Posts about Boca Ciega High School: Softball: 2012

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  • Pinellas softball preview: Balanced Palm Harbor University focused on returning to state glory

    Pinellas softball preview: Balanced Palm Harbor University focused on returning to state glory It was been seven seasons since Palm Harbor University went undefeated and captured its second straight state title in softball. The Hurricanes have not exactly faded from view. They have advanced to the playoffs five of the past six seasons, but have not made the state semifinals during that span. ...
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    Tue. Feb. 07, 2012 at 5:58 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Boca Ciega's Mallory Allen signs with Indian River State College

    Boca Ciega pitcher Mallory Allen recently signed to play softball for Indian River State College. Allen, a co-captain, was the Pirates ace last season and team's No. 3 hitter. She finished with a 2.41 ERA.  In the offseason, Allen plays club softball with the Mizuno Krusherz.
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    Tue. Jan. 31, 2012 at 2:26 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • 5A-12 district softball: Pinellas Park gets out to a fast start

    PINELLAS PARK — Before Wednesday night’s game, Pinellas Park coach Shane DeMartino urged his players to be aware of the arcing lobs by Largo pitcher Taylor Webber. The Patriots obviously heeded his advice, scoring 10 runs in the first three innings on the way to a 12-3 victory over the ...
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    Wed. April 20, 2011 at 10:44 p.m. | Anthony Salveggi

  • Pinellas softball preview

    It is softball’s timeless truism. Dominant pitching wins. An honest-to-goodness ace can make even a small lead seem insurmountable. Some of the talent on the hill is gone. Pinellas Park’s Sara Nevins, the St. Petersburg Times’ 2010 pitcher of the year, has graduated. But there still are teams with powerful ...
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    Mon. Feb. 07, 2011 at 10:25 p.m. | Bob Putnam

  • Times' All-Suncoast softball team

    Player of the YearMadison O’Brien, Sr., Palm Harbor UniversityGifted in every facet of the game, the senior shortstop put together a season to remember for the Hurricanes. O’Brien, a four-year starter, guided PHU to the PCAC title game and its second straight district title. O’Brien possess a dangerous bat, has ...
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    Fri. June 11, 2010 at 8:38 p.m. | Times Staff

  • 5A softball: Short-handed East Lake finds way to win

    EAST LAKE — With ace Alyssa Bache still nursing a sore forearm and leading hitter Kirsten Bembnowski not playing, East Lake coach Mike Estes knew runs would be at a premium Tuesday. The Eagles got clutch hitting from Sarah Schutz and a two-hitter from Kristen Berlo to advance to the ...
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    Tue. April 27, 2010 at 9:06 p.m. | Times Correspondent

  • 5A-12 softball: Pinellas Park finally breaks through for district title

    LARGO — It was a night for milestones at Pinellas Park. The Patriots earned their first district championship in school history with a 4-0 blanking up Boca Ciega in the 5A-12 district final. And in the process, pitcher Sara Nevins, a USF signee, recorded her 300th strikeout of the season. ...
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    Fri. April 23, 2010 at 7:51 p.m. | Bryan Burns

  • 5A-12 softball: Pinellas Park, Boca Ciega cruise into final

    PINELLAS PARK — The Class 5A, District 12 semifinals Wednesday had plenty of offense but little drama. After Boca Ciega rolled past Northeast 11-3 in the early game, Pinellas Park coach Shane DeMartino warned his players not to take a struggling Largo team lightly. They listened, routing the Packers 11-0 ...
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    Wed. April 21, 2010 at 7:09 p.m. | Times Correspondent

  • No excuses, no allowances for Boca Ciega second baseman

    GULFPORT — The battered prosthetic foot barely resembles the one Mary Burkett left Shriners Childrens Hospital in Tampa with six months ago. The heavy-duty grade plastic is pockmarked with dents. The shape is disfigured. Toes are missing, broken off from the repeated pounding.  “They’re just ripped apart,” said Cheryl Burkett, ...
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    Mon. April 12, 2010 at 6:47 p.m. | Bryan Burns

  • PHU Spring Tourney roundup: Sickles' Oglevie shuts down East Lake hitters

    CLEARWATER — The sun had crept below the horizon. The overhead stadium lights illuminated the field. And yet Sickles pitcher Chelsea Oglevie had no thoughts of taking off her sunglasses. Oglevie cruised through East Lake's acclaimed hitters in the afternoon and wasn't about to disrupt her flow just because the ...
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    Fri. March 26, 2010 at 6:50 p.m. | Bryan Burns

  • Pinellas County softball leaders, top teams

    Times’ Super 71. East Lake (11-1): Game Wednesday against Clearwater was Eagles’ first since Pinellas Park marathon two weeks ago.2. Pinellas Park (13-2): Of Taylor Klinesmith’s 14 hits this season, nine have been doubles. 3. Seminole (9-3): Warhawks defeated Tarpon Springs and Clearwater by a combined 31-1 in past two ...
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    Thu. March 25, 2010 at 8:16 p.m. | Bryan Burns

  • Softball notebook: Teams regroup as key injuries disrupt lineups

    More so than recent seasons, injuries to key players have been a major concern for area teams. Tarpon Springs is the latest to suffer. Spongers coach Dion Weaver said pitcher/third baseman Jessica Allen is out for the rest of the season with a hyperextended back, depleting an already inexperienced lineup. ...
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    Wed. March 24, 2010 at 6:57 p.m. | Bryan Burns

  • Pinellas Co. softball leaders

    Times’ Super 71. East Lake (11-1): Maintains top spot after surviving 17-inning marathon against Pinellas Park.2. Pinellas Park (11-2): Gets rematch with East Lake in the Palm Harbor University spring tournament next weekend.3. Seminole (7-3): Broke open a 3-all tie with Osceola on Wednesday with seven runs in the fifth ...
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    Thu. March 18, 2010 at 9:53 p.m. | Bryan Burns

  • Pinellas County softball leaders

    Times’ super 71. East Lake (10-1): The season’s most consistent performer to date with two wins over Seminole and blowouts of Countryside and Osceola.2. Pinellas Park (11-1): Game tonight against East Lake could be the best matchup of the regular season.  3. Seminole (6-3): Unable to solve East Lake pitcher ...
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    Thu. March 11, 2010 at 4:16 p.m. | Bryan Burns

  • Barons cruise behind Saganowich; Patriots shut out Pirates

    CLEARWATER — St. Petersburg Catholic's already depleted lineup was dealt another blow Friday at Clearwater Central Catholic with the absence of Kristy Fudge. Fudge, who spent two days in the hospital earlier in the week with a viral infection and is day-to-day, splits time at pitcher with Notre Dame signee ...
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    Fri. March 05, 2010 at 8:20 p.m. | Bryan Burns

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