Mosley seeks Class 5A baseball semifinal berth at Clay

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Published: Monday, May 12, 2014 at 13:16 PM.

The Mosley baseball team has been here before. While it would like to repeat the result of last May’s Region 1-6A championship victory, it doesn’t necessarily want to replicate how it was accomplished.

The Dolphins, 26-3, were en route to Green Cove Springs on Monday morning where 6 p.m. CDT Tuesday they will meet Clay, 21-7, for the 1-5A crown and a Final Four berth at state.

Coach Todd Harless said that because of a four- to five-hour bus ride he wanted to take his ballclub over a day early to get better acclimated. The Dolphins were scheduled to practice at the University of North Florida early Monday afternoon.

Mosley followed the same routine last season, then fell behind 6-0 to Middleburg before a stunning rally produced a region title.

“We were nervous beginning that game; in my opinion we were a much better team but the moment got to us,” Harless said. “I think so far what has happened (in the regional playoffs) has paid off. This is as loose a group of guys as I’ve been around.”

Mosley had to survive a 10-inning gut check against Wakulla in its region opener, then played in front of what likely was the largest baseball crowd in county history when eliminating Rutherford.

Freshman Weston Bizzle, 8-1, who has earned both region victories, will start on the mound. He’ll face a University of Florida signee, and the Blue Devils have a pitcher headed to Georgia Southern who throws in the upper 80s, Harless said.



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