Two of Orange County’s premier baseball teams face off Friday when Dr. Phillips (15-3) travels to Timber Creek (14-4).
Both teams are on a roll. The Wolves have won 11-of-13 and the Panthers have won 12 of their last 13 games.
“When you play quality teams like Timber Creek you get ready for the post season,” said Dr. Phillips coach Mike Bradley. “It’s going to be a Friday night game with a playoff atmosphere under the lights.”
DP will be without catcher Dan Autiello. The senior is expected to be list for the next two to three weeks after having his appendix removed on Sunday. Zac Holbrook will catch in his place. Sophomore Ryan Welsh (3-1, 1.88 ERA) will be on the mound for the Panthers. Junior Price Brutus (3-1, 1.12 ERA), who threw a complete game shutout against Pam Beach Central in his last outing, will pitch for Timber Creek.
Charles King is high school sports writer for the Orlando Sentinel. You can reach him via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can follow his high school football thoughts on Twitter at https://twitter.com/varsityfootball.