Bayshore freshman Miriam Schmoll walked the first batter of the game, then retired the final 15 batters in order, striking out 14 of them, as the Bruins earned a 10-0 victory over visiting Southeast in Class 5A-District 10 action Tuesday.
JoJo Muldoon led the offensive attack for Bayshore (7-0, 4-0) by going 3-for-3 with a pair of inside-the-park home runs and three RBIs. Maddy Ramirez added two hits, including a double and triple.
The Bruins are ranked fourth in Class 5A in the first Miracle Sports state softball poll released Tuesday.
STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA -- The Manatees retained their No. 1 national ranking in Perfect Game's initial in-season rankings released Tuesday.
SCF (12-3) proved its mettle during a three-game sweep of Tallahassee Community College over the weekend. Tallahassee was ranked No. 1 in the state by Perfect Game in the preseason rankings despite the Manatee's No. 1 national ranking.
SCF has gotten key contributions from its ace pitcher, Missouri-bound righthander Reggie McClain (4-0, 0.64 ERA), and versatile Ryan Valdes, a Florida State transfer who has played a key role in center field (.471 batting average, seven stolen bases) and as a closer (1-0, 0.00, 2 SV, 8 IP/14 SO).
RIVERVIEW 4, MANATEE 0 -- The host Rams blanked the Hurricanes in a Class 8A-District 8 contest.
Jake Dominick went 2-for-2 to lead the offense for Manatee (3-2, 1-1). Austin Mumford pitched two shutout innings in relief against the Rams.
BRADENTON CHRISTIAN 10, SAINT STEPHEN'S 0 (6) -- Luke Darnell and Peyton Thomas each went 2-for 3 with two RBIs to lead the host Panthers over the Falcons in the Class 3A-District 10 opener for both teams.
Darnell had a double and a single, and Thomas had two singles in game, shortened to six innings because of the mercy rule.
Starting pitcher Jake Lister tossed five innings of one-hit ball, fanning seven and walking three to earn the win for the Panthers (3-2) over the Falcons (4-2).
INSPIRATION ACADEMY 14, IMAGINE SCHOOL OF NORTH PORT 1 (5) -- Michael Belisi, Jacob Heiser and Fuller Practer combined on a one-hitter as the visiting Lions improved to 8-2 by beating the Sharks (1-4).
Danny Contreras went 4-for-5 with a pair of RBIs, and Sam Speir and Payton Jenkins each had two hits. Speir drove in three runs, Jenkins two.
PALMETTO 6, BAYSHORE 1 -- The visiting Tigers won four of five singles matches and swept the doubles contests for a victory over the Bruins.
Maggie Zanders, Sydney Lang, Mia Thomas and Rikki Allard won singles matches for Palmetto (5-3). Ava Schultz won the No. 1 singles match for Bayshore (2-3).
MANATEE 4, BRADENTON CHRISTIAN 3 -- Joey Wyner won a singles match and teamed with Sage Stryczny to win the deciding match at No. 2 doubles as the host Hurricanes (6-1) sneaked past the Panthers (3-3).
Dylan Clemann and Andre Sanchez also won singles matches for Manatee.
BCS got singles wins from top two players Will Buurma and Noah Blevio. Buurma and Isaac Valley got a victory at No. 1 doubles.
SAINT STEPHEN'S 12, SARASOTA MILITARY ACADEMY 7 -- Baylee Barker scored eight goals as the visiting Falcons won their season opener at Premier Sports Campus. Merry Moore added two goals, and Katie Pierce and Emily Hiebner had one apiece for Saint Stephen's. Pierce contributed three assists.
TAMPA CATHOLIC 18, CARDINAL MOONEY 4 -- The host Cougars got goals from Farrah Nelson, Hayden Verinder and Sammy Trinchetto in a losing effort.
-- Herald staff reports