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  • Hernando's Christian Arroyo makes history as Giants' first-round pick

    Hernando's Christian Arroyo makes history as Giants' first-round pick Tampa Bay’s rich tradition of elite prep baseball prospects stretched all the way to Brooksville on Thursday night. Hernando shortstop Christian Arroyo became the first high school player in Hernando County history to be drafted in the first round when the San Francisco Giants picked him 25th overall in the ...
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    Thu. June 06, 2013 at 9:43 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • MLB draft: Leopards SS Arroyo's open mind opens a world of possibilities

    MLB draft: Leopards SS Arroyo's open mind opens a world of possibilities Despite Christian Arroyo’s potential and work ethic, questions swirled about the Hernando High School shortstop last fall. The University of Florida signee had the tools — he was the most valuable player of the United States’ gold medal-winning under-18 team at September’s world championships in Korea. But his junior season ...
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    Tue. June 04, 2013 at 9:08 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • MLB draft notebook: Cambridge P Eicholtz no secret anymore

    MLB draft notebook: Cambridge P Eicholtz no secret anymore One way or another, the stage will soon become a lot bigger and the spotlight will get a little brighter for Nick Eicholtz. After dominating small-school competition this spring, the Cambridge Christian right-hander projects as one of the bay area’s top MLB draft prospects this week. Eicholtz will then choose ...
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    Tue. June 04, 2013 at 7:04 p.m. | Joel Anderson

  • Region baseball: King ace a bit of a headache for Mitchell

    Region baseball: King ace a bit of a headache for Mitchell TAMPA — The best season in Mitchell history ended Friday night against one of the best prep pitchers in the country. King ace and Florida signee Brett Morales struck out a school-record 17 batters to lead his Lions to a 4-1 home victory in the Class 6A region final. “What ...
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    Fri. May 10, 2013 at 11:16 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • Region baseball: A closer look at Hernando and Springstead

    Region baseball: A closer look at Hernando and Springstead Region baseball: Hernando edition Coming Thursday: A closer look at Wiregrass Ranch and Mitchell 5A: Hernando (24-5) vs. St. Johns Creekside (21-10) Skinny: The loaded Leopards have four college signees and continued their reign as the North Suncoast’s top program by clinching their fourth consecutive trip to the region final ...
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    Wed. May 08, 2013 at 5:33 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • Region baseball semifinals roundup: Wiregrass, Drury stun Steinbrenner

    Region baseball semifinals roundup: Wiregrass, Drury stun Steinbrenner LUTZ — Wiregrass Ranch junior Zach Drury had the utmost respect for nationally ranked Steinbrenner before he took the mound Tuesday night. Two hours later, Warriors coach John Crumbley thought just as highly of Drury, whose two-hit shutout led the Bulls to a stunning 4-0 victory in the Class 7A ...
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    Tue. May 07, 2013 at 11:04 p.m. | Don Jensen

  • Florida Gators commit Christian Arroyo named FACA District 10 MVP

    Hernando SS and Florida commit Christian Arroyo has been named the District 10 MVP by the Florida Athletic Coaches Association, Leopards coach Tim Sims said Monday. Arroyo has brought a string of pro scouts to Brooksville. He ranks among Tampa Bay’s top talents with a .515 batting average, 10 home ...
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    Mon. May 06, 2013 at 3:56 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • Region baseball quarterfinals roundup: Hernando ace Lawson does his thing

    Region baseball quarterfinals roundup: Hernando ace Lawson does his thing BROOKSVILLE — Hernando senior Brandon Lawson didn’t need to overwhelm hitters in Thursday’s duel between North Suncoast aces. He only needed to avoid mistakes and let an opportunistic offense and tight defense do the rest. The USF signee followed his script, allowing only three hits and no walks in the ...
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    Thu. May 02, 2013 at 10:59 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • North Suncoast: Baseball region quarterfinal capsules

    North Suncoast: Baseball region quarterfinal capsules Region baseball quarterfinals 7 p.m. unless noted Wiregrass Ranch (17-9) at Countryside (17-10), Thursday Winner gets: Steinbrenner/Seminole in Tuesday’s Class 7A region semifinal Skinny: The Bulls are in the playoffs for the first time in program history. Star pitcher and hitter Zach Drury (team-best 20 RBIs, 1.71 ERA) will try ...
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    Tue. April 30, 2013 at 5:34 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • District baseball: Ratliff, Johnson lead Hernando to crown

    EUSTIS — The third time was a charm for second-seeded Hernando as the Leopards took the Class 5A, District 7 crown by defeating top-seeded Eustis 5-2 Friday night. The Leopards had lost to Eustis (21-8, 11-1) in the previous two regular-season meetings. Hernando catcher Jake Johnson went 3-for-4 with four ...
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    Fri. April 26, 2013 at 11:14 p.m. | Joseph Kornecki III

  • District baseball roundup: Mitchell, Land O'Lakes ease into title match

    TRINITY — Land O’Lakes and host Mitchell set up a Class 6A, District 10 final showdown with mercy-rule victories. The Gators finished off Sunlake 10-0 in six innings before the Mustangs followed suit beating River Ridge 11-1 in six. Both teams are 21-5 and will turn the ball over to ...
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    Wed. April 24, 2013 at 11:06 p.m. | Darek Sharp

  • Hernando ace, USF signee Brandon Lawson to represent USA

    Hernando ace and USF signee Brandon Lawson was recently selected to compete in an international tournament this summer in Prague, his dad, Dave, said in an email. Lawson will represent the United States in the United States Specialty Sports Association’s tournament, from June 21-30. The 6-foot-2, 180-pound senior was the ...
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    Wed. April 24, 2013 at 11:31 a.m. | Matt Baker

  • Hernando 1B/C Brooks Timmons signs with South Georgia

    Hernando 1B/C Brooks Timmons signs with South Georgia Hernando 1B/C Brooks Timmons has signed with South Georgia College. He made his oral commitment official by signing with the Tigers during a ceremony Monday. Timmons ranks among the Leopards’ leaders with 13 RBIs for 19-5 Hernando, a playoff hopeful in Class 5A, District 7.. He’s batting .277 as a ...
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    Mon. April 22, 2013 at 8:56 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • District baseball: Hernando starts fresh with eyes toward playoffs

    District baseball: Hernando starts fresh with eyes toward playoffs BROOKSVILLE — Forget the 19 wins, two Division I recruits and three consecutive trips to the region final or beyond. Hernando coach Tim Sims is reminding the North Suncoast’s top team that when district play begins next week, the history of his program and players becomes irrelevant. “I feel as ...
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    Fri. April 19, 2013 at 6:23 p.m. | Matt Baker

  • North Suncoast: Final regular-season baseball super 7, stats

    Baseball super seven Records through Thursday 1. Hernando (19-5): Leopards earned the top spot with Thursday’s 4-0 win over Land O’Lakes. USF signee Brandon Lawson had eight strikeouts in the win, and UF recruit Christian Arroyo finished 4-for-4. 2. Land O’Lakes (20-5): Pasco County’s top team has lost to Hernando ...
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    Fri. April 19, 2013 at 3:38 p.m. | Matt Baker

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