⚾ Friday, April 5

Lennard 2, #9 Bloomingdale 1

Lennard’s Mattie Counts (2-for-3, SB) hit a first-pitch home run at Bloomingdale on Friday, and the Bulls countered with a home-first run, when Dawson Rankin (2-for-3) singled, and eventually scored on a Pierce Collins sac fly. From there the two teams played five scoreless frames, before the Longhorns scratched out the deciding run on seventh-inning singles from Kevin Hunter and an RBI line drive to right field from Sebastian Rojas. Lennard senior Zack Bird held the Bulls to one run on three hits in his 5 1/3 innings on the mound; and for the second time this week, Pablo Garcia earned a win in relief, recording the final five outs without allowing a base runner, and striking out one. Bloomingdale’s Hayden Porter pitched a complete-game, but took the loss allowing two runs on six hits and a walk, and finishing with five strikeouts.

L 100|000|1 – |2|6|0
B 100|000|0 – |1|3|0
W – Garcia (3-0); L – Porter (2-3)
HR – Counts (L). Records – L (8-8); B (10-6).

#3 Plant 1, #7 Armwood 0

Plant senior Garrett Hill followed up on his five-inning no-hitter last week, by dealing another gem in a one-hit shutout against visiting Armwood, with nine strikeouts. The Panthers loaded the bases on the Hawks in the fifth on a hit batter, walk and a fielder’s choice before Connor Fulmino broke the scoreless game with an RBI sac fly, scoring Tanner Swank (1-for-1). Countering Hill, Armwood’s Owen Leever held Plant to just two hits, and struck out three and two walks in the loss, and Reem Jackson had the Hawks lone single.

A 000|000|0 – |0|1|0
P 000|010|x – |1|2|0
W – Hill (4-2); L – Leever
Records – A (10-5); P (12-5).

Carrollwood Day 6, St. Petersburg 3

Carrollwood Day picked up a win on the road behind a three RBI game from Christian Clarke (sac fly, 2-run single) and a 3-for-3 night at the plate from Nick Bonollo (two RBI, run), and solid pitching led by Evan Mazur‘s 5 1/3 innings, with two runs allowed and six strikeouts. Auston Meissner doubled in a run for the Green Devils and singled and scored a run as well, and Dean Slator struck out three in three scoreless relief innings. Nick Riedel entered with two aboard and the tying run at the plate in the seventh, and closed the door by recording the final two outs to pick up the save for the Patriots.

C 011|400|0 – |6|8|0
S 001|001|1 – |3|5|2
W – E. Mazur (3-0); L – Wilson; S – Riedel (2)
2B – Meissner (S). Records – C (15-4); S (4-12).

#8 Seffner Christian 9, Cambridge Christian 2

Seffner Christian got hits from seven players, including homers from Austin Trimble, Colin Patten and a nation-leading 11th bomb from Addy Scott – all supporting a strong showing on the mound from senior Ethan Duncan, who struck out eight across five innings, while allowing two unearned runs on five hits. Duncan improves to 6-1 on the year, winning his sixth straight. Jeneul Ortiz was 2-for-3 with a double, three runs scored and two stolen bases for the Crusaders, and Trimble struck out a pair in two hitless innings of relief.

C 002|000|0 – |2|5|2
S 110|052|x – |9|10|2
W – Duncan (6-1); L – Snider
2B – Ortiz, Rudometkin (S); HR – Scott, Trimble, Patten (S). Records – C (7-9); S (14-2).

#4 Jesuit 4, #5 Tampa Catholic 0

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J 102|000|1 – |4|12|0
T 000|000|0 – |0|4|0
W – Biemiller (4-1); L – Sotiropoulos
2B – Murtagh (J). Records – J (12-4); T (11-6).

Bell Creek 9, Brooks DeBartolo 0

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BC 420|102|0 – |9|10|2
BD 000|000|0 – |0|1|4
W – Jacobsen (4-1); L – Williams
2B – Bobos 2, Golden, Long, Pearce, Berning (BC). Records – BC (10-4); BD (4-13).

#2 Newsome 15, East Bay 3 (5)

N 320|55x|x – |0|0|0
E 102|00x|x – |0|0|0
W – Walton; L – Garcia
2B – Peterson (N); HR – Moon (N). Records – N (13-4); E (8-6).

Gaither 19, Middleton 1 (4)

G 068|5xx|x – |19|16|1
M 000|1xx|x – |1|2|4
W – Lockler (3-1); L – Marchman
2B – Brunet 2, Antinori, Mirza, Lopez, Provencher (G). Records – G (12-5); M (0-12).

Lakeland Christian 13, SLAM 3 (5)

S 003|00x|x – |3|5|4
L 301|09x|x – |13|10|0
W – Diaz (3-0); L – Morales (2-1)
2B – Shipper, Duncan, Bunner (S); Rodrigez, Lester (L); HR – Byrd (L). Records – S (10-6); L (13-2).

Saturday, April 6 

Alonso 4, King 2

Ravens junior Bryan Alonso drove in two runs with a single in the first inning, and Alonso added a pair of runs in the fifth on three singles from Carson Vega, Daniel Despaine (2-for-3, RBI, two runs) and Landon Nunez (RBI) to put the game out of reach for King. The Lions scratched back two runs in the sixth with singles from Koveyontez Balentine and Martin Gallo (2-for-2) setting up two scoring on wild pitches. Freshman Yohan Cintron worked four shutout innings on the mound to earn the win, allowing just three hits with five strikeouts for the Ravens.

A 200|020|0 – |4|7|0
K 000|002|0 – |2|6|2
W – Cintron (2-0); L – Harrier; S – Batista
Records – A (10-8); K (7-10).

Strawberry Crest 5, East Bay 1

Strawberry Crest jumped out with a four-run first Saturday morning, as three singles and three walks put runners on and the Chargers went into motion. Reuben Vasquez (2-for-3) singled to start the home-first, then stole second, third and home to get his team on the board, and the Chargers added runs on a wild pitch, and Akhil Nimmala sac fly, and a passed ball. That was enough support for a trio of Crest pitchers as Landon Wood pitched two scoreless, Brisen Tweedy allowed one run (a two-out RBI single by East Bay’s Connor Gavigan), and senior Brayden DiCerb worked the final three innings, not allowing a base runner and striking out four to earn the save.

E 001|000|0 – |1|6|0
S 400|100|x – |5|8|0
W – Wood (3-0); L – Mowel (3-4); S – DiCerb (3)
2B – Conti, Knight (S). Records – E (8-7); S (11-6).

#1 Sickles 7, Riverview 0

Sickles stretched its win streak to eight, sending away visiting Riverview with a 7-0 defeat. An error allowed the deciding run in the third inning, before Emilio Salgado‘s RBI double salted away the victory. Jaden Nazar was 2-for-4, with a run and RBI, and Michael Bynum was 3-for-4 with a run scored in the win. Jake Taylor pitched five scoreless innings to pick up the win, allowing two hits and two walks, while striking out four; and Brandon Gonzales struck out four in his two, hitless innings of relief.

R 000|000|0 – |0|2|3
S 003|103|x – |7|10|0
W – Taylor; L – Rebello
2B – Salgado (S). Records – R (3-14); S (15-3).

Spoto 8, Tampa Bay Tech 4

Spoto senior Peyton Nisy held visiting Tampa Bay Tech to one earned run, going the distance as the Spartans doubled up the score on the Titans. Two hit batters, and a walk loaded the bases in the home fifth with Spoto trailing 4-1, and D’Andre Woods started off a five-ru rally with an RBI single. Woods scored twice for Spoto and Jehmiel Pettis (2-for-3) scored three runs. Mathew Rojas was 2-for-4 for TBT, driving in two and scoring once.

T 110|020|0 – |4|6|3
S 010|052|x – |8|4|3
W – Nisy; L – Davis
2B – Jones, Rojas (T). Records – T (4-13); S (4-14).

Plant City 6, Leto 4

Plant City snuck by Leto at home on Saturday morning as the two teams traded the lead a few times. The Raiders scored one in the fifth on an RBI single from Salvador Jaramillo changing the lead in Plant City’s favor for the final time. PC would add two more runs in the sixth as walks stacked up for Falcons pitchers and push the game out of reach. Drew Cothren went 2-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored, and Lane Baxter was 2-for-3 with two runs scored for the Raiders. For Leto, Arley Duran hit his second home run of the season, while Gerard Ortega and Fabian Torres (RBI) were both 2-for-4 in the loss.

L 100|020|1 – |4|6|3
P 110|112|x – |6|9|5
W – Hehn; L – Abreau; S – Hay
HR – Duran (L). Records – L (7-10); P (8-10).