P.K. Yonge softball rolls after rainout


P.K. Yonge's Sara Hendrix was one of five Blue Wave players to have more than one hit in Wednesday's 18-5 win at The Master's Academy.

Brett Le Blanc / Correspondent
Published: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 10:00 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 11:44 p.m.

OVIEDO — After being rained out in its first attempt to play in the Class 3A, Region 1 semifinals, the P.K. Yonge softball team needed little dramatics to earn an 18-5 win against The Master’s Academy on Wednesday.

As play resumed in the top of the first inning, sophomore Nikki Santiago ripped a two-RBI double to extend the Blue Wave’s 3-0 lead entering the suspended game. Santiago compiled two of P.K. Yonge’s 15 total hits and was one of five multiple hitters for the Blue Wave.

In sloppy conditions featuring 10 combined errors, junior pitcher Kalen McGill earned her 24th win of the season after tossing all five innings with six strikeouts. McGill also did her part at the plate on 2-for-4 hitting with a run and two RBIs.

Both Kassidy Kenard and Sara Hendrix had three hits apiece for the Blue Wave.

P.K. Yonge (27-2) advances to host Jacksonville Bishop Snyder — ranked No. 3 in Class 3A by Miracle Sports — in Friday’s regional finals at 7 p.m. A year ago, the fourth-ranked Blue Wave lost 6-2 to the Cardinals in the state semifinals.

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