Not since the 1990's had Burrell failed to qualify for the WPIAL playoffs, but that's what happened last season when the Bucs came up one win short of the postseason.
If the regular season were to end today, the Bucs would be returning to familiar territory.
Burrell is 5-2 overall and 2-1 in Class AA Section 3. The Bucs are tied with Apollo-Ridge for second place. Shady Side Academy sits in first place with a 4-0 mark.
The Bucs have reeled off wins in four of their past five games. They topped Freeport, Summit Academy and Valley before falling to Shady Side Academy, 7-2. The Bucs bounced back with a 10-6 win against Apollo-Ridge last Friday. Tyler Breninghouse was the winning pitcher, while Bob Wenger drove in two runs and Ryan Sowol doubled twice.