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  • Saladino Baseball Tournament: Day 2 at Brandon

    BRANDON — It was supposed to be a pitchers’ duel, Brandon’s Saladino Tournament pool play matchup with Leto on Monday night.  But early on, it appeared to be a one-sided fight. Eagles lefty Antonio Velez was perfect through the first three innings, while Leto left-hander Felix Dieguez was lit up ...
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    Mon. March 09, 2015 at 11:33 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Saladino Baseball Tournament: Day 1 at Brandon

    At Brandon Scores Hillsborough 10, Gaither 6 Riverview 2, East Bay 1 Leto 8, Wharton 0 Brandon 16, Blake 0 (five innings) Pitchers of the day Leto right-hander JoJo Bergollo tossed a no-hitter at Wharton. Helped by a defense that flawlessly handled 11 ground balls, Bergollo's effort was punctuated by ...
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    Sat. March 07, 2015 at 11:22 p.m. | John C. Cotey

  • Baseball: Gaither's Hodgens, White sign with DI programs

    Two Gaither High School seniors signed Wednesday with Division I baseball programs.   Blake Hodgens, a left-handed pitcher, signed a letter of intent with Penn State. "Penn State is getting a polished lefty who should be able to help them as a freshman," coach Nelson North said. "Blake will get ...
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    Wed. Nov. 12, 2014 at 9:41 p.m. | Times Staff

  • Times’ all-Hillsborough County baseball teams

    Pitcher of the Year: Logan Crouse, Jr., Bloomingdale Why we picked him: The right-hander led a team that struggled offensively all the way to the Class 8A state championship game, upsetting district powerhouse Plant along the way. Bloomingdale had an average regular season — the Bulls were 17-9 before their ...
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    Thu. June 12, 2014 at 6:04 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • District baseball: Defeat begins retirement for Gaither’s Permuy

    TAMPA — Like he has done after every baseball game he has coached for 50 years, Frank Permuy addressed his team then gathered his things in the dugout and packed them into a long, black bat bag. For the Gaither coach, it was a familiar routine. But this time — ...
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    Wed. April 23, 2014 at 11:35 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Baseball: Gaither's grand finale beats Wiregrass

    TAMPA — In 30 years as Gaither’s baseball coach, Frank Permuy had never experienced the thrill of winning a game with a walk-off grand slam. In Permuy’s final year at the helm, it’s only fitting that Cowboys slugger Randy Oliva changed that on Friday night against Class 7A, District 8 ...
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    Sat. April 05, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Jeff Odom

  • Baseball: Saladino at Newsome, Day 3

    At Newsome Scores Gaither 9, TBT 7        Leto 2, Bloomingdale 1 Jefferson 2, Durant 1    Newsome 7, Lennard 1 Pitchers of the day Leto’s Felix Dieguez (2-2) went all seven innings, with three walks and one strikeout, and he gave up just one earned run on three hits. The ...
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    Tue. March 11, 2014 at 9:47 p.m. | Andy Warrener

  • Baseball: Saladino at Newsome, Day 2

    At Newsome Scores Leto 5, Tampa Bay Tech 1 Bloomingdale 3, Gaither 0 Jefferson 11, Lennard 1 (five innings) Newsome 2, Durant 0 Pitchers of the day Leto freshman left-hander Pablo Diaz pitched a complete game against Tampa Bay Tech, giving up seven hits, walking two and striking out four. ...
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    Mon. March 10, 2014 at 9:27 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Hillsborough: Baseball super 7, stats

    Times’ super 7 Records through Wednesday 1. Jesuit (7-0): The Tigers have three double-digit wins, but they’ll have their work cut out for them with back-to-back tough opponents in IMG Academy and Tampa Catholic. 2. Steinbrenner (5-1): The Warriors’ only loss so far came to a strong Wiregrass Ranch team, ...
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    Thu. Feb. 27, 2014 at 2:09 p.m. | Kelly Parsons

  • Gaither's Hunter Henderson to play baseball at FAMU

    Gaither graduate Hunter Henderson, one of the area’s most versatile baseball players last spring, has signed with Florida A&M. Henderson ranked fourth in Hillsborough County with a 0.73 ERA and hit .333 with 12 RBIs. He was essentially the top player on a team that included shortstop Oscar Mercado, who ...
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    Fri. July 26, 2013 at 2:47 p.m. | Joel Anderson

  • Gaither SS Oscar Mercado accepts $1.5 million deal with Cardinals

    Gaither SS Oscar Mercado accepts $1.5 million deal with Cardinals Gaither shortstop Oscar Mercado confirmed Wednesday that he has accepted a deal with the St. Louis Cardinals, who drafted him 57th overall last week. Mercado will choose a career in the minors over a scholarship offer from Florida State. Mercado said in a text message to the Tampa Bay Times’ ...
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    Wed. June 12, 2013 at 4:14 p.m. | Joel Anderson

  • MLB draft notebook: Phone call from Cardinals calms Mercado's nerves

    MLB draft notebook: Phone call from Cardinals calms Mercado's nerves The night and the first two rounds of the draft were simultaneously coming to an end, and Oscar Mercado was finally starting to get nervous. Mercado, a slick-fielding shortstop from Gaither, had been projected as a late first-round or early second-round MLB draft pick and those slots had long since ...
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    Fri. June 07, 2013 at 8:32 p.m. | Joel Anderson

  • Three Hillsborough players drafted on Day 1

    Three Hillsborough players drafted on Day 1 Durant’s Tyler Danish had a funky sidearm delivery that scared off many major-league clubs. Gaither’s Oscar Mercado closed his high school career with an underwhelming senior season. And Wharton’s Tucker Neuhaus barely played at all, struggling with nagging injuries and family tragedy. But, as goes the old adage, all it ...
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    Fri. June 07, 2013 at 12:37 a.m. | Joel Anderson

  • MLB draft: Despite down season, Gaither's Mercado knows his target audience

    MLB draft: Despite down season, Gaither's Mercado knows his target audience TAMPA — Maybe the towering expectations and pressure to play like a first-round draft pick was overwhelming for Oscar Mercado. Maybe there was no pressure at all, and his disappointing senior season was the result of some combination of apathy and senioritis. Maybe the Gaither shortstop was overrated all along, ...
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    Wed. June 05, 2013 at 8:42 p.m. | Joel Anderson

  • District baseball roundup: Wharton's late-season surge takes out Alonso

    VALRICO — Before the district tournament started Monday, Wharton coach Scott Hoffman noticed a funny little quirk about the bracket. It looked awfully familiar. The Wildcats were poised to face the same teams they had last year, when they won the District 8A-7 championship and made it to the region ...
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    Tue. April 23, 2013 at 11:07 p.m. | Joel Anderson

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