Sports beat: Buchholz and Oak Hall lacrosse teams split crosstown rivalry

Single yellow lacrosse ball on the grass front of a training net
Single yellow lacrosse ball on the grass front of a training net

On Friday night at Oak Hall School, the Buchholz and Oak Hall lacrosse teams earned a split.

The Buchholz girls won the opener 15-11 despite playing without three starters who were out due to injuries. The Lady Bobcats (6-2) turned a narrow 7-6 lead into a 14-6 lead and then held off a late rally by the Lady Eagles (6-2).

In the boys’ game, Oak Hall cruised to an 11-1 win against Buchholz.

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Oak Hall (9-0), which is ranked No. 1 in Class 1A, jumped out to a 9-1 lead at the half against the Bobcats (3-4).

BASEBALL – P.K. Yonge won at Bradford (Starke), 5-0, behind the pitching of Drew Dawson.

The junior earned the complete-game victory by allowing just four hits and striking out six. Senior Timmy DePaul hit a two-run home run for the Blue Wave, who improved to 10-2 overall.

P.K. Yonge will travel to Hawthorne on Tuesday.

The Union County baseball team moved to 11-0 with a 1-0 win against Branford.

Senior Tripp Davis threw a complete-game 3-hitter and struck out 12 batters. Junior Quinten Rawls had two hits including a triple for the Tigers, who head to IMG (Bradenton) on Monday for a spring break tournament.

Elsewhere, senior Trevor Spencer hit a walk-off single as Saint Francis Catholic Academy edged Bronson 13-12. The Wolves were down four in the bottom of the seventh but rallied to win the game with a 5-run inning in the bottom of the 7th.

Spencer and sophomore Mason Bell led St. Francis at the plate. Spencer finished 4-for-5 with a double and two runs driven in, while Bell was 3-for-4 with 3 RBI.

St. Francis will host Trenton at 4:30 p.m. on Monday.

SOFTBALL – Trenton moved to 7-0 with a 16-1 win at Chiefland in three innings.

The Lady Tigers scored six runs in the first inning. Freshman Keeli Zingaro went 3-for-3 with a home run. She drove in three and scored three for the Tigers, who will travel to Suwannee (Live Oak) on Monday.

Meanwhile, the Gainesville softball team won a pair of games at the Tournament of Champions at Oakleaf (Orange Park). The Lady Hurricanes defeated Clay (Green Cove Springs) 15-7 and Atlantic Coast (Jacksonville) 5-4

Parris Wiggs, Ayanna Woodard, and Addison Joseph all had four hits in the win against Clay. The ‘Canes finished with 21 hits in the game. Wiggs and Joseph also had two hits in the win against Atlantic Coast.

GHS, which improved to 10-2, will play tournament host Oakleaf this afternoon at 5 p.m.

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