Triple-doubles aren’t just for basketball anymore, and Creekside is glad.
With three doubles in a breakthrough sixth inning, Creekside rallied past Pensacola Pine Forest to win Wednesday’s regional final 8-4 and earn the school’s third state semifinal berth in the last five years.
The Knights (23-6) struck for four runs on doubles from Daniel Cantu, Jacob Topping and finally Bryce Brindle, the last a two-run game-breaker that changed a 4-1 deficit into a one-run lead.
Creekside piled on insurance runs in the seventh on a Connor Hults triple and another Brindle base hit. Josh Emerson came in for the save after Pine Forest got its first two hitters aboard in the bottom of the seventh.
Pine Forest had taken an early lead on Keith Robbins’ two-RBI double in the first.Creekside will play its state semifinal at 4 p.m. May 31 against Venice in Fort Myers.