LAKELAND — For the second straight game, Sonrise Christian got timely hitting and took advantage of numerous mistakes in a 15-1 rout of Bayshore Christian on Tuesday in Class A region quarterfinal action.
The Seminoles (7-7) will take on Cambridge on Friday.
Sonrise scored two runs in the first, five in the second and broke it open with eight in the fourth.
"We've struggled all year," said Sonrise coach Steve Beach. "I told them they had to believe they could do it and now they've gone out and done it."
Ryan Taylor got Sonrise going, reaching on a fielder's choice and going to second on a throwing error. He went to third on a botched pickoff throw from the pitcher and scored when the Bayshore centerfielder launched the ball into the team's dugout.
Then Zach Rimes singled and stole second. David Evans hit a shot, which the shortstop bobbled. The shortstop then threw high to first, not only allowing Evans to be safe but Rimes to score.
Sonrise broke it open in the fifth with five runs on two hits, three walks and a couple of errors.