Pearland throttles Taylor and Hastings in district clash

PEARLAND — The Pearland softball and baseball teams haven't received much resistance from any of the Alief schools this season and such was the case when the Oilers faced Taylor and Hastings. Pearland beat Taylor 13-0 and Hastings 16-2.

The Oilers have secured their place in the post-season and will look to fine-tune their game as the regular season winds down.

Three pitchers took the mound against Taylor as Aeneas Enriquez started the game allowing only one hit, no runs, striking out two and walking one in three innings of work.

Garrett Grothe pitched the fourth inning, allowed one hit and walked two. Aria Jaquez closed out the fifth frame allowing no runs, no hits while fanning two.

Meanwhile, the Oilers offense banged out 10 hits for 13 runs including a double by Enriquez and a home run Parker DeLeon.

DeLeon was 4-for-4 at the plate including the home run in the first inning, a single in the second, and two singles in the third. He scored two runs and had five RBIs.

Pearland scored a run in the first, two runs in the second, and then erupted for 10 runs in the third to post the 13-0 final score.

Enriquez was 2-for-3 with one run scored and one RBI. Ryan Weaver was 2-for-3 at the plate.

Pearland 16 - Hastings 2

Pearland traveled to Alief to face the Hastings Bears and returned home with a 16-2 rout in the District 23-6A contest.

The Oilers scored in each frame and the game was finally halted after six innings and the 10-run mercy rule.

Both teams scored a run in the opening inning and then Pearland went on the scoring barrage crossing the plate twice in the second, once in the third, five times in the fourth, twice in the fifth, and five more times in the sixth.

Hastings scored one run in the fifth making the score 11-2 before the Oilers added five more in the sixth for the 16-2 final.

Pearland used two pitchers as Colby Casey pitched the first four innings, allowing two hits, one run, six strikeouts, and one walk to pick up the win.

Ryan Weaver tossed the final two frames giving up a hit, one run, three strikeouts and two walks.

The Oilers banged out 14 hits with Jacob Whitehead going 2-for-3 with three runs scored. Andrew Flores was 2-for-3 with one run scored and four RBIs including a double. John Thomas was 2-for-3 with two runs scored. Mason Lytle was 3-for-4 with two runs scored and one RBI including a triple. Aeneas Enriquez was 1-for-5 with two runs scored and three RBIs including a double. Izayah Quezada was 1-for-1 with a two-run homer.