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Tue. April 16, 2013 | Joey Knight | Email

Milestone of the night
Carrollwood Day’s baseball team (10-11) took a huge stride Tuesday night, stepping on Tampa Catholic’s senior night pageantry in the process. The Patriots’ 5-3 victory was the program’s first against the Crusaders, who surrendered two runs in the seventh including a bases-loaded RBI-grounder by junior Colin Campbell. Sophomore Bryce Benedict notched his first complete game of the season, delivering what first-year coach Nick Rodriguez deemed a 100-pitch gem.

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8 Sets played by Carrollwood Day freshman Casey Brynjolfsson in less than 24 hours at the Class 2A state team tennis tournament. Brynjolfsson won a pair of three-set matches at No. 5 singles Monday before losing in straight sets in Tuesday morning’s final

9 Runners left stranded in six innings by Berkeley Prep in its loss to Holy Names

12 Consecutive Tampa Catholic batters to reach base at the start of the Crusaders’ 15-0 annihilation of Sarasota Booker in the 4A-9 softball semifinals. Senior Erin Reynolds had a pair of hits, including a two-run single, in the first inning alone

20 Victories this year for Steinbrenner’s baseball team. Tuesday’s five-inning 10-0 win against Middleton clinched the 4-year-old program’s first 20-win season

Quotable
“We had a wonderful season … we just met our match at state. We had three No. 1 seeds in the open draws and that’s tough any time.” — Carrollwood Day girls tennis coach John Most, whose team’s season ended with a doubles and singles defeat Tuesday at the Class 2A tournament  

“It shows a lot of character because we’re still building; that’s what we’re about. These guys have busted their tails for me. … They’ve bought in.” — Rodriguez on his team’s win at TC
 

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