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Tuesday (March 2)

Scoreboard

Palm Harbor University 11, Lakewood 1

Oasis Christian 4, Hernando Christian 3

Foundation Christian 7, Bayshore Christian 0

Cypress Creek 10, Tampa Catholic 8

Lakeland Christian 13, Shorecrest 1

Canterbury 9, Lakeside Christian 4

Northside Christian 6, St. Petersburg Catholic 3

Berkeley Prep 10, Tampa Prep 0

Brooks DeBartolo 10, Tampa SLAM 1

Calvary Christian 10, Boca Ciega 0

Durant 4, Middleton 1

Pasco 10, Freedom 1

Jesuit 10, Hillsborough 1

Academy at the Lakes 3, Cambridge Christian 1

Strawberry Crest 17, Armwood 0

Spoto 7, Blake 6

Land O’ Lakes 2, River Ridge 1

Fivay 14, Chamberlain 4

East Lake 15, Wiregrass Ranch 7

Wesley Chapel 17, Zephyrhills 9

Hudson 11, South Sumter 9

Nature Coast 18, Springstead 1

Clearwater 11, Anclote 1

Hernando 9, Citrus 1

Riverview 6, Robinson 3

Mitchell 3, Gaither 1

Northeast 1, Osceola 0

Wharton 5, Alonso 3

Crystal River 3, Central 2

Keswick Christian 6, Tarpon Springs 0

Jefferson 12, Countryside 1

Weeki Wachee 7, Lecanto 1

Tampa Bay Tech 6, Sumner 1

Prime time performers

SS Micah Berrien, So., Zephyrhills: Finished 3-for-5 with a double and a run scored in a loss to Wesley Chapel. 

OF Jireh Brooks, Sr., Spoto: Went 3-for-4 with two RBIs in a win over Spoto. 

INF/C Johnathan Bruno, Sr., Berkeley Prep: Went 3-for-3 with a double and two RBIs in a win over Tampa Prep. 

P/INF Zach Buelk, Sr., Cypress Creek: Went 4-for-5 with a double and three RBIs. 

C/INF Brian Canasi, So., Tampa Catholic: Went 3-for-4 with an RBI in a loss to Cypress Creek. 

UTIL Alex Carmichael, Sr., Academy at the Lakes: Led the Wildcats offense by going 2-for-3 with a triple and an RBI in a win over Cambridge Christian.

UTIL River Cole, Jr., Pasco: Hit a three-run homer in a win over Zephyrhills. 

C/1B/2B Marco Dinges, Sr., East Lake: Led the Eagles by going 3-for-5 with a double, a homer and five RBIs in a win over Wiregrass Ranch.  

OF/P Jaiden Duarte, Sr., Jefferson: Went 3-for-3 with a double, a triple and three RBIs in a win over Countryside. 

OF/1B Elijah Dukes, Jr., Wharton: Went 2-for-3 with two RBIs in a win over Alonso. 

P/1B Brian Erb, Sr., Nature Coast: Threw four scoreless innings, allowing one hit while striking out two in a win over Springstead. 

P/1B/OF Andrew Escamilia, Jr., Nature Coast: Went 3-for-3 with two RBIs in a win over Springstead. 

P/UTIL Colby Fanning, Sr., Strawberry Crest: Threw a one-hit shutout with four strikeouts in three innings against Armwood. 

C/P/3B Cory Filley, Jr., Pasco: Finished 3-for-3 with a double, a homer and five RBIs in a win over Freedom. 

SS Garrett Glasgow, Sr., St. Petersburg Catholic: Went 2-for-4 with an RBI in a loss to Northside Christian. 

P Ronnie Galleti, Sr., Durant: Threw a two-hit shutout with seven strikeouts in four innings of work against Middleton. 

P Paul Guerne, So., Calvary Christian: Struck out seven in three scoreless innings to pick up the win against Boca Ciega.

1B/P Zen Hiatt, Sr., Alonso: Went 2-for-3 with a homer and two RBIs in a loss to Wharton. 

P/INF Brian Holiday, Sr., Land O’ Lakes: Allowed four hits and one earned run while striking out 11 in 6 ⅔ innings to pick up the win against River Ridge. 

P Cameron Horner, Sr., Keswick Christian: Threw four scoreless innings, allowing one hit while striking out six in a win over Tarpon Springs. 

P/OF Ethan Jones, So., Tampa Bay Tech: Allowed two hits and one unearned run while striking out six in five innings of work against Sumner.

OF/1B Jake Kulikowski, So., Jesuit: Went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs in a win over Hillsborough.  

C/2B/P Jake Lavesque, Fr., Keswick Christian: Finished 2-for-4 with two RBIs in a win over Tarpon Springs. 

P Sean Melanson, Sr., Northeast: Threw a complete-game, five-hit shutout with eight strikeouts in a win over Osceola. 

P/1B Ryan Martin, Sr., Brooks DeBartolo: Hit two doubles and had three RBIs in a win over Tampa SLAM. 

OF/P Justin Montanez, Sr., Nature Coast: Went 3-for-3 with a double and six RBIs in a win over Springstead.

P Carson Moore, Sr., Jefferson: Threw three scoreless innings, allowing five hits while striking out three in a win over Countryside. 

SS Arjun Nimmala, So., Strawberry Crest: Led the Chargers’ offense by going 2-for-2 with a double and five RBIs in a win over Armwood. 

OF/P Anton Ortega, Sr., Clearwater: Finished 3-for-4 with three RBIs in a win over Northside Christian. 

SS/UTIL/P Cody Potts, Sr., Clearwater: Went 2-for-2 with a triple and a run scored in a win over Anclote. 

1B/OF/P Amai Rivera-Martinez, Jr., Northeast: Finished 3-for-3 with a game-winning RBI in a win over Osceola. 

CF/C Jacob Robinson, Jr., Fivay: Went 3-for-3 with three RBIs and three runs scored in a win over Chamberlain. 

P/OF Anthony Scarangella, Sr., Weeki Wachee: Finished 2-for-3 with an RBI at the plate and allowed four hits and one earned while striking out eight on the mound in a win over Lecanto.

OF Ben Small, Jr., Land O’ Lakes: Hit two doubles and had an RBI in a win over River Ridge.

P/INF Tyler Sullivan, Sr., Wesley Chapel: Went 5-for-6 with two RBIs and two runs scored in a win over Zephyrhills. 

P/INF/OF Jacob Syversen, Sr., Academy at the Lakes: Allowed three hits and one earned run while striking out 10 in five innings of work against Cambridge. 

!B Jackson Unice, Sr., Calvary Christian: His two at-bats produced two doubles and two RBIs in a win over Boca Ciega. 

Wednesday (March 3)

Scoreboard

Palm Harbor University 7, Pinellas Park 0

Clearwater 4, Carrollwood Day 2

Wiregrass Ranch 8, IMG Academy White 7

East Lake 4, Sunlake 2

Boca Ciega 7, St. Petersburg Catholic 2

Anclote 12, Admiral Farragut 2

Osceola 22, Gibbs 0

Wesley Chapel 5, Fivay 4

Brandon 10, King 0

Hollins 9, Largo 1

Prime time performers

C/P/1B Ryland Bozenhard, So., Hollins: Allowed six hits and one earned run while striking four in five innings on the mound and went 2-for-4 with an RBI at the plate in a win over Largo. 

INF/P/OF Ethan Chana, So., Wesley Chapel: Went 1-for-2 with two RBIs at the plate and allowed four hits and two earned runs while striking out 11 in six innings on the mound against Fivay. 

P/1B/OF Copper Consiglio, So., East Lake: Threw five scoreless innings, allowing no hits while striking out 11 in a win over Sunlake. 

P/3B/CF Antonio Delima, So., Anclote: Led the Sharks by going 5-for-5 with a double and three RBIs in a win over Admiral Farragut. 

C/1B/2B Marco Dinges, Sr., East Lake: Went 2-for-3 in a win over Sunlake.

SS Garrett Glasgow, Sr., St. Petersburg Catholic: Went 3-for-4 in a loss to Boca Ciega.  

P/UTIL Marcos Herrand, Sr., Brandon: Threw a one-hit shutout with eight strikeouts in a win over King. 

1B/P Bobby Lavely, Sr., Boca Ciega: Allowed four hits and two runs (one earned) while striking out 10 in 6 ⅓ innings of work against St. Petersburg Catholic. 

SS/P/OF Jacob Leap, Jr., Largo: Went 2-for-3 in a loss to Hollins. 

3B/C/P Dominic Merrer, Jr., East Lake: Hit a double and a grand slam in a win over Sunlake. 

SS/UTIL/P Cody Potts, Sr., Clearwater: Went 2-for-3 in a win over Carrollwood Day. 

OF/P Kendal Spencer, Sr., Brandon: Finished 4-for-4 with a triple and an RBI in a win over King. 

P/3B/OF Josh Whritenour, Fr., Fivay: Hit two doubles and had an RBI in a loss to Wesley Chapel.

Thursday (March 4)

Scoreboard

Shorecrest 21, Gibbs 0

Hernando Christian 15, Bell Creek Academy 8

Tampa Prep 1, Boca Ciega 0

Weeki Wachee 12, Seven Rivers Christian 7

Cambridge Christian 15, Bayshore Christian 0

Northeast 10, Bradenton Southeast 0

Dunedin 15, Indian Rocks Christian 0

Brooks DeBartolo 5, Academy at the Lakes 4

Bloomingdale 3, Newsome 1

Sunlake 19, Zephyrhills 6

Pasco 17, Chamberlain 8

Steinbrenner 4, Gaither 3

Calvary Christian 3, Bishop McLaughlin 2

St. Petersburg Catholic 12, Hollins 9

River Ridge 4, Freedom 2

Auburndale 9, Middleton 1

Strawberry Crest 11, Plant City 0

South Sumter 11, Central 1

Plant 6, Wharton 5

East Bay 8, Armwood 1

Nature Coast 9, Land O’ Lakes 4

Prime time performers

P/3B Anthony Anselmo, Sr., Nature Coast: Allowed five hits and four runs (three earned) while striking out seven in five innings on the mound and hit a three-run homer in a win over Land O’ Lakes. 

2B/SS Johnny DiBenedetto, Jr., Bishop McLaughlin: Went 2-for-2 with a double in a loss to Calvary Christian. 

P Bryan Boully, Sr., Strawberry Crest: Threw a two-hit shutout with 11 strikeouts in a win over Plant City. 

2B/P Jake Diner, 8th, Shorecrest: Threw three perfect innings with seven strikeouts on the mound and had an RBI double at the plate in a win over Gibbs. 

OF Donovan Dubuisson, Sr., Bloomingdale: Went 2-for-3 with a run scored in a win over Newsome. 

SS/1B/P Tim Dunn, Jr., Land O’ Lakes: Finished 3-for-3 with a run scored in a loss to Nature Coast. 

P Dearl Edens, Jr., Calvary Christian: Threw 2 ⅓ perfect innings and struck out four in a win over Bishop McLaughlin. 

P/UTIL Colby Fanning, Sr., Bloomingdale: Went 3-for-4 with three RBIs in a win over Plant City. 

C/P Tanner Gilbert, Jr., Plant: Led the Panthers by going 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI in a win over Wharton. 

C/INF Tayden Hall, Sr., Steinbrenner: Finished 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in a win over Gaither. 

P/1B Alex Lacy, Jr., Tampa Prep: Threw four scoreless innings, allowing three hits and striking out four in a win over Boca Ciega.

P Javy Lopez, Sr., East Bay: Threw four scoreless innings, allowing one hit while striking out six in a win over Armwood. 

C Tony Luciano, Sr., River Ridge: Went 2-for-3 with two RBIs in a win over Freedom.  

RF Deshaun Manuel, Sr., East Bay: Finished 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored in a win over Armwood. 

OF/INF Brian Martin, Sr., Hernando Christian: Went 3-for-5 with four RBIs in a win over Academy at the Lakes. 

C/3B Matt Myrick, Sr., St. Petersburg Catholic: Finished 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs in a win over Hollins. 

P Zack McQuiston, So., Cambridge Christian: Threw four scoreless innings, allowing one while striking out seven in a win over Bayshore Christian.

2B Dylan Oester, Sr., Dunedin: Went 3-for-3 with a triple and two RBIs in a win over Indian Rocks Christian.  

P/OF Jack Owens, Sr., Bloomingdale: Allowed no hits and one earned run while striking out six in four innings of work against Newsome. 

P/1B/RF Jose Pena, Sr., Tampa Prep: Had a double and scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning against Boca Ciega.

OF/P/C Brady Perri, So., Hollins: Finished 3-for-4 in a loss to St. Petersburg Catholic. 

2B/P Bryant Santana, Sr., Chamberlain: Went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs in a loss to Pasco.  

SS/P Trey Santana, Jr., Sunlake: Led the Seahawks by going 3-for-4 with a triple, a homer and five RBIs in a win over Zephyrhills. 

1B/2B Brian Schlidt, Sr., Pasco: Finished 3-for-5 with a double and four RBIs in a win over Chamberlain. 

C/1B Paul Sisto, Sr., Weeki Wachee: Went 2-for-4 with a triple and two RBIs in a win over Seven Rivers Christian. 

OF Charles Stevens, Sr., Calvary Christian: Finished 2-for-2 with a double and two runs scored in a win over Bishop McLaughlin. 

P/SS/RF Tyler Stocksdale, Jr., Boca Ciega: Allowed three hits and one earned run while striking out eight in 6 ⅓ innings of work against Tampa Prep. 

3B/1B/P Ryan Willis, Sr., Northeast: Went 2-for-2 with a homer and four RBIs in a win over Bradenton Southeast. 

Friday (March 5)

Scoreboard

Lakeside Christian 18, St. John Lutheran 3

Hernando Christian 3, Foundation Christian 2

Keswick Christian 13, Seven Rivers Christian 4

Berkeley Prep 9, Clearwater Central Catholic 5

Tampa Catholic 11, Tampa Prep 1

Calvary Christian 5, Palmetto 3

Hernando 10, Citrus 1

East Lake 13, Wiregrass Ranch 3

King 10, Spoto 9

Largo 3, St. Petersburg 2

Weeki Wachee 6, Lecanto 1

Lakewood 5, Tarpon Springs 0

Cypress Creek 8, Hudson 0

Durant 2, Riverview 1

Fivay 3, Land O’ Lakes 2

Venice 3, Jesuit 2

Osceola 5, Hollins 3

Seffner Christian 8, Cambridge Christian 1

Leto 11, Tampa Bay Tech 3

Northeast 4, Sunlake 1

Sickles 6, Alonso 1

Strawberry Crest 6, Plant 1

Plant City 5, Bloomingdale 1

Pasco 10, Zephyrhills 2

Brandon 5, Sumner 2

Clearwater 7, Northside Christian 6

Prime time players

OF/2B Luke Bacon, Sr., Keswick Christian: Led the Crusaders by going 3-for-5 with a double, a homer and five RBIs in a win over Seven Rivers Christian. 

P Dominic Castellano, Sr., Jesuit: Allowed four hits and three runs (one earned) while striking out eight in 5 ⅔ innings of work against Venice. 

C/1B/2B Marco Dinges, Sr., East Lake: Went 3-for-4 with a double, a homer and three RBIs in a win over Wiregrass Ranch. 

P David Eckaus, Sr., Bloomingdale: Allowed one and two unearned runs while striking out eight in four innings of work against Plant City. 

P/3B/LF Jackson Fagan, Jr., Lakewood: Threw 5 ⅔ scoreless innings, allowing one hit while striking out 10 in a win over Tarpon Springs. 

P/UTIL Colby Fanning, Sr., Strawberry Crest: Threw five scoreless innings, allowing five hits while striking out four in a win over Plant. 

P Davian Garcia, Sr., Sickles: Allowed three hits and one earned run while striking out eight in 4 ⅔ innings work against Alonso. 

P Paul Guerne, So., Calvary Christian: Threw three scoreless innings, allowing no hits and striking out six in a win over Palmetto. 

INF/C RJ Gutierrez, Sr., Leto: Went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI in a win over Tampa Bay Tech. 

P Sean Hermann, Sr., Durant: Had a complete game, allowing three hits and one unearned run while striking out 14 in a win over Riverview. 

1B/P Zen Hiatt, Sr., Alonso: Went 2-for-3 with a double in a loss to Sickles. 

OF Kelein Johnson, Sr., Plant City: Went 3-for-3 with two doubles in a win over Bloomingdale. 

SS/P Cade Kurland, So., Berkeley Prep: Finished 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored in a win over Clearwater Central Catholic.

1B/3B/OF Tyler Leap, Jr., Largo: Went 2-for-3 with a double in a win over St. Petersburg.

P/1B Adan Longoria, So., Plant City: Allowed two hits and one earned run while striking out nine in 5 ⅔ innings of work against Bloomingdale. 

OF Dean Makowski, So., Land O’ Lakes: Went 2-for-2 in a loss to Fivay. P Christian Mendez Rosado, Sr., Cypress Creek: Threw four scoreless innings, allowing one and striking out four in a win over Hudson.  

OF Wes Mendes, So., Jesuit: Went 2-for-2 with a triple and an RBI in a loss to Venice. 

P/OF/C Carson Mohler, Jr., Plant City: Closed out game against Bloomingdale by allowing no hits and no runs and striking out three in 1 ⅓ innings. 

OF Nick Monile, Jr., Calvary Christian: Went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI in a win over Palmetto.  

P/SS Chris Perdomo, Sr., Weeki Wachee: Went the distance, allowing three hits and one earned run while striking out 13 in a win over Lecanto. 

OF/P Peyton Petry, Sr., Cypress Creek: Led the Coyotes by going 4-for-4 with a homer and an RBI in a win over Hudson. 

P/OF Harrison Povey, Sr., Largo: Threw a complete game, allowing four hits and two runs (one earned) while striking out seven in a win against St. Petersburg. 

C/OF Troy Reader, So., Berkeley Prep: His two-run against Clearwater Central Catholic was the first of his high school career. 

INF/OF/P Colton Richey, Fr., Lakeside Christian: Went 2-for-2 with three RBIs at the plate and allowed six hits and three runs (two earned) while striking out three in three innings on the mound against St. John Lutheran.

C/P Brian Rivera, So., Leto: Finished 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI in a win over Tampa Bay Tech. 

1B/OF/P Amai Rivera-Martinez, Sr., Northeast: Had a three-run double in a win over Sunlake. 

OF Kohl Robertson, Sr., Sickles: Went 3-for-4 with a homer and two RBIs in a win over Alonso.  

P/OF Anthony Vanvliet, So., Fivay: Had an RBI triple and scored two runs in a win over Land O’ Lakes. 

Saturday (March 6)

Scoreboard

Hillsborough 6, Middleton 0

East Bay 13, Spoto 0

Jefferson 10, Tampa Bay Tech 1

St. Petersburg 11, Carrollwood Day 5

Countryside 4, IMG Academy Royal 1

Jesuit 3, Venice 2

Prime time performers

P/INF Branson Angel, So., Hillsborough: Threw six scoreless innings, allowing two hits and striking out eight in a win over Middleton. 

3B/P Brady Burgess, Sr., Hillsborough: Went 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs in a win over Middleton. 

3B Yaidel Perez, Sr., Jefferson: Hit two doubles and had three RBIs in a win over Tampa Bay Tech. 

P Andrew Pierce, So., East Bay: Threw four scoreless innings, allowing three hits and striking out four in a win over Spoto. 

C/INF Cole Russo, Sr., Jesuit: Hit a two-run homer in a win over Venice. 

OF/P/1B Marques Smith, Sr., Middleton: Finished 2-for-3 in a loss to Hillsborough. 

OF Steven Weaver, So., St. Petersburg: Led the Green Devils by going 3-for-4 with a double, a triple and four RBIs in a win over Carrollwood Day. 

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The PTP baseball players of the week

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The fans’ pick

P Trenton Hawks, Jr., River Ridge

The two-sport star’s right arm has been a big reason the Royal Knights made the playoffs in football and baseball this season. 

As a quarterback, Hawks threw for more than 1,000 yards and 12 touchdowns. 

In baseball, he became one of River Ridge’s most dependable starters on the mound.

Two weeks ago, Hawks threw a four-hit shutout with seven strikeouts in a 5A-6 district semifinal win over Freedom, then went 3-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored in a championship game win over Land O’ Lakes to take home the title.

Fans took notice. Hawks received more than 35 percent of the votes (218) to beat out Northeast’s Sean Melanson, who had more than 32 percent (203 votes). 

The PTP pick

P Sean Melanson, Sr., Northeast: Threw a one-hit shutout with seven strikeouts in a 5A-9 district semifinal win over Seminole that secured a playoff and eventually help the Vikings take home the title.   

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Baseball: Region quarterfinal recap (7A-6A, 2A)

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Class 7A

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Scoreboard

Durant 8, Wharton 3

Sarasota Riverview 4, Sickles 3

Prime time performers

P/3B Bobby Christy, Sr., Sickles: Threw 3 ⅓ scoreless innings, allowing three hits and recording six strikeouts in a loss to Sarasota Riverview. 

P Sean Hermann, Sr., Durant: Lasted six innings, allowing four hits and striking out five in a win over Wharton. 

C/UTIL Dylan LaPointe, So., Durant: Ended up 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI in a win over Wharton.

Up next (May 12 region semifinals)

Durant at Sarasota Riverview, 7

Class 6A

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Scoreboard

Mitchell 10, St. Petersburg 0

Bloomingdale 7, Gaither 4

Winter Haven 3, Plant City 2

Bartow 3, Strawberry Crest 0

Prime time performers

OF Marlon Bowen, Sr., Bloomingdale: Went 2-for-3 with a homer and four RBIs in a win over Gaither.

P/OF Jack Owens, Jr., Bloomingdale: Threw 3 ⅔ scoreless innings, allowing one hit while striking out six in a win over Gaither.

OF Frank Perez, Sr., Gaither: Ended up 2-for-3 with a triple and three RBIs in a loss to Bloomingdale.

Up next (May 12 region semifinals)

Mitchell at Bloomingdale, 7

Class 2A

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Scoreboard

Bishop McLaughlin 2, Keswick Christian 0

Northside Christian 4, Academy at the Lakes 3

Seffner Christian 8, Brevard HEAT 0

Prime time performers

P/OF Tanner Boccabello, Sr., Bishop McLaughlin: Threw 6 ⅔ scoreless innings, allowing six hits and recording eight strikeouts in a win over Keswick Christian. 

2B/SS Johnny DiBenedetto, Jr., Bishop McLaughlin: Drove in one of the Hurricanes’ two runs in a win over Keswick Christian. 

P/INF/OF Jacob Syversen, Sr., Academy at the Lakes: Went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in a loss to Northside Christian. 

Up next (May 12 region semifinals)

Bishop McLaughlin at Northside Christian, 7

Winter Haven All Saints’ Academy at Seffner Christian, 7

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Baseball: Friday’s region quarterfinal breakdown (Classes 7A-6A, 2A)

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The baseball playoffs continue Friday with region quarterfinal games in Classes 7A-6A and 2A. Admission is $7. Here is the schedule with outlooks for each area game, as well as team leaders for each matchup.

Class 7A

Durant (19-5) at Wharton (21-4), 7

The Cougars, the 7A-8 runnerup, had their six-game win streak snapped with a loss to Sarasota Riverview in the district final. Still, despite that setback, Durant was able to secure a playoff berth by beating Lakewood Ranch 11-0 in the semifinals.Sean Hermann led the Cougars, throwing a one-hit shutout with eight strikeouts. The Wildcats have won six straight, including victories over Alonso (6-2) in the semifinals and Sickles in the final of the 7A-7 district tournament. Elijah Dukes hit a two-run homer against the Ravens and Evan Chrest allowed one earned run and recorded 10 strikeouts in six innings of work against the Gryphons.   

Team leaders

CategoryDurantWharton
Batting averageAustin Sewell .394Zach Ehrhard .447
RBIsDylan LaPointe 19Elijah Dukes 24
Home runsLuke Scolaro 2Elijah Dukes 4
ERASean Hermann 0.25Jackson Perkins 0.88
StrikeoutsSean Hermann 109Ryan Fry 73

Sickles (15-9) at Sarasota Riverview (18-9), 7

The Rams got hot at the right time, beating Newsome and Durant by a combined 23-3 to win the 7A-8 district title. The Gryphons, the 7A-8 runnerup, advanced with a 2-0 win over Steinbrenner in the semifinals. Holden Wade threw a three-hit shutout with 12 strikeouts. 

Team leaders

CategorySicklesSarasota Riverview
Batting averageKohl Robertson .475Clay Russin .433
RBIsChase Conville 14Clay Russin 22
Home runsKohl Robertson 2Four players with 2
ERAHolden Wade 1.71Pip Smalley 0.33
StrikeoutsHolden Wade 80Pip Smalley 58

Class 6A

St. Petersburg (14-8) at Mitchell (21-6), 7

The Green Devils had their seven-game win streak snapped with a loss to Bloomingdale in the 6A-10 final. Still, St. Petersburg made the playoff by beating East Bay 2-0 in the semifinals. Connor Crosby threw a three-hit shutout with five strikeouts against the Indians. The 6A-9 champion Mustangs have won four straight and eight of their last nine. They took the title by beating Sunlake 3-1 in the semifinals and Gaither 7-2 in the final. Ashton Crowther threw 5 ⅔ scoreless innings, allowing three hits and recording seven strikeouts against the Seahawks. Aidan Miller went 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored against the Cowboys. 

Team leaders

CategorySt. PetersburgMitchell
Batting averageFletcher Hislop .333Aidan Miller .415
RBIsFletcher Hislop 16Aidan Miller 22
Home runsFletcher Hislop 1Aidan Miller 4
ERAAndrew Blackett 1.11Ashton Crowther 1.58
StrikeoutsConnor Crosby 72Ashton Crowther 62

Gaither (13-11) at Bloomingdale (19-6), 7

The Cowboys advanced with a 7-1 victory over East Lake in the 6A-9 semifinals. Austin Grause went 2-for-3 with a run scored. The Bulls have put things together, winning 10 of their last 11 games. That total included victories over Largo (6-2) in the semifinals and St. Petersburg (3-2) in the final of the 6A-10 tournament. Marlon Bowen had a two-run double against the Packers and Gabe Garrett went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored against the Green Devils. 

Team leaders

CategoryGaitherBloomingdale
Batting averageMiguel Pina .407Colby Shelton .413
RBIsFrank Perez 17Colby Shelton 20
Home runsAJ Graham 2Colby Shelton 5
ERAColin Jackson 0.70Jack Owens 0.95
StrikeoutsColin Jackson 69David Eckaus 77

Plant City (19-6) at Winter Haven (14-11), 7

The Raiders made the playoffs as the 6A-8 district runnerup thanks to their 5-0 victory over Leto in the semifinals. Adan Longoria threw a three-hit shutout with four strikeouts. After starting the season 6-9, the Blue Devils turned things around, winning eight of their last 10 and took home the 6A-7 title. 

Team leaders

CategoryPlant CityWinter Haven
Batting averageKelein Johnson .400Mason Jantomaso .388
RBIsRyan Robinson 19Roberto Odor 15
Home runsColin Shultz 4Desean Rodgers, Dylan Bowen 2
ERAPreston Rogers 1.22Zach Lamb 2.89
StrikeoutsAdan Longoria 52Jeremy Weaver 52

Bartow (18-11) at Strawberry Crest (17-9), 7

The Chargers overcame a 1-6 stretch a month ago to win six of its last games, including victories over Armwood (11-1) and Plant City (6-0) to take the 6A-8 title. Colby Fanning threw a two-hit shutout with six strikeouts on the mound and went 3-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and two runs scored against the Raiders. The Yellow Jackets, the 6A-7 runnerup, started the season 9-1 before going 9-10 the rest of the way. 

Team leaders

CategoryBartowStrawberry Crest
Batting averageJonathan Vastine .408Colby Fanning .467
RBIsRobby Putnam 26Arjun Nimmala 30
Home runsJonathan Vastine 3None
ERAJonathan Vastine 0.59Luke Richardson 1.75
StrikeoutsDalton Ogilvie 52Bryan Boully 73

Class 2A

Keswick Christian (16-5) at Bishop McLaughlin (18-7), 7

The Hurricanes, ranked No. 6 in the classification, have won seven straight, including victories over Cambridge Christian (11-0) and Academy at the Lakes (10-0) for the 2A-9 title. Tanner Boccabello and Joseph Rodriguez combined on a one-hit shutout with nine strikeouts in the semifinal win over the Lancers. Isaiah Myles went 4-for-5 with a double, a triple and two runs scored and Augie Mojica and Ethan Burkhardt combined on a one-hit shutout with seven strikeouts to beat the Wildcats in the district final. The Crusaders advanced with a 2-1 win over Shorecrest in the 2A-10 semifinals. Cameron Horner threw a two-hitter with eight strikeouts and Bryce Artze went 2-for-3, including the game-winning RBI against the Chargers.  

Team leaders

CategoryKeswick ChristianBishop McLaughlin
Batting averageCaleb Rogers, Luke Bacon .446Augie Mojica .409
RBIsCaleb Rogers 33Drew Knight, Andrew Duncan 15
Home runsCaleb Rogers 5Nicholas Cucchi, Drew Knight 1
ERABlake Albritton 1.96Ethan Burkhardt 1.35
StrikeoutsCameron Horner 53Tanner Boccabello 47

Academy at the Lakes (10-14) at Northside Christian (14-12), 7

Playing a regular schedule that included plenty of games against teams in higher classifications paid off for the Mustangs, who won the 2A-10 district tournament by beating St. Petersburg Catholic 10-5 and Keswick Christian 6-3. Zach Johnson went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored against the Barons. Scott Lynch hit a three-run homer and Ryan Lowe went 3-for-4 with an RBI against the Crusaders. Though they entered with a losing record, the Wildcats won two of the three at the 2A-9 tournament to advance as a runnerup. Cole Syversen and David Scamporino-Blount combined on a no-hitter in an 11-0, five-inning win over Bayshore Christian in the semifinals. Josiah Bayona went 4-for-5 with four runs scored in a 12-11 semifinal win over Hernando Christian. 

Team leaders

CategoryAcademy at the LakesNorthside Christian
Batting averageJosiah Bayona .371Andrew Williamson .392
RBIsTanner Pelaez 16Jake Cappock, Ryan Cerrone 17
Home runsJacob Syversen 1Four players with 2
ERAPalmer Bringgold 3.00Shane McClanahan 2.85
StrikeoutsCole Syversen 54Robert Kocis 38

Brevard HEAT (4-11) at Seffner Christian (17-4), 7

The Crusaders, ranked No. 8 in 2A by MaxPreps, were dominant in last week’s 2A-8 district tournament, outscoring Lakeland Victory Christian and Winter Haven All Saints by a combined 21-4. Brevard HEAT has lost four straight but automatically advanced in the 2A-7 tournament thanks to a bye in the first round of the three-team district. 

Team leaders

CategoryBrevard HEATSeffner Christian
Batting averageTim Puhnaty .564Dylan Cheeley .427
RBIsTim Puhnaty 14Dylan Cheeley, Connor Loomis 18
Home runsNoneSpencer Boynton 2
ERATim Puhnaty 4.47Ben Cheek 0.28
StrikeoutsTim Puhnaty 46Joey Jensen 75

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