BASEBALL NOTEBOOK: Area teams sit in different spots in standings; area stat leaders

By Jordan Kroeger, SunCoast Sports

Every team in the area sits at a different spot in the standings in its respective districts.

Lemon Bay is the only team in first place in its division, picking up wins over Lake Placid and Dunbar last week to remain perfect at 4-0 in District 5A-12 play and one game ahead of DeSoto County heading into the weekend. The two teams played last night in Englewood (see our blog for result).

Charlotte had a chance to take full possession of first place in District 7A-11 last week but lost to highly-touted Venice, which was ranked No. 2 in Class 7A last week in the PrepZone.com state baseball poll. Those two teams play again tonight in Punta Gorda, and depending on last night’s result between Charlotte and North Port, a loss could guarantee the Tarpons the No. 2 seed in the district tournament later this month while giving Venice the No. 1 seed. On the other hand, a Charlotte win could force a coin flip with Venice down the road for the top seed.

Over in North Port, the Bobcats sit in the basement of District 7A-11. North Port lost two district contests last week, falling to Fort Myers and Venice on the road to drop its district record to 0-4. The Bobcats are playing for the No. 3 seed in the district tournament at this point, needing wins over Charlotte last night and Venice on Thursday to make it happen.

Port Charlotte appears to be the dark horse in District 6A-11. The Pirates are tied for third in the standings with Cypress Lake, splitting their two contests against North Fort Myers last week. But Port Charlotte can really shake things up down the stretch with two district contests against Mariner this week (3-5, fifth place) and two more against first-place Ida Baker (7-1) later this month.

THE TEAMS

Charlotte
Season record:
10-4 (3-1 in District 7A-11)

North Port
Season record:
 8-8 (0-4 in District 7A-11)

Port Charlotte
Season record:
 8-6 (4-4 in District 6A-11)

Lemon Bay
Season record:
 7-8 (4-0 in District 5A-12)

STATISTICS (THRU APRIL 3)

Hitting (minimum 15 at-bats)
Player School H AB AVG
Matt Intihar Port Charlotte 22 46 .478
Tyler Kreissler Lemon Bay 14 33 .424
Lavell Cudjo Charlotte 14 34 .412
Dominic LeFever North Port 17 43 .395
Chace Shork Lemon Bay 12 32 .375
Trey Fields Lemon Bay 18 48 .375
Jacob Treece Lemon Bay 15 40 .375
Charlie Davidson North Port 17 46 .370
Kyle Machado Charlotte 10 27 .370
Romain Reynolds Port Charlotte 13 36 .361
Aaron Martins Charlotte 15 42 .357
Warrner Rincones Lemon Bay 17 48 .354
Shane LeMaster Charlotte 14 41 .341
Zach Taylor Lemon Bay 9 28 .321

Home runs
2: Charlie Davidson, North Port; Aaron Martins, Charlotte
1: Kevin Conway, Charlotte; Trey Fields, Lemon Bay; Robert Oettinger, Charlotte

Runs batted in
14: Aaron Martins, Charlotte
13: Logan Polston, North Port
12: Chace Shork, Lemon Bay
11: Tyler Kreissler, Lemon Bay
10: Kevin Conway, Charlotte; Jason James, Port Charlotte
9: Matt Intihar, Port Charlotte; Matt Molinari, Lemon Bay; Brandin Muniz, North Port; Romain Reynolds, Port Charlotte; Patrick Smith, North Port
8: Dominic LeFever, North Port
7: Josh Sweiderk, Lemon Bay; Warrner Rincones, Lemon Bay; Brandon Gielow, Lemon Bay
6: Charlie Davidson, North Port; Trey Fields, Lemon Bay; Zach Taylor, Lemon Bay; Jacob Treece, Lemon Bay

Pitching (min. 11 innings)
Player School W-L S IP K ERA
Tyler Kreissler Lemon Bay 0-0 0 11.1 5 0.62
Jake Eastman Charlotte 3-0 0 18.0 16 0.39
Trey Fields Lemon Bay 2-2 0 24.0 27 1.46
Tyler O’Boyle North Port 3-1 0 18.1 15 1.93
Matt LePoint Port Charlotte 3-2 0 29.1 48 1.96
Charlie Davidson North Port 2-4 0 39.0 28 1.97
Charlie Topp North Port 2-1 1 15.0 9 2.33
Kevin Conway Charlotte 2-2 0 23.0 25 2.44
Jacob Treece Lemon Bay 0-2 0 14.1 14 2.93
Ben Krizen North Port 0-1 1 11.0 9 3.18
Dominic Delgaudio Port Charlotte 2-0 1 27.0 17 3.78
Kyle Machado Charlotte 3-2 0 20.1 24 3.79
Devin Rack Port Charlotte 3-1 0 22.1 19 3.94
Brandon Gielow Lemon Bay 1-3 0 19.1 30 3.98
Hunter Groskos Charlotte 1-0 0 11.1 8 4.32

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