The Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School baseball team dropped a district game to Bozeman last week before rebounding with two wins as the District 4-1A season drew to a close.


The Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School baseball team dropped a district game to Bozeman last week before rebounding with two wins as the District 4-1A season drew to a close.



Port St. Joe finished its regular season Tuesday night against Altha.



The Tiger Sharks, the fifth seed, will open district tournament play on Monday at Liberty County.



Bozeman, the top seed in the district after finishing the district schedule unbeaten, handed the Tiger Sharks a 7-3 loss last Thursday.



Bryce Godwin started on the mound and was the losing pitcher, tossing five innings before giving way to Will Ramsey who pitched the final two innings.



Cole Cryderman had a pair of singles to lead Port St. Joe at the plate. Ramsey, Austin Clayton and Devon Strickland also had singles and Tyler Worley doubled.



“We had the bases loaded with no outs but could only muster one run,” said Port St. Joe coach Chuck Gannon.



The following day Port St. Joe traveled to South Walton and came away with a 12-6 victory.



Gannon said his team’s bats “came alive” with 12 hits, three for extra bases.



Tucker Smith, Chase Wilder and Worley each had two hits. Ricky Pennington reached base five times, walking once, singling and being hit by a pitch three times.



Eighth-grader Ethan Sander pitched six “quality” innings, Gannon said, allowing five hits and four earned runs.



The following day, Port St. Joe hosted Tallahassee Godby during Senior Day.



Smith, Worley, Pennington and Clayton, all seniors, contributed in the 7-2 win.



Clayton went the distance on the mound, striking out three and scattering nine hits.



Drew Lacour had a pair of hits.