COMPILED BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES
Father Lopez had its run at a state title end with a 7-5 loss to defending state champion Jacksonville Providence in the Class 3A Regional Finals on May 11.
The game was suspended due to rain the previous day and resumed the next. Lopez trailed 6-0 in the bottom of the sixth inning before scoring five runs to get within 6-5 after Zach Hawk’s RBI single which scored Joe Skinner in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Also in the inning the Green Wave got a two-run single from Skinner, a bases loaded walk from Matt DeLucia and Tommy Roache beat out a bunt for an RBI single.
Ian Farrell pitched a complete game to lead the Green Wave past Gainesville P.K. Yonge 6-3 in the Regional Semi-Finals, two days earlier. Evan Miranda had a two run single, Nick Restuccia two RBI singles and Zack Hawk an RBI single for Lopez.
Deltona Trinity Christian Academy ripped Ocala St John’s Lutheran 13-2 in the Regional Final on May 10. The Eagles used a 10-run fourth inning to advance to the Final Four for the sixth consecutive season, the second since moving to Class 1A in 2011.
In the inning, TCA got a solo homerun from Bobby Rodriguez and a two-run shot from Spence Taylor. Trinity faced Master’s Academy of Vero Beach in the State Semi-Finals on Wednesday, which was after deadline.
The Eagles are looking for fourth state title in five years. They are the defending Class 1A champs.
Two days earlier, Trinity survived six errors to defeat Montecillo Aucilla Christian 5-3. Dustin Hagy pitched a complete game and struck out 10 to get the win for the Eagles.
Hagy also went 2-for-3 with an RBI double at the plate, Dusty Miller was 2-for-3 with an RBI, Bobby Rodriguez and Tyler Lawrence also drove in a run apiece for Trinity.
Cole Parks’ walk off RBI double in the ninth inning lifted Chiefland past Pierson Taylor 2-1 in the second round of the Class 1A playoffs. Austin Woods had an RBI and T. J. Hearn scored a run for Taylor. The Wildcats finished the year at 20-7.
Softball: Taylor falls in Final Four
Pierson Taylor fell to Bristol Liberty County 14-3 in the Class 1A semi-finals. Shea Gagnon hit a two-run double, Allie Carroll had an RBI single and Amber Dees went 1-for-3 for the Wildcats.
Spring football game schedule
May 18: Lake Mary Prep at Father Lopez – 10a.m.
May 22: Seabreeze at Titusville Astronaut – 7p.m.;Pine Ridge at Eau Gallie – 7p.m.
May 23: Atlantic at Warner-7 p.m.; Harvest Community at Trinity – 7 p.m.
May 24: DeLand at Orlando Boone – 7 p.m.; New Smyrna Beach at Palm Beach Central – 7 p.m.; Spruce Creek at Orlando Colonial – 7:30 p.m.; Taylor at Deltona – 7 p.m.
Jacksonville Bartram Trail at Flagler Palm Coast – 7 p.m.
May 25: University at Mainland – 10 a.m.
Prep Sports Seven Baseball
1. *Seabreeze (17-9), 2. *New Smyrna (17-8 or 19-8), 3. University (19-6), 4. Spruce Creek (16-10), 5. *Taylor (20-7), 6. *Father Lopez (16-12), 7.*Trinity (16-10-1), *Flagler Palm Coast *(13-12). *-denotes playoff team.