Olympia Titans 3
Florida Christian Patriots 2
The Olympia Titans escaped with their second consecutive one run victory, this time defeating the Florida Christian Patriots by a score of 3-2.
Both Frank Chacon (FC) and Jaylyn Whitehead (OHS) were solid through two innings, shutting the opposing teams out. The score would change in the top of the third when Zach Mirshiki doubled to lead off the inning. He was sacrificed to third base, and would then score on another double, this time from Brandon Hadley. With two outs, Juan Hillman hit a ball to left field that was mishandled by the leftfielder, allowing Hadley to score and make the score 2-0. Whitehead would keep the Patriots scoreless in his four innings of work, allowing just two hits while striking out three. In the top of the fifth, Olympia was able to pad their lead. Hadley led the inning off reaching on an error, and then advanced to second on a balk. After a wild pitch moved him to third base, Drenis Ozuna would bring him home with a base hit.
Jake Senich came on in relief of Whitehead, and cruised through the fifth and sixth innings. However, in the last frame, he ran into a Florida Christian rally. Leadoff man Ruben Someillan was hit by a pitch to start things off, and moved to second on a single from Jorge Iza. Brandon Chinea would then hit a groundball to short, for what looked to be a tailor made double play. However, an error by the first baseman allowed Someillan to score. Robert Fabelo then singled, putting the game winning run at the plate. After a flyout for the second out of the inning, Chris Coipel’s single would plate Chinea, making it a one run game. Senich was able to settle down and get a groundball out to end the game, leaving the game tying and game winning runs on base.
Mishriki was 2-3 on the day with a double and a run scored. Hadley was 1-2 with a double, a walk, two runs and an RBI.
University Titans 5
Florida Christian Patriots 2
University used a big first inning to take the lead that they would not relent in a 5-2 victory over Florida Christian on Wednesday.
The Patriots, who were playing their second game of the day, allowed three runs to University in the bottom of the first inning. It was a welcome change of pace for UHS, who had been held scoreless in their game on Monday. After the first two batters of the inning walked, Danny Acevedo sent a ball to the gap for a two run double. He was then brought in by Julio Medina’s single to make the score 3-0. The Titans would add one more to the board in the second inning when a Logan Allen sac fly scored Logan Lawrence. In the fifth inning, they were able to strike once more when Quenell Rutledge’s base hit brought in Cody Vandehey.
Trevor Sozio pitched a solid game for the Titans, keeping Florida Christian scoreless through five innings. He ran into some trouble in the sixth inning though. Jorge Iza singled with one out to start things off. Things looked grim for the Patriots when the next batter flew out. However, they were able to put together a two out rally. Robert Fabelo singled, and Kendrick Garcia was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Christian Coipel delivered a double in the next at bat that scored Iza and Fabelo, and put runners on second and third. Sozio was able to force a groundball out to the next batter to end the inning and keep the score at 5-2. Logan Allen would come on to close out the final inning for the Titans. Danny Acevedo finished 3-3 at the plate for University with a double, run scored and two RBI. Coipel was 3-3 with a double and two RBI for the Patriots in the loss.
Montverde Academy Eagles 3
Trinity Christian Eagles 1
Leo Rodriguez was a one man show in this pitcher’s duel between himself and Trenton Brickhouse. In the end, Montverde was able to hold on for a 3-1 victory over Trinity Christian.
The Eagles started the scoring in the second inning. Cash Case landed on first base to start the inning thanks to a TC error; he would then steal second base. After a flyout, Ryan Williams would single to put men on the corners. Williams would then steal second, and both he and Case would advance once more on a wild pitch. A sac fly from the bat of Joey Passino would plate Williams, making it 2-0.
The Eagles would get a run back in the bottom of the third. An error allowed Sam Brunnig to reach first base. He was then sacrificed to second by Cody Rak. A fly ball to center from Eric Ortiz would move Brunnig once more, this time to third. Ryan Corrigan was able to deliver with two outs, sending a base hit through the infield to score Brunnig. Rodriguez would take the game over from there however, allowing no more runs for the game, and setting Trinity down in order in the 4th, 5th and 7th innings. The final complete game line for Rodriguez read seven innings pitched, three hits, one run (unearned), one walk and nine strikeouts. He was also 3-3 at the plate with a double. Brickhouse also went the distance for Trinity in the game, throwing seven innings and scattering seven hits to go with three runs.
Orangewood Christian Rams 9
Viera Hawks 7
After falling in to a 7-0 whole after the first inning, the Orangewood Rams dug deep and were able to walk away with a 9-7 victory over Viera on Wednesday.
The Hawks’ offense went nuts in the first inning. The first five batters they sent to the plate reached base safely. After a sac fly for the first out, three more batters reached base. By the end of the inning, the Hawks had sent eleven batters to the plate, scoring seven runs on six hits, two errors, a walk and two wild pitches. After Orangewood was held scoreless in their half, it seemed that the game was all but over. But the high powered Rams offense would chip away, inning by inning, until the game was theirs.
Sam Lanier roped a double to right field to start the second. Jake Lefever followed that with a single, and Jake Leiffer would score Lanier with a groundout. A Trent Lawrence single (and the help of an error in the outfield) would then plate Lefever to make the score 7-2 through two. The third inning saw Vinny Catanza start things off with a single. Erik Keating and Sam Lanier would follow suit with base hits of their own, with Lanier’s scoring Catanza. Lefever would walk to load the bases, and Trent Lawrence would then deliver a two-run single of his own to cut the lead again, this time to 7-5. In the fourth inning, a couple of wild pitches allowed Zach Sutter, who had walked, to score. Four batters later, Lanier would come through once more for Orangewood, this time sending a single to the outfield that would score Jackson Lueck to tie the game 7-7. An RBI single from Lueck, plus another wild pitch allowed the Rams to score twice more in the fifth inning, giving them a 9-7 that they would not relinquish.
A tip of the cap goes to Orangewood starter Quinn Echelson. After allowing the seven runs on six hits in the first inning, he settled down and finished the game. In the final six innings, he allowed just one more hit and no runs with no walks, and finished the game with three strikeouts. Offensively, the Rams received three hits apiece from Catanza, Lanier and Lawrence. A total of fourteen different players between the two teams scored at least one run in the slugfest.
Sanford Memorial Stadium
9 am – University vs. Viera
11:30 am – Windward vs. El Rancho
2 pm – Edgewater vs. Deltona
4:30 pm – Niceville vs. Orangewood
7 pm – Florida Christian vs. Montverde
Seminole High School
11:30 am – Olympia vs. Trinity Christian
2:00 pm – Flagler Palm Coast vs. Pembroke Pines