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Scores And Recaps From Last Night's Action in Hillsborough County 

King High baseball icon Jim Macaluso reached 600 wins as his Lions won a district fight against Hillsborough, 5-3.

“I’ve been here (at King) I feel like, all my life first as a student, as an athlete, and I’ve come back (to coach),” Macaluso said. “It makes it a lot more special that I’ve done it here at home. I’m a King Lion and I hope to do it many more years.”

Hillsborough got on the board in the third inning as a pair of errors put a runner on third and Jarrod Cande got an RBI infield single to shortstop.

King (4-0) starting pitcher Jeremy Goins did a solid job in the inning to get out with just an unearned run. Catcher Matthew Jernigan caught a runner stealing for the first out and Goins struck out a pair to close out the frame. Goins earned the win striking out five and allowing just one earned run.

King responded in the home-half of the third as an error followed by four straight singles plated three runs. Danny Terp (2-for-3) started things with a hit, followed by hits by Justice Thompson, Jernigan (RBI) and Anthony Azpeitia.

Azpeitia said he was looking for a way to make up for a couple errors at second base early and started by righting things with his 2-run single in the third and continued when he took to the mound working two innings of relief to earn a save.

“I had a couple of errors and struck out looking in the first at bat, so I had to get over those high emotions at the beginning,” Azpeitia said. “It’s a big rivalry, I transferred over from Hillsborough, so I know how big it is. But I knew I had my team behind me. So it was about forgetting those things, putting it behind me and coming through.”

Hillsborough (2-2) got an RBI sac fly from Ryan Romano in the fifth and added another run in the sixth on an error. Terrence Doston had two singles for the Terriers, and Cande took the loss on the mound allowing four earned runs, but did have seven strikeouts. 

Justice Thompson had a solid night at the plate for King finishing 3-for-4 with a double, a stolen base and a run scored. The junior was happy with his performance, but said he was even more pleased to be a part of his coach’s milestone.

“I’m glad to have been a part of this,” Thompson said. “I know Coach Mac to be a truly good person and I’m so happy for him right now.”        - Jarrett Guthrie

Brandon 2, Armwood 0

Brandon (3-1) got six innings on the mound from junior Kamren Gittens, allowing just four hits and striking out seven earning the win.


Gaither 4, Leto 1

Kenny Rodriguez (double), AJ Drisdom and Jose Cadenas each have two hits for the Cowboys (3-1). Julian Lopez (winning pitcher) and Tyler Switzer (save) combine on the mound allowing just one hit. 


Wharton 12, Tampa Bay Tech 1

Wharton (2-2) top Tampa Bay Tech behind home runs from Drew Ehrhard and Ricky Nieves.


Steinbrenner 4, Freedom 1

Steinbrenner (5-0) used multi-hit nights from CJ Van Eyk (two RBI), Jordan Lala and Anthony Cassos (two runs scored). Huston Richter earned the win tossing four innings, allowing one run, with six strikeouts, while Van Eyk earned the save.


Jefferson 10, Blake 0 (5 innings)

Sophomore Isaiah Gonzalez was 2-for-2, with two runs scored and three RBI in the win, while Robby Martin also had a pair of hits.


Cambridge Christian 2, Carrollwood Day 0

Cambridge Christian (3-2) senior Alex Smith tossed a complete-game shutout, striking out three and scattering five hits. Austin Hessinger was 2-for-3, with a run scored, Tilden Agee had a pair of hits including a double, and Ryan Murphy was 2-for-4 in the Lancers win.


Alonso 13, Chamberlain 0

The Ravens (2-2) got a combined no-hitter as Jordan Butler, a Florida signee, struck out 11 in four innings of work, combined with Sam Drumheller, Spencer Bodanza and Bailey McFatridge. Alonoso also had a big night at the plate as Butler and Jared DeSantolo (2-for-3) had homers, Nick Gonzalez was 3-for-4 with a double, triple and an RBI, and Ryan Drumheller had two hits and a double in the win.


Jesuit 11, Spoto 0 (5 innings)

Robinson 10, Middleton 0 (5 innings)

Tampa Catholic 3, Brooks-DeBartolo 1

Newsome 4, East Bay 0

Braden River 7, Lennard 1


Softball Scores 3/2/17

East Bay 5, Newsome 3

Chamberlain 3, Alonso 1

Steinbrenner 7, Freedom

Tampa Catholic 8, Bishop McLaughlin 5 

Sickles 5, Plant 4



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