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2024 FHSAA baseball first round: Jacksonville Wednesday recaps

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.


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.


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.