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  • State baseball: First-inning collapse does in Durant

    State baseball: First-inning collapse does in Durant FORT MYERS — Pitching is what got Durant — a team that showed up at JetBlue Park on Wednesday giving up fewer than two runs per game — to its second state semifinal appearance in three years.  But with just one out to go in the top of the first ...
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    Wed. May 20, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • State baseball: Durant boasts one-two punch on the mound

    State baseball: Durant boasts one-two punch on the mound PLANT CITY — Painted on the outside of the Durant baseball team’s clubhouse is the year 2013, commemorating the Cougars’ first trip to the state final four. That year, the story was all about current minor-leaguer Tyler Danish and his unblemished ERA, which the Cougars rode all the way to ...
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    Tue. May 19, 2015 at 4:50 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Region baseball: Durant 5, Kissimmee Osceola 3

    Region baseball: Durant 5, Kissimmee Osceola 3 PLANT CITY — In order to strengthen the defense in Durant’s Class 7A region final against Kissimmee Osceola on Tuesday, coach Butch Valdes decided to leave Harrison Theocharakis, often the designated hitter, out of the lineup.  The junior admitted he was bummed when he got the news before the big ...
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    Tue. May 12, 2015 at 10:40 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Region baseball: Durant 1, Steinbrenner 0 (nine innings)

    LUTZ — Cade Kelley led off to start the seventh inning on Tuesday resolute that he could start a rally for Durant in a scoreless Class 7A region semifinal. After working the count even against Steinbrenner ace C.J. Van Eyk, the senior turned and ripped a curveball to left. But ...
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    Tue. May 05, 2015 at 11:34 p.m. | Jeff Odom

  • Region baseball: Durant 2, Gaither 1

    PLANT CITY — When Gaither second baseman Cope Hargrove fielded a high chopper off the bat of Durant’s Jonah Scolaro with two outs and runners at the corners in the bottom of the seventh, it appeared Thursday’s Class 7A region semifinal was headed for extra innings. Not so fast. Justin ...
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    Thu. April 30, 2015 at 10:42 p.m. | Steve Lee

  • District baseball: Durant 3, Brandon 1

    BRANDON — Thanks to a failed bunt attempt, Zach Barfield tripled to the right-centerfield gap to fuel Durant’s three-run fifth inning in Friday’s 3-1 win over Brandon for the Class 7A, District 7 title. That gave the Cougars (20-6) three straight district championships, including the past two over the Eagles ...
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    Fri. April 24, 2015 at 10:09 p.m. | Steve Lee

  • District baseball: Durant takes advantage of miscue

    District baseball: Durant takes advantage of miscue BRANDON — Durant started the season as one of the hottest teams at the plate in Hillsborough County. But for most of the Cougars’ Class 7A, District 7 semifinal against Plant City on Wednesday, they just couldn’t seem to get anything going. No. 1-seeded Durant, which beat the Raiders both ...
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    Wed. April 22, 2015 at 9:38 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Baseball: Durant 1, Brandon 0

    BRANDON — For seven innings, Brandon left-hander Antonio Velez put on a show, striking out 12 and giving up just one hit to district foe Durant.  But as it turned out, one hit was all the Cougars needed.  Velez had retired 10 of 12 batters before senior second baseman Cade ...
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    Tue. March 24, 2015 at 10:06 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Saladino Baseball Tournament: Durant avenges loss to Plant

    BRANDON — Less than 24 hours before Wednesday’s Saladino Tournament quarterfinal, Durant lost to defending champion Plant in pool play. It didn’t sit well with the Cougars. So when Durant — which earned the wild card spot after allowing the fewest runs in pool play — learned it would be ...
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    Wed. March 11, 2015 at 10:10 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Saladino Baseball Tournament: Day 3 at University of Tampa

    TAMPA — Dozens of scouts littered the stands at the University of Tampa’s baseball stadium Tuesday night, expecting to see a show. And in Plant’s Saladino Tournament pool play matchup with Durant, that’s exactly what centerfielder Kyle Tucker and right-hander Jake Woodford gave them.  Tucker brought home a pair of ...
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    Tue. March 10, 2015 at 10:18 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Saladino Baseball Tournament: Day 2 at University of Tampa

    At University of Tampa Scores Tampa Bay Tech 6, King 3 (nine innings) Alonso 2, Plant City 1 (nine innings) Durant 11, Middleton 1 (six innings) Plant 3, Chamberlain 0 Pitchers of the day Alonso's Jordan Butler and Plant City's Ryan Boyd dueled for five scoreless innings Monday afternoon. Butler, ...
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    Mon. March 09, 2015 at 9:17 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Region baseball: One inning lifts Sickles over Durant

    DURANT — Sickles did all of its damage in one inning of a 5-3 comeback win over Durant in Wednesday’s Class 7A region quarterfinal. The Gryphons (18-7) erased a 3-0 deficit with a five-run fifth highlighted by Levi Gilcrease’s three-run home run over the left-centerfield fence. Maddux Faber added an ...
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    Wed. April 30, 2014 at 10:54 p.m. | Steve Lee

  • District baseball: Durant edges Brandon 1-0 for 7A-7 title

    District baseball: Durant edges Brandon 1-0 for 7A-7 title PLANT CITY — Just one out from winning his second straight district baseball tournament Friday, Durant coach Butch Valdes paced in and out of the dugout, the nerves visible on his face from under the brim of his navy blue helmet. Brandon (16-9) hadn’t had a runner in scoring position ...
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    Fri. April 25, 2014 at 11:52 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • District baseball: Defeat begins retirement for Gaither’s Permuy

    TAMPA — Like he has done after every baseball game he has coached for 50 years, Frank Permuy addressed his team then gathered his things in the dugout and packed them into a long, black bat bag. For the Gaither coach, it was a familiar routine. But this time — ...
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    Wed. April 23, 2014 at 11:35 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Hillsborough: Baseball super 7, stats

    Baseball super 7 Records through Wednesday. 1. King (16-3, 12-1): The Lions continue to be hard to stop. Four starters have batting averages greater than .300, with Michael Taylor and Bubby Terp leading the way with .404 and .429 averages, respectively. 2. Plant (15-5, 9-0): The Panthers, who haven’t given ...
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    Thu. April 03, 2014 at 4:47 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

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