WESLEY CHAPEL — After back-to-back convincing wins over Eastern County rivals Zephyrhills (2-6) and Pasco (2-3), The Wesley Chapel found themselves on top again against the West side Anclote Sharks 13-3 Friday night.
Wildcats ace Jordan Almasy set the pace striking out seven of the first nine hitters. Almasy was 6 for 11 on first pitch strikes, staying ahead of the Sharks hitters before being relieved in the top of the fourth inning by Ally Fraley. Neither Almasy or Fraley allowed an Anclote hit to combine for the 13-3 shutout.
Logan Coward singled to left allowing Almasy to score the opening run in the bottom of the first. The big blow for Wildcats came in the second when Kadence Means hit a line drive over the center field fence for a three-run blast.
Trailing 9-0 Anclote made a pitching change in the third inning when Ashley Morell replaced starter Sierra Stevens. The change of pace had Wesley Chapel off balance a bit, but the Wildcats scored two runs in the fourth and two more in the sixth. Alexia Littleton singled in Maddy Golka and Brenda Delgado with no outs in the sixth inning to enact the 10-run mercy rule and end the game.
The Sharks return home after spring break to host the Pasco Pirates and Wesley Chapel starts the first of three on the road at District-leading River Ridge on the 26th.