Seffner Christian took the lead early and never looked back on the way to a 4-1 victory over visiting Bradenton Christian on Thursday in a Class 1A-District 8 final.
The Panthers (7-11) still advances to region as the second seed. BCS will visit Winter Haven All Saints Academy on Tuesday in a Region 2 quarterfinal. The time has yet to be determined.
Starting pitcher Michael Ananicz and Johnny Prince got hits for the Panthers.
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STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA 8, HILLSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE 2 -- Brad Dantzler hit for the cycle and drove in three runs to lead the Manatees to victory in the final Suncoast Conference game of the regular season at Robert C. Wynn Field.
Manatee High grad Jeremy Strawn started and pitched six innings to get the victory.
He allowed two unearned runs and five hits, walking two and striking out none.
Thursday’s game was rescheduled after a March 28 rainout. SCF (34-17, 12-8) opens Florida Community College Activities Association state tournament play May 6 in Lakeland.
-- Herald staff reports