Prep roundup: Pace off to solid start in Georgia

Prep roundup: Pace off to solid start in Georgia


Prep roundup: Pace off to solid start in Georgia


The Pace High baseball team won its first game Friday at the annual Florida-Georgia Challenge, hosted by Lowndes High School in Valdosta, Ga.

Pace (3-0) beat Columbus High 3-2 by scoring the winning run in the seventh inning.

Greg Rengal got Pace on the board with a two-run single in the fourth inning. Tommy McMillion and Colby Sweat each doubled for the Patriots.

Pace continues play in the tournament today with two more games.

Florida Georgia Challenge

At Valdosta, Ga.


Pace…000 200 1 — 3 5 1

Columbus…100 001 0 — 2 6 2

WP: Brandt Walker 4.2IP, 3H, 1R, 0ER, 3K.

LP: Bice 4.3IP, 2H, 2R, 1ER, 4BB, 4K.

Pace (3-0) — Tommy McMillion 1-3 2B; Colby Sweat 1-3, 2B; Greg Rengal 1-4, 2 RBI.

Columbus: Dilante 3-4; Kilgore RBI.

Next: Pace vs. Mill Creek at 2 p.m. today, then Lownes at 5 p.m.

Jaguars roll Arnold

Stephen Penrose gave up just one hit over six innings as West Florida rolled past visiting District 1-5A opponent Panama City Arnold 10-1 to remain undefeated.

West Florida scored seven runs in the first inning, and Penrose struck out six batters and walked one as the Jaguars picked up their second district win.

Reise Bell led the West Florida offense, going 2-for-3 with a double and three RBIs.

At West Florida



Arnold…010 000 0 — 1 1 6

West Florida…710 200 0 — 10 10 1

WP: Stephen Penrose 6.3IP, 1H, 1R, 0ER, 2BB, 6K.

LP: Bynum 6IP, 10H, 6R, 6ER, 4BB, 6K.

WF (6-0; 2-0): Joey Baker 2-4; Reise Bell 2-3, 2B, 3 RBI; Chad Simmons 2-2,, 2W.

Next: West Florida host Gulf Breeze on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

Crusaders power past Panthers

The Catholic Crusaders are off to a 4-0 start after an impressive offensive performance to down visiting Milton 16-6 in five innings.

Jon Jon Burkett and Evans Bozeman hit home runs while Avery Geyer and Drew LaBounty each went 3-for-3 for three RBIs.

At Catholic


Milton…004 20 — 6 7 2

Catholic…290 32 — 16 15 2

WP: Zane Gill 3IP, 6H, 5ER, 3W, 3K.

LP: Brandon Williams 1IP, 7H, 7ER, 2W, HB, K.

Catholic (4-0) — Jon Jon Burkett 2-4, HR, 2 RBI, 2R, HBP; James McGhee 1-2, 2W, 3 R; Drew Labounty 2-2, 3 RBI, 3 R, HBP; Avery Geyer 3-3, 3 RBI, 2 R; Cody Henry 1-2, RBI, HBP, W; Tanner Halstead 3-4, 2B; Evans Bozeman 1-2, HR, 4 RBI, R, W; Gregory Ciangiatto 2-2, 3 R, W.

Milton — Cody Lowe, 2-4, 2B, RBI, R; Troy Smith 1-2, 2B, 2 RBI, R, HBP; Tristan Montgomery 1-2, 2B, 2 RBI, W; Christian Walker 2-3, R; Brendon Blevins 1-3, 2R.

Next: Catholic at Navarre at Noon, at PHS at 7 p.m.

Dolphins fall

Panama City Rutherford ran past host Gulf Breeze 13-1.

In a game reported late Thursday night, the Dolphins exploded for 10 runs in the seventh inning to defeat host Escambia 19-5.

At Gulf Breeze



Rutherford…010 227 0 — 13 8 0

Gulf Breeze (2-4)…100 000 0 — 1 3 3

WP: Nelson 5IP, 7K, 3BB.

LP: Gray Dorsey 4IP, 3R, 1ER, 5K.

Rutherford: Bailer 2-4, 2B; Nelson 2-4, 2B.

Late Thursday

At Escambia


Gulf Breeze…002 070 10 — 19 9 2

Escambia…400 000 1 — 5 6 13

WP: Kale Jarvis

LP: Daniel Adams 4.3IP, 2R, 3K.

Gulf Breeze — Andy Creech 2-5, 2 R; Tommy Bixler 2-4, 2 RBI.

Jay’s Edwards tosses no-hitter

Junior Dalton Edwards pitched a no-hitter, and Jay routed District 2-1A opponent Chipley 13-0 in a game that ended after six innings on the mercy rule.

Edwards threw all six innings and allowed just one baserunner in the game.

A.J. Nash led the Royals at the plate, going 2-for-5 with a double.

Jay hosts Central on Monday.

At Chipley


Jay…105 025–13 10 0

Chipley…000 000–0 0 3

WP–Dalton Edwards (1-1) 6 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 7 K.

Jay (3-1, 1-1 District 2-1A)–Tate Upton 1-1; Dalton Edwards 1-4; A.J. Nash 2-5, 2B; Jeffery Kelley 1-4; Robert Carnley 1-2; Riley Pittman 1-1; Clayton Fischer 1-1.

Next: Jay plays Monday at Central at 6 p.m.

Paterson blanks Bethlehem

Pat Paterson opened Central High’s season by pitching five innings of no-hit baseball as the Jaguars scored 14 runs in three innings to shut out visiting Bethlehem 14-0.

Jonathan Ronloff led the Jaguars at the plate, going 3-for-3 with a triple, RBI and three runs scored. Wendell Colley added a three-run single, while Nolan Frady and Nick Waters each scored twice.

At Central


Central…491 00 — 14 12 0

Bethlehem…000 00 — 0 0 3

WP: Pat Paterson (1-0) 5IP, 0H, 0R, 8K, 3BB.

Central (1-0; 1-0) — Jonathan Ronloff 3-3; 3R, RBI, 3B; Nolan Frady 2-3, 2R, 2 RBI, 3B; Nick Waters 2-3 2R, RBI; Wendell Cooley 1-2, R, 3 RBI.

Next: Central host Jay at 6 p.m. Monday.

Tate tramples Thomasville (Ga.)

Mason Fryman struck out eight batters and David Moorhead had three RBIs as Tate rolled past visiting Thomasville (Ga.) 12-1 in five innings.

Fryman gave up just one hit and Moorhead went 3-for-3 at the plate. J.T. Granat added two runs and went 1-for-2 with a double. Maverick Chapman didn’t record a hit, but scored two runs with three stolen bases and a walk for Tate.

At Tate


Thomasville…000 01 — 1 1 1

Tate…304 5X — 12 6 0

WP: Mason Fryman 5IP, 1R, 1H, 8K, 4BB.

LP: Cone 2IP, 5R. 3H, 2K, 3BB.

Tate (3-1) — J.T. Granat 1-2, 2 R, 2B, 2 RBI; David Moorhead 3-3, 2 R, 3 RBI, 2B; Andrew Mack 1-2, 2R, W; Maverick Chapman 0-1, 3SB, 2R, W.

Thomasvile: Higgenbotham 1-1

Next: Tate host Milton on Tuesday at 7 p.m.


Makayla Simmons went 2-for-3 with two doubles, an RBI and a run to lead Central past visiting Bethlehem 4-2 in a District 1-1A game.

Pitcher Dana Blackmon earned the win, allowing three hits and striking out six batters.

At Central


Bethlehem…000 101 0–2 3 1

Central…111 100 X–4 10 3

WP–Dana Blackmon 7 IP, 1 ER, 2 R, 3 H, 6 K.

Central (2-3, 1-0 District 1-1A)–Hannah Wakeman 1-3, R; Makayla Simmons 2-3, R, RBI, 2 2B; Allaina Morrow 1-1, R.

Next: Central plays at Laurel Hill on Tuesday.

Gators get past Panthers

Escambia surged for five runs in the fifth and sixth innings to drop visiting Milton 6-3.

The Gators (4-3) were led by Carlene Langlois, who hit 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs. Jamie Goodwin and Savannah Ullrich each added two RBIs for Escambia.

Ciarra Melvin produced two RBIs and a double for Milton.

At Escambia


Milton…000 300 0 — 3 3 2

Escambia…100 032 0 — 6 7 2

WP: Ashley Canady 7IP, 1K, 4BB, 3R.

LP: Hannah Brake 6IP, 3K, 1BB.

Escambia (4-3) — Jamie Goodwin 2-3, 2 RBI, SB; Savannah Ullrich 1-2, HR, 2 RBI; Carlene Langlois 2-3, HR, 2 RBI.

Milton — C. Melvin 2B, 2 RBI.

Next: Escambia at PHS at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

Dolphins down Bay

Ashleigh Keys went 4-for-4 at bat and hit three doubles to help lift Gulf Breeze past visiting Panama City Bay 12-2 in five innings.

At Gulf Breeze



Bay…020 00 — 2 5 4

Gulf Breeze…047 01 — 12 14 3

WP: Olivia Prentiss 4IP, 1K, 1BB.

GB (4-5; 1-1) — Ashleigh Keys 4-4, 3 2B, RBI, 3R; Sydney Ezelle 2-4, R, RBI; Prentiss 2-3, RBI, 2 R; Sydney Willard 2-3, 2 RBI, R.

Bay — Nena Ewens 2-3, 2 R.

Next: Gulf Breeze at West Florida on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

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