At Brandon High
KING 7, EAST BAY 3
King rallied from a two-run deficit with a fifth inning keyed by a John Hernandez bases-clearing triple to center field, as the Lions beat East Bay. The Indians took a lead in the fifth, led by an RBI double from Mike Debi, but the Lions, who remain the county’s lone undefeated team, took the advantage in the bottom half and reliever Corey Branam closed the door, earning his second win of the season.
PLANT 14, BROOKS-DEBARTOLO 2
Panthers senior Matt Vaka was 2-for-3 with a three-run homer and a three-run triple to lead Plant past Brooks-DeBartolo in six innings. Vaka followed an RBI single from Jake Bak in the first inning with the home run, pacing the Panthers’ four-run first inning. The Phoenix scored a run on an error in the third and added another in the fourth on a Nicholas Schmidt RBI single. Stephen Chamblee added a two-run single for Plant in the second and the Panthers sealed the early ending with a six-run sixth inning behind RBI hits from Vaka, Ben Russ and Zach Koch.
STEINBRENNER 13, SPOTO 1
Cole Gordon gave Steinbrenner all it needed in the bottom of the first with a two-run double as the Warriors topped Spoto in five innings. Senior Brennan Garcia went 2-for-3 in the win with a double, triple, two runs scored and three RBIs. Gideon Dunn made his first start of the season, earning the win in two innings while allowing one unearned run. Spoto scored in the first inning as Kelvin George crossed the plate on an error.
BRANDON 8, HILLSBOROUGH 1
Brandon 310 103 0 — 8 9 2
Hillsborough 100 000 0 — 1 4 1
W — Williams (3-0). L — Burnett (0-1). 2B — Sullivan (B). Records — B 7-3; H 6-3.
At Newsome High
LETO 5, TAMPA BAY TECH 1
Elias Duran and Alberto Guerra hit back-to-back RBI doubles in the fourth inning to give Leto the win. Freshman lefty Pablo Diaz pitched a complete game, striking out four batters for the victory.
JEFFERSON 11, LENNARD 1
Jefferson collected only three hits, but was aided by 10 walks along with three batters being hit by pitches in the five-inning win. In the fifth inning, Jefferson put eight runners on base, five of which were walked, and had two hits to end the game per the 10-run mercy rule.
NEWSOME 2, DURANT 0
Newsome loaded the bases in the first inning with one out and Ryan Brzozowski and Brandon Wheat hit back-to-back RBI singles for a 2-0 lead the Wolves never surrendered. Drew Bradley went the distance in the shutout, finishing with four strikeouts while scattering five hits.
BLOOMINGDALE 3, GAITHER 0
Bloom. 001 020 0 — 3 5 1
Gaither 000 000 0 — 0 3 2
W — Crouse. L — Gillespie. 2B — James (B). 3B — Tyson (G).
At University of Tampa
RIVERVIEW 10, BLAKE 0
Riverview ran its record to 2-0 in the Saladino with only two runs allowed. Offensively Monday, the Sharks waited until the sixth inning before breaking things open with seven runs on seven walks and two doubles. Three Sharks — Bailey Neer, Jose Pena and Cory Whitt — collected a double each. The Sharks can earn a quarterfinal tournament berth with a victory Tuesday against Plant City.
PLANT CITY 4, FREEDOM 1
Plant City ran its record to 2-0 in Pool E, setting up Tuesday’s pool championship against Riverview. In two tournament games, the Raiders have allowed only one run and six hits. The winner advances to the quarterfinals, while the loser could have a shot at the lone tournament quarterfinal wild-card spot by giving up the fewest runs allowed. Riverview has given up only two runs, one more than Plant City.
ALONSO 4, ROBINSON 3
Raven Peyton Woble smacked the winning single in the top of the seventh inning, which capped a solid night for the left fielder, who finished 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Ravens’ Joe Overton, Spencer Bodanza and Mike Paule combined to scatter seven hits until only one out remained in the seventh inning. That’s when Alonso ace Alex Faedo came in to throw three final strikes to end the game.
SICKLES 9, ARMWOOD 3
Armwood 000 110 1 — 3 9 2
Sickles 111 132 x — 9 6 1
W — Baker (2-0). L — Trionfi. 2B — Hatfiled (A), Gilcrease, Dagui (S). Records – A 3-8, S 7-3.
WHARTON 18, MIDDLETON 0
Wharton scored eight runs in the first inning and never looked back as it defeated Middleton in five innings to move to 2-0 in Pool G. Drew Ehrhard led the way for Wharton as he was 3-for-3 and hit by a pitch. Ehrhard scored all four times he came up to bat. Darren Goodsen started for Wharton and pitched two perfect innings to pick up the victory. Wharton will play Strawberry Crest Tuesday. The winner of that game will be the winner of Pool G.
Pool A: Steinbrenner 2-0, Brandon 2-0, Hillsborough 0-2, Spoto 0-2
Pool B: Plant 2-0, King 2-0, East Bay 0-2, Brooks-DeBartolo 0-2
Pool C: Jefferson 2-0, Newsome 1-1, Durant 1-1, Lennard 0-2
Pool D: Bloomingdale 2-0, Gaither 1-1, Leto 1-1, Tampa Bay Tech 0-2
Pool E: Plant City 2-0, Riverview 2-0, Freedom 0-2, Blake 0-2
Pool F: Sickles 2-0, Alonso 2-0, Robinson 0-2, Armwood 0-2
Pool G: Wharton 2-0, Strawberry Crest 2-0, Chamberlain 0-2, Middleton 0-2
East Bay vs. Brooks-DeBartolo, 10 a.m.
Plant vs. King, 1 p.m.
Spoto vs. Hillsborough, 4 p.m.
Brandon vs. Steinbrenner, 7 p.m.
TBT vs. Gaither, 10 a.m.
Bloomingdale vs. Leto, 1 p.m.
Durant vs. Jefferson, 4 p.m.
Lennard vs. Newsome, 7 p.m.
Strawberry Crest vs. Wharton, 1 p.m.
Middleton vs. Chamberlain, 4 p.m.
At University of Tampa
Blake vs. Freedom, 10 a.m.
Plant City vs. Riverview, 1 p.m.
Armwood vs. Robinson, 4 p.m.
Alonso vs. Sickles, 7 p.m.
10 a.m. – Pool B winner vs. Pool D winner
1 p.m. – Wild card winner vs. Pool F winner
4 p.m. – Pool G winner vs. Pool E winner
7 p.m. – Pool C winner vs. Pool A winner
4 p.m. – Quarterfinal 2 winner vs. Quarterfinal 1 winner
7 p.m. – Quarterfinal 3 winner vs. Quarterfinal 4 winner
Championship game at Brandon, 7 p.m.