Baseball Seasons End for Burbank and Burroughs

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)
CIF Southern Section playoffs
CIF Southern Section playoffs

By Dick Dornan
MyBurbank Sports Editor

After posting wild card victories on Tuesday on their home fields, both Burbank and Burroughs made a long trek on the road to play their next opponent on Friday afternoon in the first round of the Division 2 playoffs.

Unfortunately, both teams were stymied by great pitching and thus a strong season for each squad came to an abrupt end. Arroyo Grande (Pac-7 League champion) knocked off Burbank, 6-1, while Los Osos (Baseline League champion) shut down Burroughs, 8-2.

The Bulldogs finished the season 17-9 overall and 12-2 in league to capture a share of the Pacific League title for the first time since 1991. The Indians concluded their season 17-12 overall and 10-4 in the Pacific League (tie for third).


Ricky Perez (Photo by Ross A. Benson)
Ricky Perez (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Arroyo Grande 6 Burbank 1

Burbank was over-matched by the strong pitching of Kyle Brown who limited the Bulldogs to four hits and one run while striking out eight and walking just two in a complete game effort.

The Bulldogs scored their lone run in the top of the seventh inning. Harrison Hernandez doubled, Burbank’s only extra base hit of the game, and was pinch-run by Micah Simon who advanced to third on a single by Hector Rodriguez. Simon scored on an RBI ground-out by Ian McKinnon.


Burroughs baseball (Photo by Ross A. Benson)
Burroughs baseball (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Los Osos 8 Burroughs 2

Los Osos overwhelmed Burroughs early with a five-run first inning en route to scoring eight runs through the first four innings for the win.

The Indians opened the game with a triple by Miles Haddad who scored on a ground-out from Brian Pozos. But that was it as the Grizzlies’ Chris Kohler dominated the rest of the way. The Oklahoma-bound standout cruised as Los Osos, seeded No. 3 overall, advanced to the second round.