No break time for three Bay County baseball teams


Bozeman, Mosley and Rutherford will compete in tournaments over Spring Break.

Published: Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 05:26 PM.

Three county schools with eyes on the postseason will travel to compete in baseball tournaments this week.

Mosley, 12-1, coming off its first defeat of the season, will play in the South Orlando Spring Break Challenge. Bozeman, 10-2, which has compiled a 10-game winning streak, journeys to play in the Big Sun tournament hosted by Ocala Vanguard, and Rutherford, 7-4, fresh from hosting the Panama City Invitational, travels west for a tourney in Gulf Shores, Ala.

All three tournaments begin on Monday.

Mosley originally intended to compete in Alabama this week, but Coach Todd Harless said an opening occurred in Orlando and he jumped at the chance for the Dolphins to head south.

“We didn’t know much about the teams who would be playing in Alabama, they could have been very good, but every team in (Orlando) except us and one from Daytona Beach is an 8A school,” Harless said.

Harless said that Class 5A Mosley plays one game on Monday, the results of four contests used to seed teams for the following three days. From Tuesday through Thursday, it will take three consecutive wins to be crowned champion, but all schools are guaranteed four games.

The Dolphins are coming off their first loss of the season, 2-0 on Thursday to Father Ryan of Nashville, Tenn. Despite their lofty record, they have scored only two runs combined in their past three games.

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