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Wed. March 30, 2011 | Chris Girandola

Baseball: IRC falls in third-place game; Northeast final postponed

ST. PETERSBURG — While the championship game of the Northeast Invitational was affected by the weather and postponed until today, all the other contests were played Wednesday before the rain.

The championship between Lakewood and Osceola is rescheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday.

In the third-place game, Indian Rocks Christian suffered a 4-2 defeat to Winter Park. J.L. Monson allowed four runs and five hits with six strikeouts in the complete-game loss.

“We’ve played tough competition throughout the season as well as in this tournament, and it will be beneficial to us when it comes to district (tournament) play,” Golden Eagles coach Adam Moravick said. “We’re learning from these types of games. It also gives our guys the type of exposure they need because we have quality talent on this team.”

The Class 2A Golden Eagles beat Class 5A Northeast on Saturday and lost to Class 4A Lakewood on Tuesday before losing to 6A foe Winter Park.

In other action, Largo lost 4-2 in extra innings to Cypress Creek. The Packers tied the game in the seventh inning when Mike LaGrange hit a single to score two runs, only to have the Bears score two in the eighth inning to win the game.

Clearwater scored an 8-5 victory over Northeast in the other consolation game despite a pair of two-run homers by the Vikings’ Jerrod Flanagan and a home run by Warren Young.

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