Scott Takes No-Hitter Into 7th, Calvary Christian Advances To State Championship

By Mike Maerz
Director of Florida Operations/Area Scout

In the other 4A Semi-Final matchup to determine who would take on Bishop Verot HS in the state championship, the Berkeley Prep Buccaneers squared off against the Calvary Christian Academy Eagles in a game that saw a no-hitter taken into the seventh inning.

The Buccaneers did not seem to have an answer all day for 2018 RHP Christian Scott (Calvary Christian Academy, FL) as he put away their lineup in order inning after inning. The Florida recruit was locked in and featured an 86-88 mph fastball, touching 89 while mixing in a 68-71 mph curveball with good break. Scott would only strikeout three on the day, but scattered three hits and pounded the strike zone forcing many ground ball and fly outs. The sophomore finally gave up a hit in the seventh and would be forced to exit after allowing one run in 6.1 innings.

On the offensive side for the Eagles, 2016 OF Tommy Orr (Calvary Christian Academy, FL) and 2016 OF/1B Noah Yager (Calvary Christian Academy, FL) stepped up and together drove in four runs to help lead the way. 2017 DH Luis Ezra (Calvary Christian Academy, FL) went 2-for-3 with 2 RBIs and a run scored.

2019 3B Ben Rozenblum (Calvary Christian Academy, FL) went 1-for-4 on the day and showed some ability to drive the ball when he launched a ball off the top of the Jet Blue Park wall for an easy standup double.

For the Buccaneers, 2019 C Jakob Hines (Berkeley Prep, FL) broke up the No-Hitter in the seventh on a hard line drive into left field and finished 1-for-2 with the lone run scored on the day. Hines also showed good blocking ability behind the plate and was aggressive on the base paths. 2017 OF Michael Hill (Berkeley Prep, FL) went 1-for-3 with an RBI single.