Fort Myers, FL---The Mosley Dolphins have one more game to play in the 2013 baseball season. That game comes Thursday night in the 6A State Championship game in Fort Myers.
The Dolphins earning a berth in that title game with a 2-0 win over King High School out of the Tampa area Wednesday afternoon at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers.
Much of the attention coming into that game centered on King Ace Brett Morales, a High School All American, a UF signee and a likely high round MLB draft pick.
However it was Mosley ace Austin Bizzle stealing the attention. Bizzle did hit three hitters, walked a few others and two errors allowed two more King baserunners. Bizzle pitched around all of that, making one big pitch after another to keep King off the board.
The Mosley offense meanwhile threatened two or three times early without managing to get one across the plate. That is until the top of the 6th when Jordan Larry led off the inning with a double to left. Brady Bell followed with a single to make it first and third. And Bowen McGuffin then blooped a single into right field, scoring Larry with the game's first run.
Mosley added another run in the top of the 7th after Green walked, Larry doubled off the wall in left, and Bell hit a fly ball to center easily deep enough to allow Green to come home with Mosley's second run.
Bizzle didn't need that insurance run as he worked a 1-2-3 7th and finished out a no-hit shutout, the game ending 2-0. Mosley Head Coach Todd Harless reacted this way shortly after the game ended.
"It was 2 pitchers, their guy was dominant and we knew we would have to scratch out some runs and our guy was dominant and they were going to have to scratch out some runs against us. You know our guys just pitched us out of some jams and we were able to get some big hits there late in the game."
As for Bizzle, what a time to come up so big!
That's the best game I've ever pitched. I am so happy we won the game, there is nothing better than that right there. I battled fatigue near the end, but knew I had to hang on and finish this one out!"
So the Dolphins, now 30-3, will play for the title against Archbishop McCarthy Thursday night at 7:35. Mosley hoping to win it's second state baseball title, the first coming in 2002 under then head coach Doug Lee.