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West Orange Times & Observer Tuesday, May 30, 2017 2 years ago

Trio of local alumni take mound in ACC Championship Game -- Observer Preps

West Orange alums Andrew Karp and Tyler Baum started for FSU and UNC, respectively, while Austin Bergner pitched in relief for the Tar Heels.
by: Steven Ryzewski Senior Sports Editor

Two West Orange baseball alumni squared off as the starting pitchers in this past weekend’s ACC Championship Game in Louisville, Kentucky.

Andrew Karp (Class of 2014) got the start for Florida State, while Tyler Baum (Class of 2016) got the start for North Carolina.

Austin Bergner, a 2016 Windermere Prep graduate who started his varsity career at West Orange, also pitched in relief for the Tar Heels (47-12).

After trailing 3-0 early, the Seminoles (39-20) rallied for a 7-3 victory. Drew Mendoza, an alum of nearby Lake Minneola High, homered twice for Florida State.

Karp allowed three runs (two earned) in three innings of work. Baum allowed one run (earned) in two-and-one-thirds-innings of work. In relief, Bergner did not allow any runs in one-and-two-thirds-innings on the mound.

A complete box score is available HERE.

Both teams will host regionals in this weekend to open the NCAA Tournament.


Contact Steven Ryzewski at [email protected].

Steven Ryzewski is the Senior Sports Editor for, as well as all three of Observer Media Group's print publications in Orange County. He is a graduate of the University of Central Florida....

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