Josh Moody slugged doubled in the first inning to drive in two runs Friday night to spark Island Coast to a 12-1 rout of South Fort Myers.
F.T. Corso started on the mound and pitched five innings, surrendering just one run while striking out six to notch his fourth victorious outing. Corso, who signed a national scholarship letter earlier this week with Southeastern University, was staked to a 5-0 lead on the Gators' five-run, first-inning rally and enjoyed a double-digit cushion from the Bulldogs' four-run rally in the third.
Cole Ondrejka sprayed three base hits and drove in four runs to lead the Gators while Dante Ciminatti contributed two hits and Christian Diaz a triple.
Island Coast senior F.T. Corso fires a pitch toward the plate Friday night against South Fort Myers. More photos are available online at: cu.cape-coral-daily-breeze.com.
The Gators (7-4), who have won five of their last six games, play at Ida Baker on Tuesday.
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Island Coast 514 1x - 12 11 1
W - Corso (4-0). L - Hourigan.
2B - Moody (IC), Malone (IC). 3B - Diaz.
Ida Baker 3, Mort Myers 1: Skyler Holt delivered a two-run single in the third inning to provide the game-winning runs Friday night at Ida Baker topped Fort Myers.
Holt's RBI made a winner of pitcher Tanner Renegar (4-0), who struck out eight over 5 2/3 innings for the win. Isaac Struense singled in front of Holt's clutch base hit.
The Bulldogs (8-2) host Island Coast on Tuesday.
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W - Renegar (4-0). L - Mufalli.
Lemon Bay 4, Mariner 3: Lemon Bay scored three runs in the sixth inning to snap a 1-1 tie and trim Mariner Friday night.
Staring at a 4-1 deficit in the sixth inning, the Tritons had the bases loaded with no outs and came away empty. They rallied for a pair of runs in the seventh. After three singles in a row, the Tritons scored in a sacrifice fly and a fielder's choice to come up a run short.
The Tritons outhit the Manta Rays 11-8, led by Joey Morales, Tony Lopez and Michael Laborde with two hits apiece.
The Tritons (5-6) travel to Cypress Lake next Friday.
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W - Nelson. L - Borngraeber (2-1).
2B - Hunt (M).
Oasis 9, Golden Gate 3: Garrett Graber pitched five scoreless innings, allowing one hit while striking out 6 as Oasis knocked off Golden Gate Friday night.
The Sharks had five singles in the game, but capitalized on five Golden Gate errors to record their third victory in a row.
The Sharks (3-9) play at Moore Haven on Monday.
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Oasis 022 140 x - 8 5 2
W - Graber (1-3). L - Garcia.
Correction: The high school baseball game report of Island Coast's 6-5 win over Riverdale in the Saturday, March 2, Cape Coral Breeze incorrectly attributed the leadoff home run in the second inning. The home run was hit by Nicholas Rodriguez. Breeze editors apologize for the error.
Seahawk Alumni Baseball Game: Alumni players of all ages are invited to come back to their old stompin' grounds and relive their glory days at Cape Coral High School.
The 2013 varsity Seahawks challenge all former Seahawks to a slow-pitch softball game at 2 p.m. Saturday at Cape High's baseball diamond. Alumni players are asked to donate $20 to participate, which includes a game T-shirt, team photo and post-game barbecue.
Whether you plan to take a swing at the plate or just cheer from the stands all are welcome to participate.
It's a family friendly event that is open to the public. Admission for spectators is $7, which includes the postgame barbecue.