Prep Baseball Report

#2 Calvary Christian Holds off Tampa Catholic

Rocco Iervasi
PBR Florida Managing Director


Thursday night featured the #2 ranked team in the state in Calvary Christian hosting Tampa Catholic. The Warriors were led by Arkansas recruit Hunter Dietz on the mound. The 6-foot-6, 225 pound left-hander worked up to 90 mph in 5 innings of work. Dietz allowed 2 runs on just 1 hit while striking out 7.

On the other side, St. John’s River recruit
Danny Lazaro started for Tampa Catholic. The lefty worked up to 87 mph with a tough slider. He pitched 3 innings allowing 4 runs with 2 strikeouts.

Calvary got on the board early in the first. Pittsburgh commit Andrew Tess led things off with a single. A few batters later, Florida recruit Liam Peterson would hit a backside double to drive in Tess.

In the second, Tampa Catholic led things off with a walk. With a man on, freshman
Cole Bitman jumped on a fastball from Dietz and drove it out of left field for a two-run homer. Giving Tampa Catholic a 2-1 lead.

Calvary was able to take back the lead in the 3rd. Singles by
Liam Peterson and Justin Mayes and a Blake Opie walk would load the bases for Calvary. A balk by Lazaro tied things up at 2-2. With 2 men on and 2 outs, JT Long comes up with a clutch 2-RBI single to give Calvary a 4-2 lead.

In relief for Tampa Catholic,
Roman Corinti, Lucas Cinnante, and Vito Arena combined for 3 shutout innings. They each battled with runners on but kept Calvary off the scoreboard.

Up 4-2 in the 6th, Calvary brought in NC State recruit Landen Maroudis out of the bullpen. The right-hander was up to 95 mph and worked 2 shutout innings, striking out 3.

#2 Calvary Christian would hold off Tampa Catholic and win 4-2.


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