Gold Division 

at Lennard

Lennard 6, #2 Sickles 2

For four years, Lennard senior Zack Bird has been steady and reliable for the Longhorns surpassing the 100 innings mark at the varsity level early in the season. On Tuesday, after the Longhorns dropped a Saladino Saturday game against Plant City, Bird was given the task of keeping the Longhorns tourney hopes alive against the defending state champion Sickles Gryphons – and the veteran lefty more than lived up to the challenge working around two unearned runs and two hits, spinning a complete game with seven strikeouts.

“Zack commanded the strike zone with al the pitches tonight and battled,” Longhorns head coach Vic Martinez said. “He is someone who, over four years, that has wanted the ball in big games.”

Sickles took a lead in the second when Thomas Bly singled to lead off the half-inning, before an error moved him to third and he scored on a double-steal.

The Longhorns answered after a single from Sebastian Rojas and a Mattie Counts double put a runner 90 feet away, and a Gryphons error gave away the lead. RJ Torres singled in a run in the sixth to give the Longhorns the lead, and Lennard built on it with a Cole Montgomery RBI single to put the game out of reach. Torres added a second RBI hit in Lennard’s three-run seventh.

The loss spoiled a solid outing from Sickles senior Carter LeBlanc, who struck out nine in six innings of work; and Cameron Guise scored Jordan Yost (single) with a sac fly in the sixth.

L 000|102|3 – |6|6|3
S 010|001|0 – |2|1|1
W – Bird (1-1); L – LeBlanc
2B – Counts (L). Records – L (4-4); S (6-2).

#8 Gaither 5, Plant City 1

Gaither’s Zach Callahan limited Plant City to a single run through X innings of work, allowing four hits and striking out six. The Cowboys jumped out to an early lead on a bases loaded walk and a Ryder Warriner single. SJ Branham hit an RBI double, and Angel Hernandez and Josh Choe drove in runs. Jake Carbaugh was tagged with the loss allowing four earned runs, but struck out eight in four innings, while also doubling in a run for the Raiders.

P 000|100|0 – |1|4|2
G 301|100|x – |5|4|1
W – Callahan (3-0); L – J. Carbaugh
2B – J. Carbaugh (P); Branham (G). Records – P (4-4); G (6-2).

at Strawberry Crest

Newsome 4, Leto 3

Anthony DeVito (2-for-4, two runs) and Braden Moon singled in the bottom of the seventh and an errant throw after a ground ball ended the game in a walk-off as Newsome took a 4-3 win against Leto. Moon got the scoring started in the third with a two-run homer – his third of the year.

L 000|200|1 – |3|3|3
N 002|001|1 – |4|6|1
W – Sanchez; L – Rodriguez
HR – Moon (N). Records – L (3-5); N (4-4).

#3 Jesuit 4, #7 Strawberry Crest 3

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S 020|001|0 – |3|10|1
J 001|001|2 – |4|6|1
W – Waechter (1-0); L – Tweedy
2B – Knight (S); Pestalozzi (J); 3B – Pirela (J). Records – S (5-3); J (5-2).

at Jefferson

Plant 14, Wharton 4 (6)

Tanner Swank‘s bases-clearing double in the second spark a strong offensive showing for Plant Monday afternoon. Jackson Cucchi went 2-for-3, with two RBI and two runs scored, Cash Strayer was 2-for-3 with a double and two runs, and Urban Ellis (double) and Matthew Midyett both scored twice and drove in a run in the win. Coy Keller pitched 3 1/3 innings, allowing just one unearned run, and struck out four to earn the win. Jake Turer and Danny Munoz were both 1-for-3 for Wharton, each scoring a run, and Chase Anello was also 1-for-3 with an RBI.

W 000|130|x – |4|3|1
P  043|205|x – |14|10|3
W – Keller; L – Sauer
2B – Swank, Ellis, Strayer (P). Records – W (4-5); P (5-3).

#9 Bloomingdale 6, #1 Jefferson 2

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B 003|000|3 – |6|6|3
J 010|100|0 – |2|4|0
W – Porter; L – Van Meter
2B – De La Rosa (B); HR – Copple (J). Records – B (5-2); J (7-1).

at Tampa Catholic

#T4 Durant 7, Steinbrenner 3

Durant scored early and often, fending off Steinbrenner in an afternoon game at TC, as Noah Morales drove in the game’s first run, and Warriors errors allowed two more before Jackson McClellan (2-for-3, run) put the game out of reach with a two-run single in the third. Nick April-Gath collected two hits and scored twice in the win, and senior Tyler Macpherson earned the win with three scoreless innings and three strikeouts. Austin Liss went 2-for-4 for Steinbrenner driving in a run, and Noah Fowler  had a hit and scored twice.

S 000|201|0 – |3|4|4
D 212|200|x – |7|10|5
W – Ty. Macpherson (1-0); L – Stern
Records – S (1-6); D (6-1).

#T4 Tampa Catholic 2, Alonso 1

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A 100|000|0 – |1|5|1
T 101|000|x – |2|5|0
W – Sotiropoulos; L – Antuna; S – Ledo
Records – A (4-4); T (6-2).

⚾ Silver Division 

Robinson 9, Freedom 1

Robinson strung together four hits, a hit batter and an error to score five runs in the fourth inning against Freedom and never looked back. Cason Cooper singled in two runs to put the game out of reach, and Mooch Lilly pitched five innings, allowing one run on one hit, and struck out six. Liam Harris doubled for the Patriots and an RBI sac bunt from Cade Hoffman accounted for the lone Freedom run.

R 000|500|4 – |9|7|1
F 000|010|0 – |1|1|4
W – Lilly (1-3); L – Doxtater
2B – Thomas (R); Harris (F). Records – R (5-4); F (1-6).

#10 Seffner Christian 12, King 11 (8)

Addy Scott‘s county-leading fifth home run proved the difference in a slobberknocker with King on Monday. The walk-off win makes six-straight for the Crusaders, moving SCA to 2-0 in pool play. Scott scored three times in the victory, while Jenuel Ortiz had two hits and an RBI, and Kaleb Williams drove in a pair. Nicholas Brown went 2-for-5, with two runs and an RBI for the Lions, while Nico Brown was 2-for-4, scoring a run, and Cooper Messenger (2-for-3, two runs, two RBI) and Martin Gallo (run, RBI) both doubled.

K 000|160|40 – |11|9|5
S 100|340|31 – |12|11|4
W – Stephens; L – Pena
2B – Messenger, Gallo (K); HR – Scott (S). Records – S (6-1); K (3-4).

Hillsborough 5, Riverview 1

Hillsborough scored every-other inning, as Aiden Morales‘ productive out in the third put the Terriers ahead of Riverview for HHS’ second win of the tournament. Morales gave his team five strong innings on the mound, allowing one unearned run with six strikeouts. Kyler Martin was 2-for-4 with a double and two runs driven in, and Ryan Arroyo went 2-for-3, scoring twice and driving in one for the Terriers, while Ozzy Font (2ip) and Adriano Parral (1ip, 2 K’s) pitched scoreless relief. A walk and an error setup Ronald Blake‘s RBI double for the Sharks in the home-first, but there were no more Riverview runs the rest of the way.

H 101|020|1 – |5|8|1
R 100|000|0 – |1|2|4
W – Morales (2-2); L – Tishman
2B – Martin (H); Blake (R). Records – H (5-3); R (0-8).

Sumner 5, Armwood 3

Armwood tied the game at three-apiece in the fifth on back-to-back singles from Christian Lallave-Segui and Princeton Clark (two RBI), but the home team Stingrays countered in the sixth as Daniel Dugarte and Ethan DeJesus smacked back-to-back RBI doubles to give Sumner a win. Isaiah Welch and Zach Hutchinson (double) were both 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI in the win, while Anthony Jazquez earned the win on the mound with 10 strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings, and Cayden Doven recorded the final four outs for the save.

A 000|030|0 – |3|4|0
S 021|002|x – |5|8|0
W – Jacquez; L – Corns; S – Doven
2B – Hutchinson, DeJesus, Dugarte (S). Records – A (4-3); S (4-3).

Bronze Division 

Carrollwood Day 2, Brooks DeBartolo 0

Carrollwood Day stayed undefeated with a late-inning push to win a pitcher’s duel between juniors Gabe Troya (win, 7ip, four hits, one walk, nine K’s) and Joe DiCecco (6ip, one earned run, two hits, three K’s). In the home-sixth JD Howard was hit to leadoff the inning, and scored the deciding run on a error on a sac bunt from Wyatt Weston, and the Patriots added an insurance run on a bunt from Steven Vargo.

B 000|000|0 – |0|4|2
C 000|002|x – |2|2|1
W – Troya (2-0); L – DiCecco (0-3)
Records – B (2-5); C (9-0).

East Bay 12, Brandon 1 (5)

East Bay’s John Viane struck out three in his 4 1/3 innings on the mound to earn his first win of the season, as the Indians offense put the game out of reach early against Brandon. Dylan Simonsen‘s two-run single highlighted a six-run first for the Indians, as he finished 2-for-2, with a walk and three runs scored. DJ Terrell had a productive at-bat driving in a run in the third, and singled in a pair in the fourth. Two errors and a hit batter setup David Ruiz to deliver Brandon’s lone run on a sacrifice fly.

B 001|00x|x – |1|1|3
E 601|5xx|x – |12|8|0
W – Viane (1-0); L – Quinones
Records – B (1-6); E (6-1).

Cambridge Christian 8, Chamberlain 6 (10)

Brody Bellomo singled and scored a run to give his team a lead in the top of the 10th inning as Cambridge Christian won its second game of the Bronze Division tourney. Bellomo, who also doubled and scored earlier in the game, also picked up the win with two innings pitched and one run allowed. Trigg Listerman was 3-for-6 with an RBI, and four players each scored two runs for the Lancers, with Braiden Price driving in three of those runs. Chamberlain matched the Lancers with eight hits, but could only answer the three-run top 10th with one run when Nicholas Bourdon singled in a run (his third RBI on the night, which included a triple), but was left stranded. Kenneth Madrid and Yadiel Garcia (RBI) both doubled in 2-for-5 showings, with each scoring a run.

CC 310|100|000|3 – |8|8|2
Ch 023|000|000|1 – |6|8|6
W – Bellomo; L – Wormack
2B – Bellomo (CC); Garcia, Madrid (Ch); 3B – Bourdon (Ch). Records – CC (4-3); Ch (2-6).

Tampa Bay Tech 4, Spoto 3

Freshman Neomar Flores doubled in a pair as Tampa Bay Tech scored three runs in the seventh to put Spoto away.

T 000|100|3 – |4|6|4
S 010|001|1 – |4|6|4
W – Hartman; L – Woods
2B – X. Johnson, Flores, M. Johnson (T). Records – T (2-5); S (2-7).

⚾ Non-Saladino Play 

Tampa Prep 12, Naples Barron Collier 1 (6)

Tampa Prep took care of Barron Collier in the Florida League Classic Tournament in Sanford on Monday, as Emilio Miranda was 2-for-4, with a double, two RBI, a run scored, and 4 1/3 innings of work on the mound, earning the win with one unearned allowed and two strikeouts. Ignacio Gonzalez went 2-for-3 with a double and scored twice, while Liam AkinsJordan Della Roca, and Lincoln Bailey (double) each drove in two runs.

T 303|006|x – |12|11|2
B 010|000|x – |1|3|1
W – Miranda (1-1); L – Kantor
2B – Bailey, Gonzalez, Miranda (T); Metcalf (B). Records – T (4-2); B (6-1).