Hillsborough County: Friday's highlights



MORE from our HomeTeam writers.

More Video



Sat. March 31, 2012 | Times Staff

HomeTeam Hotshots
Standout performances from Friday night

Brittany Johnson, Sickles. The Gryphons senior crammed three weeks’ worth of hitting (two triples, home run, six RBIs) into as many innings in Sickles’ 16-0 romp of King. A new rule stops a game if a team leads by 15 or more runs after three.
Lance McCullers, Jesuit. The Tigers’ senior ace tossed a one-hitter, striking out 12 and walking one in a 5-0 triumph against Lennard.
Kiara Johnson, Alonso. The sophomore third baseman’s sixth-inning double scored Haley Huchro and Jessica Warren, rallying the Ravens to a 6-5 victory against Durant.
Colin Woody, Wharton. The senior gave up only five hits to the potent Plant offense in a complete-game shutout that the Wildcats won 3-0.
Tony Jones, Hillsborough. His home run, giving him four on the year, helped Hillsborough upset host Riverview 8-4.
Justin Ambrosino, Bloomingdale. The junior hit his second home run of the year in a 4-1 win over Newsome to give the Bulls sole possession of first place in Class 8A, District 7.

Web gems
With two out in the bottom of the first at Chamberlain, Freedom LF Ashley Wilson, her back to home plate, sprinted toward the outfield wall for a basket catch of Lindsey Hagberg’s deep fly.

Three nights after hitting a walkoff homer against Alonso, Wharton SS Tuck Neuhaus snagged a second-inning line drive to start a 6-4-3 triple play in a 3-0 win against Plant. The inning before, Neuhaus hit a two-run triple.

By the numbers
3:27 The time of morning when Chamberlain SS Bianka Bell rises each game day. The LSU signee insists there’s no significance to that Gruden-esque wake-up time. “I just like to get up and get prepared and everything,” she said.
13 Hits collected by Plant City’s softball team — highlighted by Kacie Booth’s triple — in the Raiders’ 8-0 victory against East Bay
2 Teams that have shut out Plant — batting .330 as a team — in 17 games this year (Wharton and Durant)
2 Complete-game shutouts thrown by Wharton seniors Colin Woody and Shaun Rubin this year (Jefferson and Plant)

Joey Knight and Laura Keeley, Times staff writers


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours