Baseball teams across Clay County played in the first week of the FHSAA 2023 Regional Baseball Playoffs from May 8-12. Listed below are the teams who played during the week and how they fared in their matchups.
St. Johns Country Day Spartans, Week Record: 2-0, Season Record: 24-4
The FHSAA 2A Region 1 one-seed Spartans started off the week with an 8-0 win over the eight-seed Christ Church Academy Eagles Tuesday night. The Spartans got a 5-2 victory Friday night at home over University Christian. The Spartans will host the Regional Championship Monday night against the North Florida Christian Eagles.
Clay High Blue Devils, Week Record: 2-0, Season Record: 23-6
The Blue Devils started off the week with an 11-5 victory at home Tuesday night over the Escambia Gators in the first round of the FHSAA 5A Region 1 playoff. Clay High got a 5-3 victory at home Friday night over the Ridgeview Panthers. Clay will host the 5A FHSAA Region 1 Championship Tuesday night against the winner of the Columbia versus Lincoln matchup.
Ridgeview Panthers baseball, Week Record: 1-1, Season Record: 20-7
The fourth-seed Panthers got a 12-6 win at home Tuesday night over the fifth-seed Ponte Vedra Sharks in the first round of the FHSAA 5A Region 1 playoff. However, the Panthers’ season came to a close after the Panthers lost 5-3 on the road Friday night to the Clay High Blue Devils.
Fleming Island Golden Eagles, Week Record 0-1, Season Record: 16-9
The Golden Eagles season came to an end on the road Wednesday night against the Mosley Dolphins, 6-5. Fleming Island led 5-4 heading into the bottom of the seventh inning until Mosley scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh to secure the win.