Cape girls advance to regional basketball finals
Cape Coral 31, Tampa Jefferson 27: The Seahawks upended the top seed in the region, advancing to the Region 5A-3 championship game on Friday at Bradenton Southeast. Friday’s winner advances to the state 5A semifinals. Savannah Lang scored 11 points and Yarily Pacheco 10 for Cape Coral. Cape (20-8) scored 23 of its 31 points in the second half.
North Fort Myers 14, Mariner 4 (5 innings): Mackenzie Woods had a grand slam home run and scored twice, while Haley Weaver had two hits and scored two runs. Freshman pitcher Kendall Wylie (1-0) allowed only one hit in 3 2/3 innings, and also had a homer and two doubles with four RBI. Madelyn Tejeda added two hits and scored twice, and Desirae Devine had a double and two RBI. The Tritons’ Madison Gervais homered and had four RBI. Delicia Bent was 2-for-3.
Oasis 16, SW Florida Christian 2 (5 innings): The Sharks dominated in their season opener. Julia Urbina was 2-for-2 and scored four runs, while Bailey Miller had two RBI, a double and three walks.
Gateway Charter 25, Island Coast 22: The Gators came out on the short end of a season-opening slugfest.
Estero 9, Cape Coral 0: The Seahawks were blanked in their first game of the year.
Mariner 5, Riverdale 4: The Tritons rallied with three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to win their season opener. The winning run scored on Drew Gifford’s bases-loaded walk, giving Mariner a truly walk-off victory. Alex Freeland had two hits and drove in two runs, and Xzavien Torres had two RBI. Dominick Cotoni worked 2 2/3 innings of relief for the victory.
Island Coast 7, Gulf Coast 1: Brady Porvanzik was 3-for-4 with three RBI for the Gators, while Jake Mueller doubled and drove in two runs. Kevin Rodriguez had two hits and scored twice.
Lely 28, Oasis 8 (5 innings): A tough season opener for the Sharks, as Lely scored 13 runs in the top of the fifth inning.
North Fort Myers 23, Dunbar 0 (4 innings): The Red Knights racked up 18 hits and took advantage of five Dunbar errors. North scored 13 runs in the second inning.
Cape Coral 4, Estero 1: The Seahawks opened with a road victory.
Mariner 7, Dunbar 0: Singles: Rentsch (M): 6-1, 6-0; Perchall (M): 6-0, 6-0; Martinez (M): 6-0, 6-0; Annarumma (M): 6-0, 6-0; Khang (M): 6-1, 6-0. Doubles: Rentsch/Martinez (M) 8-0; Perchall/Annarumma (M) 8-0. Record: Mariner 3-0.
Oasis 7, LaBelle 0: Singles: Jackie Hair (O) d. Yuridia L. 6-0 6-0; Sydney Mahoney (O) d. Brianna C. 6-0 6-0; Alison Sieber (O) d. Krystal T. 6-0 6-0; Jordynn Teders (O) d. Ivonne B. 6-0 6-1; Isabella Bivens (O) d. Acela R. 6-1 6-1. Doubles: Jackie Hair/Sydney Mahoney (O) 8-1; Denae Angels/Isabella Bivens (O) 8-4.
Estero 7, Island Coast 0: Singles: Lily Hinders (E) d. Lucy Hartlieb 6-1, 6-0; Aubrie Sherman (E) d. Denver Boxleitner 6-0, 6-0; Nicole Montufar (E) d. Isabelle Jobe 6-0, 6-0; Vanessa Waskowski (E) d. Maja Brandt 6-0, 6-0; Olivia Replogle (E) d. Teagan Sterchi 6-0, 6-0. Doubles: Hinders/Montufar (E) d. Hartlieb/Jobe 8-0; Sherman/Waskowski (E) d. Boxleitner/Brandt 8-0. Records: Estero 3-0, Island Coast 0-1.
Mariner 7, Dunbar 0: Singles: Ralp Arvey Leyesa (M) d Kyle Van Lissum 6-2; 6-2; Nathan Laws (M) d Tony Medina 6-4; 7-6 (7-4); Gage Franklin (M) d Cody Chappell 6-0; 6-0; Sergio Zarate (M) d Somar Ramos 6-1; 6-0; Dylan Franklin (M) d Jonathon Vance 6-0; 6-0. Doubles: Leyesa/Laws (M) d Van Lissum/Medina 8-0; Franklin/Zarate (M) d Chappell/Xzavier Brafort (D) 8-0.