Posted: 12:36 am Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Video: Palm Beach Gardens coach Joe Russo on playoff win over Dwyer 

By Matt Porter

Palm Beach Gardens coach Joe Russo said he was encouraged by his team’s offensive performance in a 10-7 win over Dwyer in Tuesday’s Class 8A regional semifinal.

Gardens, which hadn’t reached the regional semis since 2007, advanced to its first regional final since 2005. The Gators have been to the state semifinals three times (1998, ’99 and 2005) but have never reached a state final.

Here’s video of Gardens reliever Joey Boyd getting a game-ending strikeout, the celebration that followed and Russo’s thoughts:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27hrVwmCiEI