Pinellas: News and notes

Published February 2, 2008

Red and Gray game

What: Clearwater baseball's intersquad preseason scrimmage

When: Today, 2 p.m.

Where: Brighthouse Networks Field, Clearwater

Admission: Free


PCAC Challenge

What: boys basketball

When/where: Today at St. Petersburg

Schedule: Tarpon Springs 8 vs. Northeast (7), 10 a.m.; Dunedin (7) vs. Osceola (8), 11:45 a.m.; Dixie Hollins (5) vs. PHU (3), 1:30 p.m.; East Lake (6) vs. Seminole (6), 3:15 p.m.; Countryside (4) vs. Boca Ciega (2), 5 p.m.; Admiral Farragut Academy (5) vs. Gibbs (3), 6:45 p.m.; Largo (2) vs. St. Petersburg (4), 8:30 p.m.


Johnson sets up final visit

Largo defensive back Leonard Johnson will visit West Virginia this weekend. Johnson said he was deciding whether to take his final recruiting trip to Michigan or WVU. The Wolverines made his decision for him.

Packers coach Rick Rodriguez said Michigan recruiter Greg Frey told him there were no more scholarships available for players in the defensive secondary.

Johnson has visited Iowa State, Troy, USF and Ole Miss.


Marshall picks Youngstown St.

Clearwater defensive lineman Joe Marshall orally committed to Youngstown State. Marshall received a lot of buzz in the spring and had offers from Wisconsin and Iowa State that were eventually pulled. He visited Youngstown last weekend and said he got an offer Wednesday.

Coming Monday

Check out our boys district basketball and softball season previews in Monday's Times, as well as team pages and video on the Web breaking down the best softball teams in the bay area.

Spring sports

Coaches can send baseball and softball rosters, as well as spring schedules for all sports (including track, tennis and flag football), via fax, (727) 893-8782, or e-mail bputnam@sptimes.com or bburns@sptimes.com

Four Gladiators commit

Gibbs coach Yusif Shakir said Marcus Russ and Larry Murphy (Georgia Southern), Lamar Hall (Murray State) and Tommy Hains (Florida Atlantic) have orally committed. Shakir said Hains will be a preferred walk-on at FAU.