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Illness can't prevent Barons from winning

By JOHN SCHWARB, Times Staff Writer
© St. Petersburg Times
published April 26, 2002

SARASOTA -- St. Petersburg Catholic coach Tom Fabian figured he would get only a few innings out of his ace, whose preparation for the Class 2A, District 12 final included vomiting and rest from a nagging illness. But with the chance to lock up a second straight district title, Angela Vidal wanted the ball for the duration. By the end Thursday night, it was Sarasota Cardinal Mooney feeling ill.

The Barons beat the Cougars 3-0, ending Cardinal Mooney's nine-year streak of district titles. SPC (25-5) hosts Berkeley Prep on Tuesday in the regional quarterfinals.

Vidal provided the Cougars with flashes of hope by allowing three walks and three hits through the first four innings. But in each frame, she worked out of trouble, getting stronger instead of more fatigued.

"We were petrified. I could just see her getting sick on us," Fabian said. "But no, she stood in there. She We didn't get to throw all her stuff because she's not feeling well, but she did a great job."

Vidal also provided an RBI groundout during in a two-run second.

Osceola falters

TAMPA -- Tampa Catholic took advantage of seven Osceola errors to win its championship game 10-4.

Osceola pitcher Sarah Humphrey was hit in the stomach by a line drive in the fourth inning but remained on the mound for two more innings before coming out. Humphreywas taken to hospital after the game as a precaution.


Northside upset

ST. PETERSBURG -- Bradenton Christian upset No. 2 seed Northside Christian 5-4 in the semifinals at Shorecrest. The Panthers scored two runs in the first inning before the Mustangs answered with a four-run rally in their first at-bat.


IRC overwhelmed

LARGO -- Kim Rolley allowed one hit and struck out 10 as Seminole Presbyterian routed host Indian Rocks Christian 23-0 in four innings in the semifinals.

The Lancers face Bayshore Christian in the final today.


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