Sports beat: Buchholz rallies late to keep season alive

On Wednesday night at home the Buchholz baseball team was down to its final six outs of the season.

However, the No. 2 seed Bobcats rallied from a 2-0 deficit by scoring four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to defeat No. 3 seed Lincoln (Tallahassee), 4-2, in the Class 6A-District 2 semifinals.

Senior Cole Smithers, who had two of the Bobcats’ five hits, scored a run and drove in a run for Buchholz, which improved to 18-5-1.

Jackson Peters drove in two runs, and he also got the win in relief on the mound. The senior threw nine pitches and didn’t allow a baserunner.

Senior Caden Kresak started the game and threw 5.2 innings, allowing just one earned run on five hits with three walks and five strikeouts.

Buchholz, which clinched a state tournament berth with the win, will face top seed Chiles in Tallahassee on Friday night for the district title. Chiles (19-7) eliminated Forest (Ocala), 4-2, in the other semifinal.

(SOFTBALL) – The No. 1 seed Hawthorne softball team defeated Crescent City, 16-1, in the Class 1A-District 8 semifinals.

The Lady Hornets (12-1) will play No. 3 seed Williston in Friday night’s district championship game. The Red Devils (7-14) defeated No. 2 seed Fort Meade (12-10), 8-3, in the other semifinal.

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