Even a 30-minute lightning delay didn’t help the Eagles (17-6) as the game was temporarily halted during the third inning, when Heritage held a commanding 11-0 lead.
Sarah Collier’s three-run home run completed an eight-run fifth inning that saw the Stallions hit around the lineup with 12 batters making a plate appearance. Heritage had earlier sent 14 batters to the plate when it scored nine runs in the first inning. Whitney Farris hit a two-run triple off starter Cameryn Chang (12-5) to cap the scoring.
Heritage right-hander Madison Hir (4-2) earned the complete-game shutout of the Eagles, yielding three hits.
WP: Hir (4-2). LP: Chang (12-5).
• A trio of Hialeah Gardens boys’ basketball standouts signed with Barry University. Guard Adrian Gonzalez, forward Alvaro Simoza and former guard Yunio Barrueta all committed to the Buccaneers. The three led the Gladiators to a state championship (the first in school history) in 2012.
• A pair of Miami Florida Christian boys’ volleyball players accepted scholarships to play for colleges.
Outside hitter Jonathan Nova-Miralles signed with Barton College in Wilson, N.C., and setter Enrique Larach signed with Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs, Ga.
The high school teammates will become collegiate rivals as both schools are in Division-II’s Conference Carolinas.
Southwest Ranches Archbishop McCarthy and Weston Cypress Bay will meet in the District 10 finals after each won its semifinal match in straight sets.
Host Archbishop McCarthy took down Plantation American Heritage 25-20, 25-10, 25-19, and Cypress Bay defeated West Broward 25-20, 25-23, 25-16.
The district champion will be crowned when the two teams face off Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
• District 10 semifinals — Archbishop McCarthy d. Plantation American Heritage: 25-20, 25-10, 25-19: Amedeo Zanotti (AMC) 8 points, 2 aces, 8 kills. Luis Vazquez (AMC) 10 points, 3 aces, 10 digs. Michael Moreiras (AMC) 7 kills, 8 digs. Kevin Patterson (AHP) 18 digs, 4 points. Greg Holodak (AHP) 5 kills, 14 digs, 5 blocks. Tyler Gordon (AHP) 2 kills, 11 digs. AMC 18-6. AHP 5-9.
• District 10 semifinals — Cypress Bay d. West Broward 25-20, 25-23, 25-16.
Region 4-8A semifinal: Southwest at Coral Reef, 4
Region 4-8A semifinal: American at Goleman, 4
Region 3-8A semifinal: Western at Cypress Bay, 7
Region 4-7A semifinal: St. Thomas Aquinas at Cooper City, 7
Region 4-6A semifinal at Bucky Dent Park: Pines Charter at Mater Academy, 7
Region 4-5A semifinal: Pompano Beach at American Heritage, 7
Region 4-4A semifinal: Key West at Gulliver, 4
Region 4-4A semifinal: Coral Springs Charter at Monsignor Pace, 4
Region 4-3A semifinal at Palmetto Bay Park: Westminster Christian vs. Florida Christian, 7
Region 4-2A semifinal: Westwood Christian at Princeton Christian, 4
Region 4-2A semifinal: Zion Lutheran at Sheridan Hills Christian, 4
District 8 semifinals at Taravella: Deerfield Beach vs. Douglas, 5; Taravella vs. Coral Glades, 7
District 9 semifinals at Cardinal Gibbons: Pine Crest vs. St. Thomas Aquinas, 4; South Plantation vs. Cardinal Gibbons, 6
District 10 final at Archbishop McCarthy: 6:30
District 11 semifinals at Miramar: Everglades vs. Chaminade-Madonna, 4:30; McArthur vs. South Broward, 5:45
District 12 semifinals at Mourning: Monsignor Pace vs. Hialeah-Miami Lakes, 4; Hialeah Gardens vs. Mourning, 6
District 15 semifinals at Braddock: Varela vs. Ferguson, 5:30; Sunset vs. Braddock, 7:30
District 16 semifinals at Palmetto: Palmetto vs. Westminster Christian, 4; Coral Reef vs. Killian, 7
State play-in third round: Boca Raton St. Andrews at Columbus, 7
State third round play-in: North Palm Beach Benjamin at St. Thomas Aquinas, 6
State second round play-in: Delray Beach Atlantic at Piper, 7
State second round play-in: Stranahan at Monsignor Pace, 7