The Florida High School Athletic Association “Mercy Rule” was invoked Friday evening as the Lake Placid Green Dragon junior varsity baseball team rolled to a 13-0 victory over their counterparts from DeSoto High School in a game played here.
The Green Dragons scored one in the bottom of the initial frame as Sam Weber-Callahan singled home Zach Waters. Two more came in for Lake Placid in the third as Jake Baker’s single plated Angel Ojeda and Zach Kos. Ten runs came across for Lake Placid in the fourth inning, the big hits being a double to left field by Alan Vega and a single by Chris Comito.
Zach Waters delivered four innings of no-hit ball on the mound for the Dragons.
Sebring 10, Lake Placid 4
Lake Placid’s J.V. team was not quite so fortunate against Sebring Tuesday evening, Feb. 25, losing 10-4, despite holding a 4-3 lead going into the sixth inning. Down by three runs in the fifth, the Dragons took a brief lead in the sixth as Wil Ebersole, Zach Waters, Sam Weber-Callahan and Angel Ojeda scored. Ojeda pitched creditably through the fifth before things came apart for Lake Placid in the seventh inning. The Blue Streaks closed out the game with a seven-run final frame.
Avon Park edges Lake Placid JV, 2-1
This game was like the big fish that got away. The Lake Placid J.V. Dragon baseball team lost a heartbreaker to the Avon Park Red Devils, 2-1, Friday, Feb. 21, in a game played there.
Avon Park helped itself to a 2-0 lead in the second inning and held that advantage into the fifth when Lake Placid scored its only run. Diego Mireles rifled a double to straightaway center field and scored on a passed ball. In the sixth inning the Green Dragons had a golden opportunity to tie the game and possibly win. With Sam Weber-Callahan and Alan Vega hitting singles, the Dragons had three base runners cut down. Angel Ojeda and Weber-Callahan were thrown out at the plate trying to score while Vega was gunned down between second and third base.
Zach Waters delivered a strong game on the mound, pitching three-hit ball through the fifth inning, striking out four and walking four with one hit batsman. Sam Weber-Callahan relieved him in the sixth.