Times' Super Seven
(records through Wednesday)
1. Pasco (3-1): Last week's 3-2 loss to Hernando might have been an error-plagued aberration. The Pirates gave up only one hit to the Leopards.
2. Land O'Lakes (2-1): The area's deepest pitching staff has surrendered five runs in three games. A stern test Wednesday against Zephyrhills was postponed because of the cold (in the air) and flu (on Bulldogs' roster).
3. Nature Coast (4-0): The Sharks have been impressive, topping Springstead and Zephyrhills.
4. Zephyrhills (4-1): The Bulldogs have been ravaged by illness. Sophomore Tyler Guy recently lost 20 pounds and missed two games.
5. Bishop McLaughlin (3-0): First, his team upsets St. Petersburg Catholic and Berkeley Prep. Then his wife has a baby boy. If there's a Cloud 10, Hurricanes coach Nick Rodriguez is on it.
6. Springstead (3-1): The Eagles can earn for-real status with a victory Saturday at home against Pasco. Freshman Brett Maggard already has been intentionally walked once.
7. River Ridge (3-1): So far, the sleeper team of Pasco County. Knights junior Tommy Rutledge hasn't allowed a run in 11 innings.