LUTZ – The Steinbrenner baseball team finally got the wheels turning with an offense that hadn’t produced much of anything in three straight losses prior to the game, easily scored a 12-1 victory over Wesley Chapel in five innings.
The Warriors (2-3) led off the game in the first inning with senior shortstop Stone Ramsey’s lead-off home run to get things started. Doubles by senior second baseman Christian Diaz, junior first baseman Chase Turner and junior right fielder Logan McKnight paced the team to an early 12-0 lead.
It wasn’t until the fourth inning, that the Wildcats (2-1) would put their first run on the board. The game would be called after the top of the fifth inning due to the FHSAA’s 10-run mercy rule.
Steinbrenner junior Nick Sucarichi pitched three innings, giving up just two hits and struck out six. Junior Nick Ringo came in relief for two innings, walking two batters while striking out three. He also gave up an unearned run.
The Warriors travel to Chamberlain on Feb. 28 before coming home on Friday March 2 to take on district foe, Gaither.
Jeff Odom / Sports Editor