Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

Panthers, Falcons End Playoff Runs

Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

Panthers, Falcons End Playoff Runs

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3A-3 SOFTBALL: Teams fall in quarterfinals of region tournaments

The quest by Bradenton Christian and Saint Stephen's to make it further into the playoffs in softball ended Wednesday.

BCS lost to St. Petersburg Catholic, 5-4, at home and Saint Stephen's dropped its road game, 13-3, to St. Petersburg Shorecrest Prep. Both games were regional quarterfinal contests in Class 3A- Region 3.

BCS (13-6) gave up a two-run lead to St. Petersburg Catholic late in the game on account of some mistakes. With two out and the bases loaded in the seventh inning, St. Petersburg Catholic scored on some bad bounces.

"There was a tough hit to the shortstop that kind of took a funny bounce and when she went to tag at second the umpire called their player safe," BCS coach Gene Brown said. "Then we tried to throw out the runner at home and we overthrew the catcher. It just snowballed from there."

Hailey Dearlove finished her high school career by going 2 for 4 with a triple, two stolen bases and two runs scored. …

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