Canterbury wraps things up early
ST. PETERSBURG — Last year the theme for Canterbury, was to "play in May." This season: "it's time to climb."
The Crusaders took that first step Tuesday, defeating Southwest Florida Christian 6-0. A few years ago, then-seventh grader Emily Winesett had a poor outing against Southwest Florida Christian. The sophomore redeemed herself Tuesday, striking out nine and allowing only two hits.
Canterbury wrapped up the win in the first inning. Jennifer Crosthwaite and Savvy Mitchell were hit by pitches, then Krissy Longstreet's double drove in both players. Lacy Adams later singled to drive in Longstreet, and Adams scored on a passed ball to put Canterbury (19-7) up 4-0.
The Kings (8-11) threatened to score in the fourth when Meredith Doesterling doubled and Denia Bent advanced to second. SFCA attempted a squeeze play, but Winesett and Longstreet sniffed it out. Longstreet went 2-for-4 with three RBIs to lead the Crusaders.
"I was really happy with the win and we really maintained our focus and we also played solid defense," coach Jody Moore said.
Phillip Haywood, Times correspondent