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Seminole 8, East Lake 5

SEMINOLE — Seminole coach Greg Olsen doesn't expect much from sophomore centerfielder Brett Phillips. Olsen just wants Phillips, who a little less than two weeks ago was inserted in the leadoff spot, to "get quality at-bats, get on-base and do things to produce runs with a stolen base here or there."

If Phillips continues to do what he did Tuesday against East Lake, Olsen might just have to move Phillips into the cleanup spot.

While Phillips did not generate a run off a stolen base, he did pretty much everything else, going 3-for-4 and coming within a double of a cycle to help the Warhawks win 8-5 and move into sole position of second place in their district.

"I didn't really have many expectations coming into this season except to do whatever I could to help the team win," Phillips said. "I've been watching (the Warhawks) since I went to elementary school across the street and I had dreams of playing for them so this is kind of special."

Phillips tripled in his first at-bat and scored on a double by Joey Krehbiel. Two innings later, Phillips hit a first-pitch offering from East Lake starter Sawyer Wilson over the rightfield fence for his second homer of the season to spark a five-run outburst that gave the Warhawks a 6-1 lead. Both of Phillips' home runs have come since he took the leadoff role.

The Eagles rallied with three runs in the fourth, forcing Seminole starter Jordan Doyle from the game, but the Warhawks (15-4) added two insurance runs in the fifth, including a run-scoring single by Phillips.

Alex McGathey (4-0) allowed one run in relief over 21/3 innings. Krehbiel took the mound in the seventh with two men on and got the final two outs to pick up his eighth save. Brett Donnelly went 2-for-3 with a run and two RBIs for the Eagles (13-5).

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