Durant 11, Freedom 0 – five innings

Cougars senior Sean Hermann struck out 13, while allowing one hit as Durant picked up a mercy-rule win in its season opener. Oscar Fernandez tallied three hits, driving in a pair; Luke Scolaro had a pair of hits, including a triple and two RBI, Aidan Welsh had a pair of hits, and Dylan LaPointe doubled and drove in two in the win.

W – Hermann (1-0).
2B – LaPointe (D); 3B – Scolaro (D). Records – F (1-1); D (1-0).


Berkeley Prep 5, McKeel Academy 4

Berkeley Prep took an early lead but had a fight on its hands from McKeel Academy who rallied late, but fell just short against the Buccaneers. Andrew DiMisa went 2-for-3 at the plate, with a double, a run and RBI, and also picked up his second save of the fresh season, with two strikeouts in the final inning. James Hankerson also had a double and two hits (one RBI) in the win.

MA 000|020|2 – |4|5|0
BP 201|101|x – |5|7|2
W – Parmer (1-0); L – Cusic (0-1); S – DiMisa (2)
2B – DiMIsa, Hankerson (BP); 3B – Ashley (MA). Records – MA (0-1); BP (2-0).

Seffner Christian 8, Lakeland Victory Christian 0

Ben Cheek (two hits, 7 K) and Joe Tomasello (5 K) combined in a shutout victory on the mound for Seffner Christian. Cheek also added a solo home run to the afternoon, Dylan Cheeley also hit a homer and plated three, and Andrew Ura doubled twice with an RBI.

W – Cheek (1-0).
2B – Ura (SC); HR – Cheek, Cheeley (SC). Records – LC (1-1); SC (1-1).


Wharton 15, Armwood 0 – four innings

Sophomore Evan Chrest allowed just two hits in four innings on the mound, while striking out eight as Wharton earned win No. 2 on the season pounding out 15 runs on nine hits. Billy Eich, who homered in Wednesday’s win at Newsome, stayed hot going 2-for-3 with a double, three runs scored and two RBI, while Dylan McDonald tripled in a run and had an RBI sac fly. Zach Ehrhard doubled and scored twice and Tyson Sutton scored two and plated two.

A 000|0xx|x – |0|2|3
W 115|8xx|x – |15|9|0
W – Chrest (1-0); L – Simmons (0-1).
2B – Ehrhard, Eich (W); 3B – McDonald (W). Records – A (0-2); W (2-0).


Bishop McLaughlin 5, Tampa Catholic 2 

TC 001|000|1 – |2|7|1
BM 000|221|x – |5|6|2
W – Boccabello (1-0); L – Richards (0-1).
2B – DiBenedetto, Cucchi (BM); 3B – Duncan (BM). Records – TC (1-1); BM (1-1).


Bloomingdale 17, Newsome 4 – six innings

Bloomingdale exploded for 11 runs in the first two innings, as nine Bulls hitters recorded a hit in a win over Newsome. Bulls senior Colby Shelton started the scoring off with a two-run homer in the first, and later added an RBI single; Gabe Garrett reached base five times, going 3-for-3 with a double, three runs scored, two RBI and a stolen base; Marlon Bowen went 2-for-2, with a run and two RBI. For Newsome Fulton Lockhart had two hits, including a double and RBI and Evan Wainman hit a solo home run.

B 650|006|x – |17|13|1
N 021|001|x – |4|6|4
W – Chappell (1-0); L – Philpott (0-1).
2B – Garrett (B); Lockhart (N); HR –  Shelton (B); Wainman (N). Records – B (2-0); N (0-2).

Academy at the Lakes 12, SLAM Academy 2

SLAM 000|200|x – |2|1|6
AATL 223|005|x – |12|8|0
W – Syverson (1-1).
2B – Carmichael, Torres (AATL); 3B – Syverson (AATL). Records – SLAM (0-1); AATL (1-1)


Bell Creek 10, Gulf Coast Heat 0

Xavier Talbot pitched a complete-game victory for Bell Creek.

Records – GH (0-1); BC (1-0).


Calvary Christian 10, Brooks DeBartolo 0

Records – BD (0-2); CC (2-0).