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Pinellas Athlete of the Week

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Published:   |   Updated: March 11, 2014 at 05:14 PM

Christian Townsend

Countryside H.S.

Baseball/Senior

THIS WEEK’S FEATS:

Townsend turned in a big week for the Cougars on the mound and at the plate. The senior struck out nine while tossing a three-hit, complete-game shutout against district rival Pinellas Park during C-Side’s 3-0. Three of his four hits on the week were two-baggers.

SEASON STATS:

Townsend’s hitting .524 on the year with seven doubles and seven RBIs. He has a perfect 3-0 record and 0.00 ERA while on the hill and has struck out 17 batters in 12 1/3 innings pitched.

QUOTABLES:

“He’s a bulldog out there. He probably would’ve beaten me up if I would’ve taken him out.” – Countryside coach Kemo O’Sullivan on Townsend buckling down late against Pinellas Park.

ehorchy@suncoastnews.com

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