Spruce Creek 7
Key West 0
The Spruce Creek Hawks kept their perfect season in tact with their second straight victory of the week after shutting out the Key West Conchs on Wednesday afternoon.
The Hawks were gifted a run in the first when a throw from the Key West catcher sailed into the outfield when trying to throw out Camden Trificante at third, allowing the leadoff man to come around to score. They then added another run in the third on a wild pitch, and a third run in the fifth on a Sal Grinstead RBI single.
The score exploded during the Hawks final at bat. An error and a walk put two men on for Zach Veen, who launched a double to the outfield, scoring both Evan Mastromauro and Trificante. After Veen stole third, he was brought in on a double from Cameron Orie. Brennan Kiel followed with a double of his own to drive in Orie to make the final of 7-0.
Jarrett Maresco earned the win with four strong innings on the mound. He allowed only one hit and struck out two. Chris Mahlstedt was up net, and delivered a pair of scoreless frames with three strikeouts. Evan Mastromauro shut down the seventh to seal the win.
Timber Creek 8
The Timber Creek Wolves moved to 2-0 on the week with a shutout win over the Seminole Seminoles on Wednesday afternoon.
After a scoreless first, the Wolves were gifted most of their runs in the second. A walk, single and another walk loaded the bases with one out. Cole Nelson earned an easy RBI with a walk of his own during the next at bat. A pitching change only made things worse as the next two Wolves ... Ramses Cordova and Jake Johnson ... were both hit by pitches to bring in two more runs. A balk brought in run number four, and then Andrew Spoylar singled in Cordova to make it 5-0.
Timber Creek earned their their three runs in the fifth. Parker Wood got things started with a sac fly that scored Gabriel Cruz. Paxson Wright then scored one batter later when a strike three on Col Nelson got away from the catcher. The final run of the inning came across when Spoylar roped his second base RBI base hit, scoring Cordova for the second time.
Seven runs was more than enough for Preston Wright. The senior righty was magnificent on the bump for Timber Creek, tossing six innings of scoreless baseball. He allowed only two hits .. both singles ... and walked one. He also struck out four.
Cordova Spoylar, and Cruz each had two hit to lead the Wolves offense.
The Bolles Bulldogs ran their scoreless inning streak to 15 with a 8-0 win over the Grandview Wolves on Wednesday evening.
After needing an extra frame to defeat CAK 2-0 on Monday, the Bolles pitching staff continued to impress on Wednesday. This time, it was Patrick Libby who was showcasing his talents. The senior went the distance in this one, scattering four hits over seven innings. He racked up a dozen strikeouts and walked only one batter on the night.
The Bulldogs didn't need much offense, but still managed to score in a variety of ways In the third, it was via balk and an error. In the fourth, Will Shepherd knocked in Gunner Boree and with a triple, and then scored on an error. Then, in the sixth, they added four more thanks to a bases loaded walk, a single, and error and an RBI groundout from Luke Jenkins.
Schedule for Thursday March 21
Games at Sanford Memorial Stadium
8:45 am: Lake Mary Prep vs. Royal Palm Beach
11:15 am: CAK vs. Montverde Academy
1:45 pm: Bolles vs. Colonial
4:15 pm: University vs. Timber Creek
6:45 pm: Grandview vs. Spruce Creek
Games at Boombah Sports Complex
10:00 am: Key West vs. St. Johns Country Day
10:00 am: Seminole vs. Tampa Prep
4:00 pm: CAK vs. St. Johns Country Day*
*Continuation of Tuesday's game; starts in bottom of 2nd inning