Hillsborough Co. Baseball District Roundup 5/4/17

Class 9A-District 8

Alonso 4, Newsome 1
2017 District Champion Alonso Ravens. (photo courtesy of Pete Toledo)

A Jordan Butler 3-run home run over the scoreboard in center in the fourth gave Alonso all it would need for the come-from-behind victory at home against Newsome and earn Alonso a third-straight district title. Newsome had taken a 1-0 lead in the top of the inning as an error allowed Zach Benson (double) to score. The Ravens got another run later as Ryan Drumheller singled and eventually scored on a wild pitch. Butler finished the game 3-for-3, and Jared DeSantolo had two hits including a double. Franco Aleman worked a complete-game on the mound for the Ravens, allowing just four hits, a walk and striking out four. Next Tuesday, Alonso will host Port St. Lucie Treasure coast, while Newsome travels to Vero Beach for the region quarterfinals.

*Special thanks to Alonso assistant coach Pete Toledo for sharing this video and photo with us. 

Class 8A-District 4

Wharton 11, Freedom 1 (5 innings)
Wharton senior pitcher Aaron Cohn, a Fairleigh Dickinson signee, worked a five-inning win on the mound allowing just one hit and struck out six. The Wildcats got clutch RBI hitting from Zach Sirois (two doubles, two RBI), Brian Baughman (single, two RBI) and Ricky Nieves, while senior Drew Ehrhard had a single, a pair of walks and scored three times.

Class 7A-District 9

Braden River 4, Brandon 2
Brandon got ahead early but couldn’t hold on falling in the district final to Braden River. Gabriel Rosado and Zach Pommier had RBI singles in successive innings, but Braden River battled back for the win.

Class 6A-District 8

Jesuit 10, Jefferson 0 (6 innings)
Jesuit Baseball 2017 Class 6A-District 8 champions.
(Photo courtesy of Jesuit High School)

Jesuit's McGuire Weaver
(photo courtesy of
Jesuit High School)

Jesuit junior and Florida State commit McGuire Weaver had a championship-level game at the plate going 4-for-4, with a two-run homer to center in the first, an RBI double in the third, a run-scoring single in the fourth, and the walk-off RBI single to key the mercy-rule victory as the Tigers claimed a 6th-straight district title defeating Jefferson. Joel Brewer had three hits including a pair of doubles, two RBI and scored three times in the win. Senior Alex Mocney went 3-for-3, with a double and two runs scored, while Charles Clark doubled, singled, scored twice and drove in a run. FSU commit, junior RHP Jack Anderson worked four scoreless innings, striking out six to earn the win, while senior and Cornell signee Price Sartor worked the final two scoreless frames, each allowing just one hit.

Class 4A-District 4

Clearwater Central Catholic 3, Berkeley Prep 2
Berkeley Prep season came to a close as CCC won on a bases loaded, hit-by-pitch in the seventh inning. In the second inning, Khalib Bayona and Jacob Hines singled, before Michael Hill’s single to center plated the first run. A Tucker Fine single in the fourth plated Hines (2-for-3). CCC got one back in the bottom of the fourth on a solo home run by Michael Bessell, and tied the game in the sixth as Bessell scored on an error. Carson Weekley and Gordon Stetson each had two hits for the Buccaneers, and Julian Bosnic struck out 11 hitters in six innings of work in a no-decision.

Calvary Christian 1, Tampa Catholic 0
In a tough challenge against still undefeated Calvary Christian (25-0), Tampa Catholic senior and FSU signee Conor Grady put up a tremendous fight working 6.2 scoreless innings, allowing just three hits and striking out eight. However, the Warriors starting pitcher Nolan Hudi was not to be denied, tossing a one-hit (a single by Grady) complete game striking out a dozen and coming through with a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh to give Calvary the win.

Class 3A-District 4

Cambridge Christian 8, Winter Haven All Saints 2
Cambridge Christian (22-5) got a complete-game win from Alex Smith, and Caleb Faris supported Smith’s efforts with a double, a single and four RBI. Austin Carter added a pair of hits and two RBI in the win. The Lancers also got doubles from Tilden Agee and Sevas Cardona in the win.

Bishop McLaughlin 14, Seffner Christian 2

Class 2A-District 5

Keswick Christian 6, Bayshore Christian 5

* Stats compiled by coaches contact as well as information provided on Twitter, MaxPreps.com and GameChanger. 

* Coaches: If you would like to provide further information after your games please contact editor Jarrett Guthrie via: 
e-mail – jarrettguthrie@813Preps.com - or – by text – (813) 951-6865. 

Friday’s District Final Schedule

Class 8A-District 6
At Bloomingdale

Bloomingdale vs. Riverview, 7 p.m.

Class 7A-District 8
At King

King vs. Hillsborough, 7:30 p.m.

Class 3A-District 4
 At Winter Haven All Saints

Cambridge Christian vs. Bishop McLaughlin, 7 p.m.


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