#1 Durant 3, #7 Strawberry Crest 2

Three seventh-inning singles capped off by a walk-off sac fly to left by Noah Morales gave Durant a win against Strawberry Crest. The Chargers worked three walks and a Chase Conti single in the top-half, with a run scoring when Saxon Shah drew a bases loaded walk. Durant senior Blaine Rowland pitched three innings in relief of Chase Mobley (4ip, one unearned, one hit, one walk & 5 K’s) and worked out of further damage to earn the win. The Cougars outhit the Chargers 10-2, with Nick April-Gath going 3-for-4, with two runs scored and Tristan Brown going 2-for-3. Landon Wood pitched four innings for Crest, allowing one run, on four hits, and Brayden DiCerb pitched 1 2/3 innings, and struck out two.

S 010|000|1 – |2|2|1
D 100|010|1 – |3|10|1
W – Rowland (0-0); L – DiCerb (0-0)
Records – S (12-8); D (18-3).

#8 Carrollwood Day 6, Englewood Lemon Bay 4

Carrollwood Day set a new regular season wins mark, traveling south to Lemon Bay and winning its 20th game (surpassing the 2018 team, which won 19 games in the regular season before reaching the state semifinal and finishing 24-4). Senior Nick Bonollo tripled in a pair of runs in the sixth to break a tie game, and Logan Mazur (2-for-4, three RBI) held the Manta Rays scoreless for four innings of relief, before Nick Riedel picked up his third save of the season with a pair of K’s in the seventh.

C 010|302|0 – |6|7|1
L 013|000|0 – |4|5|0
W – L Mazur (4-0); L – Shaw; S – Riedel (3)
2B – Landers, Hale (L); 3B – Bonollo (C); Vazquez (L). Records – C (20-4); L (7-13).

Berkeley Prep 2, Lakewood Ranch 0

Berkeley Prep’s incredible second half of the season continued with a shutout win against Lakewood Ranch, the Buccaneers 10th-straight victory as George Cook doubled in the deciding run in the second, and Nolan Metcalf immediately followed with an RBI single in the next at-bat. Jett Walters held the Mustangs to two hits and two walks, while striking out four in his five shutout innings, and Parker Mitzel (1.1ip, 4 H, 2 K’s) and Ben O’Brien closed out the win with a pair of strikeouts for the save.

L 000|000|0 – |0|6|0
B 020|000|x – |2|6|0
W – Walters; L – Valencourt; S – O’Brien
2B – Cook (B). Records – L (10-11-1); B (11-9)

Tampa Catholic 4, Lakeland Christian 3

Tampa Catholic pitchers struck out 14 as the Crusaders defeated MaxPreps’ ranked No. 3 Lakeland Christian on the road on Thursday. Junior Jose Carrero (coming off a 2-for-3, three RBI game on Tuesday against St. Petersburg) opened the games scoring with his first home run of the season in the second inning. But the Vikings battled back taking the lead with a three-run home-half on a two-run Conor Browne single and a TC error. Alex Sotiropoulos struck out nine in his 3 2/3 innings on the mound, Trevor West recorded the final out of the fourth inning, and Dominic Woodward pitched three hitless innings and struck out five to earn the save. Ethan Frame singled in a run in the third and another Crusaders run crossed during a double-play, and  Lucas Cinnante scored the deciding run in the fourth on a wild pitch.

T 012|100|0 – |4|5|2
L 030|000|0 – |3|5|1
W – Sotiropoulos; L – Rutledge; S – Woodward
HR – Carrero (T). Records – T (13-7); L (17-2).

#5 Sickles 2, Wharton 1

Sickles started quickly with first-inning singles by Jordan Yost (2-for-3, stolen base) and Cameron Guise, before Jaden Nazar doubled in a run and Michael Bynum plated the deciding run with an RBI sac fly. Guise worked around seven hits, allowing just a single run and striking out seven in his six inning start, and Nick Hartley closed out the win with a pair of strikeouts in his lone inning. Jairius Morris singled in the Wildcats only run in the sixth, Jariel Garriga pitched 4 1/3 scoreless innings of relief, striking out four, Jaylen Martin (run) had two hits and a run, while Justis Meadows and Jeremiah Brown both doubled for Wharton.

S  200|000|0 – |2|6|0
W 000|001|0 – |1|7|1
W – Guise; L – Evans; S – Hartley
2B – Nazar (S); Meadows, Brown (W). Records – S (17-5); W (9-13).

Steinbrenner 5, #3 Newsome 4

Steinbrenner earned a walk-off win against Newsome taking advantage of spotty pitching with Jorge Romero‘s (2-for-4, two runs) second double of the game tying things and a Tom Yazcac walk (the third of the inning ending the game). Kelton Meares earned the win with his 2 1/3 scoreless innings of relief, striking out five, and in just his second pitching outing of the season, Austin Liss struck out three in three scoreless innings as the Warriors starter. Ryan Spitzer was 2-for-3 with a double, run and RBI for the Wolves, and Braden Moon went 2-for-4 with a run scored.

N 000|220|0 – |4|5|1
S 002|010|2 – |5|3|1
W – Meares (3-0); L – Phelps
2B – Spitzer (N); Romero 2 (S). Records – N (15-5); S (10-11).

Tampa Bay Tech 7, Brandon 4

Mekhi Johnson (2-for-3, two runs) gave Tampa Bay Tech the lead in the third inning with an RBI single to center and the Titans added on two more to insure a win at home against Brandon. Luke Jones doubled in two runs, and Xavier Johnson was 1-for-3 with a run and two RBI in the win, with Neomar Flores giving the Titans 5 1/3 innings of work, allowing two earned runs and striking out nine, and Cameron Davis working the final five outs for the save. Robert Elder was 1-for-3 for the Eagles with two runs scored and struck out seven on the mound, and Francis Ovalles was 1-for-3 with an RBI for Brandon.

B 210|100|0 – |4|4|5
T 213|001|x – |7|8|4
W – Flores (0-0); L – Elder (0-0); S – Davis (0)
2B – Rodriguez (B); Jones, McKay (T). Records – B (1-20); T (6-15).

Hillsborough 8, Spoto 1

Senior Robbie McNamara singled in the game’s first run in the fourth inning and belted a grand slam in the sixth as the Terriers defeated Spoto. Daniel Pena‘s (2-for-4, run) RBI single in the fifth inning gave the Hillsborough the deciding run in support of starting pitcher Adriano Parral who worked five innings, allowed one unearned and struck out seven, and Kyler Martin, who finished off the final two innings allowing just two hits and striking out five batters.

H 000|125|0 – |8|6|2
S 000|010|0 – |1|5|6
W – Parral; L – Cairns
HR – McNamara (H). Records – H (11-10); S (5-17).

Armwood 8, Blake 1

Armwood’s Theodric Hicks belted a first-pitch homer to left to get the Hawks going, and senior Matthew Hall also homered in the win, and pitched three scoreless innings in his win. Hicks worked a pair of innings of relief, allowing one unearned, and Alonzo Godwin added two more innings – all three pitchers finishing with four strikeouts apiece. Rhys Brush was 2-for-3, with a run and RBI in the win, and Reem Jackson doubled and drove in a pair.

A 110|311|1 – |8|8|1
B 000|010|0 – |1|4|1
W – Hall; L – Jackson
2B – Jackson (A); HR – Hall, Hicks (A). Records – A (13-5); B (4-13).

Jefferson 8, Riverview 7 (11)

Jefferson faced a stiff test as Riverview pushed the Dragons into 11 innings before Hayden Sekanick (3-for-5, two runs, RBI) singled, stole second and third and scored the winning run on a KJ Sampson hit. Cameron Copple went 4-for-6 for the Dragons, with a triple, and three RBI. Moises Gudino had 10 strikeouts in seven innings of relief, allowing one unearned run on two hits. Riverview’s Ronald Blake had three hits and made things interesting early with a two run single, and added two doubles and four RBI in the loss; Ryan Butner was 2-for-5, scoring twice, and Brady Rebello was 2-for-5, with an RBI.

R 102|300|000|10 – |7|8|4
J 010|400|100|11- |8|13|4
W – Gudino; L – Rodriguez
2B – Blake 2 (R); 3B – Benton, Copple (J). Records – R (3-17); J (14-8).

Sumner 4, Freedom 2

An RBI double from Anthony Jacquez provided the winning run for the Stingrays in the sixth inning, as Isaiah Wlech allowed one run and struck out three to earn the win in relief. Jacquez also yielded a run in his four-inning start, and finished with six K’s in a no-decision. Devin Mena doubled in the first two runs for Sumner and Winston Pennant and Sebastian Peralta both scored twice. Freedom’s Gavin Tarr singled in a run to right in the fourth and Liam Harris momentarily tied the game with a solo home run to center in the fifth. Cade Hoffman finished with four strikeouts and allowed three earned runs in his complete-game loss.

S 000|201|1 – |4|3|1
F 000|110|0 – |2|5|2
W – Welch (2-0); L – Hoffman
2B – Mena, Jacquez (S); HR – Harris (F). Records – S (13-5); F (4-16).

East Bay 13, King 8

East Bay stacked six singles and eight runs in the fifth inning to push the game out of reach against visiting King. Andrew Gingrich was 2-for-4 and provided the deciding run with a two-run single in the big inning; Rory Beauford Jr. was 2-for-3 with a double and three RBI; Dylan Simonsen was 2-for-3 with a run and RBI; and Connor Gavigan hit a solo home run. King’s Nico Brown was 2-for-4 with an RBI; Cooper Messenger went 1-for-3 with a triple, run and RBI; and Martin Gallo doubled, scored one and drove in one. Mike Mowel worked three innings in a no-decision allowing four runs, and striking out five; while John Viane finished the final four innings and earning with win.

K 202|003|1 – |8|7|1
E 014|080|x – |13|12|2
W – Viane; L – Rivera
2B – Gallo (K); Beauford (E); 3B – Messenger (K); HR – Gavigan (E). Records – K (9-12); E (12-7).

Wesley Chapel 10, Brooks DeBartolo 0 (6)

B  000|000|x – |0|1|8
W 006|121|x – |10|9|1
W – Brooks; L – DiCecco
3B – Guevara (W). Records – B (5-17); W (13-7).

Leto 18, Middleton 2 (4)

Records – L (10-12); M (0-16).

Hernando Christian 15, Foundation Christian 11 (8)

H 423|001|14 – |15|12|1
F 440|110|10 – |11|19|7
W – Tomisomf; L – Tillotson
2B – Pandy (H); Figueroa (F); 3B – Salter, Williams (F). Records – H (11-9); F (10-6).

Sarasota Christian 18, Bayshore Christian 3 (4)

Records – B (0-12); S (8-9-1).

Wednesday, April 17 Results 

Land O’Lakes 3, Steinbrenner 2

Despite doubling Land O’Lakes hit total, Steinbrenner couldn’t mount a full rally against the Gators on Wednesday. LOL senior Logan Baisley worked four shutout innings, striking out five and allowing three hits to earn the win and Michael Haffpenny held the Warriors scoreless for 1 2/3 innings with four K’s to earn his fourth save. The Gators’ Austin mcCormack lined a two-run single to right and Logan Chalk followed right behind with a up-the-middle single to drive in the extra run. Steinbrenner mounted a sixth-inning rally when Tom Yazvac singled in Jorge Romero (2-for-3), and courtesy runner Benjamin Scotch scored on a wild pitch. Cayden Hessemyer was 2-for-4 and took the loss, despite six punchouts in his five innings of work, and Noah Fowler was 2-for-3.

S 000|002|0 – |3|8|0
L 000|300|x – |3|4|1
W – Baisley (7-1); L – Hessemyer (2-4); S – Halfpenny (4)
Records – L (16-4); S (9-11).

Bell Creek 11, St. Pete Canterbury 1 (5)

C 000|00x|x – |1|2|8
B 501|23x|x – |11|7|1
W – Bobos; L – Brooks
3B – Berning, Golden, Almonte (B). Records – C (2-10); B (14-5).