TAMPA — Academy of the Holy Names freshman Sidney Brown came within one out of her second no-hitter of the season, and junior Tory Bohanan scattered five hits for Tampa Catholic on Tuesday night as both teams advanced in the Class 3A, District 10 playoffs.
Brown struck out 17 and allowed only one hit, a single to right by Jenny Weissman, as AHN (12-7) shut out Berkeley Prep 4-0. The top-seeded Jaguars will face Tampa Catholic in Thursday’s championship game. The second-seeded Crusaders (14-4) won 11-1 in six innings against St. Petersburg Catholic (16-7).
“Tampa Catholic has got a lot of depth on the team and a lot of very good athletes,” SPC coach Tommy Fabian said. “We’re kind of rebuilding this year. We’re tickled with what we did.”
The Crusaders banged out 12 hits and got RBIs from six players. Leftfielder Savannah Rohde led the way with three hits and three RBIs, including a two-run single in the first that put Tampa Catholic ahead for good against loser Kelsey Humphrey. Bohanan (8-1) threw shutout ball for the first five innings. The right-hander recorded 46 of 69 pitches for strikes, and got first-pitch strikes on 18 of 27 batters.
The right-handed throwing Brown (6-0) pitched a no-hitter against Berkeley Prep earlier this season.
“I threw a lot of curves and rises,” she said. “The team played well enough and scored enough runs for us to have a solid lead and win the game.”
Caroline Sutton had three hits to pace AHN’s 11-hit attack. The Jaguars outscored Berkeley Prep 35-0 in three meetings this year.