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  • Baseball: MVP Baptist has a blast for Pinellas in All-Star Classic

    Baseball: MVP Baptist has a blast for Pinellas in All-Star Classic photo gallery ST. PETERSBURG — It took extra innings last year to determine a winner at the Tampa Bay High School All-Star Classic at Tropicana Field. It took just one inning to determine this year’s winner. Pinellas erupted for six runs in the second inning Wednesday off Bloomingdale’s Cody Crouse, ...
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    Wed. May 29, 2013 at 11:16 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • HomeTeam Hot Shots: Final winner of the school year

    HomeTeam Hot Shots: Final winner of the school year HomeTeam Hot Shots    A spotlight on the Times’ bay area player of the week. Male Hot Shot: Paxton Sims, Jr., Durant Sport: Baseball Skinny: The outfielder turned in a nearly-flawless performance at the plate in the state tournament, disproving dismissive comments that the Cougars were a “one-man team” led ...
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    Mon. May 27, 2013 at 3:15 p.m. | Joel Anderson

  • State baseball: A frustrating first final for Durant

    State baseball: A frustrating first final for Durant photo gallery FORT MYERS — Down to a final out, trailing by five runs, the reality of the situation finally rushed over Tyler Danish. He fought back the tears, stepped into the batter’s box and gave a few futile swings. It was one of those rare moments this season when ...
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    Sat. May 18, 2013 at 11:32 p.m. | Joel Anderson

  • State baseball: Danish does what Danish does best for Durant

    State baseball: Danish does what Danish does best for Durant photo gallery FORT MYERS — Those scouting reports revealed only so much. Phoning up coaching friends elicited all of the predictable acclaim. And the statistics — essentially, lots of zeroes — only confirmed the extent of the challenge. But within a few innings Friday, Hialeah American coach Ricky Gutierrez came ...
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    Fri. May 17, 2013 at 4:36 p.m. | Joel Anderson

  • Column: Cougars' success is no solo act

    Column: Cougars' success is no solo act photo gallery FORT MYERS — Hialeah American coach Ricky Gutierrez was right about a few things Friday. Yes, Durant pitcher Tyler Danish is a freak and something special. And indeed, Danish is Superman. And I suppose the Patriot coach was technically correct in saying Danish puts his pants on one ...
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    Fri. May 17, 2013 at 3:48 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Column: Expecting the best at state baseball

    Column: Expecting the best at state baseball TAMPA — The question, as it often is with state high school baseball semifinals, is whether to throw your ace in the semifinal or save him for a potential title game matchup. Over the years, that question seems to get answered mostly like this: ace. Get there. Then worry about ...
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    Mon. May 13, 2013 at 7:32 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Region baseball roundup: Durant books first trip to state

    Region baseball roundup: Durant books first trip to state DURANT — For the plan to work, Chaz Fowler had to keep the game within striking distance and Durant needed to punish Orlando Timber Creek for pitching around Tyler Danish. So much of the Cougars’ winning formula revolved around Danish on Friday night, from getting him to the mound to ...
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    Sat. May 11, 2013 at 12:18 a.m. | Joel Anderson

  • Region baseball semifinals roundup: Danish leads Durant shutout with 14 Ks

    Region baseball semifinals roundup: Danish leads Durant shutout with 14 Ks EAST LAKE — Never mind what may have been said over social media, or from the aluminum bleachers, or from the fences along the foul lines, or even in those fleeting moments between fastballs. Here’s what was said when the game was all over, when Tyler Danish had done what ...
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    Wed. May 08, 2013 at 12:01 a.m. | Joel Anderson

  • Region baseball quarterfinals roundup: King ace keeps his focus

    Region baseball quarterfinals roundup: King ace keeps his focus TAMPA — King senior right-hander Brett Morales admits that it sometimes takes him an inning or two to get comfortable on the mound. Once Morales locks in, however, he’s usually unshakable. On Thursday, even a 30-minute lightning delay couldn’t break Morales’ concentration. The Florida signee threw a three-hitter in King’s ...
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    Fri. May 03, 2013 at 12:37 a.m. | Bryan Burns

  • Column: A word of advice makes a world of difference

    Column: A word of advice makes a world of difference Tyler Danish says one day, preferably in the middle of a long and successful career pitching in the major leagues, he’ll sit his kids down and tell them the story of why he throws the way he does. It goes like this: It’s sophomore year, and catcher Luke Heyer and ...
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    Mon. April 29, 2013 at 7:43 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • District baseball roundup: King relies on its depth

    District baseball roundup: King relies on its depth TAMPA — After only a handful of pitches, it was clear Brandon Caples did not — and would not — have his best stuff. The King senior, who came into the game with an 8-0 record and 1.25 ERA, was obviously not his usual self in the District 6A-11 championship ...
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    Fri. April 26, 2013 at 12:15 a.m. | Joel Anderson

  • District baseball roundup: Wharton's late-season surge takes out Alonso

    VALRICO — Before the district tournament started Monday, Wharton coach Scott Hoffman noticed a funny little quirk about the bracket. It looked awfully familiar. The Wildcats were poised to face the same teams they had last year, when they won the District 8A-7 championship and made it to the region ...
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    Tue. April 23, 2013 at 11:07 p.m. | Joel Anderson

  • Hillsborough: Final regular-season baseball super 7, stats

    Baseball super seven Records through Thursday 1. Jesuit (22-2): No longer the nation’s top-ranked team, Jesuit will have to settle for being No. 1 in the county following its first losses of the season in the final week of the regular season. 2. King (19-3): Surrendered more than two runs ...
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    Fri. April 19, 2013 at 3:58 p.m. | Joel Anderson

  • Hillsborough: Baseball super seven, stats

    Baseball super seven Records through Wednesday 1. Jesuit (21-0): One of the state’s toughest stretches awaits Tigers near the end of the regular season, including Seminole (15-6), Sarasota (16-5) and nationally-ranked Venice (18-2). 2. Steinbrenner (18-1): Hard not to look ahead to the Warriors’ regular-season finale against Jefferson on Thursday. ...
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    Thu. April 11, 2013 at 4:22 p.m. | Joel Anderson

  • Baseball: Hillsborough super seven, stats

    Baseball super seven Records through Wednesday 1. Jesuit (18-0): Won first two games of the Easter Tournament by a combined score of 12-1, proving the Tigers can dominate out-of-state opponents, too. 2. Steinbrenner (15-1): Cole Gordon leads the county with six homers, including the game winner in a big district ...
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    Thu. April 04, 2013 at 12:16 p.m. | Joel Anderson

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