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  1. Westchase community rallies for former Alonso catcher battling cancer


    WESTCHASE — The communities of Westchase and Alonso High School are rallying around former Ravens baseball player Andrew Abbott, a college student battling Stage 4 Hodgkin's Lymphoma, which was diagnosed in April.

    Andrew Abbott, left, felt good enough during a recent stay at St. Joseph’s Hospital to share some sushi with his father, Tony. Andrew, a former Alonso High School baseball player, is undergoing treatment for Stage 4 Hodgkins Lymphoma.
  2. Rays off Thursday; up next at Red Sox, 7:10 p.m. Friday, Boston


    Today: Off

    Next: at Red Sox, 7:10 Friday, Fenway Park, Boston

    Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Austin Pruitt (50) in the dugout during the ninth inning of the game between the New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays on Opening Day at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Sunday, April 2, 2017. The Tampa Bay Rays beat the New York Yankees 7-3.
  3. Peter Alonso becomes Tim Tebow's teammate and a big fan


    TAMPA — Before he was a top Mets prospect, before he was an All-SEC baseball player for Florida, before he was a star at Jesuit and Plant, Peter Alonso was just a devastated Ohio State fan.

    Peter Alonso, center, is congratulated by Gators teammates after hitting a two-run home run in the  2016 College World Series. When he arrived in Gainesville, Alonso realized how big Tim Tebow truly was to UF fans. [Associated Press]
  4. Local umpire Mike McCullough makes the cut for Little League World Series


    ST. PETERSBURG — Mike McCullough wasn't much of a baseball player growing up in St. Petersburg. He went to Bishop Barry (now St. Petersburg Catholic) and Eckerd College before settling into his job as postmaster in Ruskin.

    Mike McCullough will be one of 16 umpires calling games at the Little League World Series.
  5. Lakewood High product Bo Bichette returns to bay area with Dunedin Blue Jays

    The Heater

    CLEARWATER — Bo is back.

    A little more than a year after being picked by the Blue Jays in the second round of the 2016 draft, former Lakewood standout Bo Bichette is back in Tampa Bay. He made his debut with advanced Class A Dunedin on Monday night at Spectrum Field. He was the DH and batted second.

    U.S. Team infielder Bo Bichette (10) fouls one off in the seventh inning of the All-Star Futures Game between The U.S. Team and the World Team at Marlins Park in Miami, Fla. on Sunday, July 9, 2017.
  6. Man falsely imprisoned for 27 years returns to his Tampa field of dreams

    The Heater

    Jimmie C. Gardner, 52, was released from prison last year April after being wrongfully convicted of a sexual assault and armed robbery charges back in 1990. [OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times]
  7. Tampa Bay Times' all-Tampa Bay baseball teams


    All-Pinellas Pitcher of the Year Connor Churchill (left) of East Lake and Player of the Year Eric Kennedy of Calvary Christian. (Jim Damaske, Times)
  8. Tampa Bay Times' all-Pinellas County baseball teams


    Player of the Year: Eric Kennedy, Jr., Calvary Christian

    Calvary Christian's Eric Kennedy (Douglas R. Clifford, Times)
  9. Tampa Bay Times' all-Hillsborough County baseball teams


    Player of the Year: Jordan Butler, Sr., Alonso

    King's  Brian Lee (Loren Elliott, Times)
  10. Tampa Bay Times' all-North Suncoast baseball teams


    North Suncoast Player of the Year: John Oliveira, Sr., Springstead

    Springstead's John Oliveira (Brendan Fitterer, Special to the Times)