The red-hot baseball team improved to 27-7 overall and 13-2 in the Sun-Lakes Conference sweeping 6th ranked St. Johns River State College this weekend. The 16th ranked Bobcats have won 14 straight games and 17 of their last 19. On Friday, March 24, the Bobcats traveled to St. Johns River taking the first game of the series 8-3. Aiden Corn continued his hot bat going 3 for 4 with one RBI and Chay Yeager, Kohl Robertson and Daniel Busot each had two hits. Casey Daiss (5-1) picked up the win in relief by pitching 5.1 innings allowing two runs on four hits while striking out six. On Saturday, March 25, the team hosted SJRSC in a doubleheader at WREC Park. It took extra innings, but the Bobcats took game one 5-4. Chay Yeager pitched eight strong innings allowing four runs on ten hits while walking one and striking out nine. Peyton Ricko (2-0) picked up the win in relief. Nick Plaisted and Aiden Corn each had two hits in the game. The Bobcats scored their second walk-off win of the day in game two. Nick Plaisted’s one-out double drove in Clay Badylak securing the 2-1 win. Logan Jones pitched six strong innings allowing one run on two hits while walking two and striking out seven. Justin Gay (1-0) picked up the win in relief. The team will be home this week hosting the University of Tampa JV on Tuesday, March 28 at 6 p.m. and will return to conference action Friday, April 7 and Saturday, April 8, hosting Palm Beach State College. The Friday night game is at 7 p.m. and the Saturday doubleheader will start at noon.
The women’s softball team (19-9, 1-3) opened Sun-Lakes Conference play this week. The team fell to 18th ranked Lake Sumter State College by scores of 3-0 (9 innings) and 7-6 at the West Campus. Savannah Lee (7-2) pitched 7.2 strong innings allowing three runs on seven hits while striking out two. Meghan Kimery led the hitters with two hits. In game two, LSSC scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning to defeat the Bobcats 7-6. Joyce Bloome led the hitters going 3 for 4. Meghan Kimery, Taylor Tremmel and Riley Collins each had two hits. The Bobcats traveled to Florida State College at Jacksonville on Saturday, March 25. The team fell 2-1 in game one but bounced back for a 6-1 win in game two. The Bobcats will host South Florida State College in conference action on Tuesday, March 28. The first pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m.