Tyler Vogel Dunedin
Vogel, a sophomore, has stepped up as the Falcons ace when they needed him. Vogel (7-1 with a 1.08 ERA and has 44 strikeouts in 58 1/3 innings) has been especially good after the Dunedin Spring Tournament, which the Falcons won.
SARASOTA — After two days of rain delays and a third straight extra-inning game, East Lake's season came to a disappointing end late Wednesday night. The Eagles held a one-run lead in the bottom of the eighth inning against Sarasota in the Class 8A region semifinal, but gave up two runs to lose 3-2.
Pasco County All-Star Baseball Game
When: 7 p.m. Saturday
Where: Bishop McLaughlin
Admission: $10; parking is free
TAMPA — For a team that won last year's state title game in dramatic fashion, it was late-inning drama that helped Steinbrenner beat Plant 3-2 on Tuesday in a nine-inning Class 8A region semifinal.
CLEARWATER — Calvary Christian had a season of preparation for Tuesday night.
TAMPA — Deep down, Jim Macaluso knew he had a difficult decision to make.
TAMPA — Same teams. Same field. Different result.
ST. PETERSBURG — Kolby Stoltz had a two-run single as Sunlake scored five runs in the third inning en route to an 8-1 win against Northeast in a Class 7A region semifinal Tuesday.
TAMPA — Alonso senior Jordan Butler finished at the plate what he started on the mound in Tuesday's Class 9A region semifinal.
TAMPA — Jesuit third baseman Thomas Bencivenga had struck out the first two times he stepped up to the plate in Tuesday's Class 6A region semifinal against Jefferson. But when it was his turn again in the sixth inning of a scoreless game, he tried not to think about that.
After all, the season was on the …