9A-2: Vero Beach 2, Newsome 1
Newsome held Vero Beach scoreless for five innings before
the Indians scored on an RBI single and an error to come from behind and topple
the Wolves 2-1. Beau Nichols worked six innings, allowing one earned run and
striking out four. Newsome took a one-run lead in the fourth as a Trey Cruz sac
fly scored Auston Spires, but it was all the runs Newsome’s offense could
8A-1: Ocala Forest 2, Freedom 1
8A-1: Wharton 7, Ocoee 6 (eight innings)
Wharton battled back from a 5-0 deficit to defeat Ocoee
behind a Brian Baughman eighth-inning RBI sac fly. Senior Aaron Cohn worked
five innings of relief, striking out seven to earn the win.
8A-2: Steinbrenner 6,
Riverview 3
Steinbrenner senior CJ Van Eyk broke a late tie with a
two-run double to lead the Warriors to a region win over Riverview. Jordan Lala
started things for the Warriors with a leadoff home run, while the Sharks
offense came by way of a two-run homer from Freddy Tarnok and an RBI triple by
Tyler Salomon.
8A-2: Plant 1,
Bloomingdale 0
In a pitcher’s duel Plant scratched out a walk-off run on an
error as Zach Koch scored the deciding run. Plant senior Ethan Richards worked
three no-hit innings, before Connor Scott came on and finished the game
allowing just one hit and striking out four to earn the win. Plant will host Steinbrenner in next Tuesday’s region semifinal at 7 p.m.
7A-2: King 5, Winter
Haven 2
A four run third inning keyed by a two-RBI Matthew Jernigan
double to left, followed by a two-run Justice Thompson home run pushed King
over Winter Haven and sets up a rematch of last week’s district championship
against Hillsborough. Addison Barger added an RBI triple to give the lead some
padding in the seventh, supporting King ace Brian Lee who worked a
complete-game allowing just three hits and striking out five.
7A-2: Hillsborough 8,
Eagle Lake Lake Region 1
Patrick Puentes worked a complete-game no-hitter, striking
out eight in an effort that ended up surprising all involved. After an error in
the first allowed a runner, followed by a balk, a sac bunt and an RBI groundout
put the first run on the board. The Terriers senior pitcher cruised, pounding
the zone and getting outs behind him. Hillsborough (21-4) head coach Kenny
White said that only the coaches were really aware of what was happening for
their pitcher.
“He mixed it up well, all 3 pitchers were working for
strikes,” White said. “Patrick has been a bulldog on the mound for two years
for us, and it was great to see him go out there like that and help us advance
in that fashion.”
Antonio Jenkins came through in the third inning with a two
out, bases loaded, two-run single to give the Terriers a 2-1 lead and
Hillsborough never looked back. Tim Elko drove in a pair of runs and Aaron
Jensen had an RBI single in the win, while Terrence Doston was 3-for-4, scoring
two times.
7A-3: Northeast 8, Brandon
6A-2: Jefferson 3, Land
O’Lakes 1
Nick Perez and Robby Martin came through with seventh inning
RBI as Jefferson defeated Land O’Lakes on the road. Mike Dominguez struck out
11 to earn the win, before Martin came in to shut the door for the save in the
seventh. AJ Mathis had an RBI triple in the fifth inning for Jefferson. The
Dragons will travel to Jesuit next week in a rematch of the district final.
6A-2: Jesuit 4, River
Ridge 0


Five strong innings from Jack Anderson, followed by another
two from Jeff Hakanson keyed Jesuit’s region quarterfinal win against River
Ridge. Anderson allowed just two hits and two walks, while Hakanson gave up
just one hit in the combined shutout. The Tigers got a fourth-inning, two-run
home run by Carter Andersen, a RBI single by Jake Jones in the fifth, and an
RBI sac fly again from the bat of Andersen to support the efforts of the team’s
pitchers. Duncan Hunter also had a triple in Jesuit’s win.


* Stats compiled by coaches contact as well as information provided on Twitter, MaxPreps.com and GameChanger. 

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