Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

STILL UNBEATEN | All 3 Sarasota All-Star Teams Advance to Winners' Bracket Final with 2-0 Records

Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

STILL UNBEATEN | All 3 Sarasota All-Star Teams Advance to Winners' Bracket Final with 2-0 Records

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BABE RUTH BASEBALL SOUTH FLORIDA STATE TOURNEY

SARASOTA -- All three Sarasota All-Star teams remained unbeaten, as they continued their assault on out-of-town pitchers and batters Friday, during the second day of Babe Ruth South Florida State Tournament.

None of the area stars shined any brighter than southpaw Evan Gibbs, who tossed a no-hitter as the Sarasota 14-Under team punished Key West, 20-0.

Sarasota's 14s pounded out 16 hits en route to the lopsided victory. The team has won its first two games of the double- elimination tournament at Sarasota's Babe Ruth Park by a combined score of 33-0 and has allowed just two hits.

"I know what the team is capable of," veteran Babe Ruth manager Rob Million said. "I don't want the kids to get cocky, but I know we have a really good team. I'm just proud of them and happy that they keep playing well.

"Everyone on the team, number one through 14, are all hitting. That's a manager's dream right there. It makes it easy to coach."

Gibbs struck out four and walked two, both in the first inning.

"It was nerve-wracking the first inning, but after that I got into a groove and started throwing strikes," Gibbs said. "My four- seam fastball was working the best of my pitches."

Nick Henry tripled and Jason Scott and Dylan Robertson each doubled for Sarasota.

Sarasota plays Longwood, which has also won its first two tournament games, at 9:30 a.m. today in the winners' bracket final.

Sarasota 11 Lakeland Highlands 1

Sarasota's 15-Under Stars also got a superb pitching performance from right-hander Clay Courtright.

Despite stumbling out of the gate allowing three hits that included an RBI double in the first inning, Courtright slammed the door shut on Lakeland Highlands. He retired the next 12 batters he faced before giving way to lefty Devin Shannon, who got the final three outs. The game was stopped in the sixth inning because of the 10-run mercy rule. …

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