Tampa Catholic cruises into rematch with CCC
FORT MEADE — Four Tampa Catholic pitchers combined to shut out Fort Meade 8-0 in a Class 3A region quarterfinal Tuesday night.
The Crusaders face Clearwater Central Catholic, whom they lost to in the district championship, on Friday.
The Crusaders, who were once ranked as high as No. 8 in the country, scored five runs in the first inning, the big hit a two-run single by Alex Martinez.
The Miners got just two hits off a pitching rotation of Derek Martin, T.J. Owen, Ian Ham and Adam Sproat.
Miners starting pitcher T.J. Daughtery settled down after the rough start, allowing only three hits in the final five innings while striking out six.