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Baseball: Springstead routs Nature Coast 11-1

SPRING HILL — On Thursday, Springstead beat state-ranked East Ridge for the second time this season. The first time the Eagles posted that impressive win, they followed it up with a loss.

On Friday, Springstead was determined not to repeat history, and it easily sidestepped a letdown against Nature Coast with an 11-1 victory shortened by the 10-run rule.

The Eagles' freshman starter, Brandon Lawson, walked the second batter he faced, then surrendered singles to Eddie Castro and Tony Webster to fall behind 1-0. But those turned out to be the only hits the Eagles (18-3) would give up all game.

Lawson struck out two to end the first and retired seven batters in a row before being pulled after three innings.

"Since he's a freshman, we decided to give Brandon a break," coach Frank Vitale said. "He's up over 40 innings pitched this year."

Springstead's offense grabbed the lead right back from Nature Coast (9-16). In the bottom of the first, Patrick Dwyer (double), Brett Maggard (walk) and Julian Perez (single) all eventually scored against starter Kevin Oliveira (22/3 innings, eight runs, six earned, three walks).

Springstead's Christian Arroyo scored on a throwing error — one of four Nature Coast miscues — in the sixth inning to end the game.

It was the third win in the three days for Springstead, and the 10th time this season the Eagles won by the 10-run rule.

"I've got 19 guys on the roster and everyone got an at-bat," Vitale said. "You play all these games during the week, and most of the time the kids just sit there on the bench waiting for their shot. It's good to see them get in there."

Baseball: Springstead routs Nature Coast 11-1 04/16/10 [Last modified: Friday, April 16, 2010 10:44pm]
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