High School Sports

Local roundup | Three area seniors make MaxPreps top 100 baseball rankings

Three area seniors landed on the CBS MaxPreps Top 100 baseball rankings Friday.

L.T. Tolbert and Logan Allen from IMG Academy, and Out-of-Door Academy's Desmond Lindsay made the list.

Tolbert was the highest-ranked player, registering No. 54 on the list. Allen (No. 86) and Lindsay (No. 65) rounded out locals making the cut.

Tolbert and Allen are signed with the University of South Carolina for next season, while Lindsay will play his college ball at the University of North Carolina.

OUT-OF-DOOR ACADEMY  12, NORTH PORT 9 -- The Thunder rallied from 6 runs down to defeat the host Wildcats (4-9), tallying 20 hits in the contest to back winning pitcher Cameron Smalley.

Jake Romine had four hits and Desmond Lindsay had a double, a triple and three RBI for ODA (9-2).


SARASOTA CLASSIC -- Braden River rolled up two opponents in the tournament at the Miss Sarasota Softball Complex.

In the first game, the mercy rule kicked in as the Pirates dispatched Harmony St. Cloud, 12-2, in five innings. Kinsey Goelz led the offense with a three-run blast. Sarah Crawford was 2-4 with a double and two RBI, and Myah Moy was 3-for-4.

Ali Yawn threw a complete game, striking out three.

In the second game, Moy continued her streak at the dish, going 2-for-4 with a double, a home run and three RBIs. Goelz added a solo homer, and Kylie Toler was perfect from the plate, going 4-for-4 with a double.

Lexie Phelps earned the win on the mound for the Pirates (10-4), hurling a complete-game three-hitter.

Braden River will play Wauchula Hardee at 9 a.m. Saturday in the final game to dictate seeding for the tournament.

ST. PETERSBURG NORTHISIDE CHRISTIAN 9, SAINT STEPHEN'S 3 -- The Falcons mustered seven hits but fell to the host Mustangs. Claudia Sbaschnik led the Falcons (3-6) with three hits and three RBIs to lead the offensive attack.

SOUTHEAST 11, BRADENTON CHRISTIAN 6 -- Megan Stevens earned a win on the mound, and helped her own cause at the plate, going 3-4, as the Seminoles toppled the Panthers.

Shylene Holt, Ivy Turner and Susan Gibson were all 2-4 for Southeast (4-9).

Boys lacrosse

OUT-OF-DOOR ACADEMY 9, SAINT STEPHEN'S 5 -- Leland Wheeler scored 3 goals, Jon Eichenbaum and Christian Nold scored 2, and Kevin Deems and Ian Martin scored one each as the host Thunder beat St. Stephens.

Girls lacrosse

OUT-OF-DOOR ACADEMY 9, SAINT STEPHEN'S 8 -- Kimmy Comito led the way with six goals and one assist as the host Thunder squeezed past the Falcons.

Taylor Albano added two goals for ODA. Abby Bannar notched seven saves.

Leading the offensive effort for the Falcons (5-2) were Baylee Barker (three goals), eighth-graders Kendall Miller (two goals, assist) and Emily Hiebner (two goals) and Abby Lipton (two goals). Kristyn Weaver had 15 saves in goal for Saint Stephen's.

Juco baseball

POLK STATE COLLEGE 6, STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA  3 -- SCF starter Scott Kelly pitched 7 2/3 innings with eight strikeouts, no walks, four hits and three earned runs, but the host Manatees fell to the Eagles.

Leading the offensive attack for SCF were Taylor Cockrell (2-for-4, RBI) and Brad Zunica (triple, RBI).

Gabe Moore took the loss in relief, allowing two unearned runs in 1/3 of an inning of work.