High School Sports Weekly Recap


By Dick Dornan
BurbankNBeyond Sports Editor



The Burroughs baseball team swept a double header against visiting Dos Pueblos Saturday, notching a 5-4 win in game one and a 1-0 win in game two.

Junior Cameron Rodriguez had a pair of singles and scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh, reading a ball in the dirt from third base and narrowly avoiding a tag at the plate. Senior Brandon Ortega also put in a 2-for-3 day and notched the win with three innings of hitless relief.
Senior Luis Pereyra got the game one start for the Indians and worked around poor defense, going four innings and giving up four runs–two earned–while surrendering three hits, one walk and striking out five.
The story of game two was pitching, as senior Daniel Barraza went the distance, giving up a pair of hits and one walk, while striking out seven for his first win of the year.
The Indians plated the only run of game two with a sacrifice bunt from Ortega.
Burroughs returns to action Friday at 3:30, as it opens up Pacific League play with a visit from Arcadia.

(Easton Tournament)

Burroughs 5 Westlake 4 (9 innings)

The Burroughs baseball team won in walk-off fashion, pushing the decisive run across in the bottom of the ninth to notch a 5-4 win against visiting Westlake in the teams’ final game of the Easton tournament. 

Senior shortstop Brian Pozos hit a first-pitch breaking ball up the middle to plate senior catcher Chris Davies for the win.

Senior Brandon Ortega notched his first win of the season with 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief, allowing one hit and striking out four. Senior Miles Haddad did not factor into the decision spite four strong innings in his first start of the season. He gave up a single earned run while scattering five hits and striking out three.

Sophomore Noah Hoed and Junior Cameron Rodriguez both finished with a double and a single on the day. 

Haddad, Davies, Akira Abderrahman and Luis Pereyra also tallied hits for the Indians (2-3).


West Ranch 5 Burbank 1

Burbank fell behind 3-0 after the first inning and only recorded four hits on the afternoon. Hector Rodriguez had a single and an RBI for the Bulldogs who finished 2-3 in the Easton Tournament.


Wildwood 12 Providence 11

Providence 23 Sherman Indian 11


Boys Volleyball:

Burbank 3 Crescenta Valley 0 (36-34, 25-22, 28-26)

John You: 9 kills, 3 blocks; Ryan Garcia: 25 assists, 9 digs; Josh Wright: 7 kills; Derian Blandon: 11 digs

Palos Verdes 3 Burroughs 1 (25-19, 26-28, 25-11, 25-19)

Canyon 3 Burbank 2 (22-25, 23-25, 25-13, 25-20, 15-12)

Elijah Cowart: 7 kills; Justin Saisirikul: 7 kills; Joseph Servin: 7 kills, 2 blocks; Derian Blandon: 12 digs; Josh Wright: 2 blocks; Ryan Garcia: 36 assists



(Hart Tournament)

Burbank took 2nd place in the Hart Tourney. Caitlyn Brooks had 30 strikeouts and is leading the state of California in ERA and second in strikeouts in the state for a sophomore.

Burbank 4 Chatsworth 1

Caitlyn Brooks had 14 strikeouts and Jazmin Orozco was 2-3 with a double and 2 RBIs. Bridgette Pisa was 1-1 with 2 walks and Cailtyn Brooks was 1-3 and 1 run scored and Ashley Russo was 1-3 with a RBI.

Highland 2 Burbank 0 (Championship)

Highland has UCLA’s 2015 pitcher Rachel Garcia on the team. Caitlyn Brooks had 16 strikeouts. Laina Do was 1 for 3 with a stolen base and Jazmin Orozco was 1 for 3 and Ashley Russo was 1 for 2.


(Simi Valley Tournament)

La Reina 4 Burroughs 0

Burroughs managed only 4 hits, and made 3 errors in the field to give the victory to the Regents.  Burroughs had leadoff hits in three consecutive innings but managed to strand 5 runners on base for the game.  Pitcher Brice Edrington pitched great for Burroughs, allowing only 4 hits, but was let down by her defense, giving up 3 unearned runs.  Burroughs received hits from Michelle Santiago, Edrington, Aimee Rodriguez, and Tori Talavera. 

Burroughs 4 Paso Robles 2

Cheyenne Steward pitched the Indians to victory and evened their record at 3-3, giving Burroughs 7th place in the Simi Valley Tournament.  The Indians went behind 1-0 in the first inning, but responded in the second inning as junior DH Lahela Bautista hit a booming solo home run to even the score.  Trailing 2-1 in the third inning, Burroughs pushed across 3 runs.  Sophomore centerfielder Delaney Nicol opened the inning with a line drive single to center.  Michelle Santiago reached base on an infield single, and was followed by a walk to Brice Edrington to load the bases.  Steward then beat out an infield single to score a run, and that was followed by a single by freshman shortstop Kaitlin Okimoto to score two runs and put the Indians up by a score of 4-2.  Steward then went to work and relied on a solid defense to seal the victory for the Indians. On the day, Steward gave up 5 hits, 2 earned runs, while walking 2 batters.  

Burroughs will now play a doubleheader at Notre Dame on Tuesday, with games at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.  They then open up league play with a tough game on the road against Arcadia on Thursday afternoon.  After that, the Indians will head to La Jolla, CA to take part in the “Duds by Dudes Torrey Invitational” during their spring break.

Burroughs 6 South Torrance 0 (Game One)

South Torrance 13 Burroughs 10 (Game Two)


Girls Basketball:

(State Playoffs)

Providence 42 Tri-City Christian 29

Sierra Canyon 78 Providence 30



Burroughs 16 Glendale 2

Arcadia 10 Burbank 8



Canyon 94 Burroughs 76 (BOYS)

Canyon 89 Burroughs 70 (GIRLS)



Burroughs 227 Pasadena 320

John Burroughs High School
Date: 3/5Location: DeBellPar 36
Varsity Match
JBHSPlayer NameScoreSan MarinoPlayer NameScore
1Sean White501Evan Davis40
2Daniel Kesicbasian432Tanner67
3Dylan McNeely52d3Sebastian72
4Tnick Trivimol464William70
5Patrick Colbert435Taryn71
6Garrit Green456
Team Total227Team Total320
Low Medalist:
Evan Davis40

Burbank 223 Temple City 262

                        Burbank High School Vs Temple City  High School (Varsity)
School:  Burbank
PlayerOut 35In 35Total
1Janson Apinchapong4444
2Andy Chung4646
3Austin Tatka4545
4Blake Newton4444
5Dlyan Sherry4444
6Eric Kouyoumdjian4747
Team Totals:223223
School:  Temple City
1Kevin Chan4545
2Ausin Pok5353
3Cody Dearth4343
4Ethan Bang6262
5Kalvin He5959
Team Totals:262262



Burbank 109 Hoover 27 (BOYS)

MEETBurbank v. Hoover
1st Place (5)2nd Place (3)3rd Place (1)SCORE
4 x 10045.83Burbank48.83Hoover50
4 x 4003:44.6Hoover3:49.9Burbank05

Burbank 126 Hoover 7 (GIRLS)

MEETBurbank v. Hoover
1st Place2nd Place3rd PlaceSCORE
4 x 10056.39Burbank50
4 x 4004:33Burbank4:53Hoover50
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