Local roundup | Palmetto beats Booker despite failing to get a hit

March 14, 2014 

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Palmetto High School pitcher Blas Rodriguez delivers against Lakewood Ranch High School as the Mustangs host the Tigers Tuesday night in Lakewood Ranch. PAUL VIDELA/Bradenton Herald

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Tigers getno-hit, stillpost victory

Booker pitchers Scott Proctor and Hunter Johnson combined to no-hit Palmetto on Thursday night, but the Tornadoes' sloppy play came back to haunt them as they fell to visiting Palmetto 4-1.

Blas Rodriguez tossed a complete game for the Tigers (6-6), allowing one run on five hits while striking out eight.

Booker (5-6) didn't allow a hit, but couldn't control the ball, either. All four Palmetto runners to score reached base with walks.

The Tornadoes allowed one run to score on an error, one on a balk and two on passed balls.

BAYSHORE 12, MANATEE HEAT 2 (5) -- Michael Rupp, Chase Richardson and Abbis Peralta combined on a shortened no-hitter as the host Bruins rolled.

Derek Paparella had three hits to lead the Bayshore offense, while Jerad Paparella and Richardson had two hits apiece.

LAKEWOOD RANCH 5, NORTH PORT 3 -- Alex Gutowski got the win by giving up two runs over four innings, and Andrew Giddens got the save with two scoreless innings as the host Mustangs won a Class 7A-District 10 game over the Bobcats.

Cameron Pearcey, Justin Greenaway and Matt Roberts each collected two hits for Lakewood Ranch (6-6, 2-5). Tanner Fulks had two RBIs.

Softball

SAINT STEPHEN'S 8, BRADENTON CHRISTIAN 5 -- Kirsten Samuels went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and got the win on the mound to lift the host Falcons to a Class 3A-District 10 victory over the Panthers.

Lindsay Barton added three hits and scored three times, Becca Banks drove in a pair of runs, and Samantha Burgess and Grace Horn each notched two hits for Saint Stephen's (6-7, 1-1).

Kara Saylor collected three hits and scored twice to lead BCS.

Boys tennis

MANATEE 7, PALMETTO 0 -- The Hurricanes turned in seven straight-set victories as Manatee (7-3) downed the host Tigers.

Kevin Roman and Joey Wyner won singles matches and teamed for a doubles win as did Sage Stryczny and Dylan Clemann. Chris Walden won a singles match as well.

BRADENTON CHRISTIAN 5, BRADEN RIVER 2 -- Will Buurma and Noah Blevio each earned a singles victory and teamed up for a doubles triumph as the visiting Panthers improved to 7-4.

Cameron Brauner and Dylan Cotrone had singles wins for BCS. Braden River got a singles won from Colson Engleberger. The names of the Pirates' winning doubles team was unavailable.

SAINT STEPHEN'S 7, CARDINAL MOONEY 0 -- Zach Bessette, Brian Berdusco, Russell Berdusco and Graham Conron each won a singles match and had a part in a doubles victory for the visiting Falcons.

JP Descheneaux add a singles triumph for Saint Stephen's.

Girls tennis

MANATEE 4, PALMETTO 3 -- The Hurricanes doubles team of Chloe Conboy and Briana Gonzales overcame a 7-2 deficit for a 9-7 win for the deciding victory in host Manatee's win over the Tigers.

Grayson Hall, Carolina Montes and Conboy added singles wins for the Hurricanes. Palmetto (7-3) got singles wins from Jourdan McKinnis and Rikki Allard. McKinnis and Maggie Zanders won at No. 1 doubles.

BRADENTON CHRISTIAN 6, BRADEN RIVER 1 -- The visiting Panthers (4-7) got singles wins from Bella Blevio, Alexis Ferrer, Haley Waldo and Ashley Waldo to defeat the Pirates. Blevio and Haley Waldo teamed up for a doubles win as did Ferrer and Ashley Waldo.

SAINT STEPHEN'S 7, CARDINAL MOONEY 0 -- The Falcons recorded seven straight-set victories over the host Cougars, led by singles wins from Nicole Johnston, Elena Sava, Liyin Xu, Claudia Usubillaga and Mpho Cho.

Johnston and Sava combined for a doubles win. The other doubles win came from Xu and Danning Feng.

Girls lacrosse

TAMPA CATHOLIC 12, SAINT STEPHEN'S 5 -- Emily Hiebner and Baylee Barker each had two goals Wednesday night in a losing effort for the visiting Falcons (3-1). Katie Pierce added a goal, and Kelsey Leskinen had eight saves.

-- Herald staff reports

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