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A baseball: HCA pounces early then hangs on; Bishop McLaughlin falls hard in 2A

BROOKSVILLE — Hernando Christian has been knocking the leather off the ball for much of the season, so its 13-6 region quarterfinal victory over Lake Mary Prep on Tuesday came as no surprise.

HCA (19-6) got a solid start from eighth-grader Brandon Brosher (five innings, two hits, two earned runs, six strikeouts). He left with the Lions up 11-2 at the end of the fifth. Reliever David Rotteveel came on and surrendered four runs (two earned) in the final two innings.

"We pulled Brandon to save him for Friday," HCA coach Scott Boer said. "We felt like we had a comfortable enough lead that we could take him out before he got to 60 pitches."

What did come as a surprise was the controversy that marred the late innings of the blowout win. The Griffins (17-8) struggled on the mound with four pitchers, including starter John McCormack, who pitched the first two-plus innings and the final two-thirds.

Lake Mary Prep coach Matt Tulip took issue with calls throughout. He brought in reliever Brad Sisler in the sixth inning and he retired the first batter he faced. The next batter, third baseman Garrett Mikkola, hammered a 400-foot homer over the leftfield fence and into the adjacent softball field.

Sisler responded by hitting the next batter, leftfielder Garrett Treverton, in the middle of the back on the next pitch. He was immediately ejected. Tulip came out to argue and was ejected.

2A: 'Canes fall hard

FORT MEADE — The Miners got a leadoff home run from Jalen Brown and never looked back during a 10-0 victory over Bishop McLaughlin.

After Brown's homer to leftfield, the Miners (22-9) tacked on five more runs in the bottom of the first. T.J. Wharton and Mike Bennett each had two hits for Bishop McLaughlin (11-14).

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A baseball: HCA pounces early then hangs on; Bishop McLaughlin falls hard in 2A 05/05/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 5, 2009 11:21pm]
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