A 16-run explosion Friday carried Coral Shores High's baseball Hurricanes to a 2-2 record heading into a hectic week.
The Canes, who struggled for scores in the early season, stunned South Florida Baseball Conference leader Palmer Trinity, 16-3, in Miami.
"It was close until the fifth inning, then we just broke it open," Cane head coach Pat Meyers said. "It was a big win on the road against a good team."
The Canes drilled 19 hits in the victory with two first-time varsity starters delivering six of them.
Dylan Naughton stepped in at designated hitter and banged out four hits. A.J. Paterson, playing right field, got two hits in his first appearance in the lineup.
Freshman standout Jose Lima drove in four runs with his four hits. Kyle Gates used two hits and three walks to reach base in his five at-bats.
Will Goodwin got the pitching decision. Kyle Couty provided late relief.
The Canes play four games in a five-day span this week, beginning with Tuesday's trip to conference rival Ransom Everglades (results pending at press time).
Coral Shores hosts Calusa Prep in a newly added game at 6 p.m. Thursday at Founders Park. The Canes visit Keys Gate Charter on Friday, then return to Founders Park for a noon Saturday conference game against Archbishop Curley.
In other Coral Shores sports this week:
- The Lady Cane lacrosse team visits Palmetto on Thursday, then plays at home at 1 p.m. Saturday against American Heritage of Plantation (JV at 11 a.m.). The Lady Canes were 2-0 headed to a Tuesday match at Cardinal Gibbons.
- The rebuilding Hurricane girls softball team visits Marathon High School for a 3:30 p.m. Friday game against the Lady Dolphin JV.