Tuesday, April 24, 2018
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Region baseball: CCC routs Out-of-Door

CLEARWATER — Calvary Christian must have known something the rest of us didn't.

Just before Clearwater Central Catholic righty David Paul threw his first pitch to Sarasota Out-of-Door, Calvary tweeted it beat Sarasota Cardinal Mooney 5-1 and would face the Marauders on Tuesday in the Class 3A region semifinals.

A little more than two hours later, the tweet came true as three big innings powered CCC to a 12-3 victory over the Thunder.

"I kind of anticipated this is how it was going to go out," Marauders coach Todd Vaughan said. "I didn't plan on seeing Cardinal Mooney. I planned on seeing Calvary Christian."

CCC's offense (11 hits, six walks and a hit batter) made the road to the semis smooth. All but one player reached base. Zuriel Collins had four singles and three RBIs. Andrew Mink had two doubles to plate three, and Paul used two singles to drive in two.

"We came out swinging in the first inning, (scoring four runs)," said Mink as CCC (26-0) added five runs in the fourth and three in the sixth. "We have a lot more success when we score early, and it was good for (Paul) to get him an early lead."

Paul allowed three runs — only one earned — on five hits over five innings to the Thunder (17-6). Joey Messina allowed one hit over two innings.

"I think (Calvary and CCC) are the two teams that are deserving (to advance) from what I know about the other districts," Vaughan said. "To me, if you're going to win, you beat the best. Then you can walk off the field and say, 'Yeah, I earned everything I got.' "

3A: Broeseker lifts Calvary Christian

SARASOTA — Daniel Broe­seker allowed three hits, struck out 10 and threw 130 pitches as Calvary Christian (21-7) defeated Sarasota Cardinal Mooney 5-1.

After a shaky first inning and down 1-0, Broeseker settled in and retired the next 11 batters, including striking out the side in the fourth.

5A: Boca Ciega falls short against Jesuit

TAMPA — Another postseason game, another Jesuit win.

Kasey Radke picked up the victory and Michael Sandborn shut the door as Jesuit defeated visiting Boca Ciega 3-2 in a Class 5A region quarterfinal.

It was the sixth consecutive season Jesuit has at least reached the region quarterfinals. The Tigers (21-7) will host Robinson, a team they've beaten three times this season, on Tuesday.

"Robinson always plays us tough, and it's tough to beat a team once," Jesuit coach Richie Warren said. "We're expecting another dogfight."

Radke (7-1) cruised through much of the night. The senior southpaw scattered three hits through 51/3 innings, striking out four and walking a pair before giving way to Sandborn, who picked up his first save of the season.

"Kasey was coming up on the third time through the lineup, and he was getting up near the pitch count we felt comfortable with him," Warren said. "We felt it was the right move, and Michael came in and executed."

Tully Allen's single in the second helped make it 3-1 heading into the top of the sixth. After a leadoff flyout, a walk and double chased Radke. Nick Adams' infield chop went for an RBI single, putting runners at first and third. But Sandborn struck out the next batter and induced a groundout to end the threat.

"I was just going in there looking to hit the zone and execute pitches," said Sandborn, who had been starting games recently after pitching out of the bullpen earlier in the season. "I like to set the pace starting, and I think I'm a little more comfortable doing that. It was a little nerve-racking."

Jesuit scored a run in each of the first three innings. Danny Lastra and Nick Ortega delivered RBI singles. Then Ryan McCullers scored on a wild pitch in the third.

5A: Robinson takes out Bayshore 6-0

BRADENTON — Robinson beat Bradenton Bayshore 6-0.

Nathan Doherty and Jack White walked and singled, respectively, in the first for the Knights (10-16), and Tommy Craparo drove Doherty in with a two-out single. Shawn Herron followed with a single to make it 2-0.

In the second, TJ Cole walked and Darius Autry drove him in with a single to rightfield. Doherty singled to bring Autry in for a 4-0 lead. The rest of Robinson's runs came in the fourth on errors.

Times correspondent Brandon Wright contributed to this report, which used information from the Herald-Tribune.

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