DAYTON, Tenn. -- Jordan Christian cruised to a 68-38 victory over Cincinnati on Wednesday morning in the first round of the NACA national tournament.
Thelmus Harris led the Seahawks with 17 points and six rebounds. Quentel Bryant had 14 points and 11 rebounds, and Jhonathan Charles added 12 points.
The Seahawks (22-4) will play Capital City (Va.) which defeated Heritage (N.C.), 89-41, on Thursday.
Lake Gibson 7, Lakeland Christian 6
Highlights: Tied, 6-6, the Braves had the last at-bat in the bottom of the seventh and they took advantage of Vikings’ reliever Tyler Donay for the winning run. Donay, a senior, came on in the sixth inning and got the Braves out but with one out in the seventh, the Braves scored the winning run. In the time he pitcher, Donay, who gave up no hits, had two walks, allowed two stolen bases and balked, despite three strikeouts. Donay did drive in one of the Vikings’ runs. For the Braves, Kaleb Whitaker had a hit and an RBI, Landon Brown a hit and RBI, Lester Hamilton a hit and two RBI and Victory Cedeno a hit and RBI. For the Vikings, Jake Fox, Ian Anderson and Hunter Laurell a hit and an RBI a piece. Nathan Shane got the start for LCS, went 4.2 innings, allowed seven hits, four earned runs, three walks and one strikeout.
Records: Lake Gibson 7-6, Lakeland Christian 3-3.
Santa Fe Catholic 6, Kathleen 1
Highlights: Senior right hander Jacob Lopez went the first five innings and allowed the only Red Devils’ run but walked two and struckout six for his second win in three outings for the Crimson Hawks. Sophomore Peter Walsh finished the final two frames, striking out five. Santa Fe got all six runs in the third inning, as Logan Wright and Gabe Gilmore drove in two runs apiece. Blake Lyons drove in another run.
George Jenkins 2, St. Petersburg 0
Highlights: Chandler Dorsey and Corban Little combined for a three-hit shutout. Dorsey struck out 10 in five innings and allowed six hits. Little pitched two no-hit innings and struck out 2. He also went 1 for 3. Chase Buffington went doubled and drove in a run. Perry Cook singled and drove in the other Jenkins run. Jared Murphy, Michael Ross and Cadmiel Pompa also singled for the Eagles.
Lake Region 7, Auburndale 5
Highlights: Auburndale outhit Lake Region 10-3, but the Thunder capitalized on six walks, three hit batters and two Auburndale errors. Nick Maze went 2 for 4 and Zach Calcutt went 1 for 3 for the Thunder. P.J. German, David Qureshi and Brisyn Walters drove in a run each. For the Bloodhounds, Garnett Frost went 3 for 4 with two doubles and a triple. Zayne Corneal went 2 for 4, and Pierce Glading went 2 for 3 with two RBIs.
Lake Wales 10, Lake Region 1
Highlights: The Highlanders' Kiki Morris allowed just one run on four hits with eight strikeouts to defeat the Thunder. Zamya McBurrows went 3 for 4 with a triple and four RBIs to lead Lake Wales at the plate. Joya Goolsby went 2 for 4 with an RBI and three runs scored. Halie Clark-Frazier went 2 for 3 with an RBI, Paige Pilon singled and had an RBI. Rachel Wise also singled, and Sydney Whitaker and Lexi Thomas each drove in a run. Lauren Perkins went 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI to lead Lake Region.
Records: Lake Wales 6-0, Lake Region 3-4.
Lake Gibson 5, McKeel 2
Highlights: Hannah Fletcher allowed just one earned run to lead Lake Gibson. She struck out two. Fletcher also went 2 for 2 at the plate, and Tatum Vann went 1 for 3 with an RBI. Keren Contreas drove in two runs. Catcher Tiffany Eldridge threw out a runner and Jade Canady directed a double play. "Our fielding was excellent and this was the best game we have played all season," said Lake Gibson coach Michelle McElwaney, whose team committed only one error. For McKeel, Brandy Barquiin went 2 for 3, Jaclyn Shelley went 1 for 2 with an RBI, and Kerissa Howell went 1 for 3 with an RBI.
Record: Lake Gibson 2-3.
Lakeland 21, Kathleen 0 (5 innings)
Highlights: The Dreadnaughts showed more mercy in defeating the Red Devils. Hitting in the shortened game for Lakeland: Miranda Muriel 2 runs, one RBI; Amaya Joseph 2 runs; Tori Copeland 2 runs, 2 hits and 3 RBI; Mikayla Upshaw 2 runs, 2 hits, one RBI; Kianna Bell one run, one hit; Lexie Hampton one run; Michaela Boelens 3 runs, 3 hits 3 RBI; Marie Crosby one run, one RBI; Arianna Rose one run; Kayla LeMay 2 runs, one hit, one RBI, Kylie Wunch one run, one hit 2 RBI; and Hayley Schwartz two runs, one hit,one RBI. LeMay went four innings in the circle, allowed no runs, two hits, one walk and three strikeouts.
Records: Lakeland 3-1, Kathleen 0-6.
McKeel 8, Hardee 0
Singles: No. 1. Samuel Monserrate (McKeel) def. Owen Schraeder, 6-1, 6-1. No. 2. Brady Steeves (McKeel) def Ryan Albritton, 6-0, 6-0. No. 3. Abram Dy (McKeel) def. Hugh Pate, 6-0, 6-0. No. 4. Tyler Grinstead (McKeel) def . Dalton Johnson, 6-0, 6-0. No. 5. Brandon Dye (McKeel) def. Carson Terrell, 6-2, 3-6, (TB 10-2). No. 6. Arturo Montiel-Acuna(McK) def Emery Smith, 6-4, 5-7, (TB 7-6).
Doubles: No. 1. Monserrate/Dy (McKeel) def. Schraeder/Albritton, 8-3 No. 2. Steeves/Grinstead (McKeel) def. Pate/Johnson, 8-2.
Lakeland 4, Lakeland Christian 3
Singles: No. 1, Matt Nelson (LCS) def.Sam Reeder, 7-6 (3), 6-4. No. 2: Wenjo Lei (LCS) def. Jackson Harris, 6-2, 6-4. No. 3. Logan Hopper (LHS) def. Kelton Spann, 6-0, 6-3. No. 4. Nate Braswell (LHS) def. Montana Gordon, 6-0, 6-1. No. 5. David Fuentes (LHS) def. CJ Miller, 6-0, 6-3.
Doubles: No. 1, Nelson/Lai (LCS) def. Reeder/Hopper, 8-4. No. 2, Harris/Brasswell (LHS) def. Spann/Gordon, 8-5.
McKeel 7, Hardee 0
Singles: No. 1, Neleah Neiberline (McKeel) def. Rachel Shaw, 6-0, 6-0. No. 2, Emily Warren (McKeel) def. Kate Melendy, 6-2, 6-1. No. 3, Jada Hutto (McKeel) def. Hannah Brown., 6-0, 6-0. No.4, Eva Harris (McKeel) def. MJ Schraeder, 6-0, 6-0. No. 5, Carmen Antaya (McKeel) def Alexa Scheipsmeier, 6-0, 6-0.
Doubles: No. 1. Neiberline/Warren (McKeel) def Shaw/Schraeder, 8-0. No.2, Harris/Hutto (Mckeel) def. Melendy/Brown (Hardee) 8-0.
Records: McKeel Academy 7-0. Hardee 0-2.
Winter Haven 7, Auburndale 0
Singles: No. 1.Camille Carnes (WH) def Madison Mulling, 5-7, 6-3, (TB 10-4), No. 2. Harli Fountain (WH) def. Maria Nakashige, 6-3, 6-0,. No. 3. Claudia Kleine (WH) def. Alexah Holton, 6-1, 7-6 (7-5 TB). No. 4. Megan VanRyswyk ( WH) def. Holly Epperson, 6-1, 6-4. 5. Hannah Jackson (WH) def. Dasia Skipper, 7-5, 6-2.
Doubles: No. 1. Carnes/Fountain WH def Mulling /Nakashige AUB 8-3. No. 2. Kleine / VanRyswyk WH def Holton / Epperson AUB 8-2
Records: Winter Haven 6-0. Auburndale 0-3.
Lakeland 6, Lakeland Christian 1
Singles: No. 1. Peyton Battilla (LHS) def. Emilee Morin, 6-0, 6-1. No. 2. Caria Fernandez-Mora (LHS) def. Emma Petcoff, 6-1, 6-1. No. 3, Sarah Jane Badcock (LHS) def. Maggy Norman, 6-2, 6-2. No. 4. Bayli Feist (LHS) def. Elie Osler, 6-2, 6-1. No. 5. Alyssa Nuguid (LHS) Olivia Sale, 6-3, 6-1.
Doubles: No. 1. Ishali Rajguru/Presley Philpot (LHS) def. Morin/Petcoff. 8-6. No. 2. Norman/Osler (LCS) def. Olivia Comyowya/Mille Ortiz, 8-2.