Photo Credit: Madison Faulkner
Player of the Day: P/2B Dalton Robinson, Lake Howell
Pitcher of the Day: Evan Clark, IMGA Black
Florida High 1
Hagerty kicked off the 2021 Classic with a bang, scoring three runs in the first inning, and ultimately the first eight runs of the game. Freshman SS Austin Jacobs led the game with three hits, scoring two runs and driving one in his self. Lead off man and Flagler-commit Bryce Fitzgerald drove in the most runs on the day with two.
On the mound, UCF-commit Garrett Baumann was absolutely dominant throwing five innings while striking out nine and only giving up one unearned run. In those five innings, he only gave up three hits and no walks. Senior Rylan Townsend finished the game with two scoreless innings, striking out four and only giving up one hit with no walks.
On deck for Hagerty is American Heritage at Sanford Memorial Stadium at 11:15 on Tuesday. Florida High’s next game will be on Wednesday at 4:15 against Timber Creek in Sanford.
Lake Howell 7
West Orange 1
The second game at Sanford was a tight 0-0 game heading into the 6th inning until Lake Howell put three runs on the board. West Orange answered back with one in the bottom of the 6th before the Silver Hawks exploded for four more runs in the 7th, ultimately leading to their 7-1 victory.
Eastern Florida State-commit Dalton Robinson did it all for Lake Howell. First on the mound, he threw five scoreless innings while striking out six batters. At the plate, he went 3-for-4 with a two run homer in the 7th inning which ended up being the final dagger for West Orange.
Lake Howell will be in action again on Tuesday against Flagler Palm Coast at 1:45 at Sanford Memorial Stadium. West Orange will kick off Wednesday’s slate of games in Sanford at 11:15 against Dunedin.
Barron Collier 0
American Heritage 5
After a scoreless first inning, senior LF Tommy DiGiorgio put American Heritage on top with a three run homer in the bottom of the second inning, and the Stallions never looked back. Florida-commit Carsten Finnvold continued the theme of the day of strong starting pitching by throwing six scoreless innings while striking out six. He walked a couple of batters and gave up a few hits, but was able to work out of trouble every time.
American Heritage will face Hagerty at 11:15 on Tuesday at Sanford Memorial Stadium. Barron Collier will look to bounce back on Wednesday when they face Oviedo at 4:15 in Sanford.
Flagler Palm Coast 3
In the first game at Boombah Sports Complex, Flagler Palm Coast jumped off to a quick 2-0 lead in the first inning before Seminole scored a run apiece in the 3rd and 4th innings to tie the game up at 2-2. In the top of the 6th and still knotted at 2-2, the Bulldogs starter simply ran out of steam as the Noles put together three quick hits and a walk to take the lead. They would go on to score four runs in the inning, and ultimately win the game 6-3.
Seminole’s next game will wrap up day two of the FHSI Classic as they play Dunedin at 6:45 in Sanford. Flagler Palm Coast will take on Lake Howell at 1:45 in Sanford on Tuesday.
Winter Springs 3
After a scoreless first inning, The Christian Academy of Knoxville took advantage of some unfortunate errors by Winter Springs in the 2nd inning to jump to a 3-0 lead. They never looked back as they would score six more runs over the course of the game. Senior SP Bay Griffin threw six innings for CAK, striking out nine batters in that time.
CAK will take on IMGA in Sanford on Wednesday at 1:45 while Winter Springs will wrap up day three of the FHSI on Wednesday at 6:45 against Olympia.
Orangewood Christian 1
In the second game at Boombah, Oviedo took advantage of an error to extend the inning and ultimately score two runs in the first inning. After giving up a run to Orangewood in the top of the 3rd, the Lions would take advantage of an error in the bottom of the inning and score three runs. They would put up four more the following inning, and one final run in the 6th to win the game 10-1.
Oviedo will be in action again on Tuesday at 4:15 against Barron Collier in Sanford. Orangewood Christian will kick off Tuesday of the FHSI Classic at Sanford Memorial Stadium against American Heritage at 8:45.
IMGA Black 8
In the final game of the day in Sanford, IMGA scored a run in each of the first and second innings before Olympia tied it up in the bottom of the 2nd. IMGA would take the lead in the top of the third when Cade Ladehoff would hit a two run double to give them a 4-2 lead. Senior P Evan Clark would take over in relief for IMGA, and he would pitch 2.2 innings and record all eight outs via the strikeout. After four more runs in the 6th, IMGA would win 8-2.
IMGA will be in action again on Wednesday in Sanford against the Christian Academy of Knoxville on 1:45. Olympia will also play again on Wednesday in Sanford at 6:45 versus Winter Springs.
Timber Creek 1
The final game of the day was an absolute gem at Boombah Sports Complex. After a scoreless first inning, Timber Creek and Eustis would each score a run. Edward Waters-commit Luis Valero would keep Timber Creek in the game before Eustis scored their second run of the game in the bottom of the 5th. Seminole State-commit Ty Van Dyke would throw six innings for Eustis, striking out five in the process before handing the ball off to St. Petersburg-commit Tanner Walker for the 7th. Walker would strike out two of his three batters and earn the save.
Eustis will be back in action at 11:15 on Tuesday in Sanford while Timber Creek will play on Wednesday in Sanford against Florida High at 4:15.