank to Shutout Win Over Burroughs

Burbank's senior class rose to the occasion against Burroughs (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank’s senior class rose to the occasion against Burroughs (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

By Dick Dornan
MyBurbank Sports Editor

In a battle of undefeated teams in league, Burbank delivered the knockout blow early and prevailed with relative ease against crosstown rival Burroughs. The Lady Bulldogs rode the arm of Notre Dame-bound Caitlyn Brooks to an 8-0 victory to win their 36th straight contest in the Pacific League.

Brooks threw a complete game two-hitter allowing only two walks while striking out nine as she tossed her fifth consecutive shutout.

Caitlyn Brooks dominated yet again for win #76! (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Caitlyn Brooks dominated yet again for win #76! (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

“It meant so much to do this for my team,” said Brooks, who won her 76th career game in the circle. “We all really worked so hard at practice leading up to this game. As seniors it was so awesome to be celebrating this game.”

Burbank (15-3) and Burroughs (15-3) entered Thursday night’s much anticipated matchup with identical 7-0 marks in league. The Bulldogs left no doubt who the odds-on favorite is to win the league title for a third year in a row.

The Lady Bulldogs jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead in the first inning. Cailey Stevenson drove home Lily Winn (2 for 3, two runs) with an RBI single up the middle off Burroughs’ Presley Miraglia to start things off.

The Indians freshman ace was making her first start in the rivalry and her nerves were evident from the outset as she hit two batters and gave up three hits to the first five Burbank hitters.

Julia Duarte’s picture perfect push bunt single past second base and into right field brought home Stevenson and Brooks to stake BHS to a 3-0 advantage.

Julia Duarte stretches to record the out just before Tori Talavera arrives (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Julia Duarte stretches to record the out just before Tori Talavera arrives (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

“When Coach Mike (Delaney) asked me about it, I was pretty confident in doing so,” Duarte said. “I kind of knew their second baseman would break over to first so I was prepared for that to happen. I just tried to push it as hard as I could by them and it worked out.”

The lead grew to 7-0 after Burbank manufactured four more runs in the bottom of the second. Stevenson (2 for 3, two RBIs) had an RBI sacrifice fly to make it 4-0. Brooks (3 for 4) followed with a mammoth triple to deep center scoring Winn who had singled prior to Stevenson’s at bat.

Izzy Frias singled in Brooks and two batters later Jazmin Orozco joined the hit parade with an RBI single. By the time the second inning had ended, Burbank was in full control having scored seven runs on seven hits.

“We wanted to do our job and get out on top early,” Brooks said. “We did and supported ourselves.”

“We’ve been talking to the team about being consistent on our approach to hitting,” Burbank coach Mike Delaney said. “We changed our approach to our hitting and it’s paid off the last few games for us. I’m really proud of that. Tonight our veteran leadership won out.”

Burroughs' Presley Miraglia

The future is bright for Burroughs’ Presley Miraglia (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Miraglia settled down and did a splendid job the next four innings limiting Burbank to six hits but only one run.

“We knew she was a tough pitcher so we kept the pressure up,” said Delaney. “She has put up some great numbers so far this year. Everything we heard about her was true. I thought she threw a really good game.”

“It’s tough when it’s your first experience in this game as a freshman. Your first time in this environment is hard,” Burroughs coach Doug Nicol said. “She had a tough time but it’s up to our team to have her back and help her through it. We did a poor job of that.”

While the future is extremely bright for the Indians with Miraglia around for three more years, the Burbank faithful are witnessing the special talents of Brooks whose mastery in the circle has been nothing short of spectacular.

Brooks improved to 14-3 overall with a ridiculous .52 era. She has struck out 201 batters and walked only nine in 108 innings of work. At the plate, Brooks is batting a team-high .490 with four home runs and 19 RBIs.

Bridgette Pisa slides in safely for another Bulldogs run (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Bridgette Pisa slides in safely for another Bulldogs run (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

After allowing a single to Kaitlin Okimoto in the first inning, Brooks retired 16 Indian batters in a row before Okimoto struck again with a one-hop double off the left field fence in the seventh inning. No other JBHS player had a hit against the future Fighting Irish hurler.

“Bridgette (Pisa) did a great job behind the plate keeping my tempo,” said Brooks of her battery mate. “We kept pushing ourselves and I didn’t want to let up.”

For Duarte (2 for 4, two RBIs) and the BHS senior class, winning a league title and possibly a CIF title are the ultimate goals. So far, so good as they pursue those lofty goals.

“Many of my best friends are on this team and I really want to go out with a bang this year with them,” Duarte said. “We are really close as a team, closer than we have ever been. I think we can take it all the way with this kind of attitude.”

The two rivals meet again on May 13 at Olive Park. It will be Senior Night for the Lady Indians. Expect to see a different Burroughs team the next time around.

“We didn’t come to play,” Nicol said. “You didn’t see the Burroughs team that we’ve been all year. We didn’t play well but we will be better next time I promise.”