Port St. Joe senior pitcher Max Godwin warms up as he prepares to come in against Godby, as coach Ashley Summerlin stands at back. [ Bill Fauth | Contributed ]

Tiger Sharks win seven straight

Port St. Joe senior Fisher Vandertulip slides into home as part of a nine-run barrage in the first opening against Godby. [ Bill Fauth | Contributed ]

The Port St. Joe Tiger Sharks are on a tear, breaking out from a 5-5 record to win their last seven games and up their record to 12-5.

The Sharks haven’t lost since Bloutstown shut them out 4-0 on March 27, and since that time they have been winning at a brisk clip, beginning with a 1-0 shutout at Chipley on March 28.

On April 1 in Eastpoint, Port St. Joe downed Franklin County 6-2, and the following day they hosted the Jackson (Georgia) Red Devils and shut them out 8-0.

On April 5, it was Callaway’s turn to fall to St. Joe, but this time it was a narrow 6-5 affair, with the Tiger Sharks scoring two runs in the bottom of the sixth for the walk-off victory.

Seniors Fisher Vandertulip and Hunter Hicks combined to strike out eight and walk none as they gave up three earned runs on nine hits.

On April 9, senior Jentzen Odom struck out three, walked two and gave up no runs on four hits as Port St. Joe shut out Marianna 4-0.

With Vandertulip and Hicks once again sharing pitching duties, Port St. Joe won a thriller Friday in extra innings against Freeport, as they triumphed with a walk-off 4-3 win in the bottom of the eighth.

The pitchers struck out 12 batters between them, and walked just one, and allowed just four hits.

Port St. Joe had an easy time of it Saturday, with a 15-0 shutout in four innings over Godby.

With a nine-run first inning, and a six-run third inning, it marked an easy win as the Tiger Sharks head for the home stretch.

Meet the Editor

David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

Wendy Weitzel The Star Digital Editor

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