Baseball: Pinellas County buzz — March 10

Player of the week — Feb. 21-26

Jack Spinnato, Sr., Clearwater Central Catholic

Position: Pitcher

Season stats: 3.50 ERA, 15 strikeouts

The lowdown: Two weeks ago, Spinnato allowed no hits and one unearned run while striking out 10 in four innings to lead the Marauders to a win over Tampa Prep. Fans were impressed. Spinnato had 47 percent of the votes (1,139) in the Pinellas County baseball player of the week poll to beat out Calvary Christian’s Landen Maroudis, who had 30 percent (726 votes).

Top 10 team rankings

1. Calvary Christian 6-0
2. East Lake6-0
3. Keswick Christian6-1
4. Northside Christian3-2
5. Hollins 4-2-1
6. Dunedin3-2
7. Palm Harbor University3-3-1
8. Seminole4-3
9. Osceola4-4
10. St. Petersburg4-2
On the bubble: Clearwater Central Catholic (4-2)

Monday night rewind (March 7)


Boca Ciega 11, Canterbury 1

Alonso 10, Palm Harbor University 0

Hollins 10, Northeast 8

St. Petersburg 12, Lakewood 0

Prime time team of the night

St. Petersburg

After starting 0-2, the Green Devils have turned things around. Monday’s victory was their fourth straight and marked their second straight shutout. Andrew Blackett threw five scoreless innings, allowing one hit while striking out 10. He got plenty of offensive support with St. Petersburg finishing with 15 hits, including three each by Fletcher Hislop and Zachary Rechtshaid.

Prime time player of the night

Joseph Geiger, Jr., Boca Ciega

Against Canterbury, Geiger went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs scored to lead the Pirates in an 11-1 victory.

Tuesday night rewind (March 8)


SALT Tampa 15, Lakeside Christian 12

Keswick Christian 11, Tarpon Springs 7

Clearwater Central Catholic 32, Bayshore Christian 1

Dunedin 3, Seminole 2

Calvary Christian 12, Lovett 3

Pinellas Park 14, Clearwater 13

River Ridge 9, Largo 1

Hollins 11, Sarasota Out-of-Door 7

Tampa Prep 6, St. Petersburg Catholic 5

Osceola 5, IMG Blue 3

Fivay 7, Countryside 6

Prime time team of the night


The Royals are off to a solid start. Their two losses were each by a run to East Lake and Northside Christian. On Tuesday, Hollins won its second straight, beating Sarasota Out-of-Door 11-7. Ryland Bozenhard had three hits and Joshua Castellani, Colin Lemons, Alex Miller and Brady Perri each had two.

Prime time player of the night

Jessiah Branch, Sr., Dunedin

In his second start of the season, Branch went six innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits and finishing with 14 strikeouts in a 3-2 win over Seminole that got the Falcons above .500.

Wednesday night rewind (March 9)


Countryside 16, Admiral Farragut 0

Osceola 5, Lakewood 1

Boca Ciega 11, Clearwater 1

Prime time team of the night


The Warriors struggled playing a brutal season schedule, losing four of their first five games. But the experience of facing so many tough teams is starting to pay off. On Wednesday, Osceola won its third straight, beating Lakewood 5-1 to get to .500. Bryce Roth threw four scoreless innings, allowing one hit while striking out eight. Offensively, CJ Thornton led the way by going 2-for-3.

Prime time player of the night

Coe Powell, So., Countryside

Ended up going 2-for-3 with a double, three RBIs and two runs scored in a win over Admiral Farragut.

Thursday’s matchups (March 10)

St. Petersburg Catholic at Shorecrest, 4

Keswick Christian at Cambridge Christian, 4

Clearwater Central Catholic at Calvary Christian, 6:30

East Lake at Dunedin, 6:30

Hollins at Pinellas Park, 7

St. Petersburg at Tarpon Springs, 7

Seminole at Countryside, 7