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Boca Ciega 5, Dixie Hollins 0: Mallory Allen pitched a three-hit shutout as the Pirates improved to 7-3 with a win over the Rebels. Two of the Pirates’ five hits went for extra bases. Brittany Price had a double and Samantha Marra hit a home run.
Lakewood 2, Northeast 1: The Spartans snapped a two-game losing streak with a win over the Vikings. Mariah Watts picked up the win for Lakewood.
Palm Harbor University 10, Clearwater 9: The Hurricanes remained one of two county baseball teams with one loss after scoring twice in the bottom of the seventh. Jacob Jarreau had a double and triple.
Standout performances from Tuesday night
Mallory Allen, Boca Ciega: Continued her strong start to the season with a three-hit shutout.
Alyssa Householder, Countryside: Hit a single, then scored the winning run on an error in a 3-2 softball win over St. Petersburg.
Jacob Jarreau, Palm Harbor University: Led the Hurricanes’ offense with a double and triple in win over Clearwater.
Number of the night
Countryside’s Hailee Keisling, a junior, had her 39-game hitting streak snapped in a loss to Palm Harbor University at a softball tournament this past weekend. Keisling’s streak extended through part of three seasons, dating to the final two games of her freshman season. “I know (Keisling) took it hard when it ended,” Cougars coach Kaylyn Bayly said of the streak. “It’s a tremendous accomplishment and something she should be proud of.”