Aquinas, Coral Reef softball win classic championships


From Miami Herald Staff Reports

The Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas softball team won the final of the blue division at the Kissimmee Klassic with a 5-3 victory over Kissimmee Osceola on Saturday night.

Gwen Svekis, who was named tournament offensive MVP, homered and went 3 for 3 in the final. The Raiders’ scored four runs in the first two innings, and that proved to be enough.

Erica Nori and Meghan King, who were awarded co-MVP pitching honors, combined to preserve the lead. Nori earned the win Saturday while giving up three earned runs off four hits in 4 1/3 innings pitched.

King, who also pitched a complete game earlier in the day against Delray American Heritage, shut the door on Osceola in relief of Nori to earn the save.

Miami Coral Reef won the final of the gold division with a 7-6 victory over Naples Barron Collier.

St. Thomas Aquinas 5, Osceola 3


WP: Erica Nori. LP: Pereria. SV: Meghan King. Top performers: Nori 4 1/3 IP, 3 ER, 4 H, K. Gwen Svekis 3-3, HR, 2 RBI. Sam Strum1-3, HR.

Coral Reef 7, Barron Collier 6


WP: Michelle Mesa. LP: Hannah Vet. SV: Dayna Wilson. Top performers: Cassandra Garcia 3-4, 2 R, 2 RBI. Carsyn Gordon 3-4, 4 RBI, R. Kylan Becker 3-4, 2 R.


Alex Yaniz, a sophomore on the Miami Christian boys’ bowling team, bowled a perfect 300 game at Bird Bowl during his winter league game last week.

Yaniz, a Miami Herald All-Dade selection this past fall, will have his name enshrined in the International Bowling Hall of Fame for the feat.


St. Thomas Aquinas 8, Delray American Heritage 4


WP: Meghan King. LP: Corrie Boggess. Top performers: King CG 7 IP, 4 R, 2 ER, 5 H, BB, 9 K. Rachel Collins 3-3, R, RBI, SB. Gwen Svekis 2-4, 2 doubles. Samantha Sharkey 1-4, 2 RBI.

Coral Reef 6, Palm Beach Central 5 (8)


WP: Michelle Mesa. LP: Amanda Blanchard. Top performers: Mesa 5 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 5 H. Carsyn Gordon 2-4, R, 3 RBI. Kylan Becker 2-5, R. Cassandra Garcia 2-5, RBI. Amy Roach 2-4, 2 R.

Doral Academy 10, Frostproof 0 (5)


WP: Jennifer Acevedo. LP: Kayla Wilson. Top performers: Acevedo 5 IP, 0 R, 2 H, K; 3-3, 3 doubles, 4 RBI. Melody Grafals 2-3, 3 R, 3 RBI, 2 SB. Dayra Pla 2-3, 3 R.

Florida Christian 8, Trinity Prep 6


WP: Faith Vazquez. LP: Christina Marchena. Top performers: Vazquez CG 7 IP, 6 R, 2 ER, 8 H, 6 K, 5 BB; 1-3, 2 RBI, R. Karli Smith 3-4, R. Anie Palmiero 2-4, 2 R, RBI.

Western 8, Cooper City 0


WP: Katie Kalasunas. LP: Amanda Pelaez. Top performers: Kalasunas 4 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 5 K; 0-3, 2 R. Amanda Furar 2-3, R, 2 RBI. Allie Lawdan 2-4, 2 RBI. Nava Susi 1-4, double, R, 2 RBI.

Osceola 2, Gulliver 1


WP: Kenya Pereira. LP: Stephanie Texeira. Top performers for GUL: Gabbee Draney 5 IP, ND, ER, 5 H, K. Texeira 1-1, HR; IP, ER, BB, 2 H. Toria Rios 2-3.

Palm Beach Gardens 6, Cypress Bay 2


WP: Whalen Bailley. LP: Courtney Methven. Top performers for CB: Methven CG 7 IP, 6 R, 4 ER, 12 H, 11 K, 3 BB. Nikki Rotman 2-3. Lexi DiEmmanuele 1-2, R.

Lake Howell 9, Cypress Bay 2


WP: Giovanna Watts. LP: Sarah Maloney. Top performers for CB: Maloney 4 1/3 IP, 6 R, 5 ER, 4 K, 9 H. Maddie Wideman 2-2, RBI. Nikki Rotman R, RBI.

Jensen Beach 7, Cooper City 3


WP: Holly Jones. LP: Kelly Coulter. Top performers for CC: 6 1/3 IP, 7 ER, 10 H, 7 K. Shannon Allen 2-4, double, 2 RBI.

West Orange 8, Pines Charter 4


WP: Kelsey Morrison. LP: Claire Blount. Top performers for PPC: Claire Blount 3-4. Victoria Gonzalez 2-4, HR. Bridge Blount, 1-4, HR, 3 RBI.

Winter Springs 9, Pines Charter 6


WP: Patricia Creekmore. LP: Claire Blount. Top performers for PPC: Victorian Gonzalez 2-4, HR, 2 R, RBI. Courtney Dart 1-4, HR. Cheyenne Willeford 3-3, 2 R.

Canterbury 5, American 2


WP: Kama Woodall. LP: Kayleen Romero. Top performers for AM: Romero 6 IP, 5 R, 3 ER, 10 H; 2-3, HR, 2 RBI. Alexandra Fernandez 1-3, double, R.

Late Friday — Gulliver 6, Lake Howell 1


WP: Gabbee Draney (9-3). Top performers: Ashley Leon 2-5, 2 doubles, 2 R. Crystal Garcia 1-3, BB, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R. GUL 13-3.

Late Friday — Pines Charter 6, American 0


WP: Courtney Dart . LP: Andrea Rincon. Top performers: Dart CG, 7 IP, 3 H, BB, 6 K; 2-3, HR, 3 RBI. Victoria Gonzalez 2-2, 2 RBI, 2 R, SB. Bridget Blount 2-2, SB.

Late Friday — St. Thomas Aquinas 5, Cypress Bay 1


WP: Erica Nori. Top performers: Nori 5 K. Gwen Svekis 2 H, 3 RBI.


Late Thursday — Southwest 9, Coral Reef 1


WP: Jorge Ramirez (1-0). LP: Miguel Mora. Top performers: Ramirez CG, 7 K. Carlos Pena 3-4, 3 RBI. Danny Casals 3-4, 2 R. Luis Aviles 2-3. SW 8-7-1.


• Gulliver 12, Chicago Fenwick 5: Camila Schafer 3 goals, 3 assists, 5 steals. Isa Granados 3 goals, 3 steals. Rebecca Serrano goal, 5 steals.

• Gulliver d. Chicago Mother McAuley: Camila Schafer 7 goals, 2 assists, 3 steals. Dani Fuertes 2 goals, 5 steals. Andrea Guerra 6 saves, 2 steals, assist. GUL 20-1.

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