BY GENE NARDI
The Seminole Ridge High School varsity baseball squad traveled Friday, March 13 to take on district foe Palm Beach Central High School, and held on to edge the Broncos 1-0.
The No. 2 Hawks had defeated the Broncos earlier in the season 23-0, but this match-up was a completely different ballgame.
Both teams played extremely well defensively through five innings, but it was Seminole Ridge that broke the ice — and iced the game.
David Moss hit a single in the sixth inning for the Hawks that provided the game-winning RBI, sending in Bryan Martin for the single run needed to seal the victory. Moss tallied two hits and the game-winning hit.
The Broncos battled back and had an opportunity in the seventh inning to even the score but came up short. Seminole Ridge pitcher Richie Cotromano proved too difficult for the Broncos at the plate.
The win for the Hawks improves their record to 11-2 on the season, and they continue to hold their No. 2 position in the county’s top 10. The Broncos fall to 2-11 on the season.
ABOVE: C.J. Bottiglieri smacks the ball to right field for the Hawks.