A solo home run to left by Katie Peterson leading off the second inning got the Stoneman Douglas bats going, and the team moved on to the regional semifinals with a 10-0 win over South Plantation.
Douglas (23-6) opened up the third by putting three across the board — one off a single from Kayla Boyle and two more on Madison Sack’s double to left.
“We hit the ball really well, and they have a really good pitcher over there,” Douglas coach Brian Staubly said.
The Eagles looked to end it in the fifth, scoring four runs — three off a bases-clearing double from Samantha Kelly — for a 9-0 lead but stranded a runner at third.
That 10th run came across in the sixth as South Plantation had a few throwing miscues, allowing Sami Feller to score on a single from Sack.
The Paladins (16-12) advanced to the playoffs for the first time in five years after upsetting Cooper City in the District 12-8A semifinals. South Plantation, the fourth seed in its district, ends on a two-game slide, losing to Western and Douglas.
“We haven’t been here in five years, so you’re happy about that,” coach Robyn Handler said.
▪ Barron Collier 16, Pine Crest 6: Barron Collier (22-1) scored 14 first-half goals to pull away of host Pine Crest in a state play-in game.
“We had to catch up to their speed,” Pine Crest coach Eileen Pliske said. “That got us in the first half, and there were some nerves on our part.”
Pine Crest (17-5) allowed three goals in a span of 18 seconds at one point in the first half.
Amanda Anderson led Pine Crest with three goals and two assists. Bianca Tedesco scored two goals, and Sofia Caro scored the final goal of the game.
▪ Class 8A regional quarterfinal — Western 6, Taravella 3: Western High has been waiting 12 years for this moment, and it is finally here. After beating Taravella, the Wildcats will play host to Douglas in a regional semifinal. It’s the first time since 2003 that Western (19-8) has advanced this far into the postseason.
Sydney Bates was the winning pitcher with seven strikeouts, and she also hit a home run and had two RBI.
TAR 2 0 1 0 0 0 — 3 5 0
WES 0 0 0 3 0 3 X — 6 12 2
WP:Sydney Bates (15-5), 1-3, HR, 2 RBI, 7Ks. LP: Magee. Top Performers: WES (19-8): Lauren McInnis 2-4, 2 2B, RBI. TAR (11-12): Gleicher 1-3, 2 R.
▪ District 14-3A final — Lake Worth Trinity Christian 4, Highlands Christian 3:
HC 1 0 0 0 2 0 — 3 6 1
TC 0 1 0 2 0 1 X — 4 5 0
WP: Amerricaan, 3-1. LP: Lint. Top Performers: TC (21-6): Edwards 1-3, 2 RBI; de Jongh 2B, RBI. HC 14-10.
District 13-2A final: Zion Lutheran at Boca Raton Christian, 4
Region 4-3A quarterfinal: Marathon at Miami Country Day, 4
District 27 semifinals at Deerfield Beach: 5
District 31 semifinals at Hallandale: 5
District 32 semifinals at Milander Park: Mater Academy vs. SLAM Academy, 5; Monsignor Pace vs. Somerset Charter, 7
Region 4-8A semifinal: Palmetto at Coral Reef, 4
Region 4-8A semifinal: Flanagan at McArthur, 7
Region 3-8A semifinal: Douglas at Western, 7
Region 4-7A semifinal: St. Thomas Aquinas at American, 4
Region 4-7A semifinal: West Boca Raton at Monarch, 4
Region 4-6A semifinal: TERRA at Doral, 7
Region 4-6A semifinal at Silver Lakes South: Stuart South Fork vs. Pines Charter, 7
Region 4-5A semifinal: Riviera Beach Suncoast at American Heritage, 7
Region 4-4A semifinal at Betti Stradling Park: Calvary Christian vs. Coral Springs Charter, 4
Region 4-4A semifinal: Florida Christian at Gulliver, 4
Region 4-3A semifinal at Palmetto Bay Park: Miami Country Day-Marathon winner vs. Westminster Christian, 7
Region 4-2A semifinal at TBA: Grandview Prep vs. Boca Raton Christian-Sheridan Hills Christian winner, 4
Region 4-2A semifinal: Miami Christian at Colonial Christian, 4
District 9 semifinals at Cardinal Gibbons: Pine Crest vs. St. Thomas Aquinas, 4; Cardinal Gibbons vs. Western, 6
District 10 semifinals at Archbishop McCarthy: West Broward vs. Cypress Bay, 5; Cooper City vs. Archbishop McCarthy, 7
District 12 semifinals at Mourning: Hialeah Gardens vs. Monsignor Pace, 4; Mourning vs. Hialeah-Miami Lakes, 6
District 14 semifinals at Belen Jesuit: Ransom vs. Belen, 5; Columbus vs. Florida Christian, 7
District 16 semifinals at Palmetto: Coral Reef vs. Killian, 5; Palmetto vs. Westminster Christian, 7
District 26 semifinals at Douglas: Coral Springs vs. Coral Glades, 4; Taravella vs. Coral Springs Charter, 6
District 28 semifinals at Dillard: Piper vs. Fort Lauderdale, 4:30; 6
District 32 final at Milander Park: 7