By: Matt Rothman
It was a busy night of high school Sports in Coral Springs, with four teams in action in the District Tournament.
Coral Glades Softball
After the first three batters reached in the first, Paz hit a grand slam before the Jaguars scored 11 runs. She finished the game with five RBI. Carmela Smith, Ciera Gendron, and Bianca Magobet combined to drive in eight runs, while Mackenzie Wolfe, Olivia Jackson, and Alyssa Densmore knocked in one.
Gendron, Wolfe, and Paz did not allow a hit helping the Jaguars win their ninth game of the season. Next, the Jaguars will play Monarch High School in the semifinals on Wednesday, May 4, at 4 p.m.
Coral Springs Charter Baseball
The CSC baseball team will compete in the District Championship for the second straight season after their win over Calvary Christian Academy. The Panthers pulled out a 5-2 win.
In the second, Anthony Giglio and Jeovanni Hernandez recorded RBI doubles to make it 2-0. A.J. Prendergast made the start and allowed a run in the sixth after keeping Calvary Christian hitless for five innings. However, the Panthers responded with three in the home half to take a 5-1 lead highlighted by RBI hits from Gargiulo and Ross Lazar.
Prendergast finished his afternoon with eight strikeouts in 6.2 innings before Gargiulo recorded the final out. Next, the Panthers will play North Broward Prep on Thursday, May 5, at 6:30 p.m. The Eagles, who won the State Championship last season, are 20-6 this year but lost their previous head-to-head meeting against CSC.
J.P. Taravella Softball and Baseball
The Trojans had both their softball and baseball team pick-up wins. While the girls won 16-9 in the District Quarterfinals, the baseball team defeated Monarch High School 6-2 to pick up their 20th win of the season.
Ryan Meekins made the start and allowed only one earned run before Brandon Metivier recorded eight outs to pick up the win. Derek Rodriguez and Devin Gritz combined to return the final six Knights. Edgar Marquez homered while Matt Rubin recorded a pair of RBI’s. Chris Scinta, Vincent Samuel, E.J. Burns and Jonathan Lopez knocked in one.
Both teams will now face Marjory Stoneman Douglas in their next game. The softball team will play the Eagles on Wednesday, March 4, at 4 p.m. The baseball team will be in action on Thursday, May 5, at 6:30 p.m. in a battle between two of the top ten teams in the country.
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- Matt Rothman is a 2018 graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University receiving his bachelor’s degree in journalism. He is now attending the University of Florida as a graduate student.
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