#6 Jesuit 2, IMG Academy 1

After a mercy-rule loss in Bradenton last week, Jesuit got a little payback on IMG at home on Tuesday, as the Tigers got a 15-strikeout performance from ace McCall Biemiller, and a door-closing save from Kaden Waechter (.2ip, H, 2 K’s) to defeat the state’s top-ranked team. Noah Sheffield doubled in a run in the first innings, and Jesuit manufactured a second run as DJ Pirela walked, stole second, got third on an error and scored what would prove the winning run on a wild pitch.

I  000|001|0 – |1|3|1
J 100|010|x – |2|6|1
W – Biemiller; L – Franco; S – Waechter
2B – Hanson (I); Sheffield (J). Records – I (17-4); J (14-6).

Alonso 7, #4 Plant 3

Alonso’s Vincent Antuna pitched four shutout innings as Alonso took a district win at Plant on Tuesday. Raymond Llanes and Carson Vega had RBI hits in the second to give the Ravens the early lead, and Alonso added a five-run fifth, keyed by an RBI double from Vega and run-scoring hits by Samuel Fernandez (2-for-3, double, run), Landon Nunez (1-for-4, run), and Ihonathan Perez (1-for-3, two RBI). Plant attempted a last-inning rally, scoring three runs on a Connor Fulmino ground ball, a Urban Ellis RBI single and an RBI hit from Rocco DeMarinis. Antuna allowed just two hits in his four innings, and struck out three to earn the win.

A 020|050|0 – |7|12|2
P 000|000|3 – |3|4|0
W – Antuna (3-4); L – DeMarinis
2B – Fernandez, Llanes, Vega (A). Records – A (10-11); P (16-5).

Foundation Christian 7, Grace Christian 3

Foundation Christian sophomore Evan Booker tossed a complete-game as the Panthers won an afternoon game at home against Grace Christian – marking the 75th win for the eighth-year program and its head coach David McNeely. Peyton Coakley‘s two-run single in the second inning proved the offensive difference maker for FCA, and Caleb Hot was 2-for-3 with two RBI in the win.

G 021|000|0 – |3|6|0
F 222|001|x – |7|11|6
W – Booker
2B – Green, Williams (F). Records – G (6-6); F (10-6).

SLAM 5, Indian Rocks Christian 4

Alex Duncan‘s RBI triple in the fifth pushed the Spartans to a win at home against IRC, as Adonys Nova-Sepulveda pitched 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief to earn the win. Nova-Sepulveda was also 2-for-3 at the plate with two RBI, JJ Shipherd homered, and Andrew Bunner was 2-for-3 with a triple and a run scored.

I  100|120|0 – |4|6|1
S 040|010|x – |5|10|1
W – Nova-Sepulveda; L – Ritchie
2B – Corrier (I); 3B – Duncan, Bunner (S); HR – Beale (I); Shipherd (S). Records – I (7-13); S (11-9).

Berkeley Prep 6, Sarasota Out-of-Door 4

Berkeley Prep rallied with two runs in both the fifth and sixth inning for a home win, as Nolan Metcalf‘s RBI single to right, followed immediately by a Josh Hermann  single the same way to add some insurance. Rivers Kurland pitched 6 2/3 innings, striking out seven and earned the win, allowing four runs (two earned), and Parker Mitzel recorded the final out to earn a save. Mitzel also doubled at the plate, with Jett Walters, David Parker, and Lucas Farrar each getting a hit and an RBI in the win.

O 010|300|0 – |4|4|1
B 001|122|x – |6|7|4
W – Kurland (6-0); L – Kaplan; S – Mitzel
2B – Fox (O); Mitzel (B); HR – Taraska (O). Records – O (9-9); B (10-9).

Lennard 10, Plant City 5

Lennard’s RJ Torres (three runs) and Kevin Hunter (two runs, double) both collected three hits and three RBI as the Longhorns avenged an early-season loss against Plant City. Hunter’s RBI single in the fifth inning proved the deciding run, and Pablo Garcia did the rest, earning the win with five shutout innings of relief, striking out eight and allowing just two hits. The Raiders took advantage for some walks and three hits to put up a five-spot in the second inning to take a brief lead as Aiden Bean (2-for-3, double) singled in a pair, and Salvador Jaramillo doubled in two more. Lennard’s Rowland Ruiz Jr. hit two doubles, drove in a run and scored twice, and Jesse Robledo went 2-for-4 with an RBI in the win.

P 050|000|0 – |5|5|1
L 203|014|x – |10|11|1
W – Garcia (5-0); L – J. Carbaugh
2B – Bean, Jaramillo (P); Ruiz 2, Hunter (L). Records – P (8-12); L (10-9).

Hillsborough 6, Freedom 5

Robbie McNamara (2-for-4) drove in two runs with a single to tie the game in the seventh inning, and the Terriers got a walk off win as a Freedom error allowed Evan Issac (pinch running for McNamara) scored from third. Aaron Ireland pitched two innings of relief, allowing one unearned run and struck out two to earn the win. Aiden Morales was 3-for-4 at the plate, scoring twice and driving in one, while also pitching four innings, allowing one unearned and striking out six. Bryce Nanns was 2-for-3, with a double, run and RBI for Freedom, and Connor Cress was 2-for-4, with two runs and an RBI.

F 100|030|1 – |5|6|3
H 002|010|3 – |6|10|2
W – Ireland; L – Corvin
2B – Nanns, Simpkins (F). Records – F (4-15); H (10-10).

King 9, Chamberlain 8 (8)

Koveyontez Balentine‘s RBI sac fly gave King a walk-off win in extra innings against visiting Chamberlain. Balentine was 1-for-3, with three RBI for the Lions, Nico Brown went 2-for-4, with a double, two runs and an RBI and Nicholas Brown and Cooper Messenger each had doubles and drove in two runs. Dylan Womack was 3-for-4, with a run for the Storm, and Yadiel Garcia had a double, run and RBI in the loss.

C 030|005|00 – |8|9|4
K 002|042|01 – |9|7|1
W – Harrier; L – Bourdon
2B – Garcia (C); Nico Brown, Nicholas Brown, Balentine, Hill, Messenger (K). Records – C (7-12); K (9-11).

Steinbrenner 5, Robinson 0

Steinbrenner’s Jorge Romero held Robinson to just three hits and a walk, striking out six in a complete game shutout, while also going 2-for-4, with a run in RBI. Cayden Hessemyer singled in the games winning run in the first innings, and was 3-for-4 with three RBI in the win.

S 100|030|1 – |5|9|2
R 000|000|0 – |0|3|3
W – Romero (3-2); L – Porath
2B – Hessemyer, Romero (S). Records – S (9-10); R (10-11).

#10 Bloomingdale 2, #3 Newsome F

UPDATE: A member of the FHSAA Rules Committee this morning confirmed with the state’s governing body that this game should NOT have ended in a forfeit, as that rule has change from previous seasons.

With two outs in the bottom of the sixth and Newsome up 3-1, Bloomingdale head coach Kris Wilken called the umpire and opposing coach Dick Rohrberg’s, attention to the Bulls home team scorebook, which had Wolves starting pitcher Wade Walton in violation of the FHSAA pitch count rules. Bloomingdale said Walton’s first pitch to his final hitter was pitch number 106, one more than allowed to start a batter for a player 17-or-older. Wilken’s contention was that the violation meant the game was called as a forfeit win for the Bulls, and Rohrberg pulled his players off the field. No official call was made by the umpire crew, as Newsome’s departure from the field ended the game. Postgame, Rohrberg said his coaching staff had Walton finishing the previous batter at 104, meaning he could continue to face the next batter, but both team’s GameChanger had the pitch as number 106. If the violation is upheld by the FHSAA it would mean Walton would have to sit for the next seven days, and Rohrberg could face a penalty as well. He indicated via text he would contest the end of the game. In full transparency, we were in attendance at the game, but 813Preps does not keep a pitch count. Furthermore, IF the pitch total was over the limit, we don’t have a clear understanding of all of the penalties involved on this sort of violation. We reviewed the FHSAA 2023-24 rule book and found where it addressed the pitch-count violation, and it does not mention the game being a “forfeit,” however, games in the past have been deemed as such after the fact (example: the 2019 Saladino Tournament final, where Plant City violated the limit). Here is the exact verbiage used in the FHSAA handbook:

We will update this tomorrow when we find out more information.

Records – N (15-5); B (14-6).

Santa Fe Catholic 13, #9 Seffner Christian 5

SC 100|220|0 – |5|7|3
SF 524|020|x – |13|16|1
W – Stedman; L – Duncan (6-3)
2B – Shokrani (SC); 3B – Patten (SC); Stedman (SF); HR – Stedman (SF). Records – SC (14-4); SF (14-5).

Tampa Prep 10, Brooks DeBartolo 2

B 010|010|0 – |2|3|0
T 003|601|x – |10|8|1
W – Hawk; L – Gannon
3B – Futch (T); HR – Akins (T). Records – B (5-15); T (10-11).

Sumner 9, Brandon 0

S 001|070|1 – |9|10|1
B 000|000|0 – |0|3|1
W – Mena; L – Ramirez
2B – Pennant 2, DeJesus, Welch (S). Records – S (12-5); B (1-19).

Tampa Catholic 9, St. Petersburg 0

T 000|341|1 – |9|13|1
S 000|000|0 – |0|5|0
W – Cinnante; L – Wilson
2B – Grew 2 (S); 3B – Smythe, Carrero (T). Records – T (12-7); S (5-13).

East Bay 17, Riverview 7

R 007|000|x – |7|3|1
E 225|422|x – |17|14|6
W – Luke; L – Berrios
2B – Simonsen, Garcia (E). Records – R (3-16); E (11-7).

Leto 11, Blake 0 (5)

B 000|00x|x – |0|1|4
L 605|0xx|x – |11|5|0
Records – B (4-12); L (9-12).

Bell Creek 22, Lecanto Seven Rivers Catholic 7 (4)

B 873|4xx|x – |22|11|3
S 510|1xx|x – |7|4|8
Records – B (13-5); S (6-12).

#1 Durant 15, Spoto 0 (4)

S 000|0xx|x – |0|4|2
D 20(10)|3xx|x – |15|13|1
W – Brown (1-0); L – Woods
2B – Rowland (D). Records – S (5-16); D (17-3).

Cambridge Christian 16, Sarasota Gulf Coast HEAT 1 (4)

H 001|0xx|x – |1|3|3
C 429|1xx|x – |16|12|0
W – Uhl (1-1); L – Ekstrom
2B – Bellomo, Price (C). Records – H (1-9); C (10-11).

#8 Carrollwood Day 14, Hernando Christian 0 (5)

C 080|51x|x – |14|15|2
H 000|00x|x – |0|2|1
W – Troya (4-0); L – Hedick
2B – Clarke (C). Records – C (19-4); H (10-9).

Armwood 19, Middleton 1 (5)

A 531|55x|x – |19|14|2
M 100|00x|x – |1|5|7
W – Leever
2B – Clark (A). Records – A (12-5); M (0-15).

⚾ Monday, April 15 Results

Wharton 4, #7 Strawberry Crest 0

Wharton’s Daniel Duno tossed a complete-game shutout, allowing just two hits and striking out four as the Wildcats won on the road at Crest on Monday. Justis Meadows (2-for-3) singled in a pair of runs in the fifth inning to provide the needed support of Duno, and Daniel Munoz did the rest, hitting his fifth home run of the season to up the lead the next inning, and added an RBI sac fly in the seventh. The senior has homered in back-to-back games, and leads the Wildcats with 22 RBI.

W 000|021|1 – |4|5|0
S  000|000|0 – |0|2|0
W – Duno; L – DiCerb
HR – Munoz (W). Records – W (9-12); S (12-7).

Blake 1, Brandon 0

Blake wins its second-straight game, as Ze’kori Newton led off the fourth with a double and scored the deciding run on an Anthony Mathews single, giving the Yellow Jackets pitchers the needed run. Ashton Goggins pitched 4 2/3 shutout innings to earn the win with one hit and three K’s, Elioet Butts pitched 1 1/3 innings with a strikeout, and Alex Levan closed out the game and earned the save. Eagles sophomore David Ruiz took the tough loss, tossing four innings, allowing one run, and struck out four.

Br 000|000|0 – |0|2|2
Bl 000|100|x – |1|5|0
W – Goggins; L – Ruiz; S – Levan
2B – Newton (Bl). Records – Br (1-18); Bl (4-11).

#2 Gaither 7, Jefferson 1

Multi-hit games from Josh Choe (4-for-4, run, RBI), Kevin Brunet (3-for-4, RBI) and SJ Branham (2-for-3, HR, three runs) supported a strong six-inning outing from Gaither ace Michael Fernandez, who struck out 10, allowing one unearned run on just one hit. Zach Callahan pitched a scoreless inning of relief with a pair of strikeouts for the Cowboys, and Jackson Mirza was 1-for-2, with two walks and scored twice.

G 210|202|0 – |7|12|1
J 000|100|0 – |1|2|1
W – Fernandez (6-1); L – Sampson (1-1)
HR – Branham (G). Records – G (14-5); J (13-8).

Lennard 6, Bishop McLaughlin 1

A pair of walks setup a five-run fifth inning for the Longhorns, as Rowland Ruiz Jr. gave Lennard the lead for good with a two-run single. Cole Montgomery drove in the game’s first run with a sac fly, and added an RBI single in the fifth. Zack Bird pitched 5 2/3 innings, allowing one unearned run and struck out four to earn the win, and Pablo Garcia who entered with two aboard in the sixth, struck out all four batters he faced to close out the win. Keith Jacobs II was 2-for-2 with a walk and a run scored for Bishop McLaughlin.

B 000|100|0 – |1|2|2
L 100|050|x – |6|5|2
W – Bird (2-3); L – Paszek; S – Garcia
Records – B (10-7); L (9-9).

Bloomingdale 11, Tampa Bay Tech 1 (5)

Cooper Hinson (2-for-2, RBI, two runs) led off Monday’s game at TBT with a double, before Dawson Rankin (1-for-1, BB, two runs, two RBI) and Pierce Collins (2-for-3, double RBI) gave the Bulls the necessary runs to defeat the Titans. Drew Williams got the win, striking out three as Bloomingdale put up seven runs in the second inning to seal the win, and Cole Gannon had a double. Luke Jones had a double for TBT, and Joseph Hartman held Bloomingdale to one earned run in his three relief innings, while picking up four strikeouts.

B 271|10x|x – |11|12|2
T 100|00x|x – |1|2|3
W – Williams (3-0); L – Johnson
2B – Collins, Hinson, Gannon (B); Jones (T). Records – B (13-6); T (5-15).

#8 Carrollwood Day 12, Zephyrhills Christian 1 (5)

Logan Babb struck out five, allowing one run on one hit in the Patriots five-inning win against ZCA. Christian Clark had an RBI sac fly, and a two-run double in the win; Wyatt Weston was 2-for-2, scoring twice and driving in three; Logan Mazur tripled in a run; and Ethan Heintz scored twice, doubled and drove in a run in the win.

Z 100|00x|x – |1|1|2
C 711|3xx|x – |12|8|0
W – Babb (4-0); L – Copeland
2B – Clarke, Kemner (C); 3B – L. Mazur (C). Records – Z (3-11); C (18-4).

Winter Haven Oasis Christian 13, Bayshore Christian 3 (6)

B 010|200|x – |3|3|5
O 323|311|x – |13|8|4
W – Carbone
2B – Skinner (O); 3B – Ayala (O). Records – B (0-11); O (13-7).