It was a great day for Jay.
The Royals were crowned 1A state champions Wednesday afternoon as they defeated Fort White 6-5 at the Legends Way Ball Felds softball complex in Clermont.
A big weekend of camps is ahead at the University of West Florida in early July.
The Argos will host a Friday Night Lights camp on July 8 and then a Specialist Show Out camp on July 10. That same day, UWF will have a Sunday Night Showdown camp.
While the work isn’t done, Milton head coach Kelly Gillis is pleased with what he’s seen from his football team this spring.
The Panthers wrapped up three weeks of spring practice Friday night with a game against rival Pace.
Broc Prarmer smashed a two-out triple to the wall in center in the seventh inning of Saturday’s 6A state championship game, the Pace senior clapping as he reached base, his teammates in the dugout fired up.
It appeared as if, once again, Pace was going to find a way to finish a rally. A team so accustomed to overcoming adversity was in a position to do it once again after Parmer’s hit drove in a run and cut the Doral Academy lead to one.
Not even Mother Nature could keep Pace’s baseball team from moving to the doorstep of its ultimate goal.
Battling through a nearly three-hour weather delay, the Patriots punched their ticket to Saturday’s 6A state title game with a 2-1 win Friday at Hammond Stadium, the spring training home of the Minnesota Twins.
Pensacola Blue Wahoos pitcher Andrew Nardi has been promoted to Triple-A Jacksonville.
Nardi owns a 1.40 ERA in 19 1/3 innings of work. He has struck out 31 batters.
One more step on the road to state is complete for the Pace softball team. The Patriots polished off Spruce Creek 4-0 Tuesday night to advance to a 6A regional championship game.
A common theme helped make the latest win possible for the sixth-ranked Patriots (24-4), that of course being another solid pitching effort from Jayden Heavener, a handful of big hits, including a home run by Shelby McKenzie, and heads up plays on defense.
Tanner Sauls finished off the latest big moment for this 2022 edition of Pace baseball with a strikeout.
In fact, he struck out the side in the seventh inning to help seal the deal on a 2-0 win over University and punch the Patriots’ ticket to the state final four.
Ava Grace Wheaton won a 3A state championship in the javelin Friday afternoon in Gainesville.
The Pace junior recorded a personal-best throw of 125-feet-7-inches, more than 10 feet better than runner-up Avery Brincat out of Island Coast.
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