Looking to make another deep postseason run this year after losing in the state championship game last year, the Palmetto softball team began its 2013 campaign on the right track.
The Panthers beat Lourdes 7-1 in their season opener Monday afternoon at Palmetto Bay.
Palmetto scored four runs in the top of the third inning and then added two more in the fourth to give it a 6-0 lead it would not surrender.
Amanda Guglietta, on top of earning the win as Palmetto’s starting pitcher, also went 2 for 3 at the plate with a double and an RBI. Gabby Spallone went a perfect 3 for 3 with a double and two runs.
The win over the Bobcats was a rematch of last year’s Region 4-8A quarterfinal, which Palmetto also won 12-3.
Palmetto 7, Lourdes 1
WP: Amanda Guglietta (1-0). LP: V. Flores. Top Performers: Emily Rodriguez 2-4, double, R, 3 RBI. Amanda Guglietta 2-3, double, RBI. Gabby Spallone: 3-3, double, 2 R. PAL 1-0.
Miami Beach 18, Carol City 2
WP: Olya Seichrist (1-0). LP: Shanika Henry. Top performers: Olya Seichrist 9 K. Daniella Guerre 1-1, 2 BB, 3 SB. Rosemary Machado 2-2, double, BB, 2 SB.
Mater Lakes 18, Westwood Christian 0
WP: Sam Herranz (1-0). LP: Espaillat. Top performers: Jasmine Harris 3-3, HR, 4 RBI. Melissa Luis 2-2, HR, 2RBI. Sam Herranz 1-1, HR, 2RBI; 2IP, 0ER. MLA 1-0.
• Hebrew Academy senior Bari Gordon scored a school-record 52 points in a back-and-forth 79-74 win over host and No. 2 seed Greater Miami Academy on Saturday night in the District 14-2A final.
The top-seeded Warriors (16-0) will host a regional quarterfinal Thursday night against Posnack at 7 at the Miami Beach Jewish Community Center.
• District 15-3A quarterfinal – Dade Christian 55, Doctors Charter 39 – DC: Miller 1, Sampson 27, Ferguson 19, Vallejo 6, Batten 2. DOC: Myles 14, Bernie 4, Acevedo 4, Carrer 10, Jeff 4, Abugael 3. Halftime: DC 24-20. Rebounds: Batten 12. Assists: Miller 3. Steals: Ferguson 5.
• Miami Springs 6, Hialeah-Miami Lakes 1: David Fernandez, Kefyn Tamboboy, Jose Suarez, Cory Harrington all won singles matches.
• TERRA 7, Southridge 0: Luis Daimanti (TER) won 6-1, 6-0. Charles Ogden (TER) won 6-3, 6-1. Karl Hallstrand (TER) won 8-1. TER 1-0.
• Pace 5, St. Brendan 0: Evan Negron (MP) wins 8-2. Sergio Gaudix and Philip Grichener (MP doubles) win 6-0.
• TERRA 7, Southridge 0: Samantha Franco (TER) won 8-0. Victoria Camble (TER) won 8-0. Cleste Tamers (TER) won 8-0. TER 1-0.
• St. Brendan 4, Pace 1: Cassandra LeMieux (MP) wins 8-0. Tatiana Paz (STB) wins 8-0. Katriana Falla (STB) wins 8-3. Victoria Randeros (STB) wins 8-0. LeMieux and Maria Valls (MP doubles) win 6-4. Falla and Victoria Randeros (STB doubles) won 6-1.
Columbus 3, Belen 1
WP: Christian Lesteiro. LP: Danny Parets. SV: Armando Gonzales. Top performers: Raymond Quintero 1-1, 2 RBI. Ryan Alvarez 2-3, R.
Archbishop Carroll 6, Coral Park 0
WP: Dean Garabedian (1-0). LP: K. Diaz (0-1). Top performers: Garabedian 5 IP, 3 H, 2 BB, 2 K, 0 R. Michael Lobello 1-2, 2 R, RBI, HR. David Salgueiro 1-3, 2 R, RBI. Danni Acevedo 2-3, 2 RBI. CAR 1-0.
TERRA 11, Mourning 1
WP: Andres Perez. LP: Zambrano. Top performers: Andres Perez 4 IP, 0 ER, 5 K, 3 H. Alex Saavedra 3-3, 3 RBI. Reuben Pino 2-3, RBI, 2 R. Alexis Valladares 1-3, RBI.
District 15-8A quarterfinals at Braddock: Southwest at Braddock, 5:30; Coral Park vs. Ferguson, 7:30
District 14-4A quarterfinal: Jackson at Monsignor Pace, 6
District 15-4A quarterfinal at Ransom: MAST vs. TERRA, 6
District 16-3A semifinals at Florida Christian: Palmer Trinity vs. Florida Christian, 5; Marathon vs. Westminster Christian, 7
District 14-2A semifinals at Northwest Christian: Hebrew Academy vs. Northwest Christian, 6; Champagnat Catholic vs. Mater East-Greater Miami Academy winner, 7:30
District 15-2A semifinals at Miami Chr.: Brito-Princeton Chr. winner vs. Westwood Chr., 6; Miami Chr. vs. Archimedean, 7:30
Region 4-5A final: South Dade at Cypress Bay, 7
Region 4-2A final: American Heritage-Delray at Gulliver, 3:30
Region 4-1A final at North Miami Stadium: Hillel vs. Sagemont, 7
Jackson vs. Booker T. Washington (Dorsey), 3:30
Lourdes at Ferguson, 3:30
Varela at Braddock, 4
Miami High at Hialeah-Miami Lakes, 3:30
Mater Lakes vs. Hialeah (Milander), 7
La Salle vs. Keys Gate (La Ley), 4
Central at Carol City, 3:30
South Miami vs. Killian (Palmetto Bay), 7
Sunset at Southridge, 4
Archbishop Curley at Monsignor Pace, 4
Mater Academy at Reagan, 3:30
Coral Park vs. TERRA (Indian Hammocks), 3:30
Miami Springs vs. Hialeah-Miami Lakes (Alex Fernandez), 3:30
Goleman vs. Hialeah (Alex Fernandez), 7
Coral Gables at Columbus, 6:30
Brito vs. Key West (La Ley), 3:30
La Salle vs. Westminster Christian (La Ley), 7
Coral Reef vs. Ferguson (Southridge), 3:30
South Miami at Southridge, 6:30
Royal Palm Beach at Monsignor Pace, 7
Sunset at South Dade, 7
Krop at Southwest, 7
Jackson vs. Homestead (Varela), 3:30
Columbus vs. Coral Gables (Biltmore), 2
South Dade vs. Southwest (Tropical), 3
NMB vs. Mourning (Spanish Monastery), 3
Carol City at Goleman, 3
Hialeah Gardens vs. Hialeah-Miami Lakes (Goodlet), 3
Coral Springs Charter at Monsignor Pace, 3:30