Gaither swipes nine bases in 10-2 victory



MORE from our HomeTeam writers.

More Video

HomeTeam Hot Shots
Vote for the top male and female athletes from the bay area
Jessica Babcock, volleyball, River Ridge
Courtney Coleman, swimming, Shorecrest
Reagan Huet, volleyball, Bloomingdale
Connor McKay, swimming, Land O'Lakes
Ariana Mosley, volleyball, Tampa Prep
Anna Vollmer, volleyball, Calvary Christian
Diontae Johnson, football, Lennard
Ryan Marsh, football, Mitchell
Parker Phillips, swimming, Land O'Lakes
Dante Satcher, football, Countryside
Tyler Small, swimming, Indian Rocks Christian
Garrett Young, football, Cambridge Christian



Fri. March 5, 2010 | Times Correspondent

TAMPA — Gaither used  its power and speed to cruise past Sickles in a key Class 5A, District 9 matchup Friday night.
The Cowboys hit two home runs and stole a season-high nine bases in the 10-2 rout. 
“We’ve got pretty good team speed, and we wanted to make something happen and fortunately hit the ball really well,” Gaither coach Frank Permuy said.
Sickles (3-3, 2-2) took a 2-1 lead in the top of the third, which was erased in the bottom half when Cowboys first baseman Brady North hit a three-run shot to center.
“That was a clutch hit by Brady and definitely changed the complexion of the game,” Permuy said.
Gaither pinch-hitter Gil Leon put the game out of reach with a three-run shot in the bottom of the fifth inning.
The Cowboys (5-2, 4-0) got four strong innings out of Alex Milne, who improved to 3-0. Will Kirby (2-1) took the loss for the Gryphons.
North finished 2-for-4 with four RBIs. Leadoff hitter Justin Delgado went 2-for-3 with two runs scored, and Zack Jackson stole his first four bases of the season.
“This was a big game because if  we lost, we would be tied with them and it’s going to be a tough district the whole season,” Permuy said.

Justin Dargahi, Times correspondent


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours