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District baseballClass 2A, District 11

Big fifth inning boosts Shorecrest to victory

ST. PETERSBURG — Shorecrest was desperate to win and keep its season from vanishing.

In Tuesday's Class 2A, District 11 semifinals, the Chargers trailed Bradenton St. Stephens 6-3 heading into the fifth inning. That's when Shorecrest's players realized they could accomplish just about anything if they put their bats together.

The Chargers erupted for seven runs in the fifth and held on for a 10-6 victory.

"We've come from behind in our last few victories, so they guys had the confidence they could do it again," Shorecrest coach Don Reed said. "The whole team kept making contact, and we were fortunate to put up the runs when we needed them."

Jeff Reynolds went 3-for-4 with a double and triple, and Robby Thigpen was 3-for-4 with a double to lead the Chargers at the plate. St. Stephens had five extra-base hits, including two doubles by Josh Brietwieser.

Shorecrest will face rival Northside Christian in Thursday's championship game.

The Mustangs cruised to a 12-2 win over Admiral Farragut in the other semifinal that was called after five innings due to the mercy rule. Northside (18-8) broke the game open in the third, sending 10 batters to the plate and scoring eight runs. Mustangs leadoff hitter David Edwards was 3-for-4 with two triples and three runs.

Big fifth inning boosts Shorecrest to victory 04/22/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 23, 2008 12:03am]
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