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May 4, 2023 -- Belle Isle, FL
The top-seeded OCP Warriors softball, ranked 4th in Class 2A, jumped on their hosts with a big 4-run 1st inning and shutout relief pitching performance to win their second 2A-7 district championship in the last three years.
OCP's 4-2 victory over Cornerstone Charter Academy (CCA) was the first meeting between the top two ranked teams in 2A region 2. CCA was ranked 6th in the FHSAA rankings heading into the contest.
Senior shortstop Genesis Iglesias-Rosa led the opening inning with a great defensive play in the top of the 1st inning with a diving play to stop a hit from getting into the outfield, then throwing the runner out from her knees. On offense, she led off the inning with a lead-off triple then scored on a sacrifice fly by senior Grace Thomas.
The Warriors added 3 more runs in the inning on RBIs by junior Naya Rosario and a 2-RBI single by 7th grader Yamilette Cordova. In total, OCP had six hits in the contest. Iglesias-Rosa was the only player to have multiple hits (2).
Thomas (WP) stared the game on the mound for the Warriors and went 3.1 inning, allowed 2 earned runs on 5 hits before being relieved by junior Mia Rosario who pitched out of a jam in the top of the 4th inning. She went on to pitch 3.2 inning record 5 strikeouts, no walks, allowing just 2 hits and no earned run for the save. OCP committed just one error in the field and turned one double-play.
OCP (16-1) earned the overall 1-seed in FHSAA Class 2A Region 2 and will have the opportunity to host every game to the regional championship game played on Friday, May 19. OCP home games are played at Azalea Park Little League (1 Carol Avenue, Orlando FL).
Regional quarterfinals will be played on Wednesday May 10. Regional semifinals will be played on Tuesday May 16. All game times TBD. Admissions are $7 per contest in the FHSAA Regionals.