(ran LA edition of LT)
John Berard and Gene Benton combined for five hits as Safety Harbor defeated Countryside 11-8 in a losers-bracket final of the District 12 Juniors baseball Tournament of Champions Thursday night.
Safety Harbor played Dunedin National in a winners-bracket final Friday night. If Safety Harbor won, the two teams would play again tonight at 7 for the championship.
Jason Denson had two RBI and Jared Bancroft sparked a five-run rally with a key hit. Mike Eylward and Clint Frease combined for the pitching win.
Seniors baseball (ages 13-15): Vic Carapazzo and Sean Hamilton combined on a three-hitter as Dunedin American trimmed Clearwater National 5-4 in a losers-bracket final Thursday night.
Dunedin American played unbeaten Dunedin National Friday night. If Dunedin American won, the two teams would play today at 4 at Englebert Complex for the championship.
Adam Greenfield, Steve Dimuoski and Matt Thomas had doubles for Dunedin American.
Majors softball (ages 10-12): Jill Brun, Denyve Duncan and Lisa Cabrera combined for six hits and seven RBI as Dunedin National upended West Pasco 13-7 in a losers-bracket game Thursday night.
Dunedin National played unbeaten Countryside Friday night. If Dunedin National won, the two teams would play again today at 10 a.m. for the championship.
Jessica Kurella added a triple and single for Dunedin National, and DeAnn Misilmeri had a key single.
Seniors softball (ages 13-15): Angel Wilson pitched seven innings to get the win as Dunedin National upended Countryside 13-8 in a losers-bracket final.
Dunedin National played four-time defending champion West Pinellas Friday night and needed to win to force a second, deciding game for the title today at 1 p.m.
Dawn Wallace, Jennifer Bjers, Christy Rieben, Kate Oppenheim, Erin Ank and Kristy Echstenkamper had two hits each, and Amy Beckman and Darlene Tresfger played strong defense.
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Little League tournaments
District 5 Tournament
Majors baseball (ages 10-12)
Pinellas Park American 9, Azalea 2
Meadowlawn 13, Northwest 10
Gulf Beaches 9, Southwest 0
Pinellas Park National 17, Baypoint 16
Seminole American vs. Seminole National, 7 p.m. (PPN)
Northeast vs. Cross Bayou, 7:30 p.m. (Northeast)
Pinellas Park American vs. Meadowlawn, 7 p.m. (Azalea)
Gulf Beaches vs. Pinellas Park National, 7 p.m. (Cross Bayou)
Seminole A/Seminole N winner vs. Northeast/Cross Bayou, 7 p.m. (Cross Bayou)
Pinellas Park American/Meadowlawn winner vs. Northeast/Cross Bayou loser, 7 p.m. (Azalea)
Gulf Beaches/Pinellas Park National winner vs. Seminole American/Seminole National loser, 5:30 p.m. (Northeast)
Intermediates (age 13)At Azalea Little League
Seminole 7, Northeast 5
Gulfport 8, Azalea 7
Gulf Beaches vs. Cross Bayou, 7:30 p.m.
Northwest vs. Seminole, 5 p.m.
Gulfport vs. Pinellas Park National, 7 p.m.
Baypoint vs. Northeast, 1 p.m.
Gulf Beaches/Cross Bayou winner vs. Azalea, 3 p.m.
Majors softball (ages 10-12)
Northeast 13, Pinellas Park American 10
Azalea 12, Gulfport 1
Meadowlawn 21, Gulf Beaches 0
Seminole 16, Baypoint 4
Pinellas Park National vs. Northeast, 7 p.m. (Meadowlawn)
Azalea vs. Northwest (Meadowlawn)
Meadowlawn vs. Seminole, 7:30 p.m. (Meadowlawn)
Pinellas Park National/Northeast winner vs. Baypoint, 5:30 p.m. (Meadowlawn)
Azalea/Northwest winner vs. Gulf Beaches, 5:30 p.m. (Meadowlawn)
Seniors softball (ages 13-15)
Azalea 10, Seminole 6
Gulfport 36, Pinellas Park National 3
Meadowlawn 12, Northeast 0
Meadowlawn vs. Pinellas Park National, 7 p.m. (Azalea)
Cross Bayou vs. Seminole, 7:30 p.m. (Northeast
Azalea vs. Gulfport, 5:30 p.m. (Northeast)
Meadowlawn/Pinellas Park National winner vs. Cross Bayou/Seminole winner, 7:30 p.m. (Northeast)
Seniors baseball (ages 13-15)
At Cross Bayou complex
Seminole 7, Cross Bayou 5
Gulfport 10, Pinellas Park National 5
Gulf Beaches vs. Baypoint
Pinellas Park National vs. Pinellas Park American
Southwest vs. Azalea/Northeast loser
Azalea vs. Northeast
Northwest vs. Gulfport, 5 p.m.
Seminole vs. Azalea/Northeast winner, 7 p.m.