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  • Baseball: East Lake players Ryan Wall and Sawyer Wirth commit to colleges

    East Lake pitcher Ryan Wall and outfielder Sawyer Wirth recently committed to play baseball in college. Wall has committed to Ava Maria University in Fort Myers while Wirth committed to Jacksonville State in Alabama. Wall was a three year starter for the Eagles. He ended his career with a 19-5 ...
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    Tue. May 19, 2015 at 9:47 a.m. | Rodney Page

  • District baseball preview: Can a local team go the distance?

    District baseball preview: Can a local team go the distance? This time last year, Jesuit limped into the Class 5A playoffs, losers of three of its last five games with nine players suspended for violating a school policy. Of course, the Tigers went on to win seven straight and a state championship. Do they have another run in them this ...
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    Sat. April 18, 2015 at 4:28 p.m. | Rodney Page and Kelly Parsons

  • Baseball: East Lake 2, Northeast 1 (nine innings)

    EAST LAKE – J.J. Yergey already had three hits as he stood at the plate with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday night in a 1-1 game against Northeast. Yergey was confident that if he got a pitch anywhere near the strike zone he would end ...
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    Tue. March 24, 2015 at 10:19 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Baseball: Pinellas Park 12, East Lake 7

    EAST LAKE – Pat Russo has pegged this year's Pinellas Park squad as one of the best he's coached, but with one ongoing project standing in the way. "When we get up early and, God forbid, make some mistakes and go down, we kind of tank afterward," Russo said. This ...
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    Tue. March 10, 2015 at 11:30 p.m. | Chuck Frye

  • Baseball: Dunedin 12, East Lake 0

    DUNEDIN — What promised to be a close game between Dunedin and East Lake, two of the top teams in the area, turned out to be about as one-sided as possible. The Falcons pounded out 13 hits and junior left-hander Colton Widdows threw a five-inning no-hitter in a 12-0 win ...
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    Wed. Feb. 25, 2015 at 10:09 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Baseball: East Lake 3, Jesuit 2

    EAST LAKE — He had two strikes against him, but if the first six innings had taught East Lake centerfielder Sawyer Wirth anything, it was that good things come to those who wait. So as he stood at the plate in a tie ballgame against Jesuit, he blocked everything else ...
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    Fri. Feb. 20, 2015 at 10:49 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Tampa Bay baseball preview

    Tampa Bay baseball preview High school baseball season is in full swing, and if the first few games have taught us anything, it’s that there are more questions than answers. Is there an area team capable of making a state title run like Jesuit did last season? Is there a surprise team that gets ...
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    Thu. Feb. 19, 2015 at 6:06 p.m. | Rodney Page and Kelly Parsons

  • Baseball: East Lake Ps Ryan Wall, Steven Plaskett sign

    East Lake senior pitchers Ryan Wall and Steve Plaskett made their college choices Wednesday. Wall signed a letter of intent with Ave Maria. Plaskett signed with the Air Force Academy. In two years as a starter for the Eagles, Wall is 14-3 with a 1.21 ERA. Last season he helped ...
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    Wed. Nov. 19, 2014 at 11:18 a.m. | Rodney Page

  • Baseball: East Lake's Riley Choate commits to Pasco-Hernando State College

    East Lake pitcher/utility player Riley Choate has committed to Pasco-Hernando State College. Choate fought for innings behind a talented pitching staff. He was 2-1 in 11 innings pitched with a 3.18 ERA. As a field player, Choate appeared in 12 games and hit .150 with a double. Against Sarasota in ...
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    Tue. June 17, 2014 at 8:14 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • Times’ all-Tampa Bay baseball teams

    Player of the Year: Kyle Tucker, Jr., Plant  Two years ago, outfielder Kyle Tucker had just two home runs in his freshman season at Plant, one of which was inside the park. So this season, when the Florida commit blasted nine balls over the fence during his junior campaign, the ...
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    Sat. June 14, 2014 at 7:19 p.m. | Times Staff

  • Times’ all-Pinellas County baseball teams

    Pitcher of the Year: Keith Weisenberg, Sr., Osceola. Why we picked him: If Osceola was playing a meaningful game, there was a good chance Weisenberg was on the mound. For four years, he was a reliable starter, but this season he was the main focus. Armed with a 92-mph fastball, ...
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    Thu. June 12, 2014 at 6:11 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • MLB first-year player draft: Locals go on Day 3

    MLB first-year player draft: Locals go on Day 3 Two local players were taken on Day 2 of the 2014 MLB first-year player draft — Peter Miller (Cambridge Christian/Florida State) and Thomas Dorminy (Alonso/Faulkner University). Current/former local high school and area small-college players joining them on Day 3 were:  2B Mike Abreu, HIllsborough Community College (17th, 510, Diamondbacks): The ...
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    Sat. June 07, 2014 at 7:42 p.m. | Times Staff

  • MLB draft notebook: Coach preps Wiregrass Ranch’s Drury

    MLB draft notebook: Coach preps Wiregrass Ranch’s Drury Zach Drury didn’t think about the fact that he hadn’t given up a hit until the fifth inning of Wiregrass Ranch’s Class 7A, District 8 championship game against Sickles on April 25. Once it crossed his mind, all he tried to do was make it go away. “Our athletic trainer ...
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    Tue. June 03, 2014 at 5:36 p.m. | Rodney Page and Kelly Parsons

  • State baseball: Fourth-inning fizzle downs East Lake

    State baseball: Fourth-inning fizzle downs East Lake photo gallery FORT MYERS — Throughout its run to the Class 7A state final, East Lake managed to get timely base hits and avoid big innings. That pattern ended Saturday night against Hialeah American. East Lake gave up four fourth-inning runs and could not dig out of the hole in ...
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    Sat. May 17, 2014 at 9:53 p.m. | Rodney Page

  • State baseball: Losses light playoff fire in East Lake

    State baseball: Losses light playoff fire in East Lake East Lake’s first practice in preparation for Friday’s Class 7A state semifinal against Kissimmee Osceola started with players pulling weeds. It’s been five weeks since the Eagles have played a home game, so a little maintenance was needed.  But, hey, at least they’re still using their field in mid May. ...
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    Wed. May 14, 2014 at 3:34 p.m. | Rodney Page

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