SARASOTA, FL - Two thousand kids from all over the state of Florida ascended anxiously upon several baseball locations all over Sarasota, FL, following Saturdays untimely rain delays. Sites include Ed Smith Complex/Stadium, Buck O’Neil Baseball Complex and IMG.
Day two at the Prospect Wire Florida State Finals started out with a bang as two of the early morning games ended in 7th inning walk offs. Eric Schappacher of the 17U Sun Coast Reebok hit a crushing line drive down the third base line, late in the 7th, to drive in the winning runs. The morning also saw a 7 run first inning that ended in a 12-0 victory for the Tampa Ravens.
The afternoon games would not be outdone, with a pitching performance that was one walk away from a perfect game and two more 7th inning walk offs. Tyler Danish of the 18U Juice was completely dominant from the moment he stepped on the mound till the moment he stepped off. Commanding his fastball between 87-90 mph and his slider between 76-78 he is one of the top prospects at the tournament. He lead his team to an 8-0 victory and is already committed to the University of Florida.