Alonso 5, Plant 3
Run-scoring singles from Hector Montilla and Hunter Campbell sparked a four run second inning for Alonso and the Ravens held off a late rally to claim a district win against Plant. Haile Daley struck out six in 5 2/3 innings of work to earn the win, running into a little trouble in the sixth as three Plant runs scored on five hits in the frame including an RBI double by Bryce Pelleriti. Sammy Seplowe moved to the mound and stopped the Panthers surge, finishing the final four outs and picking up his second save of the season.
A 040|100|0 – |5|5|1
P 000|003|0 – |3|8|2
W – Daley (1-0); L – Soper (0-2); S – Seplowe (2)
2B – Caglianone, Pelleriti (P). Records – A (3-1, 1-0 in 7A-7); P (0-4, 0-2 in 7A-7).
Tampa Catholic 10, Boca Ciega 3
Tampa Catholic sent 13 to the plate in the opening inning, hanging nine early runs on Boca Ciega to improve to 3-1. Tyler Whitfield got things going with a leadoff double and scored on an Andrew Salzman single to put up the first run. When Salzman’s turn came around again in the inning, he smacked a two-run triple to highlight a huge Crusaders inning. Vincent Docobo had a hit, two RBI and scored twice, while Brian Canasi was 2-for-3, and sophomore Anthony Petrillo finished the game to earn a three-inning save.
TC 900|000|1 – |10|9|1
BC 000|300|0 – |3|5|1
W – Malzone (2-0); L – Dugan (0-0); S – Petrillo(0)
2B – Whitfield (TC); Marsillia (BC); 3B – Salzman (TC). Records – TC (3-1); BC (1-3).
Sickles 8, Palm Harbor 2
A Kyle Mohr sacrifice bunt and Hayden Yost RBI single gave the Gryphons the lead and some cushion in the fourth as Sickles earned a road win over district foe PHU. Thomas Bly had a pair of doubles in his 3-hit night, driving in one and scoring one, while Yost, Adrian Gutierrez and Kohl Robertson each had two hits in the game. Senior Davian Garcia picked up the win on the mound allowing one earned and striking out four in four-plus innings of work.
S 101|222|x – |8|11|2
PH 200|000|x – |2|2|3
W – Garcia (1-0); L – Moran.
2B – Bly 2, Gutierrez, Yost (S). Records – S (2-1, 2-0 in 7A-7); PH (2-3, 0-1 in 7A-7).
Berkeley Prep 7, Brooks DeBartolo 2
Bucs win 7-2! Mulfinger with 5 strong innings and 9Ks. @JerginsAndrew with the win in relief. Offense pounds out 10 hits. @JohnathanBruno4 @CadeFox4 @o_mcelfatrick with a multi-hit game. @AndrewDimisa with a double and @knox_meier with a triple. #goBucs
— Berkeley Prep Baseball (@BPBucBaseball) February 26, 2021
A leadoff, sixth-inning triple by Knox Meier got things going for a five run inning for Berkeley Prep as Anthony Castillo, Gunnett Carlson (2-for-3, 2 RBI, 2R) and Owen McElfatrick had RBI singles in the frame to push the Bucs past Brooks DeBartolo. Also lifting the offense to a win were Jonathan Bruno and Cade Kurland who each added a pair of RBI and two hits, and Andrew DiMisa doubled, scored a run and stole a pair of bases. On the mound Matt Mulfinger struck out nine in five scoreless innings. For the Phoenix, a two-out rally in the sixth tied things at two as a Jaeden Johnson single and pair of Berkeley errors plated runs.
2021 Uncommitted Andrew DiMisa of Berkeley Prep HS double off wall. pic.twitter.com/bVd4iqb4Ji
— Joe dimisa (@dimisa_joe) February 26, 2021
BD 000|002|0 – |2|3|4
BP 000|025|x – |7|10|3
W – Mulfinger (1-0); L – Tomsich.
2B – DiMisa (BP); 3B – Meier (BP). Records – BD (0-4); BP (4-0).
Land O’Lakes 8, Freedom 1
Senior Hayden Woods earned the win on the mound for Land O’Lakes striking out seven in 5 1/3 innings of work. The Gators offense was keyed by Tim Dunn who had a pair of hits (including a double), two runs and two RBI, while Brian Holiday was 2-for-3, scoring three times, and Daniel Busot who also added two hits, a double and RBI.
LOL 002|240|0 – |8|10|3
F 000|001|0 – |1|4|3
W – Woods (1-0),
2B – Dunn, Lampe, Busot (LOL). Records – LOL (3-0, 1-0 in 5A-6); F (2-3, 0-1 in 5A-6).
Wharton 5, Steinbrenner 0
— Evan Chrest (@echrest18) February 26, 2021
Evan Chrest’s complete-game, 10-strikeout night on the mound got the Wildcats a big district win at Steinbrenner. After the Wildcats offense finally scratched out a run of support in the sixth, a four-run seventh led by a two-run homer by Zach Ehrhard and a two-run hit off the bat of David Limbach (who also drew the bases loaded walk the inning before) secured the win.
W 000|001|4 – |5|7|1
S 000|000|0 – |0|5|2
W – Chrest (1-0); L – Statman (0-1).
2B – Hall (S); HR – Ehrhard (W). Records – W (3-1, 1-1 in 7A-7); S (1-3, 1-1 in 7A-7).
Robinson 10, Tampa Bay Tech 5
The visiting Knights fell behind to Tampa Bay Tech in the first after the Titans hung four runs in the first led by an RBI single from Alex Jackson and a two-run double by Jonathan Figueroa. But Robinson took advantage of Titans errors to climb back in it, before Cameron Duss (three RBI) singled in one, Tucker Wehrman doubled in one and Jacob Maskin’s RBI single pushed things out of reach. Cole Granese doubled and drove in a pair, while Alex Warner’s 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief earned the senior a win on the mound.
R 025|201|0 – |10|7|2
TBT 400|100|0 – |5|5|6
W – Warner (1-0); L – Jackson.
2B – Akins, Granese, Wehrman (R); Figueroa (TBT). Records – R (2-2); TBT (1-3).
Leto 4, Armwood 0
Christian Gonzalez spun a complete-game, two-hit shutout, while striking out eight as the Falcons defeated Armwood in district play. Damian Lantigua drove in the deciding run in the second, and added a run scored to the win as well, with Alberto Attias doubling and scoring two for the Falcons. Justin Corns struck out six, in 6 1/3 innings for Armwood.
L 010|100|2 – |4|7|2
A 000|000|0 – |0|1|2
W – Gonzalez (0-0); L – (0-0); S – (0)
2B – Attias (L). Records – L (3-1, 1-1 in 6A-8); A (1-3, 1-1 in 6A-8).
East Bay 5, Brandon 4
BIG WIN for the Tribe tonight! They take out @eagles_brandon 5-4 in a huge team effort! Ben Potsic @25Bdp was huge in 4.1 innings of relief with 7 Ks. EB is now 3-1 on the season. @StreamLiveTampa @813Preps @jayRecher @HSSportsFL @TBO_PrepSports pic.twitter.com/U2PYb6zrn8
— East Bay High Baseball (@EastBayHighBas1) February 26, 2021
A wild pitch, a passed ball and an RBI single from Javy Lopez sparked a three-run comeback for East Bay as the Indians held off a late rally from Brandon at home. Ben Potsic pitched 4 1/3 innings of relief, allowing one unearned run and striking out seven to earn the victory. For Brandon, Josh Blake was 3-for-4 with two RBI, and Kendal Spencer scored twice.
B 102|000|1 – |4|4|1
EB 010|130|x – |5|6|2
W – Potsic; L – Tavarez; S – Pierce.
Records – B (1-2); EB (3-1).
Tampa Prep 10, Cambridge Christian 0 – five innings
A first inning, two-run triple from Jaden Sheffield (3-for-3, two runs) gave Tampa Prep an early start to a game the Terrapins put away quickly via mercy rule. Alex Lacy allowed just two hits and struck out five in his five innings of work. Jose Pena had a pair of hits, including a home run, and scored twice, and Jaden Holder drove in a pair in the win.
CC 000|00x|x – |0|2|2
TP 200|44x|x – |10|9|1
W – Lacy (1-0); L – McQuiston.
3B – Sheffield (TP); HR – Pena (TP). Records – CC (1-2); TP (2-1).
Hillsborough 9, Countryside 2
Terriers win their 4th straight besting Countryside 9-2. @BradyBurgess7 pitched 4 inn giving up 1 hit with 7 Ks. Helping himself at the plate with 2 hits & 3 RBIs. @theadrianarroyo added 2 hits & 3 RBIs & 2 runs scored.@Salvy____ had 2 doubles & 2 RBIs @DominicReaves had 2 hits
— HHS Baseball (@BIG_REDBASEBALL) February 26, 2021
Hillsborough had its first seven reach in the third inning plating five runs to pick up the Terriers fourth-straight. Brady Burgess (2-for-4, double, 3 RBI; 4ip, W, 7 K) and Salvy Urso (2-for-3, 2 doubles, two RBI; 3ip, Sv, 3 K) did it for Hillsborough at the plate and on the mound in the win. Adrian Arroyo also had two hits, including a double, scoring twice and driving in three runs.
C 000|200|0 – |2|2|2
H 005|004|x – |9|10|3
W – Burgess (2-0); L – Evans (0-0); S – Urso (1)
2B – Burgess, Arroyo, Urso 2 (H). Records – C (1-2, 0-1 in 5A-7); H (4-0, 2-0 in 5A-7).
Lakeland Santa Fe 4, Seffner Christian 4
Records – SF (3-0-1); SC (2-1-1).
Newsome 10, Spoto 0
Records – S (0-4); N (2-2).