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Gulf Beaches provides thrills in district opener

Gulf Beaches overcame an early three-run deficit for an 8-6 win against Cross Bayou on the opening day of the Little League District 5 major baseball tournament at Seminole.

By Brandon Wright
Published June 30, 2007


Gulf Beaches overcame an early three-run deficit for an 8-6 win against Cross Bayou on the opening day of the Little League District 5 major baseball tournament at Seminole.

Trailing 5-2 in the second inning, Gulf Beaches scored three runs each in the third and fifth. Gulf Beaches' Tanner Cowan had a two-run homer and Trevor Warlen three RBIs added two hits. Nick Nolan, who also had two hits at the plate, picked up the win and Ben Robinson got the final five outs for the save.

SOUTHWEST 2, PINELLAS PARK NATIONAL 0: Dakota Sarafin picked up the win in relief of starter Marc Brakeman in a game that went nine innings. Southwest's Austin Rhoads had a pair of hits, including a double.

Senior Baseball

SEMINOLE 10, NORTHWEST 0: Tim Lamoureux, Cameron Lima, Shaun Starnes and Gabe Martello combined to no-hit Northwest. Every Seminole starter had at least one hit in a game shortened to five innings by the run rule.

RAINOUTS: All of Friday's District 12 10-11 and senior baseball games were canceled, as were all of District 12's major softball games.

Contact Brandon Wright at bwright@sptimes.com or (727) 892-2216.

Little League District Tournament Schedule

DISTRICT 12

9-10 baseball at Safety Harbor

Semifinals

Palm Harbor vs. Countryside, 6 p.m.

East Lake vs. West Pasco, 6 p.m.

10-11 baseball at Clearwater

Countryside vs. West Pasco, 2 p.m.

Holiday vs. Dunedin, 2 p.m.

Largo vs. Palm Harbor, 2 p.m.

Safety Harbor vs. Tarpon Springs, 2 p.m.

Major baseball at Clearwater

Clearwater vs. Largo, 10 a.m.

East Lake vs. Palm Harbor, noon

West Pasco vs. Tarpon Springs, 10 a.m.

Oldsmar vs. Holiday, noon

Dunedin vs. Safety Harbor, 10 a.m.

Countryside vs. West Pinellas, noon

Junior baseball

at the Englebert Complex

Largo vs. Oldsmar, noon

East Lake vs. Clearwater, 2:30 p.m.

Countryside vs. Dunedin, noon

Safety Harbor vs. West Pasco, 2:30 p.m.

West Pinellas vs. Palm Harbor, noon

Holiday vs. Tarpon Springs, 2:30 p.m.

Senior baseball

at the Englebert Complex

West Pasco vs. Largo, noon

Dunedin vs. Palm Harbor, 2:30 p.m.

9-10 softball at Clearwater

Palm Harbor vs. Oldsmar, 10 a.m.

Safety Harbor vs. West Pasco, 10 a.m.

Major softball at Clearwater

West Pasco vs. Tarpon Springs, noon

Safety Harbor vs. Countryside, noon

DISTRICT 5

Junior softball at Seminole

Northeast vs. Gulfport, 10 a.m.

Major baseball at Seminole

Baypoint vs. Gulfport, 10 a.m.

Pinellas Park National vs. Azalea, 12:30 p.m.

Gulf Beaches vs. Northeast, 3 p.m.

Senior baseball at Seminole

Seminole vs. Pinellas Park, 10 a.m.

Northwest vs. Northeast, 12:30 p.m.

 

Results

DISTRICT 12

9-10 baseball at Safety Harbor

Quarterfinals

Countryside 15, Safety Harbor 3

West Pasco 15, Oldsmar 0

DISTRICT 5

Major baseball at Seminole

Seminole 10, Baypoint 0

Gulf Beaches 8, Cross Bayou 6

Southwest 2, Pinellas Park National 0

Senior baseball at Seminole

Seminole 10, Northwest 0

Northeast 4, Pinellas Park National 1

Junior softball at Seminole

Seminole 3, Northeast 2