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Orange Observer: High 5 — Thursday, April 8

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Ocoee baseball’s Lloyd George came through in the clutch in the Knights’ 6-5 walk-off win against Colonial Wednesday, March 31. Tied at 5-5 in the bottom of the seventh, George singled on a 1-1 count to score the winning run.
by: Troy Herring Sports Editor

1. It was a good outing for the Olympia boys and girls track and field teams at the Bob Mosher Wildcat Open Saturday, April 3. The Titans finished in third place in the boys competition and saw first-place finishes by Andrew Miller (2K steeple) and Kai Komatsu (1600-meter run, 3200-meter run). Meanwhile, on the girl’s side, the Titans took a fourth-place finish and were led by wins for Maya Abraham (100-meter hurdles) and Morgan LaBord (100-meter dash, 200-meter dash).
 

2. A busy day at the Panther Invite Saturday, April 3, at Dr. Phillips High School saw local schools haul in the hardware in track and field action. On the girls side, Dr. Phillips took the top spot, while Windermere (No. 2) and Ocoee (No. 4) rounded out the top five, while Dr. Phillips, Ocoee, Windermere and Olympia finished in first through fourth place in the boys meet. Overall — between both boys and girls — Dr. Phillips walked away with 12 wins, Ocoee and Windermere recorded four wins each, and Olympia notched three wins.
 

3. In Dr. Phillips baseball’s 7-0 win over Boone Thursday, April 1, pitcher Tyler Blanchard had an outstanding performance. He recorded the complete-game shutout while striking out nine batters and giving up only three hits. At the plate, Noah Sullivan led the way with two hits and five RBIs.
 

4. The Foundation Academy softball team rallied late in its 10-9 win over Geneva School Thursday, April 1. In the bottom of the seventh inning, the Lions scored two runs and were spurred on by the hitting of Elena Friedman — who had three hits and the game-winning RBI. 
 

5. Ocoee baseball’s Lloyd George came through in the clutch in the Knights’ 6-5 walk-off win against Colonial Wednesday, March 31. Tied at 5-5 in the bottom of the seventh, George singled on a 1-1 count to score the winning run. He went 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored.

Troy Herring is the sports editor at the West Orange Times and Windermere Observer. He is a graduate of the University of Mount Olive (BS '12) and the University of Alabama (MA '16)....

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