Bulldogs Earn First Baseball Win

Garrett Dolan pitching for Burbank High.

The Burbank High baseball team might have been the best winless baseball team in the CIF Southern Section going into Saturday’s nonleague match against visiting Brentwood School.

Danny Porras hits a long single off the right field fence at Burbank High.
Danny Porras hits a long single off the right field fence at Burbank High.

The Bulldogs lost their first six games of the season playing against elite competition. Burbank lost to Camarillo, Newbury Park, Thousand Oaks and West Ranch, programs that regularly send elite players to top colleges and the professional ranks.

This outcome was different than the past as the Bulldogs took advantage of Brentwood from the beginning and earned a 14-5 win.

Junior Danny Porras reached base on all four plate appearances, going 3 for 4 with five runs batted in.

“It’s good to win a game. I think it is a morale booster,” Porras said. “With this win we should start to get on a role and hopefully we do this in league and win some games.”

Burbank scored four runs in the first inning, two more in the second, four more in the third and fifth innings.

“I felt like we were in command the whole time. They (Brentwood) put up a good fight early on. We took control of the game,” Burbank Coach Bob Hart said. “We were able to play a lot of guys, which is always good as a coach.”

Garrett Dolan pitching for Burbank High.
Garrett Dolan pitching for Burbank High.

Matt Lungaro, Tim Hibbard, Garrett Dolan and Nick Alphonso each contributed to the victory from the mound.

With Spring Break coming up this week, the Bulldogs have no scheduled games. They were scheduled to play another top program in Manhattan Beach Mira Costa next Saturday, but that game has been cancelled.

This leaves the Bulldogs some time to get ready for the start of Pacific League play the following week, when they open against Arcadia High.

“They are always solidly coached like most of the teams in our league,” Hart said of the Apaches.


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