Sarasota Varsity v Lakewood Ranch, 2-1
Sarasota took their game in dramatic walk-off fashion, thanks to a walk-off single at the end of the game to topple Lakewood Ranch. The game was tied at one with Sarasota batting in the bottom of the eighth when Danny Torrealba singled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run.
The pitching was strong on both sides. Conner Whittaker struck out 11, while Lakewood Ranch pitchers sat down eight.
Lakewood Ranch got things started in the second inning. Ryan Combs hit a solo homer.
Sarasota tied the game up at one in the bottom of the fifth inning, when Combs's wild pitch allowed one run to score for Sarasota.
Whittaker got the win for Sarasota allowing seven hits and one run over eight innings, striking out 11 and walking one.
Combs took the loss for Lakewood Ranch. The pitcher lasted three innings, allowing two hits and one run while striking out five.
Brett Plimley started the game for Lakewood Ranch. The hurler allowed three hits and one run over four and a third innings, striking out three.
Satchell Norman, Torrealba, Kyle Manitz, Garrett Browning, and Mario Trivella all had one hit to lead Sarasota.
Lakewood Ranch totaled seven hits in the game. Combs and John Schroeder all managed multiple hits for Lakewood Ranch.