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Pinellas Park National cruises past Gulfport

By ROVEN YAU

© St. Petersburg Times, published June 9, 2002


Kyle Griffith hit a home run and allowed only one hit in Pinellas Park National's 10-0 senior baseball victory over Gulfport on Saturday in the District 5 Tournament of Champions.

Kyle Griffith hit a home run and allowed only one hit in Pinellas Park National's 10-0 senior baseball victory over Gulfport on Saturday in the District 5 Tournament of Champions.

Griffith went 3-for-3 and struck out 15.

Pinellas Park National advanced to play Azalea at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Daniel Yoakem threw a two-hit complete game in Northwest's 6-0 victory over Meadowlawn. Third baseman Hayden Dean hit a two-run double, and rightfielder Jared Serrano had an RBI single in the sixth.

JUNIOR BASEBALL: A six-run second helped Pinellas Park American defeat Gulfport 8-0 in the District 5 tournament.

First baseman Justin Cox had a double and three RBIs for Pinellas Park American. Daniel Burroughs pitched a complete game.

Dunedin American finished the round robin portion of the District 12 junior baseball tournament with a 15-4 victory over Clearwater National.

Cory Newton and Derek Morris went 4-for-5. Josh Paquette, Cory Trudell and Derek Morris combined to allow three Clearwater National hits.

MAJOR BASEBALL: Steve Dibella threw a no-hitter Friday to help Seminole get past Pinellas Park American 3-0 in the District 5 tournament.

Adam Gentile, Dean Luke and Robert Oxner had RBI singles in the first.

SENIOR SOFTBALL: Seminole will play Meadowlawn in the District 5 final at 7 p.m. Monday. Meadowlawn earned its spot with an 8-6 victory over Seminole on Friday.

Seminole advanced with a 10-6 victory over Northeast on Saturday. Breena Bails went the distance for Seminole.

Jessaymn San Filippo went 3-for-4 with six RBIs. Brittanie Strickland scored three runs and Alex Glebowski two for Seminole.

JUNIOR SOFTBALL: In District 5, Taylor Traviesa and Natalie Hartz combined to allow two hits over five innings in Northeast's 19-1 victory over Meadowlawn on Saturday.

Catcher Haley Draughom had a double and scored four runs for Northeast.

Seminole moved a step closer to the final with a 15-2 victory over Azalea on Friday. Brandi Puritt and Meagan Lucy combined on a two-hitter for Seminole. Sydney Grundmann had three hits.

MINOR SOFTBALL: Gulfport's 13-8 victory Friday night eliminated Northwest from the District 5 tournament.

Chaynee Beem had two doubles, and Katisha Diab had two triples for Gulfport.

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