#4 Sickles 3, #1 Gaither 0

Sickles’ Jaden Nazar singled and scored on a steal of home in the second inning to give two pitchers all the support needed to take down previously unbeaten Gaither in a battle of two of our Top 3 teams. Carter LeBlanc earned the win, allowing four hits and striking out five in six innings of work, and Thomas Bly worked around two hits for the save. Jordan Yost was 3-for-3 with a run, and Cameron Guise hit a two-run home run in the fifth. For the Cowboys, Josh Choe was 3-for-3 with a double.

G 000|000|0 – |0|6|0
S 010|020|x – |3|8|1
W – LeBlanc (2-0); L – Callahan (2-1); S – Bly (3)
2B – Choe (G); Yost (S); HR – Guise (S). Records – G (5-1); S (4-1).

#5 Jesuit 10, Miami Sunset 5

Jesuit posted 10 runs in the first five innings to start its Spring Break trip in South Florida with a win against Miami Sunset. Noah Sheffield doubled in the game’s first run, and the Tigers added to the scoreboard with a 2-for-3 game from Jack Clark (three runs, RBI), a 2-for-3 afternoon from DJ Pirela (run, RBI, stolen base), and a two-run homer from Zane Pestalozzi (2-for-4, two runs, stolen base).

J 111|430|0 – |10|11|2
S 101|030|0 – |5|8|1
W – Hoar (1-2); L – Garcia
2B – Sheffield, DeCarlo (J); HR – Pestalozzi (J). Records – J (3-2); S (6-2).

Palm Harbor 5, #7 Alonso 3

Alonso fell to district foe Palm Harbor on the road on Tuesday as the Hurricanes put up two runs in the second and third inning to push the game out of reach. After a leadoff walk in the second, PHU had three-straight singles including an RBI single by Kasey Mink and a bases loaded walk. Samuel Fernandez doubled in a run in the third to tie the game at two, but the home-third saw a solo home run from Jackson Withrow and another RBI hit from Mink. Daniel Despaine went 2-for-3, with an RBI and two runs scored for the Ravens, and Raymond Llanes tripled and scored in the loss.

A 101|000|1 – |3|9|0
P 022|001|x – |5|11|0
W – Walford; L – Antuna (2-1); S – Bosser
2B – Nunez, Fernandez (A); Walker (P); 3B – Llanes (A); HR – Withrow (P). Records – A (2-3); P (5-0).

Seffner Christian 5, IMG Silver 2

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I  000|000|2 – |2|3|0
S 301|010|x – |5|5|0
W – Duncan (2-1); L – Montjoy
2B – Kerr (I); HR – Scott (S). Records – I (2-4); S (4-1).

Tampa Catholic 7, Berkeley Prep 1

Tampa Catholic’s Dominic Woodward struck out seven in his 4 1/3 innings on the mound, allowing just one run to earn his first win. Alex Sotiropoulos went 3-for-3, with a double, RBI, two runs scored, and two stolen bases leading the Crusaders offense, and Charlie Parker singled in a pair in the win. Berkeley Prep scored in the top of the first as Rivers Kurland singled and scored on a David Parker double.

B 100|000|0 – |1|7|4
T 011|320|x – |7|7|1
W – Woodward (1-0); L – Mitzel
2B – Parker (B); Sotiropoulos (T). Records – B (0-6); T (4-2).

#3 Jefferson 9, Robinson 1

Seniors James Van Meter (no-decision, 3ip, one run, one hit three strikeouts), Mikey Marroquin (W, 3ip, one hit, four K’s), and Cameron Copple (1ip, 3 K’s) held Robinson to one unearned run as the offense answered and stretched out a big lead in the final three innings. CJ Padilla went 3-for-5 in the win, driving in his team’s first run with a single, and two more to push the game out of reach in the fifth. Cameron Mallo was 2-for-3, with an RBI and two stolen bases for the Dragons.

J 000|130|5 – |9|10|1
R 010|000|0 – |1|2|2
W – Marroquin (3-0); L – Lilly
2B – Padilla (J). Records – J (5-0); R (3-3).

Sumner 6, #10 Lennard 5

A two-run double from Riley Stevens and a two-run single by Zach Hutchinson in the sixth inning, pushed Sumner past Lennard by a run. Anthony Jacquez struck out nine in a no-decision for the Stingrays, with Rhyan Yetman (win) and Winston Pennant (save) pitching one inning of relief each. Sebastian Rojas and Mikie Locke singled in runs as Lennard took a lead in the fourth, and  Kevin Hunter doubled in a late run (Johnathan Bryant, who scored twice). Longhorns starting pitcher Zack Bird struck out eight in a no-decision.

L 000|401|0 – |5|6|1
S 200|004|x – |6|5|0
W – Yetman (2-0); L – Miranda (2-1); S – Pennant (1)
2B – Bryant, Hunter (L); Stevens (S). Records – L (3-2); S (3-2).

Newsome 8, Spoto 6

Newsome scored seven runs in the first two innings and held off a Spoto rally on the road on Tuesday. Anthony DeVito was 2-for-4, driving in three runs, Brayden Moon went 2-for-4 with a double, and Evan Plusquelle was 2-for-4 with a run score for the Wolves. Four Wolves pitchers combined for 14 strikeouts in the win. Spoto’s Jehmiel Pettis doubled in two runs, and Mike McQueen went 2-for-3 with a run and RBI in the loss.

N 250|100|0 – |8|9|2
S 130|010|1 – |6|6|7
W – Bovelsky; L – Nisy; S – Dolan
2B – Moon, Spitzer (N); Pettis (S). Records – N (3-2); S (2-4).

Plant 4, Leto 0

Plant scored four, fifth-inning runs starting with an RBI fielder’s choice from Tanner Swank, followed by a run on a passed ball, a Cash Strayer RBI single, and finally an RBI single by Danny Cerelli sac fly. Mitchell Doane pitched 5 2/3 innings of shutout baseball, allowing three hits and striking out five, and Bo Allen struck out one and allowed one hit, recording the final four outs. Caleb Rodriguez was 2-for-3 for the Falcons.

L 000|000|0 – |0|4|1
P 000|040|x – |4|2|1
W – Doane; L – Duran
Records – L (3-3); P (3-2).

Wharton 13, Chamberlain 3 (5) 

Wharton’s Jake Turer tripled in a pair to start off a seven-run first inning as the Wildcats won a mercy-rule game against Chamberlain. Turer was 2-for-3, with two runs and three RBI, and Justis Meadows went 2-for-2, with a double, two walks, three runs and three RBI in the win. Yadiel Garcia drove in two runs for the Storm.

C  001|11x|x – |3|5|2
W 700|24x|x – |13|8|0
W – Evans (2-0); L – Palma
2B – Munoz, Meadows (W); 3B – Turer (W). Records – C (2-2); W (2-3).

Bell Creek 9Sarasota Christian 2

B 011|043|0 – |9|12|0
S 002|000|0 – |2|5|4
Records – B (4-1); S (1-3).