High school baseball: Mosley KOs Paxon; Creekside, Suwannee advance

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A miracle comeback by Creekside has the Knights in the baseball state semifinals.

The Knights scored seven runs over the final two innings and stunned host Pensacola Pine Forest 8-4 in the Region 1-7A final on Wednesday night. 

Joshua Frisbee had three hits and Bryce Brindle had a pair of hits and three RBI for the Knights. 

Creekside trailed 4-3 with one out in the sixth before Brindle doubled in a pair of runs to put the Knights in front. It was the third double of the inning for Creekside and helped it surge back from a 4-1 deficit.  

The Knights did the remainder of their damage in the seventh, scoring three runs with two outs on a single by James Stanton, a triple by Connor Holts and another hit by Brindle. 

Creekside will face Venice on May 31 at 4 p.m. in Fort Myers. 

Region 1-6A

In baseball one inning can change everything. That was the case between Mosely and Paxon on Wednesday night. A win by the Golden Eagles would’ve sent them to the final four for the first time in 10 years. 

After Mosley got on the board first, Paxon scored a pair of runs in their half of the second inning. Their 2-1 lead didn’t last long. 

The Dolphins came in with only three losses on the season. They showed why in the fourth inning. 

Jason Rudd drove in two runs to give Mosley a 4-2 lead. From there, the floodgates opened. After three consecutive errors by the Golden Eagles they found themselves trailing 6-2. 

A couple of batters later Trent Justice hit a two-run homer making the score 9-2. Mosely would score eight runs in the 4th inning. 

The Dolphins would go on to win by a final score of 14-3. 

Region 1-5A

Ronnie Layton went 3 for 3 and Wyatt Morrill drove in a pair of runs as Suwannee topped Walton 8-2 in the regional finals to advance to the state semifinals. Drew Law scattered four hits across the distance and struck out two on the mound for the Bulldogs. 

Suwannee will face Melbourne Central Catholic at 10 a.m. on May 29 in Fort Myers.