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Ex-SPC pitcher stays busy

Former Northside Christian pitcher and St. Petersburg native Todd Redmond will not have much of a winter break. After completing his third straight season with the Triple A Gwinnett Braves, Redmond, 26, was selected to play for USA Baseball in the World Cup/Pan Am Games in Panama City, Panama. It is the third straight selection to USA Baseball for Redmond.

In two previous years, Redmond is 5-0 for the U.S. team with a 1.29 ERA in 35 innings pitched. For Gwinnett this season, Redmond was 10-8 with a 2.92 ERA. He is the Gwinnett Braves' all-time leader in wins (28), innings pitched (477.1), games started (79) and strikeouts (390). In 2010 with Gwinnett, Redmond threw a no-hitter against Louisville.

After graduating from Northside Christian, Redmond pitched for St. Petersburg College. He helped lead the Trojans to a 2005 state championship. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates then acquired by the Braves in spring 2008.

Redmond will join the U.S. team in Cary, N.C., on Tuesday for training. The Pan Am baseball tournament begins Oct. 20.

Golf

The County Golf Association held an individual tournament at the Bayou Club on Sept. 15. The regular division gross winner was Marshall Ames, who shot 72. The regular division net winner was Lathan Atkinson, who shot 71. The senior gross winner was John King, who shot 79. The senior net winner were John Barrie and Rick Lind, who shot 69s. The ladies net winner was Jeannine Wiles, who shot 70.

Another individual tournament was held Sept. 19 at St. Petersburg Country Club. The regular division gross winner was Tim Hume, who shot 75. The regular division net winner was Steve Micklo, who shot 68. The senior gross winner was Larry Vander Bie, who shot 70. The senior net winner was Tom Carver, who shot 67.

• The St. Petersburg Half Century Softball Golf Classic was held Sept. 17 at Mainlands Golf Club in Pinellas Park. The winning team was Rob Love, Skip Williams, Chris Lanigan and John Beauchamp at 16 under par. The First Flight winning team was Ken Deacon, John Jackson, John Russo and Ken Lattimer at 7 under. The Second Flight winning team was Ralph O'Connell, Fred Bauer, Nick Stelmark and Bob Aita at 3 under. The winning mixed team was Rick Metzger, Beth Daniel, Dennis Feiber and Sandi Buell at 10 under.

• The Tides Women's Golf Association in Seminole begins league play Tuesday, Oct. 4. The league plays nine holes each Tuesday morning. For those interested in joining, call Judy McNamee at 392-3576.

Tennis

The St. Petersburg Tennis Center hosted the Adult Classic Championships on Sept. 17-18. In the men's open singles, No. 5 seed Kent Wright won the championship when top seed Tye Myers had to withdraw due to injury. The men's 55 singles winner was Terry Reeb, the 60 singles winner was John Dryden, the 65 winner was Pedro Mena and the 70 winner was James Higley. The women's open winner was Kristi Schalch and the women's 45 singles winner was Brenda Sturm.

Basketball

Two former Eckerd College players have signed professional contracts to play in Chile. Dale Carn, a 6-foot-11 center who transferred from South Carolina State, will play for Societa Sportiva Italiana. Zaronn Cann, a 6-6 forward from Brandon who transferred from South Florida, will play for Club Deportes Castro. Cann averaged 13.8 points as a senior last year. Carn led the Tritons in rebounds with 5.8 per game.

Ex-SPC pitcher stays busy 09/24/11 [Last modified: Saturday, September 24, 2011 4:30am]
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