Local prep sports roundup

March 19, 2013 

Thunder girls stay perfect on the court The Out-of-Door Academy Thunder girls tennis team kept their perfect record intact at the St. Petersburg Tennis Center behind the play of M’Balia Bangoura, Alana Sherman, Savannah Sleight and Cheyenne Kerekes in a 5-2 over St. Petersburg Shorecrest on Monday. In doubles play, Bangoura and Sherman were winners for the Hunder (8-0). BRADENTON CHRISTIAN 7, TAMPA CITRUS PARK 0 — Led by Coco Chen, Bella Belvio, Alexis Ferrer, Haley Waldo and Ashely Waldo, the visiting Panthers (7-1) jumped all over Citrus Park in the shutout. The winning doubles teams were Chen and Sarah Smith and Ferrer and Haley Waldo. Boys lacrosse SAINT STEPHEN’S 9, SARASOTA MILITARY ACADEMY 3 — The visiting Falcons improved to 6-3 at Premier Sports Campus behind the play of Joey Mays’ three goals and Luc Goeders had two assists. Goalie Trace Cook limited Sarasota Military to three goals on 22 shots. Juco baseball STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA 11, ST. PETERSBURG COLLEGE 2— The host Manatees improved their record to 24-8 (8-1 Suncoast Conference) behind winning pitcher Ben Anchess. In the conference game, the SCF hiting attack was led by Julian Santos, who went 3-for-4, including a home run, and four RBIs. Santos also scored three runs. His teammate Sean Trent also went 3-for-4 and had two doubles and an RBI. Andrew Widell was 2-for-4 and scored a run. Prep baseball IMG ACADEMY 2, TAMPA BROOKS DEBARTOLO 1 — IMG defeated Brooks Debartolo and was led by pitcher Jordan Pendleton (2-2), who threw a complete game, allowing four 4 hits and a run while fanning six. Leading the offense were Brett Hanewich (2-for-3, steal, RBI), Carter Hodge (double), Tyler Biggs (double, run) and Andrew DiLacqua (double, RBI). The IMG squad is back from Scottsdale, Ariz., where it won the 2013 Cleats Classic Invitational last Thursday. — Herald staff reports

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