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NFC Baseball to State Championship Game

North Florida Christian's impressive postseason run through the Class 2A FHSAA State Playoffs continued Friday night with a 7-1 victory in the Semifinals down in Port. St. Lucie, FL.

The NFC Eagles battled the 2-time defending State Champions from Westminster Christian out of Miami, FL.

JD Huggins and B. Huggins both added a pair of RBI for the occassion. Michael Railey also went 3-for-4 at the plate with 3 RBI. FSU signee John Nogowski was credited with the win after throwing 7 innings and striking out 6.

With the victory, Head Coach Mike Posey is ready to lead the Eagles into a Class 2A State Title showdown Saturday afternoon (4:05pm) in Port St. Lucie against Orangewood Christian Academy.

For further information, visit: www.fhsaa.org

FHSAA BASEBALL SEMIFINALS
NO.FLORIDA CHRISTIAN at WESTMINSTERCHRISTIAN
May 20, 2011 at Port St. Lucie, Fl.

NO.FLORIDA CHRISTIAN 7 (1-0)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB
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Rice ss.................. 3 1 1 0 2 0 0 3 0
Graganella 2b............ 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0
Nogowski p............... 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Seymour pr.............. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Langston 3b.............. 2 1 0 0 2 0 2 1 0
Hodges lf................ 4 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
Railey dh................ 4 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0
Huggins, B c............. 4 1 2 2 0 2 6 0 0
Shipman cf/pr............ 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
Dupree ph............... 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Huggins, JD rf........... 4 1 2 2 0 1 1 0 0
Sands, Car 1b............ 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0
Totals................... 31 7 11 7 5 3 21 6 10

WESTMINSTERCHRISTIAN 1 (0-1)

Player AB R H RBI BB SO PO A LOB
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Sanchez, D c............. 3 1 1 0 1 0 4 1 0
Gonzalez 3b.............. 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
Thompson ss.............. 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 3 0
Sanchez, R rf............ 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
Chacon cf................ 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
Loret DeMola p/ph........ 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 0
Suarez pr............... 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Moore p................. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Robbins 1b............... 3 0 0 0 0 1 6 0 0
Touron lf................ 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0
Van Der Dijs 2b.......... 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0
Cordero ph.............. 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Totals................... 23 1 3 1 4 6 21 8 8

Score by Innings R H E
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NO.FLORIDA CHRISTIAN 005 110 0 - 7 11 0
WESTMINSTERCHRISTIAN 100 000 0 - 1 3 1
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E - Van Der Dijs. LOB - EAGLES 10; WARRIORS 8. 2B - Rice; Railey; Sanchez,
D; Thompson. HR - Huggins, B; Huggins, JD. HBP - Shipman; Sanchez, R;
Touron. SH - Graganella. SF - Thompson. SB - Railey. CS - Seymour.

NO.FLORIDA CHRISTIAN IP H R ER BB SO AB BF
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Nogowski............ 7.0 3 1 1 4 6 23 30

WESTMINSTERCHRISTIAN IP H R ER BB SO AB BF
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Loret DeMola........ 5.0 8 7 2 4 3 22 28
Moore............... 2.0 3 0 0 1 0 9 10

Win - Nogowski (1-0). Loss - Loret DeMola (0-1). Save - None.
WP - Loret DeMola. HBP - by Nogowski (Sanchez, R); by Loret DeMola (Shipman); by
Nogowski (Touron).
Umpires -
Start: 3:30 Time: 2:16 Attendance:
Game: FHSAA08

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Play-by-Play
FHSAA BASEBALL FINALS
NO.FLORIDA CHRISTIAN at WESTMINSTERCHRISTIAN - Play-by-Play
May 20, 2011 at Port St. Lucie, Fl.

Score by Innings R H E
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NO.FLORIDA CHRISTIAN 005 110 0 - 7 11 0
WESTMINSTERCHRISTIAN 100 000 0 - 1 3 1
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NO.FLORIDA CHRISTIAN starters: 18/ss Rice; 2/2b Graganella; 8/p Nogowski; 6/3b
Langston; 7/lf Hodges; 22/dh Railey; 16/c Huggins, B; 5/cf Shipman; 12/rf Huggins,
JD; 11/1b Sands, Car;
WESTMINSTERCHRISTIAN starters: 25/c Sanchez, D; 19/3b Gonzalez; 8/ss Thompson; 18/rf
Sanchez, R; 24/cf Chacon; 34/p Loret DeMola; 7/1b Robbins; 4/lf Touron; 12/2b Van
Der Dijs;

NO.FLORIDA CHRISTIAN 1st - Rice grounded out to ss. Graganella singled to
center field. Nogowski reached on a fielder's choice to shortstop; Graganella out at
second ss to 2b. Seymour pinch ran for Nogowski. Seymour out at second c to 2b,
caught stealing. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

WESTMINSTERCHRISTIAN 1st - Nogowski to p for Seymour. Sanchez, D doubled to
left center. Gonzalez singled to left field; Sanchez, D advanced to third. Thompson
flied out to cf, SF, RBI; Sanchez, D scored. Sanchez, R hit by pitch; Gonzalez
advanced to second. Chacon struck out swinging. Loret DeMola walked; Sanchez, R
advanced to second; Gonzalez advanced to third. Suarez pinch ran for Loret DeMola.
Robbins struck out swinging. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

NO.FLORIDA CHRISTIAN 2nd - Loret DeMola to p for Suarez. Langston walked.
Hodges popped up to ss. Railey singled to right field; Langston advanced to second.
Huggins, B struck out looking. Shipman hit by pitch; Railey advanced to second;
Langston advanced to third. Huggins, JD struck out swinging. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0
errors, 3 LOB.

WESTMINSTERCHRISTIAN 2nd - Touron flied out to cf. Van Der Dijs flied out to
lf. Sanchez, D flied out to cf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

NO.FLORIDA CHRISTIAN 3rd - Rice walked. Graganella grounded out to p, SAC,
bunt; Rice advanced to second. Nogowski flied out to lf. Langston walked. Hodges
reached on a fielding error by 2b; Langston advanced to second; Rice advanced to
third. Railey doubled to left field, 3 RBI; Hodges scored, unearned; Langston
scored, unearned; Rice scored, unearned. Huggins, B homered to right center, 2 RBI,
unearned; Railey scored, unearned. Shipman flied out to lf. 5 runs, 2 hits, 1
error, 0 LOB.

WESTMINSTERCHRISTIAN 3rd - Gonzalez flied out to cf. Thompson doubled to left
field. Sanchez, R grounded out to 2b; Thompson advanced to third. Chacon struck out
looking. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

NO.FLORIDA CHRISTIAN 4th - Huggins, JD homered to center field, RBI. Rice
doubled to center field. Rice advanced to third on a wild pitch. Graganella flied
out to rf. Nogowski intentionally walked. Seymour pinch ran for Nogowski. Langston
popped up to 1b. Hodges grounded out to p. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.

WESTMINSTERCHRISTIAN 4th - Nogowski to p for Seymour. Loret DeMola walked.
Suarez pinch ran for Loret DeMola. Robbins reached on a fielder's choice to
shortstop; Suarez out at second ss to 2b. Touron hit by pitch; Robbins advanced to
second. Van Der Dijs grounded out to 2b; Touron advanced to second; Robbins advanced
to third. Sanchez, D walked. Gonzalez flied out to rf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors,
3 LOB.

NO.FLORIDA CHRISTIAN 5th - Loret DeMola to p for Suarez. Railey singled to
center field. Huggins, B struck out swinging; Railey stole second. Shipman popped up
to 1b. Huggins, JD singled to right field, RBI; Railey scored. Rice reached on a
fielder's choice to third base; Huggins, JD out at second 3b to 2b. 1 run, 2
hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

WESTMINSTERCHRISTIAN 5th - Thompson flied out to lf. Sanchez, R fouled out to
1b. Chacon struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

NO.FLORIDA CHRISTIAN 6th - Moore to p for Loret DeMola. Graganella fouled out
to c. Nogowski singled up the middle. Seymour pinch ran for Nogowski. Langston
reached on a fielder's choice to shortstop; Seymour out at second ss to 2b. Hodges
grounded out to p. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

WESTMINSTERCHRISTIAN 6th - Nogowski to p for Seymour. Loret DeMola pinch hit
for Moore. Loret DeMola struck out looking. Robbins popped up to 3b. Touron walked.
Cordero pinch hit for Van Der Dijs. Cordero struck out swinging. 0 runs, 0 hits,
0 errors, 1 LOB.

NO.FLORIDA CHRISTIAN 7th - Van Der Dijs to 2b for Cordero. Moore to p for
Loret DeMola. Railey grounded out to p unassisted. Huggins, B singled to shortstop.
Dupree pinch hit for Shipman. Dupree singled to left field; Huggins, B advanced to
second. Shipman pinch ran for Dupree. Huggins, JD flied out to lf. Rice walked;
Shipman advanced to second; Huggins, B advanced to third. Graganella flied out to
rf. 0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 3 LOB.

WESTMINSTERCHRISTIAN 7th - Shipman to cf. Sanchez, D grounded out to ss.
Gonzalez out at first 3b to ss to 1b. Thompson popped up to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0
errors, 0 LOB.


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