Hillsborough Co. Softball Region Semifinal Scoreboard 5/4/17
Softball Region Semifinals
Class 4A-Region 3
Tampa Catholic 15, The First Academy 5 (5 innings)
Tampa Catholic’s offense got going quickly and kept going throughout to defeat Orlando The Frist Academy in region semifinal play. Caitlyn Curry (4-for-4) started things with an RBI double in the first, Alexa Russo’s two-run triple and another RBI single from Curry in the second gave the Crusaders all the runs it would need. However, that didn’t stop TC’s bats as Madison Epperson homered to left to start the third, before two more runs came in on a two-run Grace Burleigh single, and the Crusaders batted around in the fourth highlighted by an RBI double by Hera Varmah, an RBI triple by Epperson, an RBI single by Julia Engebretson. An Olivia Mendez RBI single in the fifth ended the game by mercy-rule.
Holy Names 10, Montverde Academy 3
Holy Names will get a rematch against its district champion foe, Tampa Catholic in the region final hosted by the Crusaders next Tuesday, at 6 p.m. in the region final.
Class 3A-Region 3
Carrollwood Day 8, Orlando Faith Christian 2
First-inning RBI singles from Sydney Pelaez (3-for-3, double, two runs scored) and Kylie Coffin got things started for the Patriots, and Carrollwood Day would add three more two-run innings including a two-run home run to left by Emma Frost (double, four RBI) to defeat Faith Christian. Coffin also earned the win on the mound in a complete-game effort striking out eight and allowing two earned.