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2024 FHSAA baseball first round: Jacksonville Wednesday recaps

For one more night, Aidan King was the king of Jacksonville’s baseball diamond.

The Bishop Snyder senior delivered a career performance — 20 strikeouts in a one-hit shutout, a homer and double at the plate — to lead the Cardinals past perennial challenger Providence 3-0 Wednesday night in the Florida High School Athletic Association Region 1-3A baseball playoffs.

King, who finished the regular season as Florida’s strikeout leader, was nearly perfect. Other than one hit and one hit batsman, Providence (13-12) couldn’t muster any offense against the future Gator pitcher.

Bishop Snyder (19-8) heads to No. 1 Pensacola Catholic (27-1), which survived the Keystone Heights scare to win 5-2. Keystone (20-9) took a 2-0 lead in the fourth inning before the Crusaders rallied to take the lead on a Chris Rembert homer.

Aidan Lynch hit a grand slam for Bolles to beat rival Episcopal (19-9) for the second time in a week, 12-2. Chayce Kieck got the win on the mound for the Bulldogs (21-7).

No. 2 seed Trinity Christian survived a wild extra-inning match with Ocala Trinity Catholic, 4-3. Jordan Martinez hit the game-winner in the bottom of the eighth for the Conquerors (22-6), who advance to face Bolles on Saturday. Brady Harris went 2-for-5 with a three-run homer.

REGION 1-4A

Another Bishop Kenny-Baker County playoff epic – and this time, unlike last year’s regional meet, the lights stayed on.

Bishop Kenny (20-8) fought back to score in the bottom of the seventh, bottom of the 10th and finally the bottom of the 11th, with Joshmar Carbonell racing home the winning run on a wild pitch to outlast Baker County 5-4. .

Colson Altman worked eight spirited innings for the Wildcats (16-13), who repeatedly grabbed the lead, allowing the Crusaders to match them each time. Troy Ancayan got the win in relief for the Crusaders, striking out four in four innings.

REGION 1-2A

St. Johns Country Day shook off an early scare to post an 8-1 victory over visiting Gainesville St. Francis (14-10). Seth Alford and Nick Bowden both went deep for the top-seeded Spartans (21-6), and Jack Ensell struck out 11 in six innings of work. The Wolves had taken a short-lived lead in the first inning on Colin Kuruppacherry’s RBI.