Gainesville senior pitcher Alissa Humphrey tossed her third perfect game of the season on Friday night. The Jacksonville University signee struck out all 15 batters she faced as the Hurricanes defeated Newberry 10-0 in five innings. Humphrey also hit a three-run home run in the first inning for the Hurricanes, who improved to 4-0.
On Friday night the Trenton softball team defeated Baker County on the road 4-1. Darian Ingram tossed a complete-game four-hitter for the Tigers to improve to 6-0 from the circle. Ingram walked one and struck out 12. Offensively, junior Keeli Zingaro went 3-for-4 with a triple, a home run, and two runs driven in for the 8-0 Tigers.
Dixie County defeated Chiefland at home, 7-4. The Lady Bears improved to 5-1. Sophomore Ashari Bowers was 2-for-4 with a double, a triple, and an RBI in the loss for the Indians. Bell lost a pair of games on Saturday. The Lady Bulldogs lost to Santa Fe 7-6 and fell to Suwannee 8-4.
Boy’s Basebell: Williston rallies past Newberry 7-6
The defending Class 1A baseball state champion Williston Red Devils handed Newberry its first district loss of the season in come-from-behind fashion on Friday. The Red Devils rallied with two runs in the bottom of the seventh to force extra innings, and then Ryan Braddock got the big hit in the eighth, in a 7-6 Williston victory. Williston, which improved to 4-2 overall and 2-1 in District 7, loaded the bases with no outs in the bottom of the seventh, taking advantage of four walks, to score two runs to tie it.
Number nine hitter Zach Tolodoxi opened the eighth with a single, and scored the game-winner. Leadoff hitter Mikey Rey went 3-for-4, including a double, and two runs scored, with a run in the seventh.
Williston coach Jim Smith said he expects his team to face a challenge every time they play because there is a target on their backs after winning the state championship last season. Friday’s game against the Panthers, which dropped down to 1A from Class 5A, showed just how competitive the league will be.
Mike Ridaught is the founder and publisher of ThePrepZone.com, the foremost website for high school sports in northeast Florida.