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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.
“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