Lake Minneola Takes Care of District Foe



By Rob Sidwell
Florida Scouting Director

Clermont, FL—The Lake Minneola Hawks beat district foe Ocala Forrest 9-2 in seven innings on Tuesday after a five-run third inning. Many scouts were there to see 2016 IF Drew Mendoza (Lake Minneola HS, FL), but he was intentionally walked 4 times.

The Hawks scored in the third on a fielder's choice, a passed ball, an RBI single by 2016 OF Tucker Rayburn, a steal of home by Mendoza, and another fielder's choice. Rayburn ended the night with three RBIs on two hits for Lake Minneola.

2017 LHP Cameron Recny (Lake Minneola HS, FL) pitched a gem, logging 6 1/3 innings before running out of gas, but ended up with six strikeouts to lead Lake Minneola to the victory. Recny allowed two earned runs, three hits and three walks.

2017 RHP Hunter McMullen (Forrest HS, FL) cruised through the first two innings before running into some trouble in the third, taking the loss. He lasted just three innings, walked five, struck out six and allowed five runs.

After scoring two runs in the fourth, Lake Minneola again scored two in the sixth. In the fourth, the Hawks scored on a two-run double by Rayburn, scoring 2018 IF T.J. Kendall and 2018 IF Anthony Dorak. Forrest put two on the board in the seventh inning, but Lake Minneola held on for the 9-2 win.

Lake Minneola HS
Anthony Dorak: 3-4
Tucker Rayburn: 2-4, 3 RBIs
Cameron Recny: 6.1 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 6 Ks, 3 BB

Forrest HS
Andrew Eyster: 1-3
Philip Felicien: 1-2, RBI
Riley Ferrer: 1-3, RBI
Hunter McMullen: 3 IP, 5 R, 2 H, 6 Ks, 5 BB

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