⚾⚾ 2A-8 Semifinal ⚾⚾

(8) Seffner Christian 7
Lakeland Victory Christian 0

Senior Joey Jensen struck out nine, scattering four hits in 6 1/3 shutout innings leading the Crusaders to a semifinal win over Victory Christian. Clay Odiorne went 3-for-3, with two doubles, three RBI and scored three times, while Andrew Ura was 2-for-3 also driving in three runs, and Dylan Cheeley had a single, walk and scored three times.

VC 000|000|0 – |0|5|3
SC 302|020|x – |7|9|0
W – Jensen (7-1); L – Vanderzee.
2B – Odiorne 2 (SC). Records – VC (11-10); SC (16-4-1).

⚾⚾ 2A-9 Semifinal ⚾⚾

Bishop McLaughlin 11
Cambridge Christian 0 – five innings

Bishop McLaughlin’s Andrew Duncan doubled in the first and scored what would prove the deciding run on a Johnny DiBenedetto triple as the Hurricanes defeated Cambridge Christian in five innings. Duncan would follow Isaiah Myles RBI triple, with a run scoring triple in the opening frame as the Hurricanes batted around in the eight-run inning. Tanner Boccabello struck out five in three innings, and Joseph Rodriguez struck out four in two frames.

CC 000|00x|x – |0|1|4
BM 810|2xx|x – |11|5|0
W – Boccabello (5-1); L – Parmer.
2B – A. Duncan (BM); 3B – DiBenedetto, A. Duncan, Myles (BM). Records – CC (8-13); BM (17-7).

⚾⚾ 4A-10 Semifinal ⚾⚾

Cypress Creek 6
Robinson 2

Senior Peyton Petry struck out seven, and Ethan Petry doubled in three runs as Cypress Creek defeated Robinson on Tuesday. RBI singles by Nick Sanchez and Anthony Menendez got the scoring started for the Coyotes in the first as Cypress Creek scored three runs. Robinson scored a pair in the second highlighted by an RBI single by Jacob Maskin, and Kevin Blowers had a pair of doubles in the loss.

R    020|000|0 – |2|4|0
CC 330|000|x – |6|5|1
W – Petry (5-1); L – Brown (3-3).
2B – Blowers 2 (R); Kwiat, Petry (CC); 3B – xxxxx (R); xxxxx (CC); HR – xxxxx (R); xxxxx (CC). Records – R (9-14); CC (19-4).

⚾⚾ 5A-6 Semifinals ⚾⚾

River Ridge 8
Freedom 0

Trent Hawks pitched a complete-game shutout, allowing just four hits and striking out six in River Ridge’s win against Freedom. Gunnar Alexander was 2-for-3, with two doubles and two RBI, and Anthony Leon had a three-run homer in the Royal Knights’ win

F    000|000|0 – |0|4|2
RR 006|002|x – |8|11|0
W – Hawks (4-4); L – Morrison (3-6).
2B – Richardson (F); Alexander 2 (RR); HR – Leon (RR). Records – F (12-13); RR (13-7).

⚾⚾ 5A-8 Semifinals ⚾⚾

Brandon 4
King 2

Carson Juntilla’s RBI single broke a tie as Brandon defeated King in district play. Senior Marcos Herrand struck out nine in six innings of work, and Kendal Spencer (triple) picked up the save with an inning of relief.

K 100|100|0 – |2|5|3
B 010|120|x – |4|5|0
W – Herrand (6-3); L – Johnson (5-4); S – Spencer (1)
2B – Cabina, Twiddy (K); 3B – Spencer (B); HR – Johnson (K). Records – K (10-14); B (14-12).


Auburndale 8
Middleton 0

M 000|000|0 – |0|1|4
A 023|003|x – |8|8|1
W – Hartley; L – A. Williams.
Records – M (8-13); A (14-10-1).

⚾⚾ 6A-10 Semifinals ⚾⚾

St. Petersburg 4
(14) East Bay 0

Senior Connor Crosby struck out five in a complete-game shutout win for St. Petersburg. Crosby also had a pair of hits, including a double scoring in the first inning on a two-run Will Nelson single. For the Indians Jeremy Galen had two doubles, and Hans Walker tripled.

SP 210|000|1 – |4|6|2
EB 000|000|0 – |0|4|2
W – Crosby (6-0); L – Elizondo (2-2).
2B – Crosby (SP); Galen 2 (EB); 3B – Walker (EB). Records – SP (14-7); EB (15-9).


(5) Bloomingdale 6
Largo 2

Bloomingdale’s Marlon Bowen stayed hot, doubling in a pair before Wyatt Strickland’s RBI sac fly gave the Bulls the run needed to hold off Largo for a semifinal win. Senior David Eckaus pitched 5 2/3 innings, striking out seven to earn his seventh win, and Jack Owens picked up the save. Colby Shelton had an RBI sac fly, while Drake Harman had a double and scored twice. Largo senior Samuel Pothier pitched a complete-game and struck out five.

L 000|002|0 – |2|5|3
B 300|012|x – |6|6|1
W – Eckaus (7-2); L – Pothier (0-s); S – Owens (2)
2B – Bowen, Dubuisson, Dr. Harman (B). Records – L (14-13); B (18-6).

⚾⚾ 3A-8 Quarterfinals ⚾⚾

Brooks DeBartolo 7
Clearwater Central Catholic 0

Jaeden Johnson drew an RBI walk, and singled in a run as Brooks DeBartolo defeated CCC in quarterfinal play. JJ Barreto and Miller Raeckers each drove in a pair for the Phoenix, supporting Ethan Corscadden struck out six in six, shutout innings on the mound.

CCC 000|000|0 – |0|8|2
BD    105|010|x – |7|8|0
W – Corscadden (5-1); L – Lewandowski.
2B – Wojdan, Wheeler (CCC). Records – CCC (3-17); BD (7-13).


Tampa Catholic 11
Carrollwood Day 0 – five innings

An RBI single by Rolando Jimenez and Taylor Solonika (3-for-3, double, two runs) bookended a two-run MJ Bundick double as the Crusaders scored five first-inning runs and defeated CDS. Mike Richards allowed one hit in two innings, before Anthony Petrillo finished off the five-inning game, striking out seven in three innings and earning a save.

CDS 000|00x|x – |0|4|3
TC    513|2xx|x – |11|13|1
W – Richards (1-2); L – Babb; S – Petrillo (1)
2B – Heintz (CDS); Bundick, Whitfield, Solonika (TC). Records – CDS (5-17); TC (10-11).

⚾⚾ 7A-7 Quarterfinals ⚾⚾

(12) Alonso 5
(13) Plant 4

We wrap-up 12 district quarter & semifinal games in our District Playoff Roundup for 4/27/21.

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Senior Zen Hiatt finished a single short of a cycle for Alonso. Hiatt’s three-run homer in the first, and run scored on a wild pitch in the third kept Alonso neck-and-neck with Plant, before Austin Kirsch doubled in the game winner in the bottom of the third. Sam Meade homered and Conley Strayer had a two run triple for the Panthers. Hector Montilla pitched six innings and earned the win with seven strikeouts, before Sammy Seplowe picked up his seventh save.

P 202|000|0 – |0|0|0
A 302|000|x – |0|0|0
W – Montilla (5-4); L – Montgomery; S – Seplowe (7)
2B – Hiatt, Kirsch (A); 3B – Strayer (P); Hiatt (A); HR – S.Meade (P); Hiatt (A). Records – P (12-13); A (14-9).


Steinbrenner 14
Palm Harbor 4 – six innings

A Chris Roberts two-run single and a two-run double from Evan Cuervo in the third put Steinbrenner up comfortably as the Warriors topped Palm Harbor Tuesday afternoon. Andrew Burns went 3-for-4 with a double, three runs and two RBI, Tayden Hall drove in three with a double and home run, and James Strom went 3-for-3 with three runs, and an RBI. Junior Joey Daniels pitched seven innings for the win for the Warriors.

S      104|135|x – |14|12|1
PHU 102|001|x – |4|10|0
W – Daniels (3-4); L – Moran.
2B – Cuervo, DiCampli, Hall, Burns (S); J. Mummau, Maccaroni, S. Mummau (PHU); HR – Hall (S). Records – S (12-14); PHU (13-12).

Wednesday’s Schedule

7A-7 semifinals: Alonso at (1) Wharton; Steinbrenner at (2) Sickles
7A-8 semifinals: Newsome at (1) Sarasota Riverview; Lakewood Ranch winner at (2) Durant
3A-8 semifinals: Brooks DeBartolo v (1) Calvary Christian, 4p; CDS/TC v (2) Berkeley Prep