Burnet baseball season ends with bi-district loss to Alvarado

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF

BURNET — The Burnet High School baseball team’s season ended with an 11-6 loss in Game 2 of a Class 3A bi-disrict best-of-three series against Alvarado on May 3.

The Indians won the first game 3-2 on May 2.

In the second match, the Indians (16-5) began the scoring early, plating four runs in the first inning. The first four batters reached base on three singles and a walk. Alvarado’s Dylan Lemons and Dylan Hudson each hit RBI singles, Andrew Sevener had an RBI off a walk, and Jax Isclaw recorded an RBI off a sacrifice flyball.

Alvarado scored two more when Shadd Farrington hit a two-run double in the third inning for a 6-0 advantage.

In the fourth, Lemons hit his second two-run homer of the series for an 8-0 lead.

The Bulldogs (13-13) responded in their half of the fourth. Brothers Taylor and Colton Barksdale had back-to-back hits that resulted in three runs, while Joel Johnson got an RBI on a fielder’s choice.

Each squad scored a run in the fifth. Alvarado’s Jay Holland had an RBI on a fielder’s choice, while Colton Barksdale recorded an RBI off a sacrifice flyball.

In the sixth inning, Burnet’s Johnson hit a one-run double to trim the deficit to 9-6.

The Indians responded in the seventh. Holland hit an RBI double, while Adam Oviendo got a one-run single.

In all, Burnet recorded six hits off pitcher Hudson, who was credited with the win.

jfierro@thepicayune.com

GAME 1

ALVARADO 3, BURNET 2

ALVARADO — The Burnet High School baseball team lost 3-2 to Alvarado in Game 1 of a Class 3A bi-district best-of-three series May 2.

The Bulldogs (13-12-3) will host the Indians (15-5) in Game 2 at 5:30 p.m. May 3 at Bulldogs Diamonds, 1000 The Green Mile in Burnet. Burnet must win to force a third game and extend its season. If so, Game 3 will be played 30 minutes after the second match ends.

Alvarado was led by senior pitcher Dylan Lemons. He hit an RBI double in the first inning for a 1-0 lead.

Burnet senior catcher Joshua Thompson answered with a one-run triple in the third inning to tie the contest. But Lemons responded with a two-run homer in the bottom of the same inning.

In the sixth inning, the Bulldogs had a chance when Thompson hit a single then moved to second on a single by senior Taylor Barksdale. His younger brother, Colton Barksdale, hit an RBI single to bring Thompson home.

The Bulldogs, however, stranded the two runners.

Lemons recorded 10 strikeouts in seven innings for the win.

Senior Bulldogs pitcher Shae Edmonds was credited with the loss. He struck out nine batters in seven innings.

jfierro@thepicayune.com