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.
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.
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.
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.
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