For the second time this season, senior Jac Caglianone and the Plant Panthers had district foe Wharton’s number as the University of Florida committed lefty, struck out 10 in six innings on the mound, and also went 2-for-3 at the plate with a home run. Matthew Ward’s RBI triple in the first put the Panthers on the path to victory, and Reece Soper struck out the side in his one inning of work.
W 000|000|0 – |0|2|1
P 100|020|x – |3|6|1
W – Caglianone; L – Fry; S – Soper.
3B – Ward (P); HR – Caglianone (P). Records – W (15-4, 5-3 in 7A-7); P (8-11, 2-4 in 7A-7).
Blake junior Titus Woods-Ayers was 2-for-3 with a homer and three RBI to spark the Yellow Jackets offense to its first win of the season. Senior Brandon Mirza was 2-for-3 with an RBI, and Jake Montgomery also drove in a run, while Tavian Woods struck out 12 in a complete-game effort.
S 030|101|0 – |5|6|0
B 100|051|x – |7|6|3
W – Woods.
HR – Woods-Ayers (B). Records – S (3-9); B (1-12).
Palm Harbor 9
Camden Boyer struck out 11 in a relief outing as Steinbrenner rallied from an early deficit to win its third straight, and claim a district victory over Palm Harbor. Offensively, Chris Roberts went 3-for-4, driving in a pair, scoring one and stealing a base, Jake Vildostegui was 2-for-4, with a pair of runs scored and an RBI, and Eliecer Martinez drove in a pair in a two-hit game.
PH 500|004|0 – |9|12|1
S 033|230|x – |11|15|1
W – Boyer.
2B – Strom (S). Records – PH (11-9, 0-3 in 7A-7); S (9-11, 3-5 in 7A-7).
Wiregrass Ranch 4
Frank Perez’s fifth-inning RBI triple (his second of the game) proved the difference offensively as Gaither held off a late comeback attempt from Wiregrass Ranch. Colin Jackson earned his fifth win of the season striking out 11 in 6 2/3 innings, and Ben Vazquez recorded a one-out save with a K. AJ Graham was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI, Miguel Pina scored twice, and CJ Hanson was 1-for-3 with a run scored.
G 202|010|0 – |5|8|2
WR 100|000|3 – |4|9|0
W – Jackson (5-0); L – McDougall; S – Vazquez (2)
2B – Graham (G); Lebron (WR); 3B – Perez 2 (G). Records – G (9-10, 5-3 in 6A-9); WR (7-8, 2-4 in 6A-9).
Dragons senior Carson Moore pitched a complete-game, limiting district opponent Countryside to just one run on two hits to pick up his sixth win of the season. Javier James lead off the third with a single and eventually scored the deciding run, before the Dragons sealed the victory with a five-run fifth keyed by RBI singles by Yadiel Perez and Esaias Vega. In the win James also had a double, stole three bags and scored three times.
J 101|051|0 – |8|7|0
C 100|000|0 – |1|2|4
W – Moore (6-0); L – (0-0); S – (0)
2B – James (J); Maiden, Peterson (C). Records – J (10-7, 3-4 in 5A-7); C (3-11-1, 1-2 in 5A-7).
Senior Davian Garcia struck out eight, allowing just four hits in five innings on the mound for Sickles in a district win over Alonso. RBI singles from Chase Conville (3-for-3) and Adrian Gutierrez, and an RBI double by Thomas Bly in the second inning highlighted a 10-hit night for the Gryphons.
A 000|000|0 – |0|4|1
S 230|010|x – |6|10|2
W – Garcia (4-0); L – Daley (3-4).
2B – Bly (S). Records – A (11-8, 4-4 in 7A-7); S (11-7, 6-2 in 7A-7).
East Bay 6
Senior Riley Linne singled in a pair to push the Indians out in front for a come-from-behind victory against Hillsborough. Manny Dooley tossed 3 2/3 innings of no-hit baseball to earn the win on the mound, while Jeremy Galen, Javy Lopez, Hans Walker and Deshaun Manuel each had a hit and a run scored for East Bay. Hillsborough junior Salvy Urso had an RBI groundout and an RBI double in the loss.
H 200|100|0 – |3|3|4
EB 000|042|x – |6|5|0
W – Dooley; L – Angel.
2B – Urso (H). Records – H (15-5); EB (13-6).
Brooks DeBartolo 14
Academy at the Lakes 6
Brooks DeBartolo trumped a five-run third from Academy at the Lakes with an even mightier seven-run frame in the fifth as the Phoenix defeated the Wildcats on the road. The decisive inning for Brooks DeBartolo featured a pair of singles from Nick Tomsich (3-for-5), as well as RBI hits from Nathan Endsley and Ryan Martin (3-for-3, three RBI). Austin Stirling had a double and a single, and drove in and scored two runs, and Ethan Corscadden struck out five in a winning effort. For AATL, Jacob Syversen was 3-for-4 with a double and triple, Marlon Torres went 3-for-4, with two doubles and two RBI, and Tanner Pelaez had a double, two runs scored and an RBI
BD 030|170|3 – |14|0|0
AATL 105|000|0 – |6|0|0
W – Corscadden; L – Pelaez.
2B – Stirling, Tomsich (BD); J. Syversen, Pelaez, Torres 2 (AATL); 3B – Riley, J. Syversen (AATL). Records – BD (5-11); AATL (6-9).
Fivay 0 – five innings
Junior Michael Morrison scattered four hits in a five-inning win for Freedom on Thursday. The Patriots pounded out 13 hits, led by two RBI from Joey Wey, two runs and an RBI each from Raul Olivera, Lucas Richardson and Aidan Kraf.
Fi 000|00x|x – |0|4|2
Fr 204|22x|x – |10|13|0
W – M. Morrison (3-4); L – W. Morrison (0-4)
2B – Mendoza, Pollard (Fr). Records – Fi (7-11, 5-5 in 5A-6); Fr (10-9, 5-4 in 5A-6).
A three-run double by Dylan LaPointe and RBI singles by Austin Sewell and Oscar Fernandez in the first pushed Durant past Riverview in district play. Senior Dean Hotz was 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBI, and LaPointe added another RBI in the win. For the Sharks, Nolan Lalond was 2-for-3 with a double and three RBI.
R 100|020|0 – |3|5|0
D 520|401|x – |12|16|1
W – Fisk (5-1); L – Hook (4-3).
2B – Lalond (R); LaPointe (D); HR – Hotz (D). Records – R (9-9, 2-3 in 7A-8); D (14-4, 4-1 in 7A-8).