ST. AUGUSTINE 6
After losing its first 21 games, St. Augustine heads into the District 4-7A tournament on a two-game winning streak as the Yellow Jackets won at Englewood for their second victory in two days. The Jackets scored two runs in the top of the seventh as Naomi Harris hit a single to score Zyhazity Iglaesias and Pati Sheets’ sacrifice fly scored Isabell Blackwell. CeCe Killin scored two runs in the game, while Taylor Allen went 1 for 3 with an RBI. The fifth-seeded Jackets will play No. 4 Englewood again on at 6 p.m. Monday at Nease in a first-round tournament game. The winner will meet top seed Creekside on Tuesday.
BARTRAM TRAIL 3
Nicole Masanko (13-4) fired her second straight shutout to lift the Bears to a sixth straight win on Thursday night. She allowed five hits, struck out 10 and allowed two walks to conclude the regular season having allowed one earned run over her last 28 innings pitched. Offensively, the Bears were led by Reedy Davenport and Savannah Parker (1-2). Davenport hit a triple in the first inning and Parker brought her home with a sacrifice fly. Parker’s two-out double in the fifth inning gave the home team a 2-0 lead, which was enough for Masanko. Yulee ends the regular season 14-11, while Bartram Trail ends at 21-4. The Bears will face Nease in the District 4-7A tournament semifinals on Tuesday night at 7 p.m.
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The Yellow Jackets used a six-run sixth inning to take command of a District 4-7A contest against Englewood on Thursday night. Nick Phifer (2 for 3) hit a double, produced two RBIs and scored two runs. Andrew Capitano and Blake Yeslonia both scored twice. Defensively, Liam Dillinger allowed one earned run in five innings to help St. Augustine beat Englewood for a second straight night. The Yellow Jackets improved to 11-11 on the season and will play at Orange Park at 6 p.m. Monday night.
PONTE VEDRA 1
Clay clinched the No. 1 seed in the upcoming District 4-6A tournament with a 2-1 win over Ponte Vedra in Green Cove Springs. The Sharks scored in the top of the first when the Blue Devils hit a batter. Clay responded with a run of its own in the bottom of the inning. Second baseman Cole Escher broke the deadlock with a home run in the fifth inning. Zach Chappell struck out nine and walked one in 5 2/3 innings, but picked up the loss to fall to 2-3 on the season. Clay’s Austin Burke improved to 5-2. The Blue Devils (13-9, 7-1) have won 12 of their last 14. The loss relegated Ponte Vedra (13-9, 5-3) to the No. 3 seed in next month’s tournament on its home field.
BARTRAM TRAIL 0
James Hoelle allowed one earned run, one walk and struck out seven, but it was not enough on Thursday night in St. Johns. Fletcher’s Sandon Witt (2-3) hit a triple to right-center field drove in Rogers for the first run of the game. He scored the Senators’ second on a sac fly by Evan Cerny. Ryan Ayrey allowed five hits in 6 1/3 innings and struck out six. Carter Shall came on for the save to help the Senators improve to 18-5. The Bears (12-10) will travel to Matanzas for a St. Johns River Athletic Conference contest on Tuesday. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m.
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CRESCENT CITY 6
St. Augustine won its first game of the season, pounding out 17 hits against Crescent City. Pati Sheets went 4 for 5 with three RBIs, while Taylor Allen had two hits, including a three-run double to cap a seven-run fourth inning. Other standouts for the Jackets were Carson Freeman (two hits, two runs, and an RBI), Nykki Burres (two hits, two RBIs), Bailee Esguerra (two hits, three runs and an RBI). Naomi Harris also had two hits and recorded the win, allowing seven hits in seven innings.