Alonso 8, Riverview 0
RIVERVIEW – After Alonso took a 5-4 win over Riverview in the Saladino Tournament semifinals last week, this game looked poised to be a tight contest. But an offense as tough as Alonso’s doesn’t need anything given to it, and unfortunately for Riverview a shaky day on the mound – including six hit batters – spelled disaster for the Sharks. The Ravens made Riverview pay at the plate and supported strong pitching to take an 8-0, non-district win.
Alonso (10-4) got all it needed in the first as Ryan Drumheller singled to right, moved to second on a balk, and one out later scored as Florida Atlantic signee Jared DeSantolo singled to left-center.
Ravens lefty Jordan Butler got the start and allowed two singles, but no other damage in the first inning. The University of Florida commit allowed just one more hit, while striking out three with no walks in five shutout innings, improving to 4-0 on the season.
The Ravens defense did its job as well, especially up the middle where shortstop and UF signee Jose Ciccarello (1-for-2, double, RBI) and second baseman Nick Gonzalez (Jacksonville Univ. commit) worked impressively the whole game.
“The chemistry is unreal,” Gonzalez said of his connection with Ciccarello. “I know every time he is going to be at second base, I just know where he is going to be.”
The second inning saw a trio of hit batters and RBI singles from Leonard Lugo and DeSantolo plated runs, and a RBI groundout from Butler account for four runs. Butler doubled in the fourth with a groundball down the first base line and courtesy runner Jonathan Cruz was cashed in by a double down the opposite line by Ciccarello. The Ravens added two more in the fifth on a Drumheller (two runs scored) RBI single up the middle and a wild pitch.
Riverview (9-5) got two hits each from Tyler Salomon and Freddy Tarnok, along with singles from Tyler Roschfka and Josh Rulli, but couldn’t scratch in a run.
Bailey McFatridge and Franco Aleman worked shutout innings of relief for the Ravens.
Jesuit 5, Tampa Catholic 3
It was a beautiful day for baseball at Peter J Mulry Field and it was a hotly contested battle in one of the best rivalries in the entire state of Florida. With the score tied at 3 in the top of the 7th, Jesuit third baseman Thomas Bencivenga hit a blast over the left field wall to seal the 5-3 victory for the Tigers. Jesuit got on the board first in the 2nd inning when Duncan Hunter's RBI single brought in Joel Brewer to make it 1-0. Tampa Catholic tied it up in the 4th on a wild pitch and took a 3-1 lead when Tommy Malouf stroked a double to left. The Tigers tied it up in the top of the 5th when Jake Jones knocked in McGuire Weaver and Alex Mocny with a single up the middle. Jeff Hakanson picked up the win in relief for Jesuit. Conor Grady threw five strong innings in his start for the Crusaders.
Brandon 17, Chamberlain 0 (five innings)
Brandon (10-2) got its offense going in the second inning as Arthur Scott singled in a pair, followed by Jermaine White with a two-run single. The Eagles added RBI hits from Nico Saladino and BJ Carter (double) in the frame and never looked back. White (three RBI) had a triple and Teddy Flynn doubled for Brandon in the win. Carlos Curnow earned the win for the Eagles on the mound allowing two hits and striking out four.
Lennard 6, Wharton 3
Lennard (6-5) got ahead early and held on to top Wharton Saturday. Yamil Varela was 3-for-4 for the Longhorns, Tyler Santiago went 2-for-3, and Cameron Lasalle earned his first varsity win. Sophomore Yazael Nunez earned his fifth save of the season working the seventh. Clayton Coringrato had a double and an RBI for Wharton (6-5) in the loss, Leo Alfonzo and Mike Hudson each had a hit and RBI.
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Berkeley Prep 2, Orlando Bishop Moore 1
The Buccaneers (6-6) got an RBI single from Alex Haire in the top of the seventh to defeat Bishop Moore on the road Saturday. Gordon Stetson scored the decider and doubled in the win. The Bucs got a run as Carson Weekley scored in the fourth on a Julian Bosnic groundout. Weekley also had a double in the win. Senior captain Marcus Ayers worked seven innings allowing one run on three hits, with three strikeouts.
Leto 4, Sickles 3 (nine innings)
Leto (8-6) senior Andreas Morales had a pair of doubles and an RBI, Fernando Muniz went 2-for-4 with an RBI, Jose Martinez was 3-for-4, and Felix Rosario doubled in the Falcons extra-inning win. Rosario earned the win tossing 8 1/3 innings and striking out three, while Morales earned the save. For Sickles, Dylan Eskew hit a solo home run to left-center, Danny Bernstein was 2-for-3 with a double and Cole Cooper struck out nine in a no-decision.
Lecanto Seven Rivers Christian 14, Bayshore Christian 4 (six innings)
Palm Harbor University Tournament
Chamberlain 6, Countryside 0
Freedom 9, Plant 0
Palm Harbor 4, Holy Names 2
East Lake 5, Durant 0
Newsome 4, Tampa Catholic 3
Chamberlain 2, Palm Harbor 1
East Lake 4, Newsome 0
East Lake 7, Chamberlain 1