Pinellas Athlete of the Week
East Lake H.S. Baseball/Senior
THIS WEEK’S FEATS:
Rovello accounted for both of East Lake’s hits in the team’s season-ending loss to Durant in the Class 8A region finals. He also recorded five assists from second base that included starting a, inning-ending 4-6-3 double play in the first.
The Eagles’ advancement to the region finals marked their deepest run since 2002’s Class 5A state second-place finish.
“Doug Rovello’s kind of the heart and soul of our team. He had a good game but we just kind of ran into a buzz saw.” – East Lake coach Dan Genna on Rovello’s key role and the tough task of facing Durant pitcher Tyler Danish.