Seffner Christian 11, St. Stephens 3
Tommy Turkett struck out eight, allowing one run on no hits across 4 2/3 innings. The Crusaders put up a six-run third inning as Joey Jensen and Daniel Tomasello sparked the inning with RBI doubles to push the game out of reach. Ben Cheek had a pair of doubles a runs scored and an RBI and Clay Odiorne had a two-hit, run and RBI day at the plate.
SC 216|100|1 – |11|11|1
SS 000|010|2 – |3|2|3
W – Turkett; L – Sevin.
2B – Cheek 2, Jensen 2, Tomasello (SC); Balos (SS). Records – SC (3-1); SS (0-1).
Berkeley Prep 5, Lakeland McKeel 1
Garrett Boeckle (win) and JT Quinn split time on the mound for Berkeley Prep, each striking out five, as Davis Childers went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI in the Buccaneers road victory. Roman Samson and Troy Reader drove in runs and Trey Hinchliffe scored twice in the win.
BP 040|001|0 – |5|9|0
M 100|000|0 – |1|3|1
W – Boeckle (1-0); L – Hawks; S – Quinn (1)
2B – Childers (BP); Cusic (M). Records – BP (4-0); M (1-2).
Wharton 7, Palm Harbor 0
Dylan McDonald’s leadoff home run to center gave Wharton all it needed in a district win over Palm Harbor. But the Wildcats weren’t through there as McDonald would add a double and three runs scored on the night in support of three Wharton pitchers, who scattered four Hurricanes hits. Michael Rivera earned the win with four innings on the mound and three strikeouts. Tyson Sutton singled, scored once and had an RBI for the Wildcats.
PH 000|000|0 – |0|4|3
W 113|200|x – |7|6|0
W – Rivera (0-0); L – Low.
McDonald (W); HR – McDonald (W). Records – PH (2-2); W (4-0).
Bloomingdale 7, East Bay 2
Dominic Gonnella was 3-for-4 with a triple, double and three runs scored as the Bulls defeated East Bay in district play. Wyatt Strickland drove in a pair, while Colby Shelton, Antonio De Jesus and Gabe Garrett each had two-hit games. East Bay scored a pair of late runs, highlighted by an Aaron Jackson (2-for-3) RBI single.
EB 000|000|0 – |2|6|0
B 023|101|x – |7|11|2
W – Moore (1-0); L – Collado.
2B – Hobbs, Gonnella (B); 3B – Gonnella (B). Records – EB (0-3); B (3-1).
Strawberry Crest 8, Riverview 3
Colby Fanning was 2-for-3 with a double, two runs, two RBI and a stolen base as the Chargers defeated Riverview. Senior Eli Garner worked five innings on the mound to get the win, allowing two runs and striking out four. Riverview got a two-run triple from Jaden Ross, and Macallister Jorgensen also tripled and scored in the loss.
— Strawberry Crest HS Baseball (@baseball_crest) February 28, 2020
R 002|000|1 – |3|8|2
SC 240|110|x – |8|8|1
W – Garner (0-0); L – Mann (0-0); S – (0)
2B – xxxx (R); xxxx (SC); 3B – xxxxx (R); xxxxx (SC); HR – xxxxx (R); xxxxx (SC). Records – R (2-2); SC (2-2).
Jefferson 3, Hillsborough 1
Jefferson pitcher Carson Moore worked around eight Hillsborough hits to hang on for a victory as the Dragons added three runs in the six as Flaco Perez, Mario Lopez and Alejandro Montada each doubled in runs in the inning. Dylan Degusipe picked up the save recording strikeouts for the final two outs. Hillsborough’s lone run came on a Tanner Jones (2-for-4) RBI single.
H 001|000|0 – |1|8|0
J 000|003|x – |3|6|0
W – Moore (2-0); L – Urso (0-1); S – DeGusipe.
2B – Perez, Lopez, Montada, Reta (J). Records – H (3-1); J (2-3).
Plant 8, Alonso 5 – eight innings
Plant senior Reece Blanco drove in two of his three runs in the eighth inning as Plant picked up an extra-inning, district win on the road at Alonso. Conley Strayer was 3-for-5 with a pair of runs scored, while Matt Ward doubled, scored and drove in a run. Junior Jac Caglianone worked two shutout innings of relief to pick up the win on the mound, striking out three. Renzo Gonzalez drove in a pair in a two-hit night for Alonso, and Sam Drumheller and Ty Bitman also chipped in two hits.
P 000|131|03 – |8|10|1
A 002|021|00 – |5|12|3
W – Caglianone (1-0); L – Del Campo (0-0).
2B –Ward(P). Records – P (3-2); A (0-4).
Brandon 16, Blake 2
Brandon picked up its first win of the season topping Blake on the road as Kendall Spencer was 3-for-4, with a double, triple, an RBI and three runs scored; Isaiah Soler doubled in a pair of runs, Therron Cooper was 2-for-3 with four RBI and scored twice, and Abraham Josephe scored three times, reaching base in four plate appearances. Tres Toledo worked three innings on the mound, allowing just two hits and striking out six to pick up the win.
Br 253|15x|x – |16|11|03
Bl 002|00x|x – |2|2|3
W – Toledo; L – Mirza.
2B – Cooper, Lawrence, Soler (Br); 3B – Spencer (Br). Records – Br (1-2); Bl (0-3).
Durant 6, Newsome 0
Alex Canney struck out 10, while working around five Newsome hits in a complete-game effort for Durant. The Cougars offense was led by Justin Farina who cleared the bases with a 3-run triple, Austin Sewell who had a pair of triples, a run and an RBI, while Dean Hotz got the scoring started with a RBI double in the home-first.
N 000|000|0 – |0|5|2
D 113|010|x – |6|6|4
W – Canney; L – Diaz.
2B – Johnson (N); Farina (D); 3B – Sewell 2 (D). Records – N (2-2); D (1-2).
Jesuit 8, Boca Ciega 1
Cole Russo’s RBI single and a three run triple off the bat of Johnathan Shoop gave Jesuit all the runs it would need in the first inning to defeat visiting Boca Ciega on Thursday. Tigers senior Josh Mallitz allowed one run on three hits, while striking out four in a winning effort on the mound. Henry Politz had an RBI triple and the Tigers added three more on consecutive bases loaded walks to hang another four-run inning in the fifth.
BC 001|000|0 – |1|3|1
J 400|040|x – |8|5|0
W – Mallitz (1-0); L – Douglas.
2B – Douglas (BC); 3B – Politz, Shoop (J). Records – BC (1-4); J (3-0).
River Ridge 11, Chamberlain 1
Chamberlain senior Brennan Hyde hit the first home run of his high school career, but that was all the scoring the Chiefs would offer, dropping a mercy-rule game to River Ridge. The Royal Knights had a four-hit, four-run night from Chris Abbott, while Derek Francis had a pair of hits and three RBI.
C 000|10x|x – |1|2|4
RR 230|24x|x – |11|10|1
W – Cotugno; L – Cook.
2B – Marin (RR); HR – Hyde. Records – C (1-3); RR (2-0).
Tampa Prep 3, Wesley Chapel 2
Tampa Prep answered a pair of Wesley Chapel runs in the sixth, by plating three off the bat of Jaden Sheffield who tripled in a pair and Ben Mensch who drove in the decider. Senior Jack Doney struck out six over six innings of work to earn his second win of the season, and Robert Birk notched the save with a pair of strikeouts in the seventh.
Tampa Prep with a good team win tonight. 3-2 come from behind win over Wesley Chapel. Jack Doney with the win on the mound. Robert Birk with the save. Jaden Sheffield drives in 2 to tie the game. Ben Mensch with the game winning RBI. Owen Fulton with 2 hits. @813Preps
— AJ Hendrix (@CoachHendrix27) February 28, 2020
WC 000|002|0 – |2|4|0
TP 000|003|x – |3|6|0
W –Doney (2-1); S – Birk.
3B – Sheffield (TP); HR – xxxxx (WC); xxxxx (TP). Records – WC (0-3); TP (3-2).
Robinson 5, King 4 – nine innings
Joe Whitaker singled in a run – his fourth RBI of the game – to lead the Knights to a walk-off win over King in the ninth. The hit plated Ben Maskin, who scored three times in the Knights victory, while Ben Kim was 2-for-4 with a pair of runs. For King, Quentin Meadows drove in two, while Christian Cabina and Chris Hendricks (double) each had RBI in the loss.
K 000|002|200 – |4|0|0
R 200|100|101 – |5|0|0
W – Warner; L – Mohler.
2B – Dukes, Hendricks (K); Whitaker (R). Records – K (1-2); R (3-1).
Middleton 11, Spoto 1 – six innings
Marques Smith’s two-run double in the first keyed a six-run inning and the Tigers never looked back as Malikk Brown struck out nine and earned the win on the mound for Middleton. Orlando Vera gave the Spartans a short-lived lead in the top of the first, scoring on an error.
S 100|000|x – |1|1|3
M 621|002|x – |11|7|2
W – Brown; L – Weir.
2B – M. Smith (M). Records – S (0-3); M (4-1).
Leto 13, Tampa Bay Tech 0
Anthony Miyares earned his first high school win on the mound for the Falcons.
Records – TBT (0-3); L (3-1).
IMG Gray 3, Brooks DeBartolo 2
BD 200|000|0 – |2|2|0
IMG 001|000|2 – |3|7|2
W – Butcher; L – Corscadden.
2B – Martin (BD); Johnson, Devito (IMG). Records – BD (0-3); IMG (3-1).
Admiral Farragut 11, Carrollwood Day 0
AF 170|03x|x – |11|9|0
CDS 000|00x|x – |0|2|1
Records – AF (1-4); CDS (0-4).