Hollins 4, River Ridge 3
The Royals, who won their first conference title since 1991 and their district title since 1996, continued their charmed run by rallying to beat River Ridge in the region semifinals.
Unlike the conference and district final and the first round of the playoffs, Hollins did need extra innings to win.
Still, there were some tense moments.
Trailing 3-0, the Royals scored four runs in the fourth inning to go ahead, then held on to win.
Prime time performers
Colin Lemons, So., Hollins: Hit a two-run homer to ignite the Royals’ rally in the fourth inning.
Anthony Leon, Sr., River Ridge: Hit a solo homer to start the scoring for the Royal Knights in the second inning.
Matthew Mehring, Sr., River Ridge: Went 2-for-3 to help lead the Royal Knights’ offense.
Kenney Robinson, Jr., Hollins: Threw a five-hitter, allowing three earned runs while finishing with nine strikeouts.
Jesuit 14, Seminole 2
The Tigers are capable of big numbers at any point. So when they fell behind 2-0 in the top of the inning, there was no cause for panic.
By the end of the second inning, Jesuit was ahead 10-2.
In all, the Tigers had 15 hits, including five players who had multiple hits.
Prime time players
Carter French, Sr., Jesuit: Ended up going 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored.
Grant Jordan, Jr., Jesuit: Went 3-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored.
Jake Kulikowski, Jr., Jesuit: Finished with a homer, two RBIs and two runs scored.
Jack Martinez, Sr., Jesuit: Had a double, a homer, two RBIs and two runs scored.
Wes Mendes, Jr., Jesuit: Finished 2-for-3 with three RBIs and a run scored.
AJ Nessler, Sr., Jesuit: Helped power the offense with a homer, three runs scored and two RBIs.
Gavon Summers, Sr., Seminole: Went 2-for-3 with a run scored.
Melbourne Eau Gallie 5, Cypress Creek 4
After falling behind 4-0, the Coyotes rallied, twice cutting the deficit to one run. But they could not get any closer.
Cypress Creek outhit Eau Gallie 8-7 but ended leaving eight runners on base.
Prime time performers
Caden Kwiat, Sr., Cypress Creek: Hit a solo homer.
Ethan Petry, Sr., Cypress Creek: Recorded nine strikeouts on the mound.
Monday’s region final schedule
Hollins (21-6-1) at Jesuit (20-8), 7