Burnet baseball stays unbeaten in district; softball falls to Lampasas

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF

LAMPASAS — The Burnet High School baseball team remained atop the District 8-3A standings with a 4-0 win against Lampasas on March 28.

The Bulldogs (11-7-3 overall, 4-0 district) scored a run in the third inning, two in the fifth and five in the sixth. In all, Burnet recorded nine hits, while the Badgers committed six errors.

Defensively, Burnet pitcher Cameron Chafin gave up a total of three hits and recorded 15 first-pitch strikes.

“Cameron threw a lot of strikes,” Burnet head coach Steven Shipley said. “And, when you can do that, it keeps your defense ready behind you, and it forces bad swings at the plate.”

Shipley said, when the offense gives a pitcher the lead, it makes it easier for the entire defense.

“We treat it as a chance to be very aggressive and to challenge hitters,” he said. “That’s why we try to get out in the field and back in the dugout as quickly as we can so we can go hit again.”

jfierro@thepicayune.com

ON OFFENSE: (Burnet) RBIs – Joel Johnson 2, Jesse Barker 1, Jeremy Ayers 1

ON DEFENSE: Winning pitcher – Cameron Chafin, no runs off 3 hits with 6 strikeouts

RECORDS: Burnet is 11-7-3 overall and 4-0 in District 8-3A; Lampasas is 1-3.

UP NEXT: 7 p.m. April 4, Burnet vs. Brownwood at Bulldog Diamonds, 1000 The Green Mile in Burnet

DISTRICT 8-3A STANDINGS

Burnet 4-0

Llano 3-1 (def. Brownwood 5-2)

Liberty Hill 3-1 (def. Gatesville 13-2)

Lampasas 1-3

Gatesville 1-3

Brownwood 0-4

 

Lampasas softball 11, Burnet 3

 

LAMPASAS — The Burnet High School softball team lost 11-3 to Lampasas in a District 8-3A game March 28.

The Lady Badgers (3-2 district), who are ranked No. 5 in the Texas Girls Coaches Association Class 3A poll, scored nine runs in the third inning and two in the fifth. In all, they had 11 hits.

The Lady Dawgs (14-8 overall, 2-3 district) plated two in the fourth and and one in the sixth off a total of four hits.

Burnet also committed eight errors to the Lampasas’ three.

ON OFFENSE: (Burnet) RBIs – Vanessa Escamilla 1

ON DEFENSE: Winning pitcher – Sienna Lawson, 2 strikeouts; losing pitcher – Drew Salinas, 3 strikeouts

RECORDS: Burnet 14-8 overall and 2-3 in District 8-3A

UP NEXT: 6:45 p.m. April 4, Burnet vs. Brownwood at Bulldog Diamonds, 1000 The Green Mile in Burnet

DISTRICT 8-3A STANDINGS

Liberty Hill 5-0 (def. Gatesville 13-5)

Brownwood 3-2

Lampasas 3-2

Burnet 2-3

Gatesville 1-4

Llano 1-4 (def. Brownwood 3-1)