Make us your home page

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

(View our Privacy Policy)

5A-9 baseball: Dunedin routs East Lake 12-2 for title

DUNEDIN — Thirty-eight hits and 33 runs — that's what Dunedin produced in three games to wrap up the Class 5A, District 9 baseball title.

On Friday, the Falcons clinched the title with a 12-2 victory over East Lake in five innings. It was a repeat of the semifinals, when Dunedin knocked out Tarpon Springs 12-2. In both games, the Falcons had 15 hits.

"This is the way we play," Dunedin coach Tom Hilbert said. "Good defense, good pitching and we can swing it a little."

Alex Norris had three hits in his first three at-bats — his first was a triple to left, his second a three-run triple to right. "I've never started a game with two triples," he said. "The ball just seemed to rattle around in the corner. I don't have too much speed, but I got on base."

Casey Turgeon was 3-for-4 with a double, and Mike Clarkson was 3-for-4 with three singles.

Norris said it was a typical hitting night for the Falcons (21-5). "We didn't know it was going to end short of seven," he said, "but we're going to put up as many runs as we can and put as much pressure on them as we can."

Ryan Reedy went seven innings, allowing five hits and striking out seven.

Ryan Hughes had two of those hits for East Lake (17-10). In the fifth, the Eagles pulled to 8-2 after a Falcons error and singles by Morgan Cowan, Billy Nugent and Hughes. But Dunedin answered in the bottom half with six hits and four runs.


5A-9 baseball: Dunedin routs East Lake 12-2 for title 05/01/09 [Last modified: Friday, May 1, 2009 11:19pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Florida Gators' Jordan Sherit out for the year after hip surgery


    Florida Gators defensive lineman Jordan Sherit will miss the rest of the season after undergoing hip surgery earlier this week, coach Jim McElwain said Wednesday morning.

    "It's a bad deal, man," McElwain said.

  2. Rick and Tom podcast: How good is this Lightning team?

    Lightning Strikes

    The Lightning is 5-1-1 to start the season but giving up a lot of goals each game, so just how good is this team? Rick Stroud and Tom Jones break it down in their latest podcast.

    New Jersey Devils right wing Kyle Palmieri, center right, collides with Lightning goalie Peter Budaj (31) as defenseman Victor Hedman (77) and defenseman Jake Dotchin (59) help defend. [AP photo]
  3. Florida Gators, Kevin Knox get preseason SEC basketball honors


    After last year's run to the Elite Eight, the Florida Gators are one of the favorites in the SEC.

  4. Dirk Koetter, not Jameis Winston, has to make the call


    “Touchdown” Tom Jones, the best Bucs columnist in town, took it to the house Tuesday when he wrote that Jameis Winston should do the right thing and take a seat if he’s not perfectly healthy to play at Buffalo.

    Whether Jameis Winston plays Sunday or not is Dirk Koetter's call.
  5. This is no time for Jameis Winston to play hero


    Don't be a hero, Jameis.

    Do the right thing. Do what's best.

     Quarterback Jameis Winston #3 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers sits on the bench during the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on October 15, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) 700070683