Baseball Super Seven
(records through Thursday)
1. Jesuit (23-1): The Tigers will be No. 1 no more after losing to Sarasota, but it's better to take a loss now than next week. Senior Greg Dupell is having a monster year, hitting .514 with six homers and 39 RBIs.
2. Alonso (23-2): The Ravens are the county's hottest team. They head into districts with 13 straight wins, including one over Plant, but their district tournament might be the toughest in the bay area.
3. Armwood (19-5): Despite heading into the district tourney as the No. 3 seed, the Hawks might be the favorite to win Class 5A-10 because of their pitching. But that hiccup to East Bay this week leaves us scratching our heads a bit.
4. Gaither (18-6): The Cowboys take a slight dip after losing to King this week, but Drew Doty's bat (nine homers, four in consecutive at-bats) is heating up at the right time. Now if only the pitching can come through.
5. Plant (17-7): We can't fault that loss to Alonso, but the Panthers are heading into districts 2-2 in their past four games.
6. Brandon (17-5): The Eagles keep pacing themselves with the pack. Now that slugger Roderick Shoulders is back from injury, they might be able to kick it into gear.
7. Tampa Catholic (18-6): The Crusaders could have made a huge jump had they finished off Jesuit this week. They had the Tigers on the ropes, but instead they hold their place.
Batting | minimum 39 at-bats
Name (school) AB H BA
Morgan Capen (Bayshore) 50 33 .660
Reggie Williams Jr. (Brooks-DeBartolo) 50 29 .580
Fonzie Diaz (Citrus Park) 39 22 .564
Garrett Stenholm (Bayshore)47 25 .532
Trent Tagliarini (Cambridge) 64 33 .516
Greg Dupell (Jesuit) 70 36 .514
Rolando Peraza (Leto) 61 31 .508
Jay Laurienzo (Hillsborough) 51 25 .490
Lance McCullers (Jesuit) 58 28 .483
Tyler Ding (Alonso) 82 39 .476
HOME RUNS: 9 Drew Doty (Gaither), Jadamion Williams (Brooks-DeBartolo); 7 Mike Danner (Gaither); 6 Kelvin Mention (Brooks-DeBartolo), Graham Ramos (Plant), Micah Carmony (Plant City), Chad Taylor (Jefferson), Josh Dunn (Sickles), Greg Dupell (Jesuit); 5 Jay Laurienzo (Hillsborough), Nick Lockwood (Jesuit), Jimmy Falla (Jesuit), Lance McCullers (Jesuit), Kory Wan (Gaither), Steve Christiansen (Wharton), Tyler Luper (Hillsborough), Michael Smith (Brandon), Rolando Peraza (Leto)
RBIs: 39 Greg Dupell (Jesuit); 34 Rolando Peraza (Leto); 33 Trent Tagliarini (Cambridge); 30 Adam Pendleton (Alonso); 28 Casey Smit (Alonso), Fonzie Diaz (Citrus Park); 27 Lance McCullers (Jesuit); 26 Drew Doty (Gaither), Joe Cartwright (Armwood), Tyler Ding (Alonso), Nick Lockwood (Jesuit), Joe Hudson (Jesuit); 25 Joey Spack (Jesuit), Michael Smith (Brandon), Joey Bobo (Tampa Prep), Thomas Dorminy (Alonso)
STOLEN BASES: 59 Reggie Williams Jr. (Brooks-DeBartolo); 38 Fonzie Diaz (Citrus Park); 30 Forrest Crim (Seffner); 26 Jadamion Williams (Brooks-DeBartolo); 25 Morgan Capen (Bayshore); 24 Grant Dohrenwend (Seffner); 23 Tyler Ding (Alonso); 21 Aaron Fludd (Brooks-DeBartolo)
Pitching | minimum 35 innings
Name (school) IP W-L ERA
Frank Ambrosino (Bloomingdale) 36 5-1 0.78
Ray Delphey (Alonso) 38 5-0 0.92
Jake Lowe (Plant) 39 4-2 1.08
Mychal Givens (Plant) 51 6-1 1.10
Robert Benincasa (Armwood) 57 9-0 1.23
Thomas Dorminy (Alonso) 47 8-0 1.31
Nick Gonzalez (Leto) 38 4-2 1.83
Willi Martin (Jesuit)46 9-0 2.09
Daniel Gibson (Jesuit) 52 7-1 2.14
R.J. Brown (Bloomingdale)52 3-3 2.25
STRIKEOUTS: 81 Thomas Dorminy (Alonso); 74 Robert Benincasa (Armwood); 71 Mychal Givens (Plant); 67 Jacob Pettit (Spoto); 64 Ray Delphey (Alonso), 55 George Schmitt (Spoto); 63 Tony Pikos (Berkeley Prep); 61 Joel Britt (Freedom); 58 Daniel Gibson (Jesuit); 56 Zack Powers (Armwood); 52 R.J. Brown (Bloomingdale); 51 Gregg Cooke (Sickles)