Plant City drove home from Lakeland Jenkins on Thursday night thinking it had won its Class 7A-Region 2 quarterfinal. However, the FHSAA has ruled the game must be resumed today (3 p.m.) from when it was suspended, tied 2-2 in the bottom of the seventh with Jenkins having a runner on first.
The game was suspended because of rain after Jenkins scored in the seventh to tie the game. Because the inning wasnít complete, the umpires reverted to the score of the game at the start of the inning, and Plant City led 2-1.
Cristina Broska, baseball administrator for the FHSAA, said according to National Federation of State High School Associations rules, teams must be given an equal number of innings, and because Jenkins was the home team, the game was not officially complete.
Late Thursday: Berkeley advances Berkeley Prep outlasted Arcadia DeSoto County 7-6 in 10 innings in a Class 4A-Region 3 quarterfinal that ended around midnight Thursday. The game, which was originally to start at 7 p.m., was pushed up to 5 p.m. because of the impending bad weather. However, rain delayed the start more than 3 hours.
Berkeley trailed 4-0 before eventually taking a 5-4 lead in the fifth. It stayed that way until the seventh when DeSoto scored a pair of runs to make it 6-5. Berkeley tied it in the seventh and won it in the 10th on a Danny Brackman single which scored Nicholas Kavouklis.
Berkeley advances to play host to Tampa Catholic on Tuesday at 7 p.m.