The FHSAA’s third week of baseball for the 2023 season was filled with exciting baseball across Clay County. Listed below in alphabetical order are the records of each high school from February 6 - 10.
Clay High Blue Devils – 1-1
Clay won a close game on the road Tuesday night against the Tocoi Creek Toros, 3-1. However, Clay High got upset at home against the Bishop Kenny Crusaders by a score of 3-2 in Clay’s first loss of the season. Clay was set to face Fleming Island on Friday but the game was postponed due to the weather.
Keystone Heights Indians – 2-1
Keystone started the week with a 9-2 victory on the road over the Newberry Panthers Monday evening. Keystone would play another game on the road the following night and lost to the North Marion Colts, 4-0. Keystone ended the week with a mercy-rule victory over the Fort White Indians, 10-0.
Fleming Island Golden Eagles – 2-0
Fleming Island got a victory Tuesday night on the road against the Beachside Barracudas, 4-1. The Eagles got their second victory of the week at home Thursday night in a 7-0 shutout against the county-rival Orange Park Raiders. Fleming was set to face Clay High on Friday but the game was postponed due to the weather.
Middleburg Broncos – 0-1
The Middleburg Broncos continue to struggle in the 2023 season. Middleburg lost by mercy rule on the road Tuesday night against the Fernandina Beach Pirates, 10-0. Middleburg’s Friday night matchup against the Palatka Panthers was suspended due to the weather in the bottom of the fourth inning with a tie score of 7-7.
Oakleaf Knights – 2-0
Oakleaf continued their undefeated start to the season with two more wins as they look to be the best baseball team in Clay County. Their first win came on the road Tuesday night against the Clay County rival Orange Park Raiders, 5-0. Oakleaf got a mercy-rule win the following night at home versus the Beachside Barracudas, 13-2.
Orange Park Raiders – 0-3
The Raiders had a rough week on the diamond after jumping out to a 5-1 record prior to week three. Orange Park’s first loss was Monday night in a neutral site game against the Riverside Generals, 5-2. Orange Park would lose the following night at home against the Clay County rival Oakleaf Knights, 5-0. Orange Park’s final loss came on the road to the Fleming Island Golden Eagles Thursday night, 7-0
Ridgeview Panthers – 1-1
Ridgeview started off the week with a loss on the road Tuesday night to the Baker County Wildcats, 6-3. The following day, Ridgeview got a mercy-rule win at home against the Riverside Generals, 15-0. Ridgeview was scheduled to play the Columbia Tigers Friday night but was canceled due to the weather.
St. Johns Country Day Spartans – 2-0
St. Johns got a mercy-rule win at home against the Menendez Falcons Wednesday night by a score of 10-0. The Spartans overcame a six-run deficit to defeat the Lowndes Vikings Friday night, 12-10.
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