Local roundup: Bartram softball, baseball teams pound foes



Bartram Trail 14

Terry Parker 0

Junior pitcher Chloe Andrews got her first varsity win and helped Bartram Trail snap a three-game losing streak. Andrews held the home team to two hits over five innings, striking out seven and walking none in a game that was delayed a day by rain. The Bears pounded out 16 hits. Freshman catcher Faith Sandiford was 4 for 4 with three doubles and an RBI. Olivia Creamer saw two pitches and lined one for a double and the other for a home run. She finished with three RBIs and two runs scored. Reedy Davenport was 3 for 4 with a double and three runs, and Savannah Parker was 3 for 3 with a double, a run and three RBIs. Bartram Trail (5-3) will host Ridgeview on March 22 at 7 p.m.


Creekside 14

St. Joseph 2

Creekside used a seven-run second inning to take control of Tuesday’s contest in St. Augustine and improve to 9-2 on the season. Junior Nick Tripp doubled and hit a home run for the Knights. Cade Westbrook and Logan Verrino also doubled for Creekside. Hunter Bratek (2-1) picked up the win, while St. Joseph’s Jake James (1-3) took the loss.

Spruce Creek 5

Ponte Vedra 2

Ponte Vedra dropped its third consecutive game, losing to host Port Orange Spruce Creek in its second game of the spring break tournament. Spruce Creek scored two runs in the first and three in the third off Sharks starter Brody Maynard (0-1). The Hawks collected just three hits. The Sharks (5-4) committed two errors. Zach Chappell threw three shutout innings of relief for the Sharks. Jack Brown and Jack Hahnemann each had two hits for Ponte Vedra, while Eric Aleman hit a double.

Bartram Trail 18

Orange Park 0

After scoring four runs in the first four innings, Bartram Trail (5-3) exploded for 14 in the fifth to bust open a non-district contest at winless Orange Park. Clayton Ledford hit the Bears’ first home run of the season, a two-run shot in the second inning. James Chrystie (3 for 5, two runs, three RBIs) was one of six Bears to smack doubles. Cade Sapala (2 for 2), James Hoelle (2 for 4), Cam Sullivan (2 for 3), Matt O’Brien and sophomore catcher Jake Bennett also hit doubles. Bartram Trail will play at Sandalwood at 5 p.m. today.


No. 24 Flagler College split a doubleheader against West Chester in Leesburg. West Chester (6-3) won the opener 7-0, while Flagler (17-8) rallied from a 3-0 first-inning deficit to win the second game 6-4. Mike Cipolla (1-1) threw a seven-inning one-hitter for the Rams in the opener.

The Saints scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth of the nightcap to earn the split. Nick Martinez relieved starter Jordan Doyle in the first and gave up one run in five innings with a career-high seven strikeouts. Luke Cooksey (2-1) came on in the sixth and pitched two hitless innings to earn the win. Flagler’s Lorenzo Butler collected three doubles, scored two runs and drove in a run.


St. Augustine High graduate Jasmine Kearse was named to the Division II Conference Commissioners Association’s All-Southeast Region team on Tuesday. Kearse, a senior at Limestone College, averaged 16.5 points, 5.9 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 1.8 steals to help the Saints win the Conference Carolinas championship. This was the second straight season she was a first-team D2CCA selection. Kearse finished her OVERSET FOLLOWS:career as Limestone’s leader in points, assists, 3-pointers, games played and games started and is third on the list in steals.