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Standout performances from Thursday night
Paul Barrett, Gaither: The Cowboys senior won three individual events (high jump, 110-meter hurdles, 300 hurdles) and ran on the winning 4x400 relay team in a tri-meet with Chamberlain and Tampa Bay Tech.
Jordan LaFave, Durant: The senior leadoff hitter went 4-for-4 with three runs and two RBIs in the undefeated Cougar softball team’s 6-5 win at Plant City.
Derek Martin, Tampa Catholic: The senior ace threw a one-hit shutout, striking out five, in a 5-0 win over Sarasota Cardinal Mooney. Teammates Luke Helms and Paulie Russo added home runs.
Garrett Lorenzo, Bloomingdale: The junior, who entered the game in a bit of a slump, drove in the winning run in the bottom of the seventh to beat Brandon 4-3.
Ryan Valdes, Alonso: The Florida State commit, who hit the winning three-run home run Tuesday, kept up his torrid pace with a double and a home run in a 4-2 win over Robinson.
Erik Dowse, Newsome: The junior went 2-for-4 with a double and took two bases on a sacrifice bunt before scoring the winning run in the top of the seventh as the Wolves beat East Bay 3-1.
Debut of the night
Tampa Catholic interim softball coach Cindy Deters, thrust into duty when predecessor Vernon Tatum and his staff resigned Monday afternoon, watched the Crusaders pull out a 5-3 victory against Springstead. Co-captains Krista Garcia and Tatum Nejman tripled.
By the numbers
0 Sets surrendered by Chamberlain’s boys tennis team (singles and doubles) in a 7-0 victory against Freedom
10.95 Carrollwood Day junior Robert Davis’ winning time in the 100 meters in a private school quad meet at Berkeley Prep. Davis, who has run for more than 3,300 yards over the past two football seasons, has been offered by Florida International and North Texas
14 Hits collected by Alonso’s softball team in its six-inning, 10-0 rout of Robinson
Compiled by staff writers Joey Knight and Laura Keeley.