Baseball state semifinals
All games at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers. Admission is $9 in advance, $12 on the day of the event. Parking is $10 for cars, $50 for buses.
Jefferson (19-10) vs. Lynn Haven Mosley (25-5), 10
How they got here: Jefferson d. Auburndale 4-2, d. Jesuit 3-2, d. Land O’ Lakes 6-5. Mosley d. Pensacola Escambia 10-0, d. Milton 2-1, d. Pone Vedra 13-1.
Outlook: The Dragons have been the feel-good story of the tournament. They ended a four-game losing streak to Jesuit this season by knocking off their nationally-ranked rival when it mattered most in the region semifinals. All three of Jefferson’s victories were close contests with the outcomes decided by a combined four runs. The Dolphins, ranked No. 2 in 5A, have won five straight and 15 of their last 16. Their offense reached double digits in runs in nine of those victories.
|Batting average||Alejandro Montada .373||Jacob Payne .389|
|RBIs||Three players tied with 16||David Hudson 37|
|Home runs||Jaiden Duarte 4||David Hudson 6|
|ERA||Carson Moore 1.94||Blake Thomas 0.79|
|Strikeouts||Matthew Johnson 55||Hudson Rowan 79|