SCF's batsshut downin 6-1 loss
Sean Trent went 4-for-4, but the fourth-ranked State College of Florida baseball team didn't get much else in the way of offense and suffered a 6-1 loss to Indian River State College on Thursday at Robert C. Wynn Field.
Starter Devin Lynch took the defeat for the Manatees (11-4). He gave up two earned runs and five hits while striking out five and walking none in six innings.
SCF, ranked No. 4 in the nation in the first National Junior College Athletic Association poll, will open Suncoast Conference play Friday at South Florida State College.
LAKEWOOD RANCH 3, MANATEE 2 -- The Mustangs (3-3) scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to pull out a victory over the Hurricanes.
Matt Roberts doubled in the tying run, and Garrett Schultz singled in Brandon Lamb, who pinch-ran for Roberts, with the go-ahead tally. Colton Chupp went the distance for the victory, allowing six hits and an earned run while striking out seven.
Jonathan Aragon doubled for Manatee.
JV -- Manatee eached a 3-1 victory over Lakewood Ranch in the junior varsity contest at Manatee. Jordan Ely got the win, striking out nine in five innings, and Bradley Coleman got the save with two scoreless innings. Trent Gillis and Eric Crawford each had two hits for the Hurricanes (2-3-1).
BRADEN RIVER 11, BOOKER 5 -- Derrick Cozzette, Daren Ortiz and Matt Parrill each had two hits as the host Pirates (5-2) got past the Tornadoes.
Cozzette scored three runs, while Ortiz and Parrill scored twice each. Ortiz drove in two runs. Starter Brock Younce got the win on the mound.
CARDINAL MOONEY 8, BRADENTON CHRISTIAN 1 -- The Panthers couldn't get the hits when it mattered, stranding 11 men on base and falling in a district matchup against the visiting Cougars.
Cardinal Mooney pitcher Josh Bonynge lasted six innings, striking out nine while allowing seven hits and three free passes.
Christian Maglich was 3-for-4 with a double, and Matt Quinlan added a solo home run for Cardinal Mooney (6-3, 2-0 Class 3A-District 10).
Tyler Lyke and Hunter McGarry had two hits apiece for Bradenton Christian (3-3, 1-1).
INSPIRATION ACADEMY 6, BRANDON FAITH BAPTIST 4 -- Payton Jenkins homered and picked up the win on the mound with a route-going performance as the host Lions improved to 9-2.
Jenkins allowed two earned runs and seven hits and struck out nine. Danny Contreras and Jacob Heiser each had RBI doubles.
SOUTHEAST 10, BRADENTON CHRISTIAN 7 -- Megan Stevens collected two hits, and Janet Santiago drove in three runs as the visiting Seminoles (5-4) defeated the Panthers.
Rebecca Boesen went the distance on the mound for the win, striking out 14 and allowing two earned runs while walking two and hitting two batters.
Kara Saylor struck out 14 batters for BCS (1-2). She, Alana Gibson and Erica Hadden had three hits apiece.
BAYSHORE 17, SAINT STEPHEN'S 3 -- The Bruins walloped the Falcons behind a strong effort at the plate and rode the homers to a road victory to remain unbeaten.
JoJo Muldoon led the way for Bayshore (8-0), going 4-for-4 with a home run. LaShara James and Miriam Schmoll were both 3-for-4 and each added a long ball.
Taylor Izatt was 2-for-3. Bri Potts earned the win on the mound.
BRADEN RIVER 17, NORTH PORT 9 -- Kylie Toler had two hits, including a home run, and drove in three runs to lift the visiting Pirates past the Bobcats in Class 7A-District 10 play.
Baire Yancy added three hits, and Myah Moy had two RBIs for Braden River (2-6, 1-2). Ali Yawn got the win on the mound.
SAINT STEPHEN'S 4, ST. PETERSBURG SHORECREST 0 -- Zach Bessette, Brian Berdusco, Russell Berdusco and Graham Conron won straight-set singles matches as the host Falcons (4-3) cruised to victory.
SAINT STEPHEN'S 4, ST. PETERSBURG SHORECREST 0 -- Elena Sava, Liyin Xu, Claudia Usubillaga and Annie Brey cruised to singles wins, and the host Falcons moved to 7-1.
-- Herald staff reports