Standout performances from Tuesday night
Kyle Woodford, Plant: The Panthers junior finished a triple shy of hitting for the cycle, going 3-for-4 with a single, double, three-run homer and four RBIs in his team’s abbreviated 12-1 rout of Bloomingdale.
Jackie Moreda, Holy Names: On a day when the Jaguars committed five errors, Moreda was nearly flawless (3-for-4, double, two RBIs) in their 5-4 loss at Tampa Catholic.
Cristina Clauberg, Tampa Catholic: The Crusader softball team’s leadoff hitter went 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs against Holy Names.
Spencer Trayner, Jesuit: The Tigers junior pitched a five-inning two-hitter, and went 3-for-3 with a double and three runs scored in an 11-0 romp of Robinson.
Shaun Rubin, Wharton: The 5-foot-9 senior tossed a complete game, scattering three hits in the Wildcat baseball team’s 2-1 triumph against Durant.
Emily Gaitan, Riverview: The Sharks softball ace struck out 11 Plant City batters in an 8-6 defeat. As a team, the Raiders had fanned no more than seven times in any of their previous 10 games.
Dylan Drawdy, Riverview: The Sharks senior baseball ace struck out 11, including six of the last eight batters, in a complete-game 3-1 win against Plant City.
In the (drum)line of fire
The Tampa Catholic drum corps, which performed between innings of the Crusader softball team’s game Tuesday, likely is thanking its lucky cymbals today. The percussionists were situated a few feet beyond the baseball stadium’s centerfield wall when sophomore Paulie Russo’s fourth-inning homer landed feet from where they were playing. The baseball team topped Boca Raton Christian, 4-2.
With two out and a runner on first in the sixth, Tampa Catholic CF Tatum Nejman charged Ashton Hill’s line drive to short center for a basket catch. Four innings earlier, Crusaders RF Courtney Carson made a lunging snag of Katie Elliott’s fly ball.
With a runner on first in the bottom of the sixth, Plant City softball leftfielder Nan Lawson made a diving catch of a fly ball, thwarting at least one potential run.
By the numbers
3 Victories for Tampa Catholic’s softball team — against no defeats — since Cindy Deters took over following former coach Vernon Tatum’s midseason resignation
6 Total runs allowed by Jefferson’s baseball team in its previous six contests
7 Sixth-inning runs scored by Plant City’s softball team, which rallied for an 8-6 triumph at Riverview
10 Runs allowed by the Dragons — via 12 hits and three errors — in their 12-10 victory Tuesday at Sickles