Prep Baseball Report

Florida Regional Preview Part 2

By Matt Huck
Area Scout

With Regional play in Class 8, 6, 4, and 2 opening up Wednesday we released our first Regional Preview yesterday. Today we will look at top matchups in Class 7, 5, 3, and 1 as well as the brackets for each class.

7A- Seminole vs. Sarasota 7 PM

Seminole comes into the matchup with a 16-12 record on the year. The Warhawks are lead at the plate by Senior OF Jacob Silverstein, a Bethune-Cookman commit, who is hitting .471 on the year. The Sailors of Sarasota enter the matchup with a 16-11 record. Sarasota has one of the best middle infields in the state with junior Nick Long and sophomore Alex Arauz. North Carolina commit Jordan Gubleman headlines the pitching staff.

For the complete 7A bracket CLICK HERE

5A- River Ridge vs. Wesley Chapel 7 PM

River Ridge comes into the game with a 18-7 record on the year. The Royal Knights are lead at the plate by Central Florida commit Jason Heinrich who is hitting .441 on the year with 3 HR’s and 22 RBIs. Heinrich is currently ranked No. 15 in the Florida Class of 2015 Rankings. River Ridge comes into the game with a 21-8 record on the year. The Wildcats have senior Corey Mumaw pacing the offense hitting a robust .446 on the year. RHP Branden McLeod leads the pitching staff working 85-88 topping out at 89 mph with his fastball from a tough angle for hitters. 

For the complete 5A bracket CLICK HERE

3A- Cardinal Mooney Catholic vs. Indian Rocks Christian 4:30 PM

Cardinal Mooney enters the game with a 21-6 record. Junior RHP Tyler Mattes is one of the top pitchers on staff, who features a good changeup he will use in all counts at 72-75 mph. Indian Rocks comes in at 22-5 on the year. Daniel Llerena is hitting .449 on the year with 2 HRs and 17 RBIs. Junior Oakley Albinson headlines the pitching staff with a 9-1 record and a 1.21 ERA.

For the complete 3A bracket CLICK HERE

1A- Paxton vs. Blountstown May 5th 7 PM

Paxton comes in at 17-4 on the year and are headlined by two way standout Austin Franklin who is 6-1 on the mound with a 0.85 ERA and is hitting .409 with 3 HRs and 19 RBIs. Florida State commit Grant Stewart is hitting .403 on the season with 17 RBIs. Blountstown comes in with a 19-8 record. 2016 Derek Eberly leads the Tigers offense with a .415 average on the year

For the complete 1A bracket CLICK HERE

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