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Roundup: Burroughs baseball falls in semifinals of tourney

March 25, 2014

BASEBALL

Burroughs in Coachella Valley Tournament: The Indians notched two victories Monday to advance to the semifinals of the event at Palm Desert High.

However, in the semifinal game Tuesday, Burroughs suffered a 12-3 loss to Peninsula.

Max DeAmicis went two for three with a home run in the loss.

In a game that featured five lead changes Monday, Burroughs (4-4) outlasted Palm Desert for a 10-5 win.

DeAmicis was perfect at the plate for the Indians, going two for two. He singled in the third and fifth innings.

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Pitcher Cole Meyer recorded the win for Burroughs, allowing three runs over five innings. Meyer struck out one, walked four and gave up three hits.

The Indians began the tournament by defeating California, 3-2, by pushing across the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Brennan Brown was hot at the plate for the Burroughs, going two for three with two runs scored. He singled in the second and seventh innings.

Spencer Malden recorded the win for the Burroughs, tossing two shutout innings and surrendering no hits.

TRACK AND FIELD

Burbank in Maurice Greene Invitational: With a split squad, some of the Bulldogs athletes took part in the meet Saturday at Oaks Christian High and Andy Hurtado broke a school record.

Hurtado, a senior, broke the school record in the discus with his throw of 159 feet 6 1/2 inches, good for second place.

Other Burbank top-five finishers included Martin Swan, who was first in the boys' freshman-sophomore 110-meter hurdles in 16.57 seconds and second in the 300 hurdles in 43.58; Josh Cantong, who was fifth in the varsity boys' 400 in 50.6; Noah Powell, who placed third in the boys' freshman-sophomore triple jump with a 38-5 effort and was third in the high jump (5-6), Andre Poladian, who was third in the boys' freshman-sophomore pole vault (9-3); and Julia Newton, who was third in the girls' varsity pole vault (9-3).

Burbank in Azusa Pacific Meet of Champions: Burbank split squads on Saturday, with its top distance runners competing at the event in Azusa.

Candela Fernandez broke a girls' freshman-sophomore school record by clocking 11 minutes, 2.95 seconds in the 3,200 meters.

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