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Baseball: Jesuit beats Tampa Catholic 6-1

TAMPA — Jesuit avenged one of its two losses by winning Saturday in front of its largest crowd of the season in an unfamiliar ballpark.

The Tigers (22-2) defeated Tampa Catholic 6-1 at George M. Steinbrenner Field, exacting revenge for an 8-2 loss to the Crusaders (15-6) in the second game of the season.

"After the first loss to them at the beginning of the year it was definitely a bull's-eye on our schedule," said pitcher Daniel Gibson, who improved to 9-0.

Jesuit coach Richie Warren said his team was eager for another shot at Tampa Catholic.

"It was in the back of our minds from that day on," Warren said. "We wanted to come out and put forth our best effort."

Jesuit went on a 20-game winning streak after that loss. That run ended with Wednesday's 7-1 loss to Sarasota, ranked No. 1 in the nation by USA Today.

"After the tough loss we had on Wednesday it was fun to come out here," Gibson said. "I liked it. I think after the win I liked it a lot better."

Gibson, who scattered five hits with six strikeouts and no walks, got plenty of support from George Horrnik, who drove in four runs.

Daniel Cooper scored on Horrnik's sacrifice bunt to give the Tigers a 2-0 lead in the fifth inning. In his next at-bat, Horrnik hit a three-run double to the right-center gap to highlight a four-run sixth.

Horrnik's double was the lone hit in the sixth, which included 10 batters coming to the plate. Alex Bacon was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded and later scored. That inning also featured three players — Chris Pagliarulo, Chris Reinhart and Willi Martin — who walked and scored.

Tampa Catholic pitcher Ian Ham gave up those three walks and hit batter before T.J. Owen came in and surrendered Horrnik's double.

Baseball: Jesuit beats Tampa Catholic 6-1 04/17/10 [Last modified: Saturday, April 17, 2010 10:39pm]
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