- April 14, 2011
+ FPC tops University 11-2
The Flagler Palm Coast Bulldogs have climbed back to .500, at 5-5 this season.
The Bulldogs defeated University High School, 11-2, Tuesday, March 15.
Josh Greiner and Quadre Butler each had a home run. Bobby Lewis had a triple, and Brad Spivey hit a double.
Coach Steve Poppe said his team has endured a couple of tough weeks with the district schedule, but that his team has fought hard each game.
“I believe we’re going to start to peak at the right time,” Poppe said.
Greiner is hitting .461 and leads the team in batting average and also has seven RBIs. Senior Jordan Taylor has two home runs and eight RBIs, while batting .400.
The Bulldogs play 4 p.m. Thursday, March 17, at University.
+ Ricci powering Pirates with pitching
The Matanzas Pirates baseball team is currently 4-5, but is slowly beginning to improve, said coach Don Apperson.
The Pirates defeated Father Lopez, 3-0, Friday, March 11 behind a complete game shutout by senior pitcher Paul Ricci.
Ricci then threw his third-consecutive complete game shutout Tuesday, March 16, in the Pirates 2-0 win over district rival St. Augustine.
Ricci needed only 69 pitches to complete seven innings, of which 48 were strikes. He struck out four batters and allowed no walks.
Apperson said Ricci is doing all the right things.
“He has done an awesome job on the mound,” Apperson said. “He has hit his locations and done exactly what we expect of our pitchers. He pitches to contact and allows our defense to play behind him.”
Brandon Rufrano had a two-run double against Lopez and Dyland Rivard had an RBI single.
+ Lady Pirates come back in bottom of seventh
The Matanzas High School Lady Pirates softball team is currently 4-6.
The Lady Pirates overcame a three-run deficit Tuesday, March 15, against St. Augustine, and won the game 9-8.
“It was a great win, a huge win,” said coach Sara Novak.
Sophomore Gabrielle Prickett had one double and three RBIs and also earned the save. Freshman Kelsey Lukes scored four runs.
“The girls have been practicing very hard on their individual skills and goals to have better hitting,” Novak said.
Matanzas will compete in a tournament March 18 and March 19, at Bell High School, in Gilchrist County.
+ Lady Bulldogs on a roll
The FPC Lady Bulldogs softball team is currently 10-2. Coach Sarah Poppe said the senior center fielder Kayla Lamphier has been a standout player so far this season.
Lamphier is batting .585 and leads the team with 12 stolen bases.
The Lady Bulldogs play 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 17, at home against Pedro Menendez and then play 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 18, at home against Spruce Creek.