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5A baseball: Seminole strands chance at victory

Seminole’s Brad Beetar gets caught in a rundown in the fourth inning, chased by King’s Keon Barnum. Beetar was tagged out.

DANIEL WALLACE | Times

Seminole’s Brad Beetar gets caught in a rundown in the fourth inning, chased by King’s Keon Barnum. Beetar was tagged out.

TAMPA — There wasn't much Seminole baseball coach Greg Olsen could say.

Silence was all the Warhawks needed at the end of this trip across the bay. Across the field, King celebrated a region title on its home field with a party of photos, hugs and Gatorade showers.

Seminole's postseason run ended Friday night with a 2-1 loss to the Lions, one win short of its first state tournament berth since 2004.

The Warhawks (24-6) teetered on breaking the game open numerous times, but left the bases loaded in the fifth and sixth innings.

A week after scoring 14 runs against Dunedin in the region semifinal, the Warhawks had just six hits against the Lions.

"We had opportunities to take the game into our control and you have to give credit to King and their pitching and their defense," Seminole coach Greg Olsen said. "They made the pitch and they made the play. That's why they're moving on."

In all, the Warhawks stranded 10 runners, including five in scoring position.

In the fifth, Seminole loaded the bases, but Gabe Martello harmlessly grounded into a force out at second. And in the sixth, No. 9 hitter Tim Lamoureux grounded to short with the bases loaded to end a threat.

The Warhawks pitched well enough, allowing just five hits. But the Lions made better use of theirs, pushing a run across on Keon Barnum's sacrifice fly in the first and Brett Morales' RBI single in the second.

Seminole took a lead in the top of the first on Martello's two-out single, but the Warhawks stranded runners at first and third.

Lamoureux, the Warhawks' starting pitcher, lasted one batter into the fifth. The senior right-hander allowed two runs on four hits.

5A baseball: Seminole strands chance at victory 05/14/10 [Last modified: Saturday, May 15, 2010 12:03am]
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