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Seminole's Hart back in form at Georgiadis

Danny Hart had a completely satisfying performance Monday at the Steve Georgiadis Holiday Tournament.

Making his home debut, Hart pitched his first complete game of the season as Seminole advanced with a 4-3 victory over Gibbs. He allowed five hits and struck out 10.

"It's about time," Hart said. "I had a bunch of complete games last year, but this year my outings have been shaky. I think this will help get my confidence back."

Hart went 6-0 a year ago, but he entered Monday night's game without a win. Bad location on pitches, coupled with errors, led to big innings during four other starts. "I was trying to do some different things," Hart said. "That wasn't working so I started to go back to throwing like I used to throw."

That worked for seven innings. After giving up two runs and four hits in the first two, Hart settled down. He gave up just one hit, a homer by Mike McCarley, after that.

The offense came around after the first inning. The Warhawks scored in the second and added another run in the third to tie it. Brad Logan's singled home Craig Bultman in the fifth, then scored the winning run on an error.

"I knew we were going to come back," Hart said. "We're definitely looking forward to winning the tournament. It was one of the goals we set this year."

In other games, Leesburg walked away with a 13-5 victory over Clearwater Central Catholic. The Marauders had three pitchers who combined to walk 11 batters, including eight in the third inning.

Christian Blonshine hit a three-run homer to lead Shorecrest to a 3-2 victory over Lakewood. And Osceola beat Boca Ciega 7-3.