Oilers open up district with two wins


PEARLAND — The Pearland Oilers have opened District 23-6A action with two consecutive wins to sit atop the league leaderboard at 2-0.

The Oilers opened with a 4-1 victory over the Alief Elsik Rams in the district opener for both teams.

Junior pitcher Matt Adams struck out 11 in just five innings while senior reliever Ray Castro stepped in to work the final two frames for the save that included five strikeouts.

Pearland scored a pair of runs in the third and fifth innings for a 4-0 lead before Elsik scored a harmless run in the bottom of the sixth allowing the Oilers to get the 4-1 victory.

Top hitters for Pearland included Mason Lytle who went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBIs that included a triple.

Izayah Quezada was 2-for-4 with one RBI.

Adams and Castro allowed just three hits while Elsik helped the Oiler cause with six errors.

Christian Terranova, Jayden Scott, and Lytle scored all the runs for Pearland.

Scott, Lytle (2), Queszada (2), Cole Smajstrla had the Oilers' six hits.


Pearland 10 - Alief Taylor

Sophomore pitcher Colby Casey struck out nine Alief Taylor hitters in no-hit effort over five-innings as Pearland rolled to a 10-0 District 23-6A victory over the Lions in a district contest.

The win was the second straight league win in as many district games for the Oilers.

Pearland won in the shortened 10-0 contest with two runs in the bottom of the second, five runs in the third, one in the fourth and closed out the run-rule game with two runs in the bottom of the fifth to end the game.

Top hitters were sophomore Clayton Broeder who had two hits and two runs batted in while senior Parker DeLeon went 2-for-2 with 2 RBIs. Senior Sam Velasquez tripled, junior Jace Lofty doubled, junior Mason Lytle added two hits and Carter Allen drove in a run for the Oilers.

Casey walked only two batters and helped his own cause with a double.

Pearland will host Dawson on Friday, March 23 at 7:00 p.m. and then travel to face George Ranch on Tuesday, March 27 at 7:00 p.m