OBC Baseball Contested this Week

Dan PearsonBy: J. Daniel Pearson
For Positively Osceola


Orange Belt Conference team sporting activities tournaments return to the menu for the very first time in almost two years as the baseball championship will be contested this 7 days beginning nowadays at 7 p.m.

The Covid epidemic cancelled spring sporting activities two a long time back and when they returned past year, the pandemic and other issues resulted in crew sports activities participating in round robin level of competition to determine OBC titles – fairly than the traditional 7 days-prolonged tournaments.

“We needed to resume OBC Tournaments for this spring, but several teams and sports did not have their schedules finalized,” County Athletics Director Ryan Day stated. “We have been equipped to place jointly a week for a baseball event for this calendar year and beginning next tumble we should be able to have an OBC Tournament 7 days for all crew athletics.”

BASEBALL
Today’s OBC routine will discover the top four seeds internet hosting first spherical online games with leading-seeded Osceola (9-4) hosting #8 Poinciana (2-12) #7 Gateway (2-6) at #2 Harmony (5-7) #3 Liberty (7-5) internet hosting #6 St. Cloud (2-10) and #5 Celebration (4-5) at #4 Tohopekaliga (4-4). Semifinals are scheduled for 7 p.m. on Wednesday on campus at maximum seeded colleges with losers playing in the consolation bracket. Osceola Large Faculty will host the third spot (5 p.m.) and championship video game (7 p.m.) on Friday. Seedings the place determined by the state rankings as of Mar. 28.

SOFTBALL
Inclement climate wiped out a big portion of the 30th Annual Roger Jones Kissimmee Klassic this past weekend. Officials and groundskeepers did the best they could to get as many online games as doable in and the championship video games have been in the third inning when a thunderstorm wiped out the relaxation of the match. In the Blue Division, Bartow won its to start with a few video games and was up 4- from University in the championship recreation. College graciously declared Bartow the winner, as the major ranked 6A crew in Florida went to 16-1 on the season with the title. Lake Wales and Deltona every went 3- in bracket participate in to progress to the championship activity of the gold bracket. The championship trophy was awarded to Deltona on a coin flip. Host Osceola got two games in the tournament, getting rid of a 3-2 match in 10 innings to Lake Wales and dropping a 8-3 determination to Mantanza. The Lady Kowboys will just take a 3-6 report into the next 50 % of the period.

With a 5-3 win over rival St. Cloud on Friday, Harmony moved to 5-3 on the period. St. Cloud fell to 5-5 when with a 22- win in excess of Gateway, Liberty was also in excess of .500 on the time with a 5-4 mark.

LACROSSE
With wins about Lake Buena Vista (14-4) and Lyman (12-3) past 7 days, the Tohopekaliga boys’ lacrosse group arrived at 10 year wins (10-5) for the second straight yr. The Tigers who commenced the sport in 2020, are 24-9 about the final two a long time. Lonnie Flores Jr. potential customers the Tigers with 33 objectives. The Celebration boys’ workforce, behind the offensive fireworks of brothers Zerek (24 plans) and Zach (23 ambitions) Zelmanski, was 5-4 on the time and 2-1 in district engage in.

The Tohopekaliga girls’ workforce received a pair of games previous 7 days to go to 9-5 on the time. A pair of sophomores Lauren Schira and Melina Swaisgood led the Tigers with 57 and 33 ambitions respectively.
Celebration girls’ are 10-3 and 2- in district play. Erin Beah-Balbotin has 47 goals and freshman Abigael Lochner has 42.

Monitor
20-8 groups competed in the prestigious Tohopekaliga Observe Invitational very last 7 days, which includes teams from Harmony, Celebration, Osceola, St. Cloud and host-Tohopekaliga. Harmony’s top rated performances on the girls’ facet included Thora Gaston (1st – Javelin),), Drea Thompson (1st- significant leap), Elizabeth Hernstrom (2nd – Pole Vault), and the 4 x 800 relay crew (1st). On the boys’ side, top Longhorn performers included Alex Tuyo (4th in equally the 100 and 300 meter hurdles), Joel Jean (1st- 1600-meter run), and Chris Eckholdt (2nd-Pole Vault).

Osceola Large saw Shannon Levy go to start with in the 100-meter dash with Quanaya Jenkins taking fifth. The ladies 4 x 100 relay took 3rd and the 4 x 400 relay took 2nd place. Bo Mascoe took third in the 100.

Tohopekaliga’s Orlando Descartes experienced a enormous meet up with, successful the superior bounce (1.9 meters) and having second in the javelin (45.04 meters). Julian Pomales was 2nd in the 3200-meter run for the Tigers.
John Ortiz-Torres had a pair of prime eight finishes for St. Cloud, getting 6th in the 800-meters and third in the 1600-meters.

All eight county teams will compete in the Orange Belt Convention Championship meet up with on April 13.

FLAG Football
In a video game that would most-probable determine the OBC Championship, Harmony (7-1, 5- OBC) will vacation to St. Cloud (4-2, 4- OBC) on Tuesday night time. Kickoff is 7 p.m.

VOLLEYBALL
With a month to go in the typical period, Celebration (9-1) has presently clinched the boys OBC Championships with a 6- conference record. St. Cloud (11-6) was 3-2 in OBC engage in.

ATHLETIC SIGNINGS
St. Cloud golfer Tanner Allore has signed to enjoy golfing at St. Thomas University. He averaged 40 in nine-gap matches for St. Cloud. Woman Bulldogs shortstop Hannah Nasco, who hit .435 with 30 RBI and 32 Runs scored in 24 video games last time, signed a national letter of intent to play softball for Jacksonville University. Toho’s Lonnie Flores Jr. has signed to perform higher education lacrosse with Stage College in West Stage, Ga.

By Harriet