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Largo takes advantage of East Lake errors in win

Largo got just two hits at home against East Lake, but a couple of costly Eagles errors allowed the Packers to escape Tuesday with a 2-1 victory.

After giving up a run in the first inning, Largo (8-3) tied the game in the bottom half when Tony Lanzilotta singled and later scored on an error. Largo brought home the winner in the fourth when Tony Floyd reached on an error and scored later on a throwing error.

Austin Lowther (2-0) started for Largo and pitched the first three innings before giving way to Jordan Wellander, who shut out East Lake (5-8) the final four innings. Wellander had five strikeouts and earned his first save of the season.

Clearwater 6, Pinellas Park 0

At home, Clearwater starter Craig Goodman threw a two-hitter through six innings to shut out Pinellas Park.

Goodman had five strikeouts and reached base four times. Clearwater's Tim Younger went 3-for-4 with an RBI. Jon Williamson had two RBIs for the Tornadoes (8-2).

With the loss, Pinellas Park drops to 4-8.

Clearwater's game with Tarpon Springs scheduled for Thursday has been moved to today at 7 p.m. The game will still be played at Jack Russell Stadium.

St. Petersburg 6,

Countryside 4

The Green Devils scored four in the fourth to beat Countryside at home.

Countryside (2-10) held a 4-1 lead going into the bottom half of the fourth before the Green Devils' big inning. St. Petersburg (5-4) added an insurance run in the fifth.

Osceola 6, Gibbs 1

Osceola fell behind 1-0 early to Gibbs at home but rebounded.

The Warriors (7-5) went ahead for good with two runs in the second inning. They added one more in the third and three in the sixth.

Osceola starter Zach Matacchiero improved to 3-0. Gibbs falls to 0-12.

Seminole 10, Dixie Hollins 4

Seminole stayed unbeaten with a victory on the road.

Chris Calhoon and Bryant Gibson hit home runs for the Warhawks (13-0), who led 9-0 by the fourth inning.

Mark Danna hit a home run for Dixie Hollins (2-9) in a losing effort.

SPC 10, McDowell 7

Trailing 5-1 in the sixth, SPC exploded for nine runs in the bottom half of the inning to win at home.

After starting the season 3-6, the Barons have won three straight and are 6-6.

Softball

Tarpon Springs 3, Northeast 2

Tarpon got a run in the bottom of the seventh to post a victory at home.

The Spongers (9-2) led 2-0 early before Northeast (4-7) scored twice in the sixth.

Jessica Allen (6-1) pitched a complete game for the Spongers and allowed just three hits to get the victory.

CCC 6,

Acad. of the Holy Names 4

Tied 4-4 midway through the fifth, the homestanding Barons put two runs on the board in the bottom of the fifth to avenge an early-season loss to the Jaguars.

Sara Higinbotham got the victory for CCC to move to 6-5. CCC improves to 7-5.

Doubleheader

Osceola 5, Boca Ciega 1

Boca Ciega 10, Osceola 8,

Kayla Shavers' home run was the highlight of Osceola's victory over Boca Ciega in the first game of a doubleheader. Warriors starter Allison Shirley ran her record to 5-1.

In the second game, Boca Ciega, trailing 5-0, scored five in the fourth to tie the game and five in the sixth to take a 10-7 lead.

The Pirates allowed a run in the seventh but held on for the upset victory.

Allison Shirley and Meghan Edwards each hit a home run in a losing effort for Osceola, which saw its record drop to 7-3 after the doubleheader.

Boca Ciega stands at 2-7.

Largo takes advantage of East Lake errors in win 03/19/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 19, 2008 12:36am]

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