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2014 East Lake Baseball Camp
Wall and Churchill All-Tournament Selections
Plaskett commits to Air Force Academy
Eagles defeat IMG Academy (Bradenton) 9-3 to win the 2014 Lee Byers Invitational Tournament
2014 Schedule

East Lake Eagles Baseball 2011 Class 5A District 11, 2012 and 2013 Class 8A District 8 Champions

April 18, 2014

Eagles win 2014 PCAC Championship 3-0 over Osceola

Ryan Wall (5-0) pitched five superb innings (2 hits, 5 strikeouts and only one walk) and combined with Brad Deppermann (0 hits, 4 strikeouts, 2nd save) to shutout the host Osceola Warriors 3-0 and clinch the 2014 PCAC Championship in a game that was halted in the bottom of the seventh with one out due to rain.  The Eagles made it back-to-back PCAC Championships with the victory, the first time in school history this has been accomplished.

The Eagles scored two runs in the first inning with 2 outs to get off to a quick start.  Clutch two out singles by Nick DeSantis and Cameron Churchill plated the two runs for the Eagles.  The Eagles tacked on another run in the 7th inning when Brad Deppermann singled in Ian Lisle who had led off the inning with a double to deep right.

The Eagles nine hit attack was led by Lisle and Deppermann with two hits each and one hit for DeSantis, Churchill, Sawyer Wirth (double), Andrew Prozzillo and Steven Plaskett.

The 17-7 Eagles next game will be in the semi-finals of the Class 7A District 9 Tournament on Wednesday, April 23 at 8:00 PM at Countryside HS vs. the winner of Tuesday's (April 22) Pinellas Park vs. Clearwater game.  A win on Wednesday will assure the Eagles a spot in the Regionals and a chance to win their fourth straight District Title.

See Bright House Sports link below: 

http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/sports/article.html/content/news/articles/bhsn/2014/4/17/east_l

 

April 17, 2014

Eagles clinch PCAC North title with 1-0 victory over Spongers

With a game East Lake needed to win to put them in the Pinellas County Athletic Conference (PCAC) Championship Game, they shutout the host Tarpon Springs Spongers 1-0.

The Eagles starter and winner Cameron Churchill (5-2) hurled four scoreless innings allowing one hit, striking out seven and walking three.  Reliever Steven Plaskett hurled the final three innings to complete the shutout and picked up his sixth save. Plaskett also allowed only one hit, striking out six and walking none. 

The Eagles lone tally was scored in the top of the fifth as with two outs Brad Deppermann doubled to deep center and was driven in by Sawyer Wirth's double to left after he fouled off three 0-2 pitches.

The Eagles seven hit attack included two hits each from Deppermann and Wirth, as well as single hits from Plaskett, Andrew Prozzillo (double) and Keegan Maronpot.

The 16-7 (7-3 District; 6-1 PCAC North) Eagles travel to Osceola tonight (4/17) at 7:00 PM to face the Warriors for the 2014 PCAC Championship. 

April 12, 2014

2014 East Lake Baseball Camp

The 2014 East Lake Baseball Camp is held by ELHS Head Baseball Coach Dan Genna and ELHS Coaching Staff and is for ages 6-13. Campers will be grouped by age and skill level.  All sessions will be held Monday-Thursday, 9 AM - 1 PM at the East Lake HS Baseball Field.

Early Registration Special: $110 if registered by June 3. 

Regular Registration: $125 if registered June 4 and after.  

Make check payable to East Lake Baseball Boosters.

Mail check and registration form to: East Lake HS, c/o Dan Genna, 1300 Silver Eagle Drive, Tarpon Springs, FL 34688.

Session 1: June 9-12

Session 2: June 16-19

Session 3: June 23-26 

See Handouts Section on left side of this page for Camp Flyer and Registration/Waiver Form.

 

April 11, 2014

Final Class 7A District 9 Standings

Northeast 9-1

East Lake 7-3

Pinellas Park 5-5

Countryside 5-5

Seminole 3-7

Clearwater 1-9

April 11, 2014

Mustangs down Eagles 5-2

The Eagles were defeated by host Lakewood Ranch 5-2 in a Non-Conference/District Game.

The Eagles scored first in the top of the second as Riley Choate was driven in by an error after he had doubled.  The Mustangs scored 5 unanswered runs before the Eagles scored their final run in the seventh as Brad Deppermann singled in Andrew Monahan, who had tripled to right center leading off the inning.  Deppermann led the Eagles 5 hit attack with two singles and Keegan Maronpot also singled.

Starting pitcher Cameron Churchill (4-2) was tagged with the loss, allowing 3 runs in 2 1/3 inning.  He was followed on the mound by Ryan Wall (2 runs, 1 earned in 2 2/3 innings) and Steven Plaskett (0 runs in 1 inning).

The Eagles (15-7; 7-3 District; 5-1 PCAC North) travel to meet the Tarpon Springs Spongers next Wednesday, April 16 at 7:00 PM in their final PCAC North game.  If the Eagles win, they will play for the PCAC Championship the next day at the site of the PCAC South winner (tbd).

April 9, 2014

Eagles clip Warhawks 2-1 in 8 innings

Led by the combination of outstanding pitching by Brad Deppermann and Steven Plaskett and the timely hitting of Keegan Maronpot and Deppermann the Eagles defeated Seminole 2-1 in 8 innings in a District and PCAC North Game.  With the victory, the Eagles completed District play at 7-3 and clinched second place and a first round bye in the upcoming District Playoffs.

Maronpot was 3-3 plus a walk and had the game winning hit in the top of the 8th inning to drive in Deppermann who had earlier singled in the inning. The first Eagle run was driven in by Brad's sacrifice fly in the 5th inning to drive in Ian Lisle who had doubled leading off the inning.  The Eagles eight hit attack was led by Maronpot's 3 hits, Deppermann's 2 hits and Lisle's double and singles by Riley Choate and Cameron Churchill.

Deppermann pitched 6 innings, striking out 8 and walking only one batter.  He left the game tied 1-1, with Steven Plaskett then entering the game and pitching a 1-2-3 7th and 8th inning (2 K's) to pick up his second win. 

The Eagles (15-6; 7-3 District; 5-1 PCAC North) travel to Lakewood Ranch tomorrow, Thursday April 10, to play a Non-Conference/District Game at 6:00 PM.

See Suncoast News link below:

http://suncoastnews.com/su/list/suncoast-news-sports/baseball-east-lake-captures-no-2-seed-20140409/

April 5, 2014

Eagles use great pitching to get by Cougars 3-1

Ryan Wall, Steven Plaskett and Brad Deppermann combined to pitch a two hitter and allow no earned runs in a hard fought 3-1 District Game victory over Countryside.

Wall pitched 5 scoreless innings allowing only one hit and no runs.  Plaskett allowed an unearned run in the sixth, striking out the side, and Deppermann picked up the save pitching a 1-2-3 seventh fanning two.

The Eagles offense was led by Nick DeSantis' three hit night, including a clutch double in the bottom of the sixth.  Keegan Maronpot led off the sixth with a single, moved to second on Nick's hit, and later scored the go ahead run on a wild pitch. DeSantis was driven in by Steven Plaskett's one out ground ball single to right past a drawn-in infield.  The Eagles first run in the second inning was scored by courtesy runner Shane Alexander (running for DeSantis, who had singled) on an error by the Cougars second baseman off the bat of Steven Plaskett.  Riley Choate followed with a double, but he and Plaskett were left stranded.

The defensive play of the game for the Eagles was second baseman Andrew Prozzillo's backhand play to end the second inning.  That play followed a 4-6-3 double play (Prozzillo to Maronpot to Cameron Churchill).

The Eagles (14-6; 6-3 District; 4-1 PCAC North) now stand alone in 2nd place in the District and can clinch a bye in the District Playoffs with a victory over the hosting Seminole Warhawks on Tuesday, April 8 @ 7:00 PM.  The game has double meaning as it is both a District and PCAC North Game.

April 4, 2014

Eagles fly by Warriors 6-3

In a Non-Conference/District game, the Eagles topped Osceola 6-3 behind a complete team effort of good pitching, hitting and defense.

The Eagles starter and winner Connor Churchill picked up his first varsity win hurling scoreless baseball the first three innings before being touched for two runs in the fourth. Travis MacGregor picked up his first save, entering with two outs and two on in the fourth and inducing a comebacker for the third out.  Travis then hurled the final 3 innings allowing only one run and three hits while striking out four. 

The offense scored four in the first as Jakob Sessa drew a one out walk, stole second and was driven in by a Christian James single. Christian Sieman then doubled which was then followed by an Andrew Belcik RBI single.  Robbie Schembri singled with two strikes and two outs to drive in the final two runs of the inning.  The Eagles added another run in the second on a Reid Zitzelberg RBI single driving in Seth Caballes who had led off with a double to right center.  The Eagles final tally occurred in the third inning as Luis Duran laid down a perfect suicide squeeze bunt driving in Belcik.  The Eagles eleven hit attack was led by two hits each from James, Sieman, Zitzelberg and J.J. Yergey.  

The Eagles (13-6; 5-3 District; 4-1 PCAC North) host the Countryside Cougars at 7:00 PM tonight in a big District game.

April 2, 2014

Host Patriots down Eagles 4-0 in BHSN televised District Game

Pinellas Park beat the Eagles in their second District matchup 4-0.  The Eagles had previously beaten the Patriots on March 4 by a score of 4-3.  Both teams now sport 5-3 District records.

Starter Cameron Churchill (4-1) suffered his first defeat allowing all 4 runs (3 earned) in five innings of work.  Churchill struck out seven and only walked one while allowing six hits.  Steven Plaskett pitched a scoreless bottom of the sixth, fanning four batters as one of his strikeout victims reached first on a throwing error. 

The Eagles could only muster four hits on a sharp single to left by Keegan Maronpot, and three infield hits by Brad Deppermann, Sawyer Wirth and Nick DeSantis.

The 12-6 (5-3 District; 4-1 PCAC North) Eagles travel to play Osceola on Thursday at 7:00 PM in a Non-Conference/District Game.

April 2, 2014

Wall and Churchill All-Tournament Selections

Congratulations to Ryan Wall and Cameron Churchill for being selected to the All-Tournament team at the recently completed Florida League HS Invitational Showcase Tournament in Sanford, FL.

March 30, 2014

Eagles game at Pinellas Park to be televised on Bright House Sports Network

The Eagles next District Game vs. the Pinellas Park Patriots on Tuesday, April 1 @ 7:00 PM, is scheduled to be televised live on Bright House Sports Network  (Channel 47; HD Channel 1147).

The Eagles currently stand in second place in the District with a 5-2 record, 1/2 game behind leader Northeast (5-1).  The Patriots stand in third place at 4-3.  East Lake hosted and defeated Pinellas Park 4-3 on March 4 in their first district meeting this season.

March 31, 2014

Plaskett commits to Air Force Academy

Junior pitcher Steven Plaskett has committed to play at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO.

See Tampa Bay Times link below:

http://www.tampabay.com/hometeam/blog/baseball-east-lakes-steven-plaskett-signs-air-force/20099/

 

March 28, 2014

Eagles defeated by Titans in the semi-finals of the Florida League HS Invitational Showcase Tournament

Olympia HS broke open a close 2-0 game in the botom of the 5th inning by scoring 5 runs en route to a 10-0 victory over the Eagles. 

Losing pitcher Riley Choate (1-1) started and pitched well for four innings allowing only 2 runs and 2 hits, but in the bottom of the fifth the Titans touched Choate for 5 runs (2 earned) to break open the game.  Tyler Gardner and Ryan Murphy finished the game on the mound for the Eagles.

Nick DeSantis singled in the 4th inning for the first Eagle hit.  The other two Eagle hits were singles by Sawyer Wirth (also reached via being hit by a pitch) and Cameron Churchill (also had a sacrifice bunt).

March 27, 2014

Eagles shutout Rams 1-0 to reach tournament final four

Ryan Wall and Steven Plaskett combined on a 3-hitter to defeat Orangewood Christian 1-0 in the second round of the Florida League HS Invitational Showcase Tournament.  Wall (3-0) picked up his third win of the season with relief help from closer Steven Plaskett who earned his fifth save in as may opportunities. After Wall walked the lead-off batter in the top of the 7th, Plaskett entered the game and promptly retired the three batters he faced.  The first out was on a sacrifice bunt he neatly fielded and tossed to first.  With the tieing run now on second and one out, he closed the door on the Rams by fanning the next two to preserve the victory and the shutout. 

The only run the Eagles needed, scored in the first inning. Brad Deppermann drew a lead-off walk and with one out was moved to second on a base hit to right by Keegan Maronpot. Cameron Churchill then grounded hard to the shortstop on what looked like a potential inning ending double play, but the second baseman's throw to first was in the dirt which allowed Churchill to reach first and a heads-up Deppermann to hustle home from second base.  Maronpot's single proved to be the only hit of the night for the Eagles.

The 12-4 Eagles will face the Olympia Titans today (Thursday, 3/27) at 4:30 PM at historic Sanford Memorial Stadium with the winner advancing to the Championship Game of the tournament on Friday. 

March 26, 2014

Eagles claw back from 3-0 deficit to defeat Panthers 4-3 in opening round of the Florida League HS Invitational Showcase Tournament in Sanford, FL 

East Lake handed Eustis a 3-0 lead in the top of the second inning by making three errors which led to 3 unearned runs, but would not be denied as they were able to storm back with the help of three Panther errors of their own to tie the score in the bottom of the same inning.  The score remained the same until the bottom of the sixth when Sawyer Wirth's long single to right plated Andrew Monahan from second base (he had reached via a one-out infield hit, and was moved to second on a walk to Christian James).  Wirth's hit proved to be the game winner.

Cameron Churchill was the star on the mound for the Eagles as he threw a complete game 3-hitter, striking out 7 and walking only one in picking up his 4th win of the season without a loss, as his ERA remained at 0.00.

Other offense was provided by Keegan Maronpot and Riley Choate as they both singled to round out the Eagles 4 hit attack.

The 11-4 Eagles will play the Orangewood Christian Rams today (Wednesday, 3/26) at 7:00 PM at historic Sanford Memorial Stadium in second round action.

March 21, 2014

Marauders down Eagles 4-1

In a battle of two of Pinellas County's best teams, Clearwater Central Catholic downed the Eagles 4-1 in a Non-Conference/District Game.

Starting and losing pitcher Brad Deppermann (3-3) was staked to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the third.  With runners on first and second and two outs Cameron Churchill (walk) and Ian Lisle (hit by pitch) successfully pulled off a double steal and Churchill scored as CCC's catcher made a throwing error attempting to get Lisle at second.  That proved to be the only run the Eagles would muster on the night as they were held to three hits (Churchill and Keegan Maronpot singled sharply to right in the first inning and Sawyer Wirth singled in the fifth).

Deppermann deserved a better fate in his 5 innings of work as with two outs in the top of the 4th inning, after CCC had tied the game 1-1, two runs scored on an error that would have ended the inning with the game still tied.  Reliever Steven Plaskett hurled the final two innings for the Eagles and was touched for a run in the top of the 7th.

The 10-4 (5-2 District; 4-1 PCAC North) Eagles travel to Sanford, FL next week to play in the prestigious Florida League HS Invitational Showcase Tournament during Spring Break.  The Eagles will play four games in the tournament beginning Monday night at 7:00 PM at historic Sanford Memorial Stadium vs. the Eustis Panthers. 

March 19, 2014

Eagles soar by Tornadoes 5-2 on Senior Night

On a night when the eight senior members of this year's team were honored in a pre-game ceremony, the Eagles defeated Clearwater 5-2 in a District Game, highlighted by Keegan Maronpot's towering solo homer to left with two outs in the bottom of the 5th to snap a 2-2 tie.

The seniors honored and accompanied by their parents and family members were Riley Choate, Cameron Churchill, Nick DeSantis, Brad Deppermann, Tyler Gardner, Keegan Maronpot, Ryan Murphy and Andrew Prozzillo.

Starting pitcher Ryan Wall threw 4 2/3 innings allowing two unearned runs and two hits before being lifted for reliever Steven Plaskett who pitched the final 2 1/3 innings without allowing a hit.  Plaskett (1-1) picked up his first win, striking out seven and walking one.

The Eagles eight-hit attack was led by the seniors who accounted for seven of the eight hits.  In addition to Maronpot's homer, Cameron Churchill had two hits (including an RBI single in the 1st) and Riley Choate (RBI triple in the 6th), Ryan Murphy (double), Andrew Prozzillo and Nick DeSantis all had one hit. Sophomore Christian James had the other Eagle hit as well as driving in two runs including a perfectly executed squeeze bunt in the sixth to plate Choate with the Eagles 5th run.

The 10-3 (5-2 District; 4-1 PCAC North) Eagles play host to the undefeated Clearwater Central Catholic Marauders (11-0) tomorrow (Thursday, 3/20) at 7:00 PM in a Non-Conference/District battle.   

March 17, 2014

2014 Florida League HS Invitational Tournament Informational Letter

Please see Handouts section on left side of this page for letter.

March 15, 2014

Vikings beat Eagles in last inning 7-3

The Northeast Vikings came from behind in the top of the seventh to score seven runs, aided by three Eagles errors in the inning, on their way to a 7-3 District Game victory.

Brad Deppermann pitched 6 scoreless innings for the Eagles and was staked to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the sixth when Nick DeSantis drew a one out bases loaded walk.  The top of the seventh proved to be a tough one for the Eagles as Northeast mounted their rally against losing pitcher Deppermann (3-2) and reliever Riley Choate.

The Eagles mounted a rally of their own in the bottom of the seventh as pinch hitter Andrew Monahan tripled to deep right center to score Andrew Prozzillo and he was then driven in on Deppermann's ground out.

Keegan Maronpot (single and double) and DeSantis both had two hits and Deppermann had one to round out the Eagles six-hit attack.

The 9-3 (4-2 District; 4-1 PCAC North) Eagles look to get back on the winning track this Tuesday at 7:00 PM as they host the Clearwater Tornadoes in a District Game.  The game is also Senior Night as the eight seniors on the team will be honored in a special pre-game ceremony.

March 14, 2014

April 3 game vs. Osceola added to schedule

The Eagles will travel to Osceola for a 7:00 PM battle on Thursday, April 3 in a Non-Conference/District Game.  This game replaces the cancelled game vs. George Jenkins earlier this season.

March 14, 2014

Churchill and DeSantis lead Eagles by Falcons 4-0

Cameron Churchill shut down Dunedin's offense by hurling six innings of one-hit ball before turning the ball over to Steven Plaskett to record the final three outs in a 4-0 whitewashing of the Falcons in a PCAC North Game.  Churchill fanned 10 while walking four as he ran his season record to 3-0.  Cameron has yet to yield an earned run in 16 2/3 innings of work this season. Plaskett struck out one in his inning of work to complete the shutout.

The offense was led by a three RBI night from catcher Nick DeSantis.  Nick had a sacrifice fly to plate the Eagles first run in the 4th inning, and then singled home both runs during the Eagles two run sixth inning.  First baseman Andrew Belcik singled in the 4th inning to drive in the second run.  The Eagles seven hit attack was led by two-hit nights from Keegan Maronpot and Ian Lisle.  Churchill also had a single and a big sacrifice bunt with no outs in the Eagles fourth inning to put two runners in scoring position, both of whom scored. 

The defense was led by shortstop Keegan Maronpot's several clutch plays including his throwing out a Falcon at the plate in the top of the fourth, in a still scoreless game.

The 9-2 Eagles (4-1 District; 4-1 PCAC North) host Northeast (3-1 District) tonight at 7:00 PM in a big District game.

March 12, 2014

Eagles stage comeback to defeat Warhawks 6-4

The Eagles used a four run 5th inning to come from behind as they upstaged Seminole 6-4 in a District Game.

Andrew Prozzillo drew a two out bases loaded walk in the 2nd and Cameron Churchill hit a two out solo homer (his first varsity dinger) in the 3rd to stake starting pitcher Ryan Wall to a 2-0 lead.  The Warhawks came right back in the top of the 4th to tie the game at 2-2.

Ryan was replaced by reliever Riley Choate to begin the 5th with the game tied.  The Warhawks took their only lead of the night as they scored two runs to take the lead 4-2, but that lead was short lived as the Eagles came right back in the bottom of the fifth to score four runs and take a 6-4 lead.

The comeback was highlighted by Nick DeSantis' 2 strike, bases loaded single, to drive in Brad Deppermann and Keegan Maronpot (they had both reached base on walks) to tie the score with one out.  With two outs Christian James gave the lead back to the Eagles with an RBI double and was then brought home by Andrew Belcik's second hit of the night (he had doubled in the Eagles second). Deppermann also had a single in the sixth to round out the Eagles 6 hit attack that was also aided by a Warhawks pitching staff that walked seven and hit two batters.

The Eagles bullpen then shut the door on the Warhawks the final two innings. Choate pitched a perfect sixth inning and picked up his first win (1-0) and closer Steven Plaskett hurled a perfect seventh to pick up his 4th save of the season.

The 8-2 Eagles (4-1 District; 3-1 PCAC North) host the Dunedin Falcons on Thursday at 7:00 PM in a PCAC North Game.

March 9, 2014

Brad Deppermann Tampa Bay Times Hot Shot Nominee for week of March 1-7

Open link below to see article.

http://www.tampabay.com/hometeam/blog/hometeam-hot-shots-nominations-march-1-7/19932/

 

 

March 8, 2014

Deppermann hurls no-hitter to lead Eagles to 1-0 victory over Cougars

Brad Deppermann hurled his second complete game shoutout of the season, but this one was extra special as he no-hit Countryside on Friday night.  The game was both a District and PCAC North affair.

Brad faced only two batters over the minimum (both reached on errors) as he struck out 12 while throwing the masterpiece.  He accomplished the feat on only 78 pitches, of which 63 were strikes.  Brad lowered his season ERA to 0.54 while running his record to 3-1.

The only run of the game was scored in the top of the 4th inning following a lead-off single by Keegan Maronpot and a one out walk to Ian Lisle. Catcher Nick DeSantis hit a hard ground ball to third that went through the Cougars third baseman's legs for an error and allowed Maronpot to score from second for the game's only run.  The Eagles only garnered 2 hits in the game (the other hit was by Deppermann in the 5th), but they did draw 5 walks.

The defensive play of the game for the Eagles, that would ultimately save the no-hitter, was a diving catch of a line drive by leftfielder Riley Choate in the third inning.

The Eagles, now 7-2 overall (3-1 District; 3-1 PCAC North) play host to the Seminole Warhawks in a District Game on Tuesday night at 7:00. 

March 5, 2014

Eagles hold off Patriots 4-3 

The Eagles defeated Pinellas Park in a District Game last night 4-3 behind the strong pitching of Ryan Wall and two hit nights from Keegan Maronpot (double, triple, 1 RBI, 1 run scored) and Nick DeSantis (1 RBI, 1 run scored).  

Wall ran his record to 2-0 hurling 6 innings of 2-hit ball allowing only 1 run while striking out 4 and walking none. Steven Plaskett survived a 2-run seventh as the Patriots scored two unearned runs as he picked up his third save in as many opportunities.  

Also contributing to the Eagles 8-hit night were Cameron Churchill (double, 1 RBI, 1 run scored), Brad Deppermann (single, 1 run scored), Christian James (single, 1RBI) and Andrew Prozzillo (single).

The Eagles once again played solid defense including a fine play by 3B Christian James on a hard hit ball and 2B Andrew Prozzillo who had an unassisted putout at first base on a ground ball hit to his left.

The 6-2 Eagles (2-1 District. 2-1 PCAC North) travel to Countryside this Friday, March 7 at 7:00 in a battle that is both a District and PCAC North Game.

See Tampa Bay Times link below for article about last night's game.

www.tampabay.com/hometeam/blog/baseball-everything-clicks-east-lake-/19905/

 

 

 

March 1, 2014

Eagles soar past Tornadoes 6-1

Led by strong pitching, timely hitting and good defense, the Eagles topped Clearwater 6-1 in a District and PCAC North contest.

Starting pitcher Cameron Churchill took a no-hitter into the 6th inning and got the win to run his record to 2-0.  He finished the evening going 5 2/3 innings, allowing an unearned run and 2 hits while striking out a career best 12 and walking 2.  Lefthander Riley Choate entered the game with 2 outs in the sixth to face a lefty batting Tornado and induced a ground out to second baseman Andrew Prozzillo to squash any hopes of a Tornado comeback.  Choate then faced one batter in the 7th, striking him out, before being replaced by freshman righthander Connor Churchill (Cameron's little brother!).  Connor retired both batters he faced in his first varsity appearance including one strikeout to the first man he faced.  The Eagles pitching staff ended the night with 14 strikeouts.

The Eagles victory was led offensively by sophomore first baseman Andrew Belcik who tripled with the bases loaded in the 3rd inning to break open a tight game and extend the Eagles lead to 4-0.  In the sixth inning Andrew doubled in another run to end the night 2-3 with 4 RBI's and 1 run scored.  Brad Deppermann returned to the line-up and made his presence felt as he contributed a 2-2 night (including a double), 1 walk, 1 RBI and 3 runs scored.  Andrew Prozzillo had an RBI single to open the scoring in the 2nd inning.   Keegan Maronpot, Cameron Churchill, Christian James and Reid Zitzelberg (his first varsity hit) all singled to round out the Eagles 9 hit attack.

The 5-2 Eagles (1-1 District; 2-1 PCAC North) will host Pinellas Park on Tuesday, March 4 @ 7:00 in a District Game. 

March 1, 2014

Shane Alexander - Student of the Month

Congratulations to junior outfielder Shane Alexander as he was chosen the January, 2014 Student of the Month at East Lake High School. 

February 28, 2014

Packers down Eagles 6-3

The Eagles dropped a tough 6-3 PCAC North Game to the Largo Packers after coming back to tie the game in the bottom of the sixth.

The starter, Ryan Wall, pitched 4 innings and allowed 3 unearned runs on 3 hits, and struck out 5 without issuing a walk.  Two errors in the 4th inning opened the door for the Packers and led to 3 unearned runs.  East Lake reliever Steven Plaskett closed the door on the Packers in the 5th and 6th to allow the Eagles to stage their 6th inning comeback from a 3-1 deficit.  The Packers scored three runs after two quick outs in the top of the seventh on a walk, bloop single and then a three-run homer. East Lake brought the tieing run to the plate in the bottom of the seventh but were unable to score.

The offense was led by Keegan Maronpot's two hits (including a double).  Also contributing were Andrew Belcik (pinch-hit double in the 6th) and singles by Tyler Gardner and Cameron Churchill and a sac fly by Cristian Sieman.  

Robbie Schembri did a fine job behind the plate in his first varsity appearance and Andrew Prozzillo made several fine plays at second base to highlight the defense.

The Eagles (4-2; 0-1 District, 1-1 PCAC North) hope to bounce back tonight at 7:00 hosting the Clearwater Tornadoes in a District/PCAC North Game. 

February 26, 2014

Northeast hands Eagles first loss 2-1

The Vikings eeked out a 2-1 District Game victory over the Eagles (4-1; 0-1 District) despite being outhit by the Eagles 8-3.

Brad Deppermann (2-1) deserved a better fate as he pitched a complete game 3-hitter for the visiting Eagles.  Brad fanned 11 and walked 2 while only allowing one earned run in 6 innings of work. 

The Eagles only run was driven in by Andrew Prozzillo's sacrifice fly in the 2nd inning.  

Christian James had 3 hits to lead the Eagles offense.  Cameron Churchill had 2 hits and Keegan Maronpot, Andrew Belcik and Prozzillo had one hit apiece to account for the other Eagle hits. 

The Eagles PCAC game today vs. Largo has been postponed until tomorrow, Thursday, 2/27 @ 7:00 PM. The Eagles currently are 1-0 in PCAC North contests.

Eagles featured in Tampa Bay Times preview of top 2014 Pinellas County HS baseball teams and players

See link below.

http://www.tampabay.com/hometeam/blog/pinellas-baseball-preview-county-pitchings-deep-se/19834/

 

Deppermann shuts out Palm Harbor 3-0

Brad Deppermann pitched a complete game 3-hit shutout to lead the Eagles over the Hurricanes 3-0 in the PCAC North opener for East Lake.  Brad walked only 1 and had 5 strikeouts in garnering his second win of the season.  The UNF signee  accomplished the masterpiece throwing only 72 pitches (55 for strikes) and threw first pitch strikes to 21 of the 25 batters he faced.

Sawyer Wirth led the offense with a 2 for 4 game and one RBI and Shane Alexander stole home as a courtesy runner for catcher Nick DeSantis on a double steal.

Keegan Maronpot, Andrew Belcik, Ian Lisle and Andrew Monahan (double) had the other Eagle hits. 

The 4-0 East Lake Eagles (1-0 PCAC North) travel to Lakeland on Friday to take on the George Jenkins Eagles (yes, same mascot as ELHS) in a non-conference/non-district game at 6:00 PM.

 

 

2014 Lee Byers Invitational All-Tournament Team

The following players have been chosen to the All-Tournament Team

East Lake HS

Tyler Gardner, Ian Lisle, Nick DeSantis, Andrew Prozzillo, Brad Deppermann, Keegan Maronpot, Sawyer Wirth, Cameron Churchill, Cristian Sieman, Ryan Wall, Steven Plaskett

Mitchell HS

Cobi Johnson, Alex Mendez, Kyle Blakeney, Mike Freeman

Osceola HS

Francis Dougherty, Mike Kleinman, Keith Weisenberg, Ethan Wheeler

Anclote HS

Brett Cook, Brandon Vinkler, Ruben Ramirez, Ryan Warren

IMG Academy

Andrew Dilacqua, Logan Allen

 

Eagles defeat IMG Academy (Bradenton) to win the 2014 Lee Byers Invitational Tournament Championship

The East Lake Eagles have now won back-to-back Lee Byers Invitational Tournament Championships after defeating IMG Academy (Bradenton) 9-3 Friday night.

See Newspaper Articles below:

Tampa Bay Times link:

http://www.tampabay.com/hometeam/blog/baseball-east-lake-wins-lee-byers-title-game/19778/

Suncoast News link:

http://suncoastnews.com/article/20140214/ARTICLE/140219951

Eagles defeat Bishop McLaughlin 5-1

Keegan Maronpot led off the game with a triple and was promptly driven in by Andrew Prozzillo's single as the Eagles parlayed this fast start and went on to defeat Bishop McLaughlin 5-1 in the semi-final round of the Lee Byers Invitational Tournament.

Cameron Churchill pitched 5 strong innings, striking out 5, walking 3 and allowing only 1 unearned run and 2 hits in picking up his first win of the season.  Steven Plaskett earned his second save while pitching 2 scoreless innings, striking out 5 and allowing only 1 hit.

The offense was led by Ian Lisle and Cameron Churchill as they both had 2 hits including a double and an RBI.  Nick DeSantis, Sawyer Wirth and Cristian Sieman also singled to round out the Eagles 9 hit attack.

The Eagles will host the Championship Game of the Lee Byers Invitational Tournament tonight (Feb 14) at 7:00 PM vs. IMG Academy (Bradenton).

Lee Byers Invitational Tournament Scores from Thursday, Feb. 13

East Lake 5 vs. Bishop McLaughlin 1

IMG 10 vs. Arlington Country Day 0

Osceola 10 vs. Dixie Hollins 1

Anclote 6 vs. Mitchell 5

 

Days 3 and 4 of the Lee Byers Invitational Tournament have been rescheduled due to rain.

Thursday, February 13 games are now:

At East Lake HS

3:00 PM: IMG vs. Arlington Country Day

6:00 PM: Bishop McLaughlin vs. East Lake

At Osceola HS 

4:00 PM Dixie Hollins vs. Osceola

At Mitchell HS

7:00 PM Anclote vs. Mitchell

 

Lee Byers Invitational Tournament Day 2 (2/11) Scores

Osceola 8 vs. Anclote 0

Mitchell 9 vs. Dixie Hollins 2

Eagles defeat Mitchell 3-2 in opening round of the Lee Byers Invitational Tournament

The Eagles opened their 2014 season with a 3-2 win over Mitchell led by the strong pitching of Brad Deppermann and Steven Plaskett.

Brad earned his first win as he hurled 6 innings allowing only 1 earned run on 2 hits, walking 1 and fanning 8.  Steven Plaskett pitched a perfect 7th with 1 strikeout and recorded the save.

Nick DeSantis had 2 hits, including a double and 1 RBI.  Keegan Maronpot had an RBI single and Tyler Gardner executed a perfect squeeze bunt for the Eagles third run.  Cameron Churchill also doubled for the Eagles and Andrew Prozzillo singled.

The Eagles next game in the LBI Tournament is Wednesday, Feb. 12 @ 7:00 PM vs. Bishop McLaughlin.

Lee Byers Invitational Tournament Day 1 (2/10) Scores

East Lake 3 vs. Mitchell 2

Bishop McLaughlin 4 vs. Dixie Hollins 1

Arlington Country Day 3 vs. Osceola 0

IMG Academy 10 vs. Anclote 7

2014 Opening Day - Lee Byers Invitational Tournament

The Eagles open their 2014 season vs. Mitchell HS in the first round of the Lee Byers Invitational Tournament this Monday, February 10 at 7:00 PM at East Lake's Lee Byers Field.

Please see the tournament bracket in the Handouts section on the left side of this page.

January 14, 2014

2014 Florida League HS Invitational Tournament

The East Lake Eagles will be playing in the 2014 Florida League HS Invitational Tournament ("The Showcase") in Sanford, FL during Spring Break (March 24-28).

The sixteen team field will include some of the best high school programs in the state of Florida.

Please see the tournament bracket in the Handouts section on the left side of this page.

January 9, 2014

2014 Lee Byers Invitational Tournament

The East Lake Eagles will be hosting the Lee Byers Invitational Tournament February 10-14, 2014.

This year's field includes host East Lake, Mitchell, Dixie Hollins, Bishop McLaughlin, Osceola, Arlington Country Day, Anclote and IMG Academy. 

Please see the tournament bracket in the Handouts section on the left side of this page.

October 29, 2013

East Lake pitcher Brad Deppermann has committed to North Florida.

See link below.

http://fw.to/AUAuHwF

July 29, 2013

East Lake infielder Keegan Maronpot has committed to Wake Forest.

See link below.

 

Congratulations to 2013 Eagles

 

Class 8A Highest GPA

The state GPA award just came out...and ELHS baseball team is ranked 2nd highest GPA in 8A (3.4).  This catapulted East Lake High School's Athletic Program to have the highest athletic GPA out of 85 schools in 8A.

 

http://www.fhsaa.org/departments/special-programs/academic-team-champion-awards/standings_2012-13 

http://www.tampabay.com/hometeam/blog/east-lake-berkeley-win-fhsaa-academic-team-titles/17458/

 

2013 East Lake Eagles

 

24 – 4

 

Kudos to dedicated players, parents and quality coaches who formed a team which consistently sacrificed time, gave their very best efforts and worked tirelessly to reap the rewards of one of the most successful East Lake baseball seasons in school history.

 

The team was fortified by an overall unified blend of experience, youth, talent and commitment to improvement throughout. 

 

The Eagle’s experienced players led by example.  They arrived early worked hard with everyone and left late.  They were accountable themselves expected others to do the same.  They often worked together away from the team putting in extra work to ensure success.

 

We had some young sophomores and talented juniors play with poise beyond what could have or even should have been anticipated.  The very best often came when it was needed most.

 

Most of all, we were witness to or participated together in many, many remarkable and wonderful memories.

 

Congratulations and thanks to all!!!!

 


Upcoming Games/Practices

Wednesday,  Apr 23
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