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Softball: Wednesday’s region quarterfinal breakdown (4A-2A)

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The softball playoffs start Wednesday with region quarterfinal games in Classes 2A-4A. Admission is $7. Here is the schedule with outlooks for each area game, as well as team leaders for each matchup.

Class 4A

Tarpon Springs (6-14) at Hernando (22-4), 7

The Spongers, the 4A-10 runnerup, are led by Phoebe Howard, who ranks first in the area and seventh in the state in strikeouts with 230. The Leopards, winners of four straight, beat Weeki Wachee and Wesley Chapel by a combined 24-0 to take the 4A-9 district title. Ava Braswell threw a pair of shutouts, allowing a combined three hits and recording 14 strikeouts during the tournament. 

Team leaders

CategoryTarpon SpringsHernando
Batting averagePaige Howard .340Solaris Genberg .485
RBIsJade Borynski 11Olivia Townsend 35
Home runsJade Borynski 1Olivia Townsend 5
ERAPaige Howard 2.43Savannah Ellis 1.21
StrikeoutsPaige Howard 230Ava Braswell 51

Wesley Chapel (12-13) at Dunedin (17-9), 7

The Wildcats secured a playoff berth with a 12-8 eight-inning win over Nature Coast in the 4A-9 district semifinals. Ashley Garrison went 2-for-2 with a double and five RBIs and Kadence Means was 2-for-3 with a homer and four RBIs. The Falcons, the 4A-10 champions, rebounded from a 1-3 stretch late in the regular season to win three straight, including victories over Anclote (16-0) in the semifinals and Tarpon Springs (4-1) in the final of the district tournament. Gianna Ondrey threw three perfect innings and recorded four strikeouts on the mound and went 3-for-3 with three RBIs against the Sharks. Hannah Chichester went 3-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored in a win over the Spongers. 

Team leaders

CategoryWesley ChapelDunedin
Batting average Ashley Garrison .462Jaclyn Ellison .500
RBIsAshley Garrison 26Kendall Rubel 20
Home runs Ashley Garrison 7Mariah Gradzki 6
ERAGabriella Gonzalez-Villages 4.02Makayla Oster 2.41
Strikeouts Makenna Rice 35Gianna Ondrey 52

Lake Wales (12-15) at Robinson (22-4), 7

The Highlanders made the playoffs as the 4A-12 runnerup. The Knights, the 4A-11 champions, have won four straight and 11 of their last 12. The lone loss in that span came against Doral Academy, the top-ranked team in 6A, in the final of the Longshore Tournament. Robinson was dominant in its district tournament, beating Bradenton Bayshore and Chamberlain by a combined 25-0. Jordan Stephens was 2-for-3 with a triple, three RBIs and three runs scored against the Bruins. Riley Onisawa had the Knights’ only extra-base hit, a double, against the Chiefs. 

Team leaders

CategoryLake WalesRobinson
Batting average Cameron Dicks .488Jordan Stephens .588
RBIs Cameron Dicks 25Destiny DeHoyos 42
Home runs Zamya McBurrows, Sydnie Whitaker 3Destiny DeHoyos 10
ERACameron Dicks 2.25Olivia Van Zandt 2.47
StrikeoutsLexi Thomas 76Olivia Van Zandt 62

Chamberlain (4-13) at Lake Region (16-11), 7

The Chiefs made the playoffs as the 4A-11 runnerup thanks to an 18-4 win over Middleton in the district semifinals. Keishliany Madrid drove in four runs against the Tigers. After going 4-8 down the stretch in the regular season, the Thunder won the games that mattered most, beating Sebring and Lake Wales to take the 4A-12 title.

Team leaders

CategoryChamberlainLake Region
Batting averageDestiny Breton .372Raelyn Roland .420
RBIsSelina Ramos 23Kaley Fail 19
Home runsSelina Ramos 3Raelyn Roland 3
ERAJanel Larrieux 5.81Alex Wright 1.58
StrikeoutsJanel Larrieux 27Alex Wright 94

Class 3A

Frostproof (12-6) at Cypress Creek (15-5), 7

The Bulldogs advanced as the 3A-10 district runnerup after beating Lake Placid 8-5 in the semifinals. The Coyotes rebounded from a two-game losing streak to close to the regular season to beat Brooks DeBartolo (15-0) in the semifinals and Berkeley Prep (6-5) in the final of the district tournament to take the title. Alyson Gehrmann threw a two-hit shutout with three strikeouts against the Phoenix. Trae Diaz went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs against the Buccaneers. 

Team leaders

CategoryFrostproofCypress Creek
Batting averageBelle Mancillas .455Mandy Schwartz .543
RBIs Belle Mancillas 13Mandy Schwartz 25
Home runs Jordan Brantley, Casey Whittington 2Mandy Schwartz 11
ERABelle Mancillas 0.85Haley Vazquez 1.22
StrikeoutsBelle Mancillas 105Haley Vazquez 149

Berkeley Prep (14-9) at Lakeland McKeel Academy (18-7), 4

This is a rematch from a game the Wildcats won 13-2 last month. After starting the season 7-0, the Buccaneers went 7-9 the rest of the way. Still, Berkeley Prep secured a playoff spot with a 17-2 win over Tampa Catholic in the 3A-9 semifinals. Cassidy Verville had a homer and five RBIs and Quincy Combs went 3-for-4 with two runs scored against the Crusaders. McKeel Academy, the 3A-10 champion, is ranked No. 8 in the classification by MaxPreps. 

Team leaders

CategoryBerkeley PrepMcKeel Academy
Batting averageHannah Church .548Charli Warren .557
RBIs Hannah Church, Gracie Murphy 21Kyndal Cornelius 41
Home runsHannah Church 10Kerissa Howell 5
ERAJulia Diecidue 3.30Annalyse Torres 3.34
StrikeoutsGracie Murphy 43Skylar Hodges 116

Parrish (13-10) at Academy of the Holy Names (14-5), 7

The Bulls beat Lemon Bay in the 3A-12 semifinals to reach the playoffs. The Jaguars won their first district title since 2016 thanks to a dramatic 4-3 win over Calvary Christian in the 3A-11 title game. Chase Cordoves hit a sacrifice fly to bring home Rachael Petrarca for the walk-off, winning run. In the semifinals, Academy of the Holy Names beat Clearwater Central Catholic 19-5. Cordoves was 3-for-3 with a triple, four RBIs and three runs scored against the Marauders. 

Team leaders

CategoryParrishAcademy of the Holy Names
Batting averageJulia Girk .500Rachael Petrarca .492
RBIsAlex Call 19Camryn Feast 18
Home runsAlex Call, Julia Girk 2Rachael Petrarca 2
ERAElla Torres 3.23Keala Hollenkamp 1.47
StrikeoutsElla Torres 51Annabelle Sardja 68

Calvary Christian (20-5) at Fort Myers Bishop Verot (21-3), 7

The Warriors had their four-game win streak snapped with a loss to Academy of the Holy Names in the 3A-11 final. Calvary Christian got the title game by beating Sarasota Cardinal Mooney 19-0 in the semifinals to secure a playoff spot. Malia Connelly threw 4 ⅔ scoreless innings, allowing one hit while striking out four, against the Cougars. The Vikings, the 3A-12 champions, are ranked 10th in the classification by MaxPreps. 

Team leaders

CategoryCalvary ChristianBishop Verot
Batting averageLeah Jarnac .672Lauren Mills .514
RBIsLeah Jarnac 37Victoria Ash, Audrey Mills 24
Home runsLeah Jarnac 5Lillie Layne 3
ERA Malia Connelly 2.27Victoria Ash 1.25
StrikeoutsMalia Connelly 58Victoria Ash 193

Class 2A

Merritt Island Christian (10-8) at Seffner Christian (16-6), 5

The Cougars qualified after beating Covenant Christian 16-1 in the 2A-7 semifinals. The Crusaders, meanwhile, cruised to the 2A-8 district title, beating Foundation Christian and Lakeland Christian by a combined 29-0. Shannon Kendall struck out all nine batters she faced against the Panthers. Amber Rodriguez went 4-for-4 with two doubles and five RBIs against the Vikings. 

Team leaders

CategoryMerritt Island ChristianSeffner Christian
Batting averageTori Colvard .429Anna Burnside .500
RBIsKendall Delaney 20Amber Rodriguez 25
Home runsTori Colvard, Shae Janke 1Shannon Kendall 2
ERASydney Toukonen 6.64Shannon Kendall 3.19
StrikeoutsSydney Toukonen 119Shannon Kendall 106

Shorecrest (8-6) at Academy at the Lakes (16-4), 6

The Chargers got past Indian Rocks Christian 2-1 in the 2A-10 district semifinals to make the playoffs. The Wildcats, who won consecutive state titles in 2017-18, took the 2A-9 district title with a 14-1 win over Hernando Christian in the semifinals and a 3-1 victory over Seven Rivers Christian in the final. Juliana Riles went a combined 6-for-8 with a double, four RBIs and three runs scored during the tournament. 

Team leaders

CategoryShorecrestAcademy at the Lakes
Batting averageN/AMolly Blackwood .467
RBIsN/AMolly Blackwood 23
Home runsN/AMolly Blackwood, Juliana Riles 1
ERAN/AKatie Ferguson 2.85
StrikeoutsN/ASydney Klein 57

Seven Rivers Christian (13-5) at Canterbury (18-9), 6

The Warriors beat Bishop McLaughlin 10-0 in the 2A-9 semifinals to qualify for the postseason. The Crusaders, ranked No. 1 in the classification by MaxPreps, are poised for a state title run. They were dominant in the 2A-10 tournament, beating St. Petersburg Catholic and Shorecrest by a combined 28-2 for the title. Alayah Pederson had two homers and six RBIs against the Barons. Mackenzie Bergstrom threw three perfect innings and recorded seven strikeouts against the Chargers. 

Team leaders

CategorySeven Rivers ChristianCanterbury
Batting averageMelody Byers .564Payton Cushman .434
RBIsVictoria Miterko 23Morgen Talley 35
Home runsVictoria Miterko 4Morgen Talley 12
ERAJoy Sullivan 2.19Mackenzie Bergstrom 2.32
StrikeoutsLily Ornelas 60Morgen Talley 104

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

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Class 7A

For the full playoff bracket click here.

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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Girls state track: Class 1A recap

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Team scores (top 20)

Place/School (locals in bold)Points
1. Admiral Farragut 46
2. Naples First Baptist44.50
3. Northside Christian 43
4. Gainesville Oak Hall42.50
5. Cambridge Christian 38
6. Tallahassee Maclay 33
7. Fort Myers Canterbury 27
8. Jacksonville Providence 26.50
9. Wildwood 25
10. Community School of Naples 24
11. Shorecrest 22
12. Circle Christian 20
13. Naples St. John Neumann20
14. Port St. Joe18.5
15. Indian Rocks Christian 18
16. Lakeland Christian 18
17. Fort Meade16
18. Keswick Christian 13.5
19. Palmer Trinity13
20. Carrollwood Day13

Events (local top 16 finishers)

Long jump

Place/Name/SchoolMark
3. Erica Roberts, Northside Christian5.11 meters (16 feet, 9 ¼ inches)
5. Nyla Fulvi, Keswick Christian5.08 meters (16 feet, 8 inches)
8. Grace Lathrop, Northside Christian 4.93 meters (16 feet, 2 ¼ inches)
15. Ariana Davis, Carrollwood Day4.13 meters (13 feet, 6 ¾ inches)

Pole vault

Place/Name/SchoolMark
2. Ava Labrant, Indian Rocks Christian3.30 meters (10 feet, 10 inches)
10. Emerson Schreiner, Shorecrest2.70 meters (8 feet, 10 ¾ inches)

High jump

Place/Name/SchoolMark
7. Nyla Fulvi, Keswick Christian 1.47 meters (4 feet, 9 ¾ inches)
9. Taylor Nuce, Northside Christian1.47 meters (4 feet, 9 ¾ inches)

Javelin

Place/Name/SchoolMark
1. Sonoma Kasica, Shorecrest35.79 meters (117 feet, 5 inches)
2. Nyla Fulvi, Keswick Christian 31.76 meters (104 feet, 2 inches)
11. Lilliyan Llanes, Indian Rocks Christian 26.03 meters (85 feet, 4 inches)

Shot put

Place/Name/SchoolMark
10. Ruth Moyer, Indian Rocks Christian9.84 meters (32 feet, 3 ½ inches)

Triple jump

Place/Name/SchoolMark
1. Grace Lathrop, Northside Christian 11.23 meters (36 feet, 10 ¼ inches)
10. Angel Parks, Bell Creek Academy10.0 meters (32 feet, 9 ¾ inches)

Discus

Place/Name/SchoolMark
4. Leighann Hanley, Carrollwood Day31.50 meters (103 feet, 4 inches)
6. Stephanie Gary, Indian Rocks Christian29.72 meters (97 feet, 6 inches)

4×800 relay

Place/School/Last NamesTime
1. Cambridge Christian (Lehman, Friedman, Eudaly, Black)9:26.12
5. Indian Rocks Christian (Labrant, Anderson, Martin, Buras)9:53.77
9. Admiral Farragut (Sims, Mularoni, Graham, Cheedy)10:15.20
11. Bell Creek Academy (Tine, Watts, Orobello, Butler)10:21.90
14. Northside Christian (Lameyer, Hernandez, Rodriguez, Richason)10:38.50
15. Tampa Bay HEAT (Haddad, Poe, Shaun, Turner)10:45.27

100 hurdles

Place/Name/SchoolTime
3. Angel Parks, Bell Creek Academy 14.98
11. Jessica Brown, Tampa Bay HEAT17.07
16. Nikki Ayers, Shorecrest19.52

100

Place/Name/SchoolTime
2. Erica Roberts, Northside Christian12.27
3. Janaya Davis-Gainer, Admiral Farragut12.39
5. Tytiana Wilson, Admiral Farragut12.46
6. Devyn Kropf, Shorecrest12.49
9. Camila Garanton, Carrollwood Day12.62

1600

Place/Name/SchoolTime
1. Mary Ellen Eudaly, Cambridge Christian4:52.93
2. Elli Black, Cambridge Christian5:01.75
10. Alexia Tine, Bell Creek Academy5:29.13

4×100 relay

Place/Name/SchoolTime
2. Admiral Farragut (Graham, Davis-Gainer, Cheedy, Averette)49.82
3. Shorecrest (Brown, Ayers, Job, Kropf)50.61
9. Indian Rocks Christian (Labrant, Anderson, Martin, Dumm)52.15

400

Place/Name/SchoolTime
1. Tytiana Wilson, Admiral Farragut56.62
2. Erica Roberts, Northside Christian 56.89
6. Kaja Dionne, Shorecrest58.27
11. Bella Butler, Bell Creek Academy1:00.50

300 hurdles

Place/Name/SchoolTime
2. Camila Garanton, Carrollwood Day44.63
3. Angel Parks, Bell Creek Academy 47.06
13. Nikki Ayers, Shorecrest50.52
16. Bella Butler, Bell Creek Academy55.68

800

Place/Name/SchoolTime
7. Julia Mularoni, Admiral Farragut2:27.71
9. Moriah Friedman, Cambridge Christian2:30.51

200

Place/Name/SchoolTime
1. Erica Roberts, Northside Christian25.28
4. Tytiana Wilson, Admiral Farragut25.77
6. Janaya Davis-Gainer, Admiral Farragut25.89
9. Camila Garanton, Carrollwood Day26.20
13. Devyn Kropf, Shorecrest27.00

3200

Place/Name/SchoolTime
1. Caroline Lehman, Cambridge Christian10:30.50

4×400 relay

Place/School/Last namesTime
2. Admiral Farragut (Sims, Wilson, Averette, Cheedy)4:03.15
5. Indian Rocks Christian (Labrant, Anderson, Martin Dumm)4:09.42
12. Shorecrest (Job, Dionne, Estremera, McKenny)4:22.16

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Team scores (top 20)

Place/School (locals in bold)Points
1. Mount Dora45
2. Naples First Baptist43
3. Gainesville Oak Hall43
4. Lakeland Victory Christian36
5. Palmer Trinity35
6. Oviedo Master’s Academy 34
7. Indian Rocks Christian32
8. North Florida Christian 30
9. Lakeland Christian28.25
10. Seffner Christian 27
11. West Palm Beach Benjamin School23
12. Orlando First Academy 19
13. Admiral Farragut 17
14. Wildwood16
15. Highlands County14
16. Providence 14
17. Hamilton County 12
18. Naples St. John Neumann12
19. Community School of Naples 11
20. Shorecrest11

Events (local top 16 finishers)

Long jump

Place/Name/SchoolMark
11. Mikhail Whyte, Shorecrest6.28 meters (20 feet, 7 ¼ inches)

Discus

Place/Name/SchoolMark
3. Maurice Leon, Admiral Farragut44.72 m (146 feet, 8 inches)

Triple jump

Place/Name/SchoolMark
11. Gregory Smith, Carrollwood12.62 meters (41 feet, 5 inches)
14. Blake Jagger, Northside Christian12.37 meters (40 feet, 7 inches)

Javelin

Place/Name/SchoolMark
11. Jeremy Barton, Shorecrest42.42 meters (139 feet, 2 inches)
16. Joseph Yann, Academy at the Lakes36.86 meters (120 feet, 11 inches)

Shot put

Place/Name/SchoolMark
5. Avontrell Hazzard, Northside Christian14.49 meters (47 feet, 6 ½ inches)

High jump

Place/Name/SchoolMark
7. Lucas Smith, Indian Rocks Christian1.77 meters (5 feet, 9 ¾ inches)

4×800 relay

Place/School/Last namesTime
2. Indian Rocks Christian (Oleksak, Luna, Young, Zamora)8:01.57
3. Seffner Christian (Mitchell Jr., Perkins, Stowe, Nipper)8:12.58
7. Cambridge Christian (Legg, Escribano, Cruz Perez, Cano)8:25.22

110 hurdles

Place/Name/SchoolTime
2. Ronald White, Admiral Farragut14.73
4. Theo Simon, Shorecrest15.68
13. Joel So, Indian Rocks Christian16.68

100

Place/Name/SchoolTime
5. Dontrevious Jackson, Bishop McLaughlin 10.83
15. J’Kobe Jones, Seffner Christian11.21

1600

Place/Name/SchoolTime
3. Mateo Luna, Indian Rocks Christian4:27.73
4. Carter Stuhlmacher4:28.40

4×100 relay

Place/School/Last namesTime
5. Northside Christian (Williams, Brown, Stephens, Long)43.86
8. Admiral Farragut (White, Hinton, Cheedy. McClellan)44.01

400

Place/Name/SchoolTime
1. John Oleksak, Indian Rocks Christian49.41
12. Jervon Hinton, Admiral Farragut52.17

300 hurdles

Place/Name/SchoolTime
3. Theo Simon, Shorecrest40.77
7. Ronald White, Admiral Farragut41.92
13. Devin Chernin, Carrollwood Day43.39

800

Place/Name/SchoolTime
3. Dalin Mitchell Jr., Seffner Christian1:57.53
8. Braxton Legg, Cambridge Christian 2:02.51
11. Landon Young, Indian Rocks Christian2:05.31

200

Place/Name/SchoolTime
4. Dontrevious Jackson, Bishop McLaughlin22.19
5. J’Kobe Jones, Seffner Christian22.37
13. One Williams, Northside Christian 22.89

3200

Place/Name/SchoolTime
2. Adam Nipper, Seffner Christian 9:39.24
6. Andrew Stowe, Seffner Christian 9:45.13
15. Carter Stuhlmacher, Tampa Bay HEAT 10:21.42

4×400 relay

Place/Name/SchoolTime
3. Indian Rocks Christian (Bush, Krampert, Luna, Oleksak)3:35.66
13. Admiral Farragut (White, Hinton, Chattman, McClellan)3:36.31

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