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Wed. March 28, 2012 | Joey Knight | Email

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Standout performances from Tuesday night

 

Bianka Bell, Chamberlain. The LSU signee doubled twice in her team’s 9-1 win at Steinbrenner
Tuck Neuhaus, Wharton. The lanky junior hit a two-run walkoff home run with one out in the bottom of the seventh, lifting the Wildcats to a 2-1 victory against Alonso
Nick Adams, Tampa Prep. The Terrapins’ senior ace tossed a five-inning one-hitter, striking out five and walking two in an 11-0 romp of Seffner Christian
Tristan Kaye, Plant. The Panthers’ veteran No. 1 player earned a 6-3, 6-4 victory against Wharton’s Sam Chaffin to help propel his team to a 4-2 dual-match triumph
Nichole “Noodle” Lewis, Sickles. Summoned to the circle with the bases loaded in the second, the Gryphons senior escaped the jam unscathed and earned the win (in 41/3 innings) in a 6-1 triumph against Armwood
Cole Gordon, Steinbrenner. The sophomore right-hander continued his breakout season, striking out nine in only four innings in a 6-2 victory against Chamberlain
Pete Alonso, Plant. In a game all about revenge, the junior went 2-for-3 with two home runs, a three-run blast in the first and a solo shot in his next at-bat as Plant avenged their Saladino quarterfinal loss to Newsome, 8-1

 

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2 Times in the past two weeks that Armwood football coach Sean Callahan has been recognized on a baseball field. Callahan, whose team was honored at Steinbrenner Field before Tuesday’s Blue Jays-Yankees game, tossed out a ceremonial first pitch at the recent Saladino Tournament.
3 Doubles by Cambridge Christian junior Zach Hessinger in the Lancers’ 5-0 victory against Indian Rocks Christian. Two were stretched into doubles, coach Sam Marsonek said.

Audibles
“He said it was a fastball. I’ll take his word for it; he hit it a long ways.” — Wharton baseball coach Scott Hoffman on Neuhaus’ walkoff homer against Alonso

Hawks swoop onto Steinbrenner Field

Armwood’s state championship football team was treated to a benevolent version of a Bronx cheer Tuesday night.

The Hawks, who finished 15-0 and won the Class 6A title last fall, were recognized on Steinbrenner Field before the Blue Jays-Yankees spring training game.

Lined up along both baselines, every player and staffer was introduced and presented with medallions and rings bearing the Yankees’ logo.

“I took full advantage of it. When they called my name I actually stepped out,” outside linebacker and Oklahoma signee Eric Striker said. “Some guys didn’t step out. It was a great experience.”

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