High 5 moments 4.5.18
1. The NCAA Division II South Atlantic Conference announced Monday it named Newberry College shortstop Colin Allman the AstroTurf Player of the Week for the week of March 6. Allman, a sophomore who played at Plant City High School, went 10-for-17 with 11 RBI, nine runs scored, four home runs, three doubles and a triple during that week, helping the team go 3-1 at that time.
2. The Plant City High boys soccer team was presented with the Army National Guard national ranking trophy, associated with the MaxPreps Tour of Champions, at the school’s gymnasium on March 29. Plant City finished the 2017-18 season as the 10th-ranked team in the country and first in Florida on MaxPreps.com. The award was presented during the school’s spring pep rally.
3. On Tuesday night, Plant City’s softball team picked up a 6-0 win at Strawberry Crest in which Raiders pitcher Ashley Blessin threw a one-hitter. The Durant Cougars collected seven hits against Riverview but took a 3-0 loss at home to the Sharks.
4. Tuesday night’s baseball action saw Strawberry Crest hold off a late Plant City rally to win, 5-4, at home. In Durant’s 2-0 win against Riverview, starter Matthew Byars struck out 13 batters and walked just one, while Luke Cadwallader and Frankie Martinez drove in the Cougars’ two runs.
5. Durant, Plant City and Strawberry Crest’s track and field teams sent competitors and teams to the Vernon Kohrn Western Conference championship meet on Tuesday afternoon. In the team standings, Plant City’s boys and Strawberry Crest’s girls placed 17th overall in their respective divisions.