Another tournament, another championship for IMG Academy baseball program/IMG Academy!
The Panthers upped their record to 28-0 (!) on the season after a 7-5 win Friday against Bishop Verot in the championship of the Bud Roth Memorial Tournament in Fort Myers. And like all three previous tournaments, JR Murphy again took home the most prestigious hardware by winning MVP for the fourth time this season.
Murphy went 2-for-4 (double and triple) in the championship, but he wasn't alone. Connor McCarthy hit a two-run homer and pitcher Casey Mulholland struck out 12 to earn the win.
The team is now ranked nationally at No. 10 by PG Crosschecker, No. 20 by MaxPreps and No. 38 by Rivals. After communicating with people at the USA Today and ESPN, we hope to make their new rankings when they are released this week.
Until then, come out and support the seniors who have put in endless hours during Senior Day at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday at Academy Park against Lakewood Ranch.