Pearland tosses blanks against South Houston and Dawson
March 14, 2016
PEARLAND — Pearland got strong pitching and hitting last week to shut out two district opponents.
The Oilers remain unbeaten in District 22-6A with a 4-0 mark and 12-2 overall.
Head coach Anthony Scalise saw his diamondmen dominate South Houston 9-0 and Dawson 10-0.
The Oilers scored all the runs they would need in a two-run first inning for their ninth consecutive win.
Pearland added a single run in the third and scored three times each in the fourth and fifth innings.
Parker DeLeon had two hits, scored twice and drove in three runs while Jacob Whitehead hit a two-run single In the fourth scoring DeLeon and Raymon Garza.
Caleb Maly was 1-for-2 at the plate with two runs scored.
Nick Landrum brought the heat against South Houston during his outing. South Houston managed just one hit off of Landrum, who allowed no earned runs, walked one and struck out one during his four innings of work.
Pearland out-hit South Houston, 9-2, and took advantage of five Trojan errors.
Pearland 10 - Dawson 0
The Pearland Oilers struck first with three runs in the opening frame for a 3-0 lead.
The Oilers added three more runs in the fourth when Raymon Garza, Caleb Maley, and Jacob Whitehead all collected run scoring singles to make the score 6-0.
Pearland added a pair of runs in the top of the sixth and seventh innings to complete the 10-0 shutout win.
Craig Mattes went 3-for-3 at the plate including three doubles that produced two RBIs and one run scored.
Meanwhile, Mason Van Nort was in command on the mound as he struck out six in 4 2/3 innings of shutout pitching that allowed only three hits. Jaron Roblyer relieved effectively.
“Our approach on the bump was excellent,” Oiler head coach Anthony Scalise said. “Mason and Roblyer did exactly what they were supposed to do and have been doing.
“Offensively, we hit some balls hard and found the gaps with runners in scoring position. So all in all, a good night. We knew this would be a tough game playing our rival school because they usually play their best against us and we hoped we could do the same.”
Garza, Maly, Jake Orlando, and Mattes combined for seven hits and seven RBIs at the plate.
“We played a good team, but we gave them their first seven runs,” Eagle head coach Kerry Cox said. “On the other side, we had opportunities to score and left the bases loaded once.
“Another time we had runners at second and third. Van Noort threw smart. We chased too many pitches that were up, and we’ve been scoring plenty of runs not doing that.
“It’s a brutal game, and sometimes we make it hard on ourselves.”
Pearland will travel to face Sam Rayburn on Thursday, March 17 at 7:00 p.m. They will host Pasadena Memorial on Tuesday, March 22 at 7:00 p.m.
Dawson will host Dobie on Thursday, March 17 at 1:00 p.m. The Eagles will travel to face Pasadena on Tuesday, March 22 at 7:00 p.m.