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Burbank Beat Pasadena; Burroughs Blank Glendale

First published in the March 12 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

The Burbank High School varsity baseball team continued its dominant string of Pacific League games by collecting back-to-back victories while outscoring its opponents 15-1 over that span.

The Bulldogs (3-0 league record, 5-3 overall) fired on all cylinders as they routed visiting Pasadena High, 9-1, on Tuesday. Burbank registered nine hits while the pitching staff combined for one earned run and six strikeouts.

Daniel Neria, who tallied a hit and scored a run, pitched four innings with two strikeouts while allowing one run and five hits. Jose Avellaneda, who recorded a base hit and a run scored, logged one clean inning with two strikeouts. Meanwhile, David McBride and Jimmy Cafferty each struck out one over one inning of work. Cafferty also collected a base hit, a run scored and an RBI.

Second baseman Wyatt Lamarsna went 2-for-3, including a double, with two runs scored, a stolen base and an RBI. Catcher Jared Cantu finished 1-for-2 with two RBIs and a run scored. Third baseman Daniel Edwards and shortstop Danny Betancourt each had a run scored and a base hit, while infielder Dylan Robinson had a base hit and an RBI.

The Bulldogs shut out visiting Glendale, 6-0, last Friday as Josh DiPietro pitched six strong innings with two strikeouts to earn the win. McBride closed the door with a clean one-two-three inning.

Cantu brought power at the plate, finishing 3-for-4 with a solo home run, while Avellaneda went 2-for-3 with three RBIs. Neria and Betancourt each collected a base hit and two runs scored, Robinson registered a base hit and Cafferty scored once.

Burbank is scheduled to continue league play at Hoover High in Glendale on Tuesday, March 22, at 3:30 p.m.


The Bears opened Pacific League play with three straight wins, including two recent victories over Glendale and Muir High of Pasadena. Burroughs has outscored its last two opponents 21-0 over that span and has scored 42 runs in three league games.

Burroughs blanked visiting Glendale, 16-0, on Tuesday after previously shutting out Muir, 5-0, last Thursday, March 3. No individual statistics were reported to the Burbank Leader.

The Bears (3-0 in league, 5-4 overall) are scheduled to open the Babe Herman Tournament by traveling to Lake Balboa Birmingham on Saturday, March 12, at 6 p.m.


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