Panhandle High School Baseball
HSBN College Prospects

Pace No-Hits Creekside To Return To State Final Four

The Patriots celebrate following their victory in the 7A-1 regional championship.
*Photo courtesy of @pacehighbaseball.

The Pace Patriots are state-bound once again. One of the most successful programs in the northwestern part of Florida is still alive and marching forward in pursuit of 2018 glory, as Pace defeated the Creekside Knights 3-2 in Tuesday’s Class 7A-1 Regional Championship to earn a berth in the state Final Four. The program will be seeking its fifth state championship in program history when it takes the field at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers in next week’s Class 7A state semifinal, against an opponent yet to be determined.

Although winning a regional title serves the larger purpose of earning a berth in the Final Four, Tuesday’s title game will go down as one for the ages thanks to the Patriots’ pitching. Starter Brandon Sproat and reliever Christian McCullough combined to throw a no-hitter. Sproat did not allow any hits in his five innings of work, before turning things over to McCullough with the score tied. McCullough allowed just one base runner, after hitting a batter with a pitch, and he earned the win when the Patriots (23-6) tallied the deciding run in the bottom of the sixth.

The Knights (21-7) managed enough base runners to score a pair of runs against the starter, as Sproat walked three and also hit two batters. But the offense answered back as Izzy Ham reached on a fielder’s choice and was replaced by courtesy-runner Parker Tubbs. Bradley Taylor then walked, and Creekside elected to intentionally walk Bennett Shell for the third time, loading up the bases to set up a force play at any base. But a bases-loaded walk to JC Preacher caused that plan to backfire, as the deciding run crossed the plate uncontested.

Shell also had an RBI single and Aidan Gilroy walked and scored to account for Pace’s other two runs.

Leave a comment using your facebook account!

Today's Games
Latest Scores
No games today!
Scores for Thursday, May 31, 2018
Venice
Pace Patriots (24-7)
3
1
Final
View All League Line Scores
Panhandle High School Baseball Teams» Players
Player Search» College Signees» College Prospects»
Schedule» Statstistics
Batting Leaders» Pitching Leaders» Batting Stats Table» Pitching Stats Table» Top GPA» Top Batting Exit Velocity» Top 60 Times» Top 30 Times»
Power Rankings» Player Honors
All-HSBN Teams» All-District Teams» Senior All-Star Teams»
Team Admin» High School Baseball Network HSBN Players
HSBN College Signees» HSBN College Prospects»
HSBN Statistics
HSBN Batting Leaders» HSBN Pitching Leaders» HSBN Highest GPA» HSBN Best Batting Exit Velocity» HSBN Fastest 60 Times» HSBN Fastest 30 Times»
HSBN Websites
HSBN Broward» HSBN Jacksonville» HSBN Miami-Dade» HSBN North Central Florida» HSBN Orlando» HSBN Palm Beach» HSBN Panhandle» HSBN Southwest Florida» HSBN Space Coast» HSBN Tampa Bay» HSBN Leagues» HSBN Tournaments»
HSBN Team Search» HSBN Power Rankings» HSBN Events Schedule»
HSBN College Prospects

Home

Standings

Scores

Players