High school softball & baseball seasons officially end for Alachua County

softballThe high school softball and baseball seasons came to an end for Alachua County schools this past weekend.

On Friday night, the Santa Fe softball team lost at home to Brooksville Hernando, 1-0, on a solo homerun in top of the seventh inning. The Class 5A-District 5 champion Lady Raiders finished 22-7 and just one game from the Class 5A Final Four.

And on Saturday night, the Newberry baseball season also came to an end with a 10-4 loss at The Villages in a Class 5A Regional Semifinal.  The Panthers (20-10) won 20 games and the 5A-District 5 title this year.

Meanwhile, it was a good night for high school baseball in Levy County on Friday night.

Williston and Chiefland both advanced to tomorrow’s Class 1A Final Four at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers. Williston defeated 2-time defending 1A state runner-up Madison County, 3-2, while Chiefland won at Dixie County, 9-5, in a rematch of the District 7 championship game. Williston will play Sneads on Tuesday at 10 a.m., followed by Chiefland and Panama City Bozeman at 1 p.m., in the Class 1A state semifinals.

Unbeaten Trenton will play defending 1A state champion Wewahitchka in the state semifinals on Tuesday at the Jackie Robinson Training Complex in Vero Beach.  The Tigers lost to the Gators, 2-1, in last year’s state championship game.

Here are the match-ups for the FHSAA Class 1A-4A state tournament (Final Four).  Classes 5A-9A begin on Thursday.  Area teams in bold.

Class 1A Semifinals – Tuesday, May 21
Sneads vs. Lafayette (Mayo), 1:05 p.m.  
Wewahitchka vs. Trenton, 2:20 p.m.  
Class 1A Championship – Wednesday, May 22
TBD vs. TBD, 1:35 p.m.
Class 2A Semifinals – Tuesday, May 21
Peniel Baptist Academy (Palatka) vs. Academy at the Lakes (Land O’ Lakes), 10:35 a.m.
Mount Dora Christian Academy vs. Glades Day (Belle Glade), 11:50 a.m.
Class 2A Championship – Wednesday, May 22
TBD vs. TBD, 11:05 a.m.
Class 3A Semifinals – Tuesday, May 21
University Christian (Jacksonville) vs. Admiral Farragut (St. Petersburg), 3:35 p.m.
Cornerstone Charter (Belle Isle) vs. John Carroll Catholic (Fort Pierce), 4:50 p.m.
Class 3A Championship – Wednesday, May 22
TBD vs. TBD, 4:35 p.m.
Class 4A Semifinals – Tuesday, May 21
Trinity Christian (Jacksonville) vs. Oxbridge Academy (West Palm Beach), 6:05 p.m.
Tampa Catholic vs. Westminster Christian (Miami), 7:20 p.m.