Luke Spangler had two hits and drove in three runs and struck out five batters in three innings on the mound to earn the win as Cape Coral shut out Fort Myers 8-0 Wednesday night.
Scott Dudas and Dylan Bontrager contributed two base hits apiece and Hunter Bontrager added a hit in his only at-bat.
The Seahawks had a 4-0 lead entering the seventh inning when they broke the game wide open with four runs to finish off the Wave. The Seahawks (16-4) play at North Fort Myers on Wednesday.
Cape High’s Allison Slaughter rounds third in Wednesday’s loss at Fort Myers. More photos are available online at: cu.cape-coral-daily-breeze.com.
Riverdale 3, Ida Baker 2: Bryce VanHorn pitched well enough to win Wednesday night, allowing three earned runs on six hits over five innings, but instead took the loss as Riverdale rallied to take a 3-1 lead en route to victory.
Cameron Farmer contributed two base hits toward the Bulldogs' eight hits while Jordan Pinto and Chris Schrowe added doubles to the cause.
The Bulldogs (5-12) had runners at first and second with two outs in the seventh, but were unable to score the tying or winning runs. They play at
Charlotte on Tuesday.
Gulf Coast 4, Island Coast 3: Island Coast's last nine batters were retired in order Wednesday night in a loss to Lemon Bay.
The Gators had a 3-1 lead in the sixth inning that the Manta Rays overcame with three consecutive singles to score runs. The game-winning run scored on a wild pitch.
Sam Malone started on the mound and allowed one run on five hits over five innings. Reliever Cordell Hale (2-2) took the loss by allowing the three sixth-inning runs.
Anthony Churlin had the Gators' only extra-base hit, a double, among their six total hits. The Gators (13-6) play at Gulf Coast Thursday night.
Gulf Coast 4, Mariner 0: Mariner was limited to two base hits in a shutout loss to Gulf Coast Wednesday night.
Michael Patton (3-2) allowed two earned run and struck out six over five innings in absorbing the loss for the Tritons (12-10), who play at East Lee County on Friday.
Fort Myers 5, Cape Coral 4: With the game tied 4-4 entering the bottom of the seventh inning, the Fort Myers Green Wave pushed across the game-winning run with two out when the batter beat out a ground ball up the middle at first base Wednesday night.
Makenzie Buss and Ashley Wagner led the Seahawks with two hits apiece. Wagner had a double and a solo home run while Buss stole two bases. As the losing pitcher, Buss (12-4) struck out eight batters.
The Seahawks (13-6) host half of the two-day Tritons Invitational beginning Friday. They face Hernando in their first game at 7 p.m. Friday.
Region 3A-6: Barron Collier eliminated Ida Baker from postseason play 6-1 on Wednesday.
Baker's only win came in the No. 5 singles match as senior Chris Carrillo, the district champion at that level, knocked off his Cougars opponent 7-5, 6-4 in his last high school match.
"We fought ferociously even though we were outmatched," said Bulldogs coach Karlene Hampton. "It was a good learning experience. Not bad for a school without tennis courts."