HHS’ Shenefield deals 44th career bagel as Leopards blank Hornets, 4-0

SOFTBALL Dowdell, Lamp, Genberg, Townsend each crack 2 hits pacing 11-hit attack By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com For years, the state’s private schools – namely Tampa-Jesuit, Orlando-Bishop Moore, Orlando-Lake Highland Prep – have feasted on public schools. In softball, that tendency was muted recently when Nature Coast Technical ousted always-tough Bishop Moore in back-to-back seasons during 2016-17. On Wednesday night at Orange County’s Lake Fairview Park, the trend continued when Hernando…

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Lightning strikes twice: Bears advance to 5A-7 finals by caging Coyotes, 6-1

BASEBALL Sophomore Ryan Ebberup hurls complete game 3-hitter against Cypress Creek By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com For years, the best baseball player in the local Ebberup family tree was Mikey. Mikey was skilled enough to play several positions and adroit enough to play them all competently. Unfortunately, life interrupted Mikey’s senior campaign at Central High in 2016 and he could not duplicate his .325 batting average of 2015. These days, Mikey’s…

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Eagles’ Jasiak spins 3-hit shutout, blanking ’Canes, 14-0

BASEBALL Spaingstead faces Dunnellon in Friday’s 6A-6 final in Spring Hill By TONY CASTRO HernandoSport.com SPRING HILL – For a third straight season 6A-6’s top seeds – Springstead and Dunnellon – will clash at 7 p.m. Friday in Spring Hill for the championship. The top-seeded Eagles (21-4) pounded out 10 hits against four Hurricanes pitchers Wednesday night backing senior Springstead right-hander Jack Jasiak’s three-hitter, 14-0. In Marion County, Dunnellon topped…

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