Prep roundup: Peniel earns shot at FCAL softball championship
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The Peniel Baptist Academy softball team is one victory away from capturing the Florida Christian Athletic League title one last time for coach Sandy McKelvy.

Missy Moody pitched a two hitter, walked one batter and struck out five to lead the Warriors to a 12-0 shutout over Jacksonville Seacoast Christian in the FCAL semifinal matchup at Ocala Meadowbrook Academy, setting up a championship game at 5 tonight against Gainesville Countryside Christian.

The Warriors (14-8) took care of business early with a seven-run first inning. Moody was 3-for-4 with an RBI, while Paige Gulley finished 3-for-3 with two runs scored and five RBI.

Callie Brauman went 2-for-3 with two runs scored, Lauren Hudson was 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI and Amber Spedden, Kylie McKinnon and Emily Collier had one hit apiece for the Warriors.

n Ashton Adkins tossed a four-hit shutout and Jordan Davis went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, leading host Bradford to a 6-0 triumph over Palatka in the Panthers’ final regular-season game.

Adkins walked one and struck out three in the win and got helped out by Taylor Cruce, who was 2-for-3 with a run scored for Bradford (17-7).

Courtney Mikel, Katie Carroll, Alexis Sweat and Kelsey Richie each had one hit for the Panthers (10-14), who will travel to tournament host Clay to face the Blue Devils in the District 4-5A tournament semifinal on Tuesday night.

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n Crescent City scored in every inning and collected 10 singles in a 14-4 rout of visiting Warner Christian.

Coming off a 3-for-4 performance in Saturday’s win over Interlachen, the Raiders’ Jose Sanchez was 2-4 with three RBI on Thursday. Tim Rogers was 2-3 with two RBI and Austin Henry was 2-4. Dillon Dunnigan, Brandon Reiter, Dakota Horvath and Trenton Maya had one hit apiece.

The game ended in the sixth on the 10-run rule. The win was the second straight for the Raiders (7-11).

Nick Morales (3-4) got the win with four strikeouts and two walks in a complete-game performance.

n Iroquois, N.Y., scored two tiebreaking runs in the top of the eighth and held on for a 3-2 victory at Interlachen.

Ram pitchers Bryant Janus and Jase Foshee (0-1) combined for 14 strikeouts – Foshee fanned eight in three innings – but Iroquois turned two doubles, a single and a wild pitch into two runs in the eighth.

The Interlachen eighth began well – a double to right center for Janus, a single to left by Foshee and a run-scoring sacrifice fly by Tyler Thompson to make it 3-2 – but the visitors escaped with the win in their season opener.

Brett Sellers went 2-for-3 for the Rams (7-12), who host district rival Santa Fe tonight. The other Ram hits were doubles by Janus and Foshee and singles by Aaron Mitchell and Jeffrey Wright.

Iroquois plays today at Crescent City.

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