High school baseball, softball scores: 1 Clay County team still competing for state championship

Tony Salazar

Clay County was filled with exciting softball and baseball for the second to last week of the season. Some teams' seasons came to a close this week but one team sealed a ticket into the FHSAA Final Four. Listed below are the teams who played from May 15-19 and how they fared in their matchups.

St. Johns Country Day Baseball, Week Record: 2-0, Season Record: 26-4

The Spartans advanced to the FHSAA 2A Baseball State Semi-Final after winning the FHSAA Region 1 Championship 10-5 Monday night at home over North Florida Christian. The Spartans won the FHSAA 2A State Semi-Final over the Westminster Academy Lions Thursday, 8-3. St. Johns will play the Lakeland Christian Vikings Saturday morning for the FHSAA 2A Baseball State Championship.

Clay High Blue Devils Baseball, Week Record: 0-1, Season Record: 23-7

The Blue Devils' season came to a close as they suffered a 7-1 loss at home Tuesday night in the FHSAA 5A Regional Championship to the Columbia Tigers.

Clay finished as the 32nd-best team in Florida, the fifth-best team in 5A and the fifth-best team in the Jacksonville area. Clay had an 11-4 record at home, an 8-2 record on the road and a 4-1 record at neutral site games.

Clay High Blue Devils Softball, Week Record: 0-1, Season Record: 13-11

The Blue Devils softball teams’ season came to a close the same night as the baseball team as they lost to the in-county rival Ridgeview Panthers on the road Tuesday night in the 5A FHSAA Regional Semi-Final, 2-0.

Clay finished the 2023 season as the 103rd-best team in Florida, the 15th-best team in 5A and the 10th-best team in Jacksonville. The Blue Devils had an 8-2 record at home, a 5-8 record on the road and an 0-1 record at a neutral site.

Ridgeview Panthers Softball, Week Record 1-1, Season Record: 19-7

Ridgeview advanced to the 5A Region 1 Championship after the Panthers defeated the in-county rival Clay High Blue Devils at home Tuesday night, 2-0. Ridgeview’s season came to a close as they lost the FHSAA 5A Region 1 Championship to the Deltona Wolves Friday night, 11-3.

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