Steinbrenner 4, #3 Plant 2

Steinbrenner jumped out with a three-run first inning and held off visiting Plant. Jorge Romero held the Panthers to two runs over five innings, on just one hit and two walks, while striking out six. The senior also went 2-for-3 at the plate with a double. Aidan Forde (2-for-3, run) singled in the Warriors first run, and Austin Liss doubled in a pair in the first. Romero struck out the side in the second, and Steinbrenner added to its lead on a Panthers error. Danny Cerelli cut the lead in half in the fourth with a two-run home run to right, but Plant only managed two more singles (James Leach and Tanner Swank) off of Warriors reliever Kelton Meares (two strikeouts).

P 000|200|0 – |2|3|2
S 310|000|0 – |4|5|0
W – Romero (2-2); L – DeMarinis; S – Meares (3)
2B – Liss, Romero (S); HR – Cerelli (P). Records – P (11-5); S (7-9).

Alonso 7, Leto 2

Alonso’s Landon Nunez supported himself with an RBI single in the third, and gave the Ravens four-plus innings on the mound to earn the win. Carson Vega (2-for-4, two runs) doubled in a pair in the next inning, and Daniel Despaine‘s RBI single put the game out of reach for the Falcons. Samuel Fernandez also had two hits, including a two-run double for the Ravens, and Christopher Padilla pitched 2 1/3 innings of scoreless relief. A walk, an error and a Julian Najera single loaded the bases for Leto in the fifth, and the Falcons scratched back two runs on back-to-back RBI sac fly’s from Gerard Ortega and Denzel Martinez.

L 000|020|0 – |2|3|0
A 001|303|0 – |7|13|1
W – Nunez; L – Arroyo
2B – Vega, Fernandez (A). Records – L (7-9); A (9-8).

Cambridge Christian 1, Sarasota Christian 0

Eighth-grader Trigg Listerman held Sarasota Christian to a single hit, while striking out seven in four scoreless innings, as Cambridge Christian won on the road. A Truman Mayer RBI sac fly in the fourth gave the Lancers the needed run for the win, and provided two scoreless innings of relief (one hit, four K’s), before Brody Bellomo struck out the side to earn the save. Randall Collins pitched 6 2/3 innings for the Blazers, allowing just the unearned run, on four hits, with five strikeouts.

C 000|100|0 – |1|4|2
S 000|000|0 – |0|2|1
W – Listerman (4-3); L – Collins (4-2); S – Bellomo (2)
2B – Collins (S). Records – C (7-8); S (6-5).

#7 Armwood 4, King 0

Armwood senior Tyler Corns pitched six scoreless innings, allowing just three hits and a walk, while striking out eight, and Alonzo Godwin closed out the Hawks shutout win over the Lions, allowing one hit and striking out three in the final frame. Theodric Hicks doubled to start the home-third, taking third on the throw in, and scored on a Reem Jackson RBI sac fly to score the eventual game-winner. The Hawks iced the win with a Rhys Brush RBI single, and two runs in the sixth to put King away. Cooper Messenger had a pair of hits in the loss for the Lions.

K 000|000|0 – |0|4|2
A 001|012|x – |4|4|1
W – Corns (3-2); L – Rivera
2B – Hicks (A). Records – K (7-9); A (0-0).

#6 Durant 6, Plant City 0

Senior Gehrig Graham struck out a dozen and allowed just two hits and a walk, as Durant won topped neighbor Plant City on Thursday. Nick April-Gath (2-for-4, two runs) doubled to start the bottom-first, and scored on double from Blaine Rowland (3-for-4), who in-turn scored on a sac fly from Jackson McClellan (2-for-2, two doubles, two RBI) as the Cougars took control early. Senior Chase Mobley was 2-for-4 with a run and RBI, and pitched two hitless innings of relief with two strikeouts. Jake Carbaugh struck out seven for the Raiders.

P 000|000|0 – |0|2|4
D 202|110|x – |6|9|1
W – Graham (4-0); L – J. Carbaugh
2B – Baxter (P); McClellan 2, Rowland, April-Gath (D). Records – P (7-10); D (13-3).

Sumner 5, Spoto 2

The Sitngrays spotted Spoto a two-run lead, before taking control with a five-run third inning and winning behind a strong showing from Anthony Jacquez who worked five innings on the mound, striking out 11, allowing two runs on three hits and two walks. After a two-run double from Winston Pennant tied the game, Jacquez tripled in a pair to give Sumner the lead and scored an added run on a Zach Hutchinson single. Keywan Massie got the Spartans on the board in the first with an RBI double, and Peyton Nisy doubled in a Spoto run in the third, but Jacquez would limit things there, before giving way to a hitless inning of relief from Cayden Doven and Adonis Troncoso. 

Sp 101|000|0 – |2|3|1
Su 005|000|x – |5|7|0
W – Jacquez (2-1); L – Cairns; S – Troncoso
2B – Massie, Nisy (Sp); Pennant (Su); 3B – Jacquez (Su). Records – Sp (3-14); Su (10-4).

#1 Sickles 8, Robinson 0

Gryphons senior Cameron Guise held Robinson to two hits, while striking out four with no walks to earn a win at home against Robinson. Sickles jumped ahead quickly as Jordan Yost doubled in the first and scored on a bad throw as he stole third base. A bases loaded walk, and a two-run single from Brandon Gonzales (2-for-3, run) pumped up the early lead.

R 000|000|0 – |0|3|5
S 512|000|x – |8|5|1
W – Guise; L – Rojas
2B – Yost (S). Records – R (9-9); S (14-3).

Chamberlain 2, Hillsborough 1

Chamberlain’s Yadiel Garcia (2-for-3) hit a two-out single and the Storm loaded the bases in the eighth inning, and the senior won the game with a steal of home. Garcia dealt for 7 2/3 innings, allowing one Terriers run in the first inning and striking out 10 in a no-decision, before giving way to Jonathan Palma who got a pop fly out to end the top of the eighth and earn the win thanks to Garcia. Daniel Pena led off the game with a double to left for the Terriers and scored on an RBI single from Aiden Morales. Kenneth Madrid walked in the sixth, and upped his county stolen base lead to 30, swiping a pair of bags and scoring on a wild pitch to force extra innings. Hillsborough’s Adriano Parral struck out seven, going 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision.

H 100|000|00 – |1|5|1
C 000|001|01 – |2|5|3
W – Palma; L – Martin
2B – Pena (H); Moyer, Hyde (C). Records – H (8-9); C (6-11).

Riverview 3, Brandon 2

Sharks sophomore Driston Marino pitched a complete-game leading Riverview to a win on the road, allowing two Brandon runs on five hits, while striking out seven. Senior Caiden Kamrad singled to lead off the third, stole second, and took third and scored on two passed balls to give the Sharks the lead, and Riverview added some crucial runs in the fifth with Brady Rebello singling and scoring on a wild pitch, and Karma singling and scoring on a double-steal. RBI singles from Aidan Junttila and Francis Ovalles cut the lead to a run in the sixth, but the Sharks held off the Eagles turning a 1-2-3, double-play to end the threat. Robert Elder gave the Eagles some life in the seventh with a two-out double, but Marino finished the game off with a strikeout.

R 001|020|0 – |3|6|3
B 000|002|0 – |2|5|0
W – Marino; L – Ruiz
2B – Elder (B). Records – R (3-13); R (1-15).

Calvary Christian 10, Tampa Prep 3

Andrew Tress hit a first-inning two-run homer, and Darian Collins, Jace Kohler and Cameron Uzzilla each hit RBI singles as the Warriors put the game out of reach at Tampa Prep. Will Jennewein was 2-for-2, with two walks, a home run and RBI single for the Terrapins, and Kyle Brill doubled and scored a run in the loss. Collins pitched four innings for Calvary Christian, and struck out four while allowing two runs on three hits.

C 230|111|2 – |10|13|0
T 101|000|1 – |3|5|2
W – Collins (4-0); L – Miranda
2B – Brady, Jans (C); Brill (T); 3B – Jackson (C); HR – Tess (C); Jennewein (T). Records – C (14-1); T (9-9).

Strawberry Crest 10, Tampa Bay Tech 0 (5)

Strawberry Crest’s Chase Conti (2ip, 1 BB) led a five-inning, staff no-hitter, with Brisen Tweedy, Damien Lariz and Brayden DiCerb each throwing scoreless innings, combining for eight strikeouts. Ahkil Nimmala was 2-for-2 with two homers and four RBI in the win.

S 431|11x|x – |10|11|0
T 000|00x|x – |0|0|3
W – Conti; L – Andrus-Rhoades
2B – Cappucci (S); 3B – Knight (S); HR – Nimmala 2 (S). Records – S (10-6); T (4-12).

Wharton 14, Middleton 0 (5)

Wharton’s Connor Evans (2ip, 5 K’s), Brody Turer (1ip, 3 K’s) and Connor Shore (2ip, 3 K’s) tossed a five-inning perfect game.

M    000|00x|x – |0|0|2
W (10)20|2xx|x – |14|8|0
W – Evans; L – Stewart
2B – Morris 2, Anello, Munoz (W). Records – M (0-11); W (8-10).

#4 Jesuit 10, Wiregrass Ranch 0 (6)

Back-to-back-to-back RBI doubles from Kaden WaechterDJ Pirela, and Cannon Murtagh sparked an eight-run rally for the Tigers in the fifth in a matchup of MaxPreps’ Florida Top 25 ranked teams. Zane Pestalozzi‘s three-run homer put the bow on the big inning, and Waechter hit a solo homer in the sixth. Tigers sophomore Wilson Anderson held the Bulls to one hit and two walks, while striking out four in his 2 2/3 inning start, and senior Aden Knowles struck out six, finishing the game out and earning the win. Noah Sheffield went 3-for-4, with a stolen base and a run scored in the win.

W 000|000|x – |0|2|2
J  000|082|x – |10|9|2
W – Knowles (0-0); L – Morris (0-0)
2B – Barclay (W); Waechter, Pirela, Murtaugh (J); 3B – xxxxx (W); xxxxx (J); HR – Pestallozi, Waechter (J). Records – W (11-3); J (11-4).

SLAM 18, Canterbury 6 (6)

S 443|043|x – |18|13|1
C 202|200|x – |6|7|1
W – Lugo; L – Kelly
2B – Duncan, Maccarone 2 (S); Kelly, McGowan (C); 3B – Bunner (S); Blaxberg (C); HR – Bunner (S). Records – S (10-5); C (2-7).

#10 Jefferson 14, Blake 1 (6)

J  230|306|x – |14|11|1
B 000|100|x – |1|2|2
W – Marroquin (6-1); L – Jackson
HR – Mallo, Copple, Caraballo, Benitez (J). Records – J (12-6); B (2-10).

Lakeland Victory Christian 13, Foundation Christian 2 (5)

V 436|00x|x – |13|12|0
F 100|01x|x – |2|7|4
W – Smith; L – Booker
2B – Slocim 2, Smith 2 (V). Records – V (4-11); F (7-3).

Berkeley Prep 16, Brooks DeBartolo 2 (5)

BP 281|32x|x – |16|13|2
BD 101|00x|x – |2|5|5
W – Mitzel (1-2); L – Gannon
2B – Hermann, Pfau, Farrar, Metcalf (B). Records – BP (6-9); BD (4-12).