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Baseball Tonight's region quarterfinals

By JOHN C. COTEY
Published May 1, 2007


Class 5A

Newsome 20-8 at Land O'Lakes (19-7), 7:30 p.m.

The skinny: Gators are looking to end some postseason paralysis of late - they have only scored three runs in their past four playoff appearances, all losses - dating to 2000.

Ridgewood (20-7) at Bloomingdale (18-7), 7:30 p.m.

The skinny: The Bulls beat Ridgewood 16-1 in last year's region quarterfinals. The Rams will start Ben Koenigsfeld, who relieved in last year's rout.

Class 4A

St. Cloud at Pasco, 7 p.m.

The skinny: The Pirates avoided a showdown with No. 1 Orlando Bishop Moore, but if they have their way they'll get it next week.

Class A

Tampa Baptist (9-13) at Bishop McLaughlin (17-5)

The skinny: Tampa Baptist may only have nine wins, but one was a decisive victory over the Hurricanes.

John C. Cotey can be reached at (813) 909-4612 or johncotey@gmail.com