Berkeley Prep Rebounds With Win Over Tampa Catholic
After watching their undefeated season go up in smoke with a loss to the McKeel Wildcats on Saturday, the Berkeley Prep Buccaneers got back on track by downing their district rival Tampa Catholic Crusaders 6-0 on Wednesday night.
The visiting Buccaneers, who are #2 in HSBN’s Tampa Bay Power Rankings, benefited from an superb outing from starting pitcher Julian Bosnic. Averaging just 11 pitches per inning, Bosnic tossed a complete game shutout. He gave up just one hit, a double by Anthony Enriquez, and that did not come until the sixth inning. He only allowed only three other baserunners throughout the game, one on an error, one on a hit-by-pitch and another via his only base-on-balls. By contrast, he sent nine batters to the bench on strikes, giving him 54 Ks on the season.
Bosnic’s mound opponent, Jared Cenal, started strong as well, keeping the Bucs of the board through the first three innings but they finally broke through against him in the fourth. Carson Weekley, who led Berkeley with a 2-for-3 night at the dish, singled and came home on an RBI by Michael Hill, and Hill scored in turn on a basehit by Spencer Myers. A third run crossed on an error.
The Buccaneers double up on the Crusaders in the next frame. Jakob Hines began the inning by sending a 1-1 pitch over the left field fence for a solo home run. Weekley tallied his first RBI by driving in Bosnic’s courtesy runner and then came home himself on an error to finalize the scoring.