• Hillsborough 6, Lennard 3
• Plant 8, Sickles 3
• Leto 15, Blake 6
• Bloomingdale 6, Riverview 0
Pitchers of the day
Bloomingdale right-hander Cody Crouse held Riverview scoreless through six innings in the evening’s win-or-go-home game to determine the champion of Pool E. Crouse struck out six and surrendered only three hits. … Hillsborough sophomore Chipper Alba picked up his first victory of the season after limiting Lennard to one hit and no runs through three innings. Terriers reliever Jared Jensen also threw three shutout innings. … Leto reliever Jose Pupo allowed only one hit over three innings and struck out six Blake batters.
Hitters of the day
Plant junior Matt Vaka smashed a three-run home run to deep centerfield. … Carter Leslie led off the sixth with a home run for Plant. … Kyle Tucker also had a home run for Plant and finished 2-for-2 with two RBIs. … Panthers senior Pete Alonso was 3-for-4 with a double. … Ricardo Sanjurjo was 2-for-3 with a double for Lennard. … Leto’s Pupo, Elias Duran and Jossue Guzman each had a double and two hits. … Blake junior Noah Dyals had two hits and two walks, reaching base in all four at-bats. … Ryan Kelley had a home run in the fifth and reached base three times to pace Bloomingdale. … Jeff Shapiro had three hits for Riverview.
Defensive gem of the day
Hillsborough junior Diamond Johnson showed his range in centerfield, tracking far to his right to make a highlight-reel diving catch on a shallow-hit ball in the fourth inning against Lennard.
Did you know?
Hillsborough’s 3-0 record to win Pool F was a welcome departure from its recent Saladino Tournament history. The Terriers were 0-3 last year in pool play and hadn’t won a Saladino game since the 2009-10 season.
“We take this tournament pretty seriously. We want to go back to the championship. We lost it last year, so we want to go back and actually win this thing.” — Crouse, who started last season’s final for Bloomingdale, which the Bulls lost 5-3 to Jefferson