Player of the Day:
Brett Cormier, Seabreeze
2-3, 4 R, 2 RBI, BB, 3 SB
Pitcher of the Day:
Cade Wyatt, Hillcrest
CG, 7 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 K
Florida High 3
Flagler Palm Coast 2
John Michael Jones starred on the mound and at the plate to help lead the Seminoles of Florida High to a 3-2 win over Flagler Palm Coast on Tuesday morning.
After a scoreless first inning, the Seminoles put a run across in the top of the second. With two outs, Jones punched a single to the outfield, scoring Dylan Beiro who had reached on a double. FPC tied the game up in the fourth inning after Nick Zipf singled, stole second, and was brought home on a Trevor Meaney base hit.
The Bulldogs would then take a lead in the fifth inning with a two-out rally. Jace Wilson walked, and moved to second when Emerson Cheney singled. Dawson Hansen then took a 3-2 pitch to the right side, scoring Wilson and giving FPC a 2-1 lead.
Florida High quickly made a comeback in the top of the sixth. A one-out error by the shortstop allowed Makel Young to score to tie the game, and Jones would come through with a double two batters later, scoring Beiro for a second time to give the Seminoles the 3-2 lead. Jones then shut the door in the seventh, earning the complete game victory. His final line read seven innings pitched, seven hits, two earned runs and four strikeouts. He was also 2-3 at the plate with a double and two RBI. Brock Underburg pitched well for FPC in the loss, going five innings and allowing one run on six hits with four strikeouts. Florida High is now 1-1 in the tournament, while FPC falls to 0-2.
Palmetto Ridge 0
One big inning and the arm of Cade Wyatt gave the Hillcrest Patriots a 5-0 shutout win over the Palmetto Ridge Bears in game two on Tuesday.
Wyatt and Palmetto Ridge starter Steven Laboy swapped scoreless frames in the first and second innings. In the third, the Patriots were able to throw up a crooked number thanks to defensive miscues from the Bears. With one out, Ryan White stole second, and came around to score on an error by the shortstop. A wild pitch and a single would put runners on the corners for Cole Frederick, who deposited a triple to the outfield gap, scoring both runners and making it a 3-0 game.
That was more than enough of a cushion for Wyatt, who allowed only five hits and one walk all game long. In fact, no runner made it past second base the whole game for Palmetto Ridge. Wyatt benefited from a pair of pickoffs and three strikeouts to keep the Bears in check.
The Patriots would score a single run in each of the sixth and seventh innings to make the final of 5-0. They now sit at 2-0 on the week, and have outscored their opponents 13-1. Casey Page was 2-3 with a run, while Frederick was 1-3 with a run and two RBI to lead the offense. Cristian Torres picked up two hits for Palmetto Ridge.
Jensen Beach 4
Lake Minneola 3
The third game of the day on Tuesday was a thriller with the Jensen Beach Falcons walking off to the tune of a 4-3 win over the Lake Minneola Hawks.
After stranding two runners on in the top of the first, Jensen Beach scored quickly in their half of the inning. Jacob Winger was hit by a bitch, and moved to third on a Ryan Rivera double. Calvin Greenfield then stepped up and stroked a base hit to the left center gap, scoring both runners to give the Falcons a 2-0 advantage.
After a quite second inning, it was the Hawks' turn to light up the board in the third. A hit by pitch, single and walk loaded the bases for Logan Alaniz. The senior came through with a single to score Tyler Smith. Timothy Sams then hit a ground ball to first base. The first baseman stepped on the bag for the second out and threw to second to put alaniz out 3-6 ... however, Viadel Ortiz was able to score before the third out, tying the game at two apiece.
In the bottom of the fifth, Greenfield doubled, stole third, and scored on a wild pitch to make it 3-2. The score stayed that way until the top of the seventh when a Caleb Cali single scored Smith to tie the game in the final frame. The Falcons didn't need any hits to walk off winners. Ryan Rivera walked to lead off, followed by an intentional pass to the dangerous Greenfield, putting two on. After a wild pitch put both men in scoring position, Taylor Higgins was intentionally walked to load the bases. Lake Minneola managed one ground ball out, but then Caleb Pendleton sent a ball deep enough to center to score Greenfield and end the game.
Greenfield was 2-3 on the day with a double, two runs, two RBI, a stolen base and a walk. Zach Miller earned the win on the mound, throwing three innings of relief, allowing one run on four hits with five strikeouts. Logan Brouwer took the loss for Minneola, though he struck out seven in his six innings of work.
Cornerstone Charter 4
The Seabreeze Sandcrabs offense was in rare form on Tuesday evening, pounding out ten hits en route to a 14-4 mercy rule win over Cornerstoe Charter.
Seabreeze jumped on Cornerstone early, scoring twice in the first inning. Cornerstone took the lead back in the second inning when they put three runs across themselves, highlighted by a two-RBI single from Brandon Bringas. Their luck would be shortlived however as the Sandcrabs added three more in the second, five in the third, and four in the fifth, giving them the ten run lead needed to secure a mercy rule victory.
Leadoff man Brett Cormier led the way for Seabreeze, going 2-3 with four runs, two RBI, three stolen bases and a walk. Dennis Filipovski and Angel Rivera each added two hits as well. In all, nine Sandcrabs either scored or drove in a run on the night.
Luke Walker earned the win, pitching five innings and allowing four runs on six hits with five strikeouts. Bringas was 2-3 with a run, RBI and stolen base to lead the Cornerstone offense.