At Weeki Wachee
Springstead 12, Zephyrhills 1
Wiregrass Ranch 14, Weeki Wachee 1 (five innings)
Pitchers of the day
Springstead right-hander Ryan Keith went the distance, striking out six, walking three and surrendering only one earned run and four hits. He also hit four batters in his first start since coming back from an Achilles injury against Osceola late last month. …Zephyrhills right-hander Riley McClellan struck out five and gave up only two hits and two earned runs in 3 1/3 innings. …Wiregrass Ranch right-hander Sean Cunius gave up four hits, no earned runs, with five strikeouts and two walks before being relieved for the final frame by Zach Crissey.
Hitters of the day
Springstead leadoff hitter Kyle Cotilletta went 3-for-4 with a stolen base, three runs scored and two RBIs. …Zephyrhills leadoff man Josh Fiallo collected two of his team's four base hits against Keith. The leftfielder's 2-for-4 effort also included the Bulldogs' lone run. …Shortstop Michael Campoamor started the scoring for the Bulls in the first inning with a two-run homer over the leftfield fence. He finished 3-for-3 with three runs scored, four RBIs and a triple.
Defensive gem of the day
With runners on first and second and only one out in the third, Wiregrass had a chance to break open the game. Weeki Wachee second baseman Derek Wood caught a line drive off the bat of Tyler Wood and doubled off the runner at second.
"I was a little tentative early (Tuesday night), worried about my stride (off the mound), but once I got comfortable, I feel like I really settled down." — Keith
Derek J. LaRiviere, Times correspondent