Make us your home page

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

2A softball: Northside Christian gets season sweep of Shorecrest

Class 2A

Mustangs get season sweep of Chargers

ST. PETERSBURG — Northside Christian and Shorecrest have played three times this season with the Mustangs winning all three meetings.

Friday they played again in the Class 2A region semis, and the result was familiar as NCS won 5-4 to advance to the its first region final.

"This season has been a dream," Mustangs coach John Anderson said.

Northside's Jessica Anderson and Shorecrest's Raquel Galinski were locked in a scoreless battle until the Mustangs broke through with two outs in the third inning. Anderson and Tiffany Boyer walked. Lauren Tozour and sister Lindsey followed with back-to-back RBI singles to put NCS up 2-0.

The Chargers responded with three runs in the top of the fourth. Hannah Smith and Molly Webber both singled. Haley Jayson dropped down a bunt, and the throw to first sailed into rightfield scoring Smith and Webber. A hit batter and two walks forced the third run in.

Shorecrest scored another run before the Mustangs mounted the winning rally in the sixth. Stephanie Bonalewicz, Kayla Turner and Anderson all drew walks. Boyer drove a single into leftfield to score two runs. After another walk Lauren Tozour's fielder's choice drove in the deciding run.

"We have won every different way this season," John Anderson said. "We have two-and-a-half-hour practices and we're starting to see dividends."

Nathan Cowan, Times correspondent

2A softball: Northside Christian gets season sweep of Shorecrest 04/30/10 [Last modified: Friday, April 30, 2010 11:13pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Life sentence for man convicted in killing of brother of Bucs' Kwon Alexander


    An Alabama man who shot and killed the 17-year-old brother of Bucs linebacker Kwon Alexander in 2015 was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday, the Anniston (Ala.) Star reported.

  2. Rays journal: Blake Snell continues roll in win over Cubs (w/video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — It was still a game in the fifth inning when LHP Blake Snell walked the leadoff batter, then allowed a single. One swing by the Cubs' Ian Happ (22 home runs) could put a dent in the Rays' three-run lead.

    Blake Snell allows just two hits in pitching seven scoreless innings.
  3. Remember him? Numbers prove Ben Zobrist is one of greatest Rays of all time

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — The first foray back to the Trop by the best manager the Rays have had obscured the second return visit by arguably the second-best player in franchise history.


    Chicago Cubs second baseman Ben Zobrist (18) grounds into a double play to end the top of the third inning of the game between the Chicago Cubs and the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017.
  4. Marc Topkin's takeaways from Wednesday's Rays-Cubs game

    The Heater

    One success story of this lost season is the emergence of LHP Blake Snell as the frontline starter the Rays projected. After a rough start and two demotions, he has been rolling, Wednesday's solid seven innings making him 4-0, 2.57 in his past eight starts.

  5. Rays at Orioles, 7:05 p.m. Thursday, Camden Yards, Baltimore

    The Heater

    Tonight: at Orioles

    7:05, Camden Yards, Baltimore

    TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM; 680-AM (Spanish)

    Probable pitchers

    This is a 2017 photo of Matt Andriese of the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team. This image reflects the 2017 active roster as of Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 when this image was taken. (AP Photo/David Goldman)