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Spring Hill youth baseball, softball teams keep on winning

Dixie baseball and softball postseason tournaments are under way, and local teams continue to have success.

On June 24, the Spring Hill Dixie Baseball Juniors (age 13) defeated Crystal River 10-4 for the District 6 tournament championship at Ernie Wever Park in Brooksville.

Spring Hill belted 16 hits behind starting pitcher Trevor McKenna. McKenna (five innings, three earned runs, six strikeouts) was more than capable of protecting the lead with a stellar performance on the mound. He also contributed at the plate with a solo home run.

The local club got another long ball from Vito Tambasco Jr., his third in the three-game tournament. Tambasco's father, Vito Tambasco Sr., is the team's head coach.

Much of the roster is used to success after winning the district title last season as members of the Dixie AAA (ages 11-12) champions.

On June 20, the Spring Hill Dixie Softball Angels (ages 9-10) edged West Pasco 3-2 for the District 4 title at Anderson Snow Park in Spring Hill.

Spring Hill, which hosted the tournament, had some success at the dish with six hits. West Pasco was shut down by hurlers Abbey Primavera (two innings, no runs, three strikeouts) and Heather Shagoury (three innings, two runs).

Spring Hill sent a message early in the tournament, defeating Hernando 26-0 in the opener.

HEATHER KICKOFF WEEKEND: The Toscana Crossing Golf Course at the Heather, 7406 St. Andrews Blvd., north of Weeki Wachee, will host a Kickoff the Holiday Weekend Breakfast Buffet and Golf Outing on Saturday.

Beginning at 8:30 a.m., a breakfast buffet will be available for participants. The golf will begin with a 10:30 a.m. shotgun start.

The entry fee for golf will be $3 to cover prizes, plus the cost of greens fees and cart rental. Tickets are needed for the breakfast buffet; they are $7 and are available at the clubhouse.

For information, contact Barbara Phillips at (352) 596-5344 or send e-mail to toscanacrossing@tampabay.rr.com.

ELECTRIFIED SOFTBALL TRYOUTS: Electrified softball of Spring Hill is forming its roster for the 2010 fall season.

The club is a 12-and-under AAU softball team that travels for competitive play. The season starts in September.

Call Tom Ulasewich at (352) 584-5861 or Dawn Leo at (352) 585-2584.

QUARRY TEMPORARILY CLOSED: The city of Brooksville's Quarry Golf Course will be closed until Nov. 1.

The course, along with the batting cages on the property, will be shut down during the summer months for improvements. Along with the improved course, the city will be opening a new emergency shelter/enrichment center/golf pro shop in association with the Hernando County Enrichment Center. The new center will commemorate the historical significance of the mining industry in the area.

Call Mike Walker at (352) 540-3830 or visit cityofbrooksville.us.

ADULT BASEBALL: The Pasco-Hernando Area Senior Baseball League is looking for players for its 2010 season.

Players ages 18 to 65 are eligible. Games will be at Pasco-Hernando Community College in New Port Richey and other facilities in the area. The league plans to field six to eight teams, with a 15-game schedule on Sundays, beginning Aug. 1.

Plans for the Labor Day Classic, Sept. 4 to 6, call for a double-elimination tournament. Games will be played at PHCC, Frank Tack Park and Jack Russell Stadium in Clearwater. Registration is limited to eight teams. Discounts up to $100 are available for early registration.

For information, call (352) 683-1692 or send e-mail to conradbaseball@bellsouth.net.

YES BOWLING EXTRAVAGANZA: The Hernando County Sheriff's Office Youth Education Services' 10th annual Bowling Extravaganza is scheduled for July 17 at Spring Hill Lanes, 3447 Commercial Way.

The $150 team entry fee covers four bowlers, a lane sponsorship, three games of bowling and shoe rentals. Register by Friday to have team shirts printed. Businesses can sponsor a lane individually for $100. To enter without lane sponsorship, the fee is $75 for four bowlers. Individual bowlers can enter for $20.

Proceeds benefit the Hernando County Sheriff's Office Youth Education Services, a nonprofit organization that develops programs for young people in the community.

Call Sue Raffensperger at (352) 754-6830, ext. 53660. A printable registration form is also available at hernandosheriff.org.

HERNANDO COUNTY SUMMER CAMPS: The Hernando County Recreation Department is holding several summer camps through August.

Kids can participate in the following athletic camps: basketball at Challenger K-8 School (July 5), football at Delta Woods Park (July 12), fast-pitch softball at Anderson Snow Park (July 12 or Aug. 2), baseball pitching clinic at Anderson Snow Park (July 12 or Aug. 2), tennis at Hernando Park (July 26), and volleyball at Challenger K-8 School (July 19).

All camps are open to children ages 8-14. Enrollment fees vary from $20 to $135, depending on the camp.

For information, call the recreation department at (352) 754-4031 or visit hernandocounty.us/parks_rec/Recreation.

BROOKSVILLE SUMMER CAMPS: The Brooksville Recreation Department will have several week-long summer camps at the Jerome Brown Community Center in Brooksville through August.

For $60 per camper, including daily lunch, kids have a choice of sandlot sports (July 6-9), basketball (July 12-16), soccer (July 19-23), flag football (July 26-30) and volleyball (Aug. 2-6).

All camps are open to children ages 7 and older, except for tennis camp, which has two sessions. The 9-and-older clinic is at the Jerome Brown Center; the younger-than-9 clinic is at Bud McKethan Park.

After-camp care is available until 5:30 p.m. for an additional cost of $25. A late fee of $10 will be charged if registration is not paid one week before the start of camp.

Call Tina Nichols at (352) 544-3835 or visit cityofbrooksville.us.

To notify us of community sports achievements or coming events, contact Derek J. LaRiviere at derekjlariviere@gmail.com or (352) 584-6337.

Spring Hill youth baseball, softball teams keep on winning 06/30/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 4:54pm]
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