Local roundup | Out-of-Door Academy girls basketball team knocked out of region tourney

February 7, 2014 

ODA oustedin regionquarterfinal

Out-of-Door Academy got a steady diet of Plentovich sisters at Clearwater Calvary Christian in Thursday night's region quarterfinal.

Carley Plentovich scored 29 points and twin sister Savannah added 14 in a 68-25 Warriors victory. Calvary Christian jumped on the Thunder from the opening tip off and led 32-4 after the first quarter. By the fourth quarter, the game was played with a running clock.

ODA, which finishes its season 12-8 after winning just three games last year, got 14 points from Lisa Hoffman and nine from Jenna Bloch.

Breanna Hickey scored 10 points to also reach double figures for the Warriors. Calvary Christian (21-4) will play Admiral Farragut for a fourth time this season in the regional semifinals.

Juco baseball

STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA 9, BROWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE 4 -- The Manatees (4-0) won its fourth straight road game to win the season behind Alex Pinero, who went 4-for-5 and scored twice, and Manatee's Chase Sandberg and Cory Reid, who had two RBIs apiece.

Devin Pellien pitched 3 1/3 scoreless innings of relief for the victory.

Softball

MANATEE 5, BRADEN RIVER 3 -- Kassidy Pellien doubled and drove in a pair of runs, and Marriah Wise scored twice to carry the host Hurricanes (2-0) over the Pirates (0-3).

Kelli Gault got the win on the mound, gave up two earned runs in a route-going performance.

SOUTHEAST 9, SAINT STEPHEN'S 1 -- Jurnee Bennett, Janet Santiago, Megan Stevens and Emma Bartges each ripped two hits as the host Seminoles earned their first win.

Bennett doubled twice and drove in a pair of runs, and Santiago had three hits for Southeast (1-1). Rebecca Boesen got the win, striking out 12 and allowing four hits and an earned run.

PALMETTO 7, RIVERVIEW  6 -- Emilie Wingate went 4-for-4, and Sabria Bruton doubled twice and drove in three as the host Tigers opened with a victory over the Rams.

Kendall Vedder, Keeley Ecker and winning pitcher Auria Mounts each added two hits for Palmetto.

• JV: Kaitlyn Ripley and Jazmine Reyes each went 3-for-3 to lead host Palmetto (1-1) past Riverview 9-3. Claire Strickland got the win on the mound.

Boys tennis

SAINT STEPHEN'S 4, VENICE  3 -- Zach Bessette and Graham Conron each got a singles victory then teamed to win a doubles match as the host Falcons moved to 2-0 by beating the Indians (1-1).

Russell Berdusco and J.P. Descheneaux came up with the deciding victory in doubles for Saint Stephen's.

MANATEE 5, BRADEN RIVER 2 -- The Hurricanes' Kevin Roman, Sage Stryczny, Joey Wymer and Chris Walden earned singles wins for Manatee at home, and the Hurricanes defeated the Pirates 5-2.

Stryczny teamed with Dylan Clemann for a doubles victory for Manatee (1-1).

Braden River's Race Arande had the sole singles win for the Pirates (0-1). He teamed with Ryan Ferguson for a doubles victory.

Girls tennis

SAINT STEPHEN'S 4, VENICE  2 -- Danning Feng, Mpho Cho and Grace Moore earned singles victories to lead the host Falcons (2-0) over the Indians (1-1).

Annie Brey and Caitlyn Lynch combined for a doubles victory for Saint Stephen's. A singles match was called because of darkness.

MANATEE 4, BRADEN RIVER  3 -- Grayson Hall and Carolina Montes grabbed singles victories, then teamed with Chloe Conboy and Catelinn Wurm for doubles wins as the Hurricanes started their season with a road win over the Pirates. Julia Schwartz, Natalie Marshall and Larissa LaDolt all had singles wins for Braden River (1-1).

PALMETTO 6, BAYSHORE 1 -- Jourdan McKinnis, Sydney Lang, Mia THomas and Rikki Allard had singles victories to lead the Tigers to a victory over the Bruins at home.

Lang and Thomas teamed for a doubles win, while McKinnis teamed up with Maggie Zanders to notch doubles wins for Palmetto (2-0).

Ava Schultz was the lone victor for Bayshore (0-1).

Baseball

MANATEE 5, LAKEWOOD RANCH 1 -- Matt Mackey homered and doubled to lead the Hurricanes to victory in the final of the Jody Friedman Classic preseason tournament.

Tony Diaz also had two hits, and Chase Diaz got the win on the mound for Manatee (2-0).

PALMETTO 9, BISHOP McLAUGHLIN 2 -- Jared Taylor had three RBIs and scored two runs, Simon Williams also scored twice, and Harrison Mundy drove in two and the Tigers defeated the Hurricanes, 9-2, in the Sun Lake Preseason Tournament.

Blas Rodrigues earned the win on the mound, going four innings and allowing one run on five hits.

-- Herald staff reports

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