Canes defeatSailors in5-inning game
The Manatee baseball team held on to defeat Sarasota 2-1 at home in a game that was called in the fifth inning due to rain Friday night.
Manatee (13-11, 4-2) had the bases loaded when the game ended. Robbie Rew had two hits. Matt Mackey had a double and drove in the go-ahead run in the first inning. Weston Davis pitched all five innings, giving up one hit and one unearned run, striking out five for the win.
Manatee will host Port Charlotte on Friday for Senior Night.
BRADENTON CHRISTIAN 7, TAMPA CARROLLWOOD DAY 6 (11) -- Jake Lister knocked a walk-off single in the bottom of the 11th inning to lift the Panthers past the Patriots in the finals of the Bay Conference Championship, earning Bradenton Christian its first Bay Conference title.
Wade Carter and Lance Perkins were both 3-for-6 for Bradenton Christian (16-8). The Panthers will take on Cardinal Mooney on Tuesday in the first round of the district championships.
KETTERING ALTER 11, SAINT STEPHEN'S 2 -- The visitors from Dayton, Ohio, are on spring break, but didn't take it easy on the Falcons on Senior Day. Falcon senior Zack Kanter went 2-4. Fellow senior D.J. Simone had a notable game for playing his normal position in right field and the other eight positions during the nine innings. The Falcons next game is Monday when they host Imagine School at North Port in a district game.
OUT-OF-DOOR ACADEMY 10, SAINT STEPHEN'S 5 -- In the District 16 championship game, the Thunder defeated the host Falcons, who got three goals from Baylee Barker.
Emily Hiebner and Merry Moore each added a goal for Saint Stephen's. Goalie Kelsey Leskenin had 14 saves.
-- Herald staff reports