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Saladino Baseball Tournament: Day 2 roundup from Riverview

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Mon. March 12, 2012 | Bryan Burns

At Riverview
Scores

Plant 2, East Bay 1
Freedom 13, Blake 0 (5 innings)
Newsome 12, Lennard 3
Riverview 7, Armwood 2

Pitchers of the day
Plant starter Matt Vaka allowed only one run on three hits through five innings and had two singles in the Panthers’ narrow win against East Bay. … Freedom’s Chandler Chapman threw a complete-game, five-inning, two-hitter to lead the Patriots’ blowout victory over Blake. … Erik Dowse, a Newsome junior, pitched the final inning and struck out all three batters. He also had three hits and a walk. … Riverview left-hander Mike Botto earned his second victory of the season by limiting Armwood to two runs on three hits in six innings.

Hitters of the day
Eric Schindler, a Freedom senior, scored twice and hit a triple and a double to spur the Patriots’ offensive explosion. … Pete Alonso had two hits, including a double in the first inning, and scored Plant’s first run after singling in the fourth and stealing a base. … Newsome’s Adam Gregorich plated two runs on a sixth-inning double, the only extra-base hit between Lennard and the Wolves.

Defensive gem of the day
Riverview rightfielder Dakota Moritz made a diving, full-extension catch on an all-out sprint to rob Armwood’s Jake Almand of a base hit and a sure RBI in the fourth inning of the Sharks’ victory.

Did you know?
Newsome, the 2011 Saladino Tournament champion, is on an eight-game Saladino win streak after starting pool play 2-0 in 2012.

Dugout chatter
“We just wake up at this point in time. We’ve been struggling the whole year, but now Saladino comes around, we just kind of wake up. We still have a young club. We only start one senior. It’s going to be good things to come.” — Newsome coach Bill Highsmith on his team’s recent success at Saladino

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