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FHSI Showcase Day 2 Recap

Edgewater Eagles 5

Flagler Palm Coast Bulldogs 2

Ten hits on offense and a strong effort from starter Josh Wilson helped the Edgewater Eagles to a big win over Flagler Palm Coast on Tuesday.

The Eagles started the scoring in the top of the second inning. With one out, Riley Hogan reached on a double to the gap. After a single from Hayden Bhavsar moved him to third base, Hogan came in to score on an RBI groundout from Tyler Jones. The Bulldogs would answer back in the bottom half. Kenny Lewis led things off with a single, and would move to third thanks to a fielder’s choice and error. Nick Zipf would then send a flyball to right field that was deep enough to score Lewis and tie the game.

In the top of the third inning, John Austing reached on a one out walk. Courtesy runner Taylor Brewer would enter the game to run for him, and shortly thereafter steal second. Using that speed, Brewer would then score from second on a single from Jonah Garrison. Garrison, who moved up to second on the throw home, would then steal third himself, and score on a Andrew Balke sac fly to centerfield to make the score 3-1. After the Eagles added another run in the fourth inning to make the score 4-1, FPC was in need of a boost on offense. They got it from Nik Bitner who crushed a two-out solo home run to cut the lead to 4-2. Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, they would not score again as Edgewater starter Josh Wilson shut them down. Wilson went the distance, firing seven innings while allowing just four hits and two runs (one earned). He had a pair of strikeouts and no walks. Garrison, Balke and Hogan each had two hits apiece for the Eagles.

Pembroke Pines Jaguars 4

Edgewater Eagles 1

Edgewater had a tall order on Tuesday, having to play two games. After taking the first, they were in for a battle with Pembroke Pines. Both Brett Ayalon (PP) and Mac Comstock (EHS) were efficient on the mound for their schools. The pitcher’s duel led the game to extra innings before Pembroke was victorious.

The Eagles were able to strike first, plating a run in the bottom of the second inning. With two outs, Riley Hogan reached first base thanks to an error. Hayden Bhavsar would then lace a double to the gap and score Hogan to give Edgewater a one run lead. Both pitchers would dominate the next three innings, shutting out both sides to keep the game 1-0. Pembroke was able to make a move in the top of the sixth. Trent Herzog was hit by a pitch to start the inning, and Anthony Noguerias would double to left field to put two men in scoring position with no outs. Edgewater would then bring in a reliever and intentionally walk the bases loaded. Noah Rodriguez would draw a one out walk to tie the game. A groundball double play would end the inning for the Jaguars with no further damage done.

The game would go into extra innings, and would not end until the eleventh frame. With two outs, Danny Rodriguez reached second on a double to the gap. Herzog would then step up and reach first on an error that also advanced Rodriguez to third. Noguerias’s second double of the game would score Rodriguez, and put runners on second and third. Jordan Quijano’s base hit would score both runners, making the score 4-1, which would be the final tally. Ayalon threw seven innings for Pembroke, scattering six hits and allowing just one unearned run. Daniel Rivero threw the last four innings, allowing no runs on four hits with two strikeouts. Rodriguez would reach base five times in six appearances, going 3-4 with two walks.

Flagler Palm Coast Bulldogs 15

Windward Wildcats 3

Flagler Palm Coast took home a win in their second game of the day, with a mercy rule victory of the Windward Wildcats.

The Bulldogs were able to score early and often thanks to a number of miscues from the Wildcat pitching staff. In the first inning, FPC scored four times thanks to a hit by pitch, walk, fielder’s choice, double, single and a couple of stolen bases. Things really opened up in the top of the second when the Bulldogs sent sixteen batters to the plate. They would end up scoring nine runs in the inning on three hits, one error and six walks. Windward was able to score a run in each of the third, fourth and fifth innings, but it was too little to late as the run rule came in to effect with a final of 15-3.

Ten different players scored at least one run for Flagler Palm Coast. Kenny Lewis was 1-3 with two runs and three RBI, and teammate Josh Alvarado finished 1-2 with two runs and two RBI.

Deltona Wolves 6

El Rancho Dons 1

A tremendous outing from starter Steven Young and two big innings helped the Wolves to their second win in as many days, this time over the El Rancho Dons.

Things started early for Deltona when Griffin Daly reached first on an error with one out. He would advance to second on a wild pitch, and come around to score on a base hit from William Rosado. After Alberto Cruz was hit by a pitch to put two men on, Marc Colon delivered a single to centerfield to score Rosado and make the score 2-0. Young would make it stay that way until the 4th inning when the Dons were finally able to get a run across. Leadoff man Jason Vela had a base hit, and moved to second on an error. A base hit by Ruben Rios would put men on the corners with no outs. El Rancho would attempt a double steal that would result in Rios being gunned down at second, but Vela scoring to make it 2-1. The Wolves were quick to answer, hanging a three on the board in the top of the fifth, highlighted by a Brian Rey two-run single. Deltona would add one more run in the 6th, and Young would continue his dominance and finish his complete game without allowing another run. His final line read seven innings, four hits, one unearned run, no walks and one strikeout. Rey was 2-3 with two runs, two RBI and a steal.

Orangewood Christian Rams 10

Montverde Eagles 3

Orangewood played a game of back and forth with Montverde before Jackson Lueck and the Rams exploded for six late runs to turn a tight game into a blowout, defeating the Eagles 10-3.

Orangewood would strike first when Michael Spears, who had reached on an error, was brought in on a Jeremiah Davis single. Montverde was quick to respond, plating two runs of their own in the bottom half. Gabriel Coburn led off with a single, and was sacrificed to second by Cash Case. Leo Rodriguez would then send a double to the gap to score Coburn. Gabriel Garcia would then bring in Rodriguez on a sac fly to give Montverde a 2-1 lead. The Rams scored once more in the third inning, with a rally started by Lueck. He would single to leadoff the frame and advance to second on a sac bunt. Jeremiah Davis would bring him in with a base hit to even the score. Garcia would again come through for the Eagles in the bottom half, this time plating Coburn with a single to help Montverde regain the lead. Again, the Rams would tie the game in the next half inning, when an error scored Jake Leiffer, who had reached o a single.

In the top of the sixth inning, Lueck once again was the offensive spark for Orangewood. After leadoff man Leiffer reached based, Lueck powered a two run homerun over the fence to give the Rams the lead. They would put the game out of reach in the seventh, scoring another five runs in their final at bat. The Rams took advantage of sloppy Eagles’ pitching, scoring their five runs with just one hit. They were walked five times, hit by a pitch and advanced runners on three wild pitches during the inning. Erik Keating was efficient for the Rams, going the distance by pitching seven innings. He allowed three runs on four hits with three walks and nine strikeouts. Lueck ended the game 3-4 with a homerun, two runs, three RBI and a walk.

Olympia Titans 3

Niceville Eagles 2

The final game of the day ended in dramatic fashion as the nationally ranked Olympia Titans walked off with a two run double off the bat of Cameron Montgomery to earn a hard fought win over Niceville.

The Eagles started the scoring in the second inning when leadoff man Christian Huff singled. The catcher was replaced with a courtesy runner in the form of the speedy Chase Outzen. Tyler Russell would advance him to second base with a sac bunt, and he would come around to score on a Maddex Webb RBI single. The score would remain 1-0 until the bottom of the fourth. Jordan Morrow led the inning off with a triple, and with two outs would score on a wild pitch to knot the score at one. The Titans would return the favor in the sixth, when an error on the pitcher allowed Outzen, who once again was in the game as a courtesy runner, to score and give Niceville a 2-1 advantage.

With the Titans down to their last breath, they were able to come through in the clutch. With one out, Drenis Ozuna reached first with a single. Juan Hillman would follow that with a walk to put two men on. Both runners would advance into scoring position due to a balk, and Montgomery took it from there. Two pitches after the balk, Montgomery ripped a double to the outfield that scored both Ozuna and Hillman to secure the win for Olympia.

Will West threw very well for Niceville in the loss. He went four innings, allowing one unearned run on two hits and four walks with eight strikeouts. Michael Byrne, who picked up the last two outs of the seventh inning, earned the win. Montgomery was 1-3 with the game winning double and a walk to go with his two RBI.

Wednesday’s Games

Sanford Memorial Stadium

11:30 – Olympia vs. Florida Christian

2:00 – Florida Christian vs. University

4:30 – Montverde vs. Trinity Christian

7:00 – Viera vs. Orangewood


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