Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

3A baseball: Marauders stay step ahead to oust Lakeland McKeel

Class 3A

Marauders stay step ahead of McKeel

CLEARWATER — Clutch hitting and superb pitching were key for Clearwater Central Catholic on Tuesday en route to a 5-2 win over Lakeland McKeel in the region quarterfinals.

The Marauders struck early and often in the first two innings. In the first, third baseman Jordan Nolan doubled after pitcher Patrick Camporini was walked to begin the inning. Shortstop Preston Packrall then singled to centerfield to drive in Camporini. Catcher James Petika then singled to leftfield, scoring Nolan from third for an early 2-0 lead.

The Wildcats struck in the top of the second on a home run by first baseman/relief pitcher Anthony Dovale to cut the Marauder lead to 2-1.

In the second, however, the Marauders picked up where they left off. Nolan singled to deep centerfield, scoring Hallam and Purcell for a 4-1 lead.

Camporini pitched a complete game; he allowed four hits and struck out seven.

"Pat pitched an outstanding game for us. He made the pitches when needed the most," Marauders coach Todd Vaughan said.

Lauren Burg, Times correspondent

3A baseball: Marauders stay step ahead to oust Lakeland McKeel 05/04/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 5, 2010 12:31am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Peter Budaj, Lightning lose to Devils in shootout; Nikita Kucherov scores

    Lightning Strikes

    NEWARK, N.J. — For Peter Budaj, Tuesday's season debut had a shaky start.

    The Lightning’s Vladislav Namestnikov, right, battles Damon Severson for the puck.
  2. Lightning's Steve Yzerman enjoying Nikita Kucherov's scoring run

    Lightning Strikes

    NEWARK, N.J. — If anyone knows what it is like to be as hot as Nikita Kucherov is right now, it's Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman.

    Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov, of Russia, celebrates after scoring a goal on the New Jersey Devils during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
  3. Bucs journal: Offense needs to get off to a faster start

    Bucs

    TAMPA — The past two games have seen the Bucs offense muster furious rallies in the fourth quarter of losses, with 229 yards against the Patriots and a franchise-record 27 points against the Cardinals.

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter walks the field before an NFL game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017.
  4. NFL players, owners hold 'constructive' talks on issues

    Bucs

    NEW YORK — NFL players and owners met Tuesday to discuss social issues, a session Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross called "constructive" and Colts defensive back Darius Butler termed "positive."

    A coalition of advocacy groups 'take a knee' outside of a hotel where members the quarterly NFL league meetings are being held on Tuesday in New York City.  Owners, players and commissioner Roger Goodell are all expected to attend. The activists spoke of having solidarity with athletes and coaches around the country who have also kneeled in protest of racial injustice, especially in policing.
 [Getty Images]
  5. Lightning's Steve Yzerman: Nikita Kucherov 'wants to be great'

    Blogs

    If anyone knows what it is like to be as hot as Nikita Kucherov is right now, it's Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman.

    Nikita Kucherov joined Steve Yzerman, Mario Lemieux and Keith Tkachuk as the only players in the last 30 years to score a goal in each of his team's first six games.