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  • Three Hillsborough players drafted on Day 1

    Three Hillsborough players drafted on Day 1 Durant’s Tyler Danish had a funky sidearm delivery that scared off many major-league clubs. Gaither’s Oscar Mercado closed his high school career with an underwhelming senior season. And Wharton’s Tucker Neuhaus barely played at all, struggling with nagging injuries and family tragedy. But, as goes the old adage, all it ...
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    Fri. June 07, 2013 at 12:37 a.m. | Joel Anderson

  • MLB draft: Despite down season, Gaither's Mercado knows his target audience

    MLB draft: Despite down season, Gaither's Mercado knows his target audience TAMPA — Maybe the towering expectations and pressure to play like a first-round draft pick was overwhelming for Oscar Mercado. Maybe there was no pressure at all, and his disappointing senior season was the result of some combination of apathy and senioritis. Maybe the Gaither shortstop was overrated all along, ...
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    Wed. June 05, 2013 at 8:42 p.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

  • Baseball: Gaither's Permuy to retire at end of next season

    Baseball: Gaither's Permuy to retire at end of next season Gaither baseball coach Frank Permuy, the program’s only head coach since the school opened in 1984, has announced he will retire at the end of the 2014 season. Permuy said he will step down after his 31st season at Gaither, putting a close to one of the most prolific coaching ...
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    Thu. April 04, 2013 at 11:21 p.m. | Joel Anderson

  • Baseball: Steinbrenner gets just enough pop to edge Gaither

    Baseball: Steinbrenner gets just enough pop to edge Gaither LUTZ — After Steinbrenner started off third inning with a pop out to centerfield, coach John Crumbley could no longer contain his frustration with the Warriors’ punchless offense. “Could somebody hit a ball hard here tonight, please?” he bellowed to no one in particular. Cole Gordon overheard his coach, and ...
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    Thu. March 28, 2013 at 10:48 p.m. | Joel Anderson

  • Baseball: Saladino at University of Tampa, Day 3

    At University of Tampa Scores • Wharton 4, Gaither 1 Pitcher of the day Wharton starter Mike Gonzalez threw 6 1/3 innings, allowing only one run on eight hits. He struck out three and walked three but unseen in the stat line was Gonzalez’s escape from jams. The Cowboys had ...
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    Tue. March 12, 2013 at 7:02 p.m. | Andy Warrener

  • Baseball: Saladino at University of Tampa, Day 2

    At University of Tampa Scores • Gaither 9, East Bay 5 • Wharton 18, Middleton 3 (5 innings) Pitcher of the day Gaither and Wharton graduated their Nos. 1 and 2 pitchers and had injuries to their projected starters. Cowboys junior Daniel Martin and Wharton freshman Tyler Garam had strong ...
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    Mon. March 11, 2013 at 8:27 p.m. | Andy Warrener

  • Five locals ranked among MaxPreps' top 100 baseball players

    Five Tampa Bay athletes are among MaxPreps’ top 100 baseball players in the country, according to rankings released late last week. Gaither INF Oscar Mercado led the locals as the site’s No. 9 overall prospect. The Florida State commit batted .370 as a junior and knocked in 29 runs. King ...
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    Mon. March 04, 2013 at 10:50 a.m. | Matt Baker

  • Baseball: King P Brett Morales and Gaither SS Oscar Mercado picked for Perfect Game All-American Classic

    Baseball: King P Brett Morales and Gaither SS Oscar Mercado picked for Perfect Game All-American Classic King P Brett Morales and Gaither SS Oscar Mercado were selected Thursday for the Perfect Game All-American Classic, marking the fifth consecutive year Hillsborough County will be represented in baseball’s premier showcase for rising seniors. This year’s game will be Aug. 12 at Petco Park in San Diego. Morales, a ...
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    Thu. July 12, 2012 at 8:13 p.m. | Laura Keeley

  • 2012 MLB draftees making immediate impact

    2012 MLB draftees making immediate impact With Friday’s MLB draft signing deadline fast approaching, here’s a look at how the signed Tampa Bay area picks are doing with their teams that span the country, from Kissimmee to Yakima, Wash. Jesuit P Lance McCullers, Astros: (Supplemental first round, No. 41 overall) McCullers signed a Hillsborough County-record $2.5 ...
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    Wed. July 11, 2012 at 6:38 p.m. | Laura Keeley

  • Three locals selected for East Coast Pro Showcase (updated 2:45)

    Seminole catcher Michael Mann, Plant first baseman Pete Alonso and Gaither infielder Oscar Mercado are three of 24 players selected to represent south/central Florida at the East Coast Pro Showcase on Aug. 1-4 in Syracuse, N.Y.  The showcase is comprised of six teams from the East region that play a ...
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    Wed. June 27, 2012 at 10:17 a.m. | Rodney Page

  • Times' all-Suncoast baseball teams

    Player of the Year: INF/P Collin Woody, Sr., Wharton Entering the 2012 season, Collin Woody had only thrown 6.2 innings for Wharton. Coach Scott Hoffman, though, promised Woody this was his year. “We knew he could throw last year,” Hoffman said. “I kind of held the reins back on him ...
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    Thu. June 14, 2012 at 3:06 p.m. | Times Staff

  • Times' all-Hillsborough County baseball teams

    Times' all-Hillsborough County baseball teams Pitcher of the Year: Lance McCullers, Jesuit, Sr. Why we picked him: Well, let’s see. McCullers was named the Gatorade National Baseball Player of the Year. He gave up two earned runs the entire season, ending with a 0.18 ERA through 77 1/3 innings. He also struck out 45 percent ...
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    Fri. June 08, 2012 at 6:24 p.m. | Laura Keeley

  • Baseball: Gaither OF Hayden Kelley wins Wade Boggs Award

    Baseball: Gaither OF Hayden Kelley wins Wade Boggs Award Gaither OF Hayden Kelley won the seventh annual Wade Boggs Athletic Achievement Award on Wednesday, presented  by the Hillsborough County Commission. Kelley, who spent two years at Gaither after transferring from Cambridge Christian, compiled a 3.98 GPA in the law magnet program at Gaither and was also cited for his community ...
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    Thu. June 07, 2012 at 3:50 p.m. | Laura Keeley

  • MLB Draft: more locals picked on day three

    MLB Draft: more locals picked on day three  The MLB first-year players draft is in its final day, as teams make their picks for rounds 16-40 Wednesday. Here's the list of locals that have come off the board so far: Dunedin RHP Colyn O’Connell, Indians (19th round, 593 overall): O'Connell, at 6-foot-5, 205 pounds, has the potential to ...
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    Wed. June 06, 2012 at 3:11 p.m. | Laura Keeley

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