High School Sports

Coral Springs Charter softball team remains undefeated

Coral Springs Charter remained Florida’s lone unbeaten softball team as it had little problem dispatching visiting King’s Academy 8-0 in a regional quarterfinal Friday afternoon.

The Panthers (25-0-1) will play host to district rival Calvary Christian in a 4-4A semifinal Tuesday at 4.

“We’ve been good offensively all year but because we have such good pitching, sometimes our mentality changes,’’ said coach Mark Montimurro, whose team scored all eight runs in the first three innings before being shut out the rest of the way.

“When we give our pitchers some runs, sometimes we figure it’s over. We can’t do that as we progress through the playoffs.’’

Coral Springs Charter was aggressive on the bases early on and took advantage of numerous miscues by the Lions (14-9). The Panthers took a 3-0 lead in the first off just two hits as King’s Academy committed three errors.

The Panthers, rained out Thursday, took a 3-0 lead in the first inning off two hits with King’s Academy committing three errors. Charter scored the only run it needed when Kayla Scaperrotta came home on an bad throw on a single by Casey Huber. Huber made it 2-0 when she scored on an ill-advised pickoff throw to second that ended up in centerfield.

The Panthers scored three runs in both the first and second innings and then ended their scoring with two in the third. King’s Academy settled down by then, but it was too late.

Charter pitcher Ally Muraskin pitched the first three innings (two hits allowed, six strikeouts) before giving way to Paige Fairchild (one hit, three strikeouts.)

▪ Coral Springs Charter 8, WPB King’s Academy 0

KA: 000-000-0 -- -- 0-4-6

CSC: 332-000-x -- -- 8-6-0

WP: Ally Muraskin (22-0); LP: Jordan Winters (14-9). CSC 25-0-1, KA 14-9.


▪ 4-6A — Pines Charter 3, Okeechobee 2: The Jaguars, who have won two of the past three state championships, had to rally late Friday to put away visiting Okeechobee with a pair of runs in the sixth and seventh innings.

Down 2-1 in the sixth, the Jaguars (19-7) tied the score on a home run from Julia Ramos that cleared the left-field fence at Silver Lakes Park.

In the seventh, Pines Charter ended it when Camila Lopez’s sacrifice bunt wasn’t handled and Grasy Gomez raced home from second when the throw ended up at the left-field fence.

The Jaguars will host a 4-6A semifinal Tuesday against Stuart South Fork.

Ok: 000-110-0 -- -- 2-7-3

PC: 001-001-1 -- -- 3-7-3

WP: Claire Blount (14-2). PC 19-7.

▪ 4-4A — Calvary Christian 3, American Heritage-Delray 0: With Cameron Chang (two hits allowed) strong from the circle and their defense playing solidly, the visiting Eagles didn’t need many runs but got three from Jalynn Jurich.

Calvary Christian took a 1-0 lead in the first when Jurich came around on a double from Gina Diebel. Jurich later scored in the third and seventh innings. The Eagles now travel to face Coral Springs Charter Tuesday at 4 p.m.

Cal: 101-000-1 -- -- 3-7-0

AH-D: 000-000-0 -- -- 0-2-0

WP: Cameron Chang (16-5). Cal 16-5.

▪ 4-8A — Flanagan 14, Hialeah Gardens 2: The Falcons scored nine runs in the top of the first and had little trouble moving onto the next round. Flanagan (14-5) will travel to McArthur on Tuesday in a rematch of last week’s district championship game. McArthur beat Miami Senior 16-1 on Friday night.

Flan: 903-02 -- -- 14-9-0

HG: 000-20 -- -- 2-3-3

WP: Kaitlain Spaulding (4-1). Olivia Simon 2-2, 2 RS, 2 RBI; Whitney Bones 2-4, 2 RS, 3 RBI; Karly Maltez 2-3, RBI, RS. Flan 14-5.

▪ 4-2A: Boca Grandview 15, Posnack 0

▪ 4-8A: McArthur 16, Miami Senior 0


▪ 16-7A: American had to pull a rare double on Friday to earn a district crown. Because of rain Thursday, the Patriots needed to win a double-header against North Miami Beach and Westland Hialeah to win the championship.

After rolling past the Chargers 16-0 in a three-inning semifinal, American scored four in the first three innings and topped Westland Hialeah 6-1.

“It’s playoff time,’’ American coach Ricky Gutierrez said. “We’ve had an up-and-down season and really haven’t gone on a big winning streak. Today, what we did was hard to do. You usually don’t have to win a double-header to win your district. But we did.’’

The Patriots (18-9-1) will have home field in next week’s regional quarterfinal round, playing host to the loser of the 15-7A final between St. Thomas Aquinas and Nova.

▪ American 16, NMB 0

Amer: (10)42 -- -- 16-12-0

NMB: 000 -- -- 0-1-0

WP: Tyler Morales.

▪ American 6, Westland 1

Amer: 103-011-x – 6-9-0

West: 010-000-0 -- -- 1-4-0

WP: Danger Guevara 16 K.

▪ 11-8A championship: Douglas 7, Taravella 4

Doug: 001-042-0 -- -- 7-7-0

Tara: 201-000-1 -- -- 4-7-0

WP: Devin Conn (2-0). Yorvis Torrealva 2-3, 2 RBI; Conn 1-3, 3 RBI. Doug 21-4.

▪ 12-8A championship: Cooper City 4, Cypress Bay 2

CCity: 200-101-0 -- -- 4-8-0

CB: 200-000-0 -- -- 2-1-1

WP: Joey Cutrone (3-2); LP: Greyson Fletcher. Cutrone CG, 11 K, 1 H. CCity 16-7, CB 13-11.

▪ 13-8A championship: Flanagan 1, West Broward 0

WB: 000-000-0 -- -- 0-5-1

Flan: 000-010-x -- -- 1-5-0

WP: Dylan O’Connell (5-0); LP: Nicholas MacDonald. O’Connell CG, 8 K. Flan 20-5, WB 14-10.

14-7A championship: Monarch 10, Fort Lauderdale 0

FtL: 000-00 -- -- 0-2-1

Mon: 300-43 -- -- 10-6-0

WP: Joey Hennessey (7-2) 5 IP, 2 H, 5 K; Nick Taylor 2-2, BB; Jonathan Benestad 1-2, HR, 2 RS. Mon 20-3, FtL 8-16.


▪ Hialeah-Miami Lakes d. North Miami 25-15, 22-25, 25-15, 25-17: Kenneth Cardona 21 digs; Macho Santana 11 kills, 21 digs; Abraham Castillo 9 kills; Ariel Centurion 19 digs, 18 points. HML 6-12.

La Salle d. Westwood Christian 25-21, 25-21, 22-25, 25-23: Andres Saladrigas 20 kills, 19 digs; Dereck Bernabeu 13 kills; Kyle Fennema 9 digs; Nicholas Doismeadios 24 assists.



3-8A quarterfinal: South Plantation at Douglas, 3 p.m.