The Mariner Tritons ran into an inferior opponent Friday night and coasted to a five-inning 20-0 rout at East Lee County.
The Tritons scored eight runs in the first inning to set the tempo, added five in the second, four in the third nd three more in the fourth to add to the runaway.
Michael Patton, Tim Watters and Brandon Speery each contributed two base hits on offense with Patton driving in two runs. Mason Eicher and Joey Morales tossed a combined no-hitter with Eicher (2-0) earning the win with fur strikeouts over three innings.
The Tritons (13-10) play at Charlotte on Tuesday.
Island Coast 4, DeSoto County 1: Joey Theune tossed five innings, allowing one hit with three strikeouts as Island Coast beat DeSoto County Friday night.
Anthony Churlin connected for three base hits and Sam Malone drove in a run with an RBI double. The Gators sealed the victory with two runs in the sixth inning and added a fourth in the seventh.
The Gators (14-7) host Mariner on Thursday.
Hernando 5, Cape Coral 3: It took nine innings, but tournament favorite Hernando pulled out a victory in nine innings over Cape Coral Friday night in the first round of the Cape Coral/Mariner Tournament.
Mallory Gerrero, Kerry McLaughlin and Ally Slaughter each contributed two hits for the Seahawks. Makenzie Buss (12-5) absorbed the loss while striking out four batters.
The Seahawks (13-7) face St. John Neumann at noon on Saturday in the second round of the tournament.
Lehigh 17, Mariner 3: Tournament host Mariner took one on the chin in the first round of their own invitational Friday night in a lopsided loss to Lehigh.
Abby Love had two hits, Lindsey Nelson doubled and Kaylyn Friday absorbed the loss for the Tritons, who face East Lee County at noon Saturday in the second round of the two-day tournament.
Naples 7, North Fort Myers 0: On the heels of Thursday's 14-3 defeat at the hands of defending champion Miami Westminster, the Red Knights fared only slightly better Friday in a shutout loss to Naples in the Longshore Tournament.
Maddy White (5-1) was the losing pitcher for North Friday night as the Red Knights scored no runs on four hits against the Eagles. The Knights (18-4) play again at 10 a.m. Saturday against an opponent to be determined and face Ida Baker Tuesday in the District tournament.