Newsome junior pitcher Bailey Schinella has verbally committed to Florida State, Wolves softball coach Dawn Vanella said.
Last season, Schinella went 17-2 with a 0.30 ERA, 123 strikeouts and seven shutouts. She also batted .521 with a team-best 38 hits, 32 RBIs and 12 extra-base hits, including six triples.
Schinella was a 2009 All-Western Conference and All-Hillsborough County selection by The Tampa Tribune.
Cambridge Christian senior Derek Self signed with Webber International, an NAIA program located in Babson Park.
Self, an outfielder/left-handed pitcher, had interest from Palm Beach Atlantic and several other out-of-state schools, but he chose Webber International because of his desire to stay closer to home, according to his father, Jim.
Self has been an all-state selection each of the past three seasons, in 2007 and 2008 while at Seffner Christian and last season with the Lancers, who he helped reach the Class 1A state title game.
Self went 6-0 for the Lancers last season, posting a 2.27 ERA in 37 innings pitched. He struck out 40 and walked only six. Self also hit .342 with 35 runs scored and 14 RBIs.
Self will have the opportunity to both pitch and play the outfield in college.
During Thanksgiving break, point guard Reggie Burke led the Strawberry Crest boys varsity team to its first victory, a 62-54 win over Brooksville Central, in the Dunnellon Thanksgiving Tournament. Burke finished with 27 points, including five 3-pointers, seven rebounds and nine assists.
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