Thursday night was a celebration for numerous baseball and softball teams across Clay County as five teams won District Championships. Listed below are the teams who won their district title.
Keystone Heights Indians softball: 3A District 3
The 9-17 Indians got a 10-0 mercy-rule win over the 14-10 Taylor Wildcats. Kadence Massey-Hoadley threw a one-hitter through five innings with three strikeouts. Keystone players who had RBIs during the game were Alaina Kinsall (2), Kiley Channell, Amberlea Wagner (4), Nattallie Glinski and Abbie Roach (2).
Oakleaf Knights softball: 6A District 3
The 10-11 Knights got a 7-0 victory over the 8-15 Nease Panthers. Charlotte Maddox went the distance on the mound for the Knights and had three strikeouts, five hits and zero runs given up. Maddox, Ciara Gibson, Jaidyn Collins and Amya Mirelez (2) had RBIs for the Knights.
Ridgeview Panthers baseball: 5A District 3
The 19-6 Panthers got an 8-1 win over the 21-6 Clay High Blue Devils. Ridgeview had numerous players record RBIs including Tommy Glasspoole, Douglas Langley, Billy Girgis, Cody Holland (2) and Clayton Gulbrand (2). Girgis started on the mound for the Panthers and went the distance. Girgis finished the game with seven innings pitched with five strikeouts, one walk, four hits and one earned run. Ridgeview’s defense played a significant factor in the game with clutch catches in the outfield and a perfect fielding percentage across the board.
Ridgeview Panthers softball: 5A District 2
The 17-6 Panthers won a tight game over the Columbia Tigers, 2-0. Freshman Saige Bialek had a dominant performance on the mound for the Panthers. Bialek finished the game with three strikeouts, four hits and no runs given up. The Panther defense had a good night on the field with a .971 fielding percentage.
St. Johns Country Day Spartans baseball: 2A District 2
The 22-4 Spartans got an 8-1 victory over the St. Joseph Flashes at home.