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Baseball: Saladino at Newsome, Day 1

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Sat. March 8, 2014 | Steve Lee

At Newsome

Scores

Gaither 3, Leto 1

Bloomingdale 13, Tampa Bay Tech 3

Durant 6, Lennard 1

Jefferson 7, Newsome 0

Pitchers of the day

Chelsea Baker, the only female baseball player in Hillsborough County, went five innings for the win in her debut for Durant. A knuckleballer who mixed in fastballs and even a few curveballs, Baker scattered four hits and allowed one run. … Gaither’s Tyler Tyson tossed a complete game, allowing four hits with seven strikeouts, one walk and an unearned run. … Jefferson’s Justin Sainz allowed just three hits, struck out five and walked three in five scoreless innings.

Hitters of the day

No one came close to matching Bloomingdale’s Conrado Skepple, who went 3-for-4 with a triple, grand slam and six RBIs. … Jefferson’s Nelson Maldonado hit a two-run double and Alejandro Martinez followed that with a two-run home run in a four-run fourth inning. … Gaither’s Randy Oliva went 3-for-3 with a double, RBI and run scored.

Did you know?

Durant’s Baker does not play another sport, but she does have another hobby. Aside from schoolwork and baseball, she spends three hours a day playing the piano.

Dugout chatter

“Being able to pitch my first game in the Saladino Tournament and get the win … I just threw strikes.” — Baker

 

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