The Bears will host the Knights in the Region 4-7A semifinal on Saturday.

Bartram Trail didn't waste any time Wednesday night. The Bears' start was fast and furious on the way to a 10-0 rout of Gainesville High in a Region 1-7A quarterfinal at the Bears' field.

Bartram scored nine runs in the first two innings to set an aggressive tone and went on to win in five innings on the mercy rule as Tre'Vez Johnson singled in Blake Falor with the final run.

"The atmosphere was great," Bears coach Ryan Fitzpatrick said. "We told the boys not to take anyone for granted."

Bartram will host rival Creekside at 7 p.m. Saturday in a regional semifinal.

The Knights defeated Columbia 3-0 on the road Wednesday as Mitchell Fairgrieve tossed a three-hit shutout, Fletcher Cline scored two runs off defensive miscues and Farid Eljaiek drove in another run for the Knights (21-6).

Johnson went 4 for 4 for the Bears (23-5), who produced 13 hits in five innings. Cameron Sullivan was 3 for 4 and Bryan Scribner drove in three runs. Dante Visconti, Jake Petlick and Justin Dietrich combined on a three-hit shutout.

The Bears scored four runs in the bottom of the first inning. Scribner drove home Sullivan with a single. Johnson scored on a wild pitch. Scribner stole third base and scored on a balk.

Bartram added five runs in the second. Sullivan doubled to right center and Scribner doubled home Sullivan and Johnson to put the Bears up 6-0. Scribner scored on a wild pitch. Reece Woody doubled to drive in Jake Bennett. Luke Ussery's deep drive to left field was dropped, allowing Woody to score the ninth run.

"We don't bunt, we don't move runners, we try to hit home runs and doubles, Fitzpatrick said. "That's been our motto all year."

Visconti got the win for the Bears.

"The slider was really good today," Fitzpatrick said. "He was able to put the ball where he wanted to."

"I think we are playing really good baseball right now," said Visconti. "I felt good and my slider was really working. The offense did a great jobl."

The Bears have won two out of a three games against the Knights this season, including a 6-4 win in last week's district championship game.

"It was a great team win tonight," Johnson said. "I can't wait for Saturday night. Creekside is a down-the-street rival. We're not trying to go home, we're trying to get a ring."