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5A softball: Sickles dominates Gaither in region semifinal

TAMPA — It was a successful day for Sickles on two fronts Friday.

Most important, the Gryphons got revenge on their nemesis Gaither with a 13-0 victory in only five innings because of the 10-run rule.

And by winning quickly, the seniors were able to jump in a van and still make it to Disney's Grad Night.

"I knew it was going to be our night after the first inning," Sickles coach Phil Giarrizzo said. "I told the team to play like we had never seen these girls before, like they were a new team for us, and we came out focused."

After losing the first two regular-season meetings to Sickles, the Cowboys (19-11) surprised the Gryphons by beating them 4-0 to take the district title.

But in the region semifinals Friday, Sickles had the upper hand after the first inning.

The Gryphons (24-5) scored once in the first to get the momentum then put the game away in the fourth inning.

After taking a 4-0 lead through three innings, Sickles scored five runs in the fourth. There were some timely hits, but Gaither missed several key defensive plays.

Winning pitcher Chelsea Oglevie, who has now thrown 13 scoreless innings, kept Gaither from getting back in the game with the shutout.

. Up next

Region finals

Games Tuesday at 7 unless noted.

5A: Bartow at East Bay

5A: Sickles at East Lake

5A softball: Sickles dominates Gaither in region semifinal 04/30/10 [Last modified: Friday, April 30, 2010 10:49pm]
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