Hillsborough Co. Baseball Region Roundup 5/9/17



9A-2: Vero Beach 2, Newsome 1
Newsome held Vero Beach scoreless for five innings before the Indians scored on an RBI single and an error to come from behind and topple the Wolves 2-1. Beau Nichols worked six innings, allowing one earned run and striking out four. Newsome took a one-run lead in the fourth as a Trey Cruz sac fly scored Auston Spires, but it was all the runs Newsome’s offense could produce.

8A-1: Ocala Forest 2, Freedom 1

8A-1: Wharton 7, Ocoee 6 (eight innings)
Wharton battled back from a 5-0 deficit to defeat Ocoee behind a Brian Baughman eighth-inning RBI sac fly. Senior Aaron Cohn worked five innings of relief, striking out seven to earn the win.

8A-2: Steinbrenner 6, Riverview 3
Steinbrenner senior CJ Van Eyk broke a late tie with a two-run double to lead the Warriors to a region win over Riverview. Jordan Lala started things for the Warriors with a leadoff home run, while the Sharks offense came by way of a two-run homer from Freddy Tarnok and an RBI triple by Tyler Salomon.

8A-2: Plant 1, Bloomingdale 0
In a pitcher’s duel Plant scratched out a walk-off run on an error as Zach Koch scored the deciding run. Plant senior Ethan Richards worked three no-hit innings, before Connor Scott came on and finished the game allowing just one hit and striking out four to earn the win. Plant will host Steinbrenner in next Tuesday's region semifinal at 7 p.m.

7A-2: King 5, Winter Haven 2
A four run third inning keyed by a two-RBI Matthew Jernigan double to left, followed by a two-run Justice Thompson home run pushed King over Winter Haven and sets up a rematch of last week’s district championship against Hillsborough. Addison Barger added an RBI triple to give the lead some padding in the seventh, supporting King ace Brian Lee who worked a complete-game allowing just three hits and striking out five.

7A-2: Hillsborough 8, Eagle Lake Lake Region 1
Patrick Puentes worked a complete-game no-hitter, striking out eight in an effort that ended up surprising all involved. After an error in the first allowed a runner, followed by a balk, a sac bunt and an RBI groundout put the first run on the board. The Terriers senior pitcher cruised, pounding the zone and getting outs behind him. Hillsborough (21-4) head coach Kenny White said that only the coaches were really aware of what was happening for their pitcher.
“He mixed it up well, all 3 pitchers were working for strikes,” White said. “Patrick has been a bulldog on the mound for two years for us, and it was great to see him go out there like that and help us advance in that fashion.”
Antonio Jenkins came through in the third inning with a two out, bases loaded, two-run single to give the Terriers a 2-1 lead and Hillsborough never looked back. Tim Elko drove in a pair of runs and Aaron Jensen had an RBI single in the win, while Terrence Doston was 3-for-4, scoring two times.

7A-3: Northeast 8, Brandon 0

6A-2: Jefferson 3, Land O’Lakes 1
Nick Perez and Robby Martin came through with seventh inning RBI as Jefferson defeated Land O’Lakes on the road. Mike Dominguez struck out 11 to earn the win, before Martin came in to shut the door for the save in the seventh. AJ Mathis had an RBI triple in the fifth inning for Jefferson. The Dragons will travel to Jesuit next week in a rematch of the district final.

6A-2: Jesuit 4, River Ridge 0

Five strong innings from Jack Anderson, followed by another two from Jeff Hakanson keyed Jesuit’s region quarterfinal win against River Ridge. Anderson allowed just two hits and two walks, while Hakanson gave up just one hit in the combined shutout. The Tigers got a fourth-inning, two-run home run by Carter Andersen, a RBI single by Jake Jones in the fifth, and an RBI sac fly again from the bat of Andersen to support the efforts of the team’s pitchers. Duncan Hunter also had a triple in Jesuit’s win.

* 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. 

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