The Milton Panthers topped Tate 2-0, handing the Aggies their second loss of the season.
Megan Robertson earned the win, which included nine strikeouts.
In the bottom of the fourth, Milton’s Caroline Worrell drew a walk and then reached second base after a passed ball.
Next, Alyssa Hudson connected for a double to score Worrell for the game-winning run.
Milton hosts Navarre Monday and can lock up a No.2 spot in the district with a win.
Milton 2, Tate 0
Tate…000 000 0 – 0 1 1
Milton…000 200 X- 2 1 0
WP: Megan Robertson (9K, 3BB); LP: Hannah Brown (4K, 3BB).
Tate – Savannah Ullrich 1-3.
Milton – Alyssa Hudson 1-2, 2B; Caroline Worrell
Next: Milton hosts Navarre on Monday night (make-up).
Catholic hosted 5A state runner up (Tennessee) Bartlett for what yielded an intense pitchers duel.
Catholic’s Evan Floyd delivered a no-hitter through six innings, and was nearly matched by Bartlett’s Jay Smith — who allowed two hits in seven innings of work.
Both teams had chances to score in the seventh inning, but it was ultimately Catholic that produced a 1-0 win in extra (eight) innings.
With one out, Matthew Estrada drew a walk and was advanced to third after Donovan Benoit made contact and forced a wild throw.
Devin Whitehead then delivered the game-winning single with a hard hit between first and second base.
Catholic 1, Bartlett (TN) 0
BHS…000 000 00 – 0 1 3
Catholic…000 000 01 – 1 3 0
WP: Mitch Cagle (IP, 0R, 0H, 0BB, 0K); LP: Caldwell (.33 IP, H, R, 0ER, 2 BB).
Bartlett – Ammons 1-3.
Catholic(12-0) – Devin Whitehead 1-4, RBI; Brent NeSmith 1-2, BB; Donovan Whibbs 1-2, BB, 2B.
Next: Catholic plays at Florida High tonight at 5:30.
Aggies continue hot streak at Orlando tourney
Branden Fryman ripped a one-out double and Jake Davis drove him in with an RBI single as the Tate Aggies eeked out a 1-0 win over Ocoee Tuesday.
Davis was spectacular on the mound, as well, holding Ocoee to only seven hits in 5.1 innings and Michael Sherrill closed it out by allowing only one hit the rest of the way for the Aggies.
Fryman went 2-for-4 with a run scored. Davis was 1-for-3 with an RBI.
Tate 1, Ocoee 0
Tate…000 000 1–1 4 2
Ocoee…000 000 0– 0 8 0
WP – Michael Sherrill (1.2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 K); LP – Quinn Koller (7 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 5 K, 1 BB). Tate hitters – Branden Fryman 2-4, run; Jake Davis 1-3, RBI; Josh Kea 1-2.
Dolphins lose tough one at Choctaw
The Gulf Breeze Dolphins jumped out to an early 4-2 lead over Choctaw, but saw it all evaporate in the bottom of the fifth inning when the Indians plated five runs for a 9-4 victory.
Stephen Huggins suffered the loss after giving up nine runs on 10 hits while fanning four.
Brandon Schrepf led the Dolphins at the plate with a triple.
Choctaw 9, Gulf Breeze 4
GB…202 000 0–4 5 X
Choctaw…110 205 X–9 10 X
LP – Stephen Huggins (6.2 IP, 9 R, 10 H, 4 K). Gulf Breeze hitters – Brandon Schrepf triple; Leland Rheams 2-3; Records – Gulf Breeze 7-5. Next – Gulf Breeze plays host to Rutherford.
Crestview blanks Pine Forest
The Crestview Bulldogs jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back in taking a 5-0 win over Pine Forest on Tuesday.
Colter Hancock went the distance and tossed a two-hit shutout to lift Crestview. He struck out six batters.
Connor Henderson suffered the loss after giving up five runs on seven hits in seven innings.
Riley White and Marlin Peacock each picked up a hit for Pine Forest.
At Pine Forest
Crestview 5, Pine Forest 0
Crestview…300 001 1–5 7 0
PFHS…000 000 0–0 2 2
WP – Colter Hancock (7 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 6 K); LP – Connor Henderson (7 IP, 5 R, 4 ER, 7 H, 1 K, 2 BB). Crestview hitters – Deyaaf 2-3, 2 runs; Armstrong 2-4, 2 RBIs; Matt French 2-3, RBI, run; B.A. Larking 1-3, RBI; PF hitters – Riley White 1-3; Marlin Peacock 1-2.
Milton rolls past Rutherford
The Milton Panthers exploded for seven runs in the first two innings to set the tone in an 11-2 win over the Rutherford Rams on Tuesday.
McKenzie Calhoun went 2-for-3 with four RBIs to lead the Panthers to the win.
Chance Shell tossed six innings to get the win on the mound. He gave up two runs on seven hits while striking out six and walking one.
Milton 11, Rutherford 2
Rutherford…002 000 0–2 7 0
Milton…520 130 X–11 11 0
WP – Chance Shell (6 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 K); LP – Casey (0.2 IP, 2 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 5 BB). Rutherford hitters – Koonce 2-4, 2-run HR; Hill 2-3, double; Broxon 1-2; Milton hitters – Barr 2-4; Dalton Jernigan 1-1; Chase Shell 2-3, RBI; McKenzie Calhoun 2-3, 4 RBIs; Brennan Vasquez 2-2, 2 RBIs; Jacob Coleman 1-3, 2 RBIs. Records – Milton 11-6. Next – Milton travels to Niceville on Thursday at 5 p.m.
Tigers make most of road trip
Jack van Deusen fanned 14 batters in a 14-3 win for Pensacola High over LeFlore (Ala.).
Evan Paulk smacked three singles, driving in four runs and scoring twice himself.
Damyis Olds finished 2-for-3, which included one double and one RBI.
At LeFlore (Ala.)
Pensacola High 13, LeFlore 3
PHS…501 213 1 – 13 14 3
LeFlore…001 000 2 – 3 4 2
WP: Jack van Deusen (7IP, 3R, 4H, ER, BB, 14K); LP: Chester (1.33 IP, 5R, 5H, 5ER, BB, 2K).
PHS hitters (11-4, 1-2) – Evan Paulk 3-5, 2 R, 4 RBIs; Damyis Olds 2-3, 2B, RBI, R.
LeFlore hitters – Hogue 1-3, 2B, RBI; Franklin 1-3, RBI, SB, R,
Next: PHS plays Monday at Baker.