North Broward baseball wins district semifinal
04/24/2014 12:01 AM
04/24/2014 1:17 AM
North Broward advanced to the District 14-4A championship game with a dramatic 7-6 victory over Pine Crest on Wednesday night at Nova Southeastern University.
North Broward (16-9) jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning with a two-run homerun by starting pitcher Alex Ernestine and a two-run single by Max Tannenbaum.
Pine Crest starting pitcher Adam Saks exacted some revenge on Ernestine with a solo homerun to start the second inning.
Ernestine doubled his next time up in the second inning and scored on a wild pitch to give the Eagles a 5-1 advantage heading into the third.
After scoring two runs in the third, Pine Crest (12-15) faced a 6-3 deficit entering the sixth inning.
With his father, two-time World Series champion Jeff Conine, in the crowd, Griffin Conine hit a monster homerun over the right field fence to tie the score at 6-6.
North Broward quickly regained the lead in the bottom of the sixth inning when Mack Nathanson scored off a wild pitch by Jordan Schulefand.
Tannenbaum. closed it out for the Eagles and earned the win with a 1-2-3 inning punctuated by an infield fly by Saks.
North Broward will face Chaminade-Madonna in the district championship at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The game also will be played at Nova Southeastern.
PC 0 1 2 0 0 3 0 — 6 10 1
NB 4 1 0 0 1 1 X — 7 6 0
WP: Max Tannenbaum. LP:Jordan Schulefand. Top Performers: Alex Ernestine 5 IP, 4 ER, 8 hits, 4 Ks, 2-4, 2-run home run, double, 2 RBI. Griffin Conine 2-4, 3-run home run, single, 3 RBI. NB plays Thursday against Chaminade in district final.
• District 14-6A final—Pines Charter 3, Boyton Beach 0:
BB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0— 0 2 2
PC 2 0 1 0 0 0 X — 3 7 1
WP: Derick Garcia (7-1) 9 K’s, 6 IP. Top Performers: Jake Jacobs, 1-3, 2R, RBI, 2 SB. Anthony Gomes 1-3, RBI. Alex Monge-Rodriguez 1-3, R, SB.
• Late Tuesday— District 16-5A Semifinal: Archbishop McCarthy 4, Pompano Beach 0:
PB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 — 0 1 0
AM 3 0 0 0 1 0 X — 4 6 2
WP: Brian Gonzalez. LP: Philip Kniskern. Top Performers: Alex Toral 2-3, 3 runs, HR. Gonzalez 6 IP, 14 K’s, hit, BB.
• Late Tuesday—Flanagan 11, McArthur 0:
MCA 0 0 0 0 0 — 0 1 4
FLA 3 5 1 2 X — 11 9 2
WP: Rodriguez. LP: Navarro. Top Performers: D. Sarmiento 3-3, 4 runs, 2 RBI. O. Rodriguez 2-2, 2 runs. E. Rivera 2-1, RBI.
Northeast guard Richard Lee III has made an oral commitment to University of Tennessee-Martin.
The addition of Lee gives the Skyhawks a player who can make shots from anywhere on the court. His ability to bust zones was pivotal in Blanche Ely winning the Class 7A state title in 2012-13.
“They recruited for my scoring and making plays for my teammates,” Lee said. “They need someone to open up things and spread the floor and be an offensive threat. Out of all the schools, Tennessee-Martin treated me like they wanted me the most. I got the best opportunity to play right away as a freshman.”
Lee also considered North Carolina-Wilmington, New Orleans and Stetson.
Lee led Blanche Ely in scoring (14.4 ppg) as a junior, before transferring back to Northeast, where he played his freshman and sophomore seasons.
Lee averaged a career-high 19 points for Northeast as a senior.
• Cardinal Gibbons d. West Boca (25-18, 25-20, 25-17): Ryan Gunvaldsen 23 kills, 6 digs, 5 blocks, 3 points, ace.• Ransom d. Chaminade Madonna (25-23, 25-17, 25-11): Victor Campano 10 kills, 4 aces. Nick Stern 5 kills, ace. Nick Cobb 7 kills, 5 digs. Scott Parker 3 kills, block.
GIRLS’ LACROSSE• Late Tuesday—Palmer Trinity 12, West Broward 10: Ana Casariego 4 goals, 2 assists, 4 draw controls, 4 groundballs. Carolina Casariego 3 goals, assist, 4 draw controls, 6 groundballs, 2 turnovers. Hana Borhani 2 goals, assist, 3 groundballs. Monica Reinhard 2 goals, assist, 3 draw controls, turn over. Sarah Medina goal, assist, 5 groundballs, 2 turnovers caused. Camille Plunkett 3 groundballs. Miranda Ricart 4 groundballs, interception.
District 11-8A final at Coral Springs: Taravella vs. Douglas, 7
District 12-8A final at Western: Cooper City vs. Cypress Bay, 6:30
District 13-8A final: Everglades at Flanagan, 7
District 14-7A final: Monarch at Fort Lauderdale, 7
District 15-7A final at Nova: South Broward vs. St. Thomas Aquinas, 7
District 16-5A final: Cardinal Gibbons at Archbishop McCarthy, 7
District 14-4A final at Nova Southeastern University: Somerset-Chaminade winner vs. Pine Crest-North Broward Prep winner, 7:30
District 14-3A semifinal: Jupiter Christian at Coral Springs Christian, 4
District 13-2A final at Boca Christian: Zion Lutheran vs. Boca Christian, 7
District 14-2A final: Posnack at Sheridan Hills Christian, 4
Region 4-7A quarterfinal: Reagan at St. Thomas Aquinas, 7
Region 4-7A quarterfinal: Hollywood Hills at American, 4
Region 4-7A quarterfinal: West Boca Raton at Monarch, 7
Region 4-7A quarterfinal: Fort Lauderdale at Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer, 7
Region 4-5A quarterfinal: Pompano Beach at Palm Bay Bayside, 7
Region 4-5A quarterfinal: Riviera Beach Suncoast at American Heritage, 7
Region 4-3A quarterfinal: Lake Worth Christian at Westminster Academy, 4:30
Region 4-3A quarterfinal at Lake Charleston Park: Highlands Christian at Lake Worth Trinity Christian, 4
TRACK AND FIELD
Region 3-4A at Blanche Ely – Field events: 1; Prelims: 4; Running finals: 7.
Region 4-4A at Ansin Sports Complex – Field events: 1; Prelims: 4; Running finals: 7.
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