Make us your home page

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Baseball: Saladino at University of Tampa, Day 2

At University of Tampa


Riverview 10, Blake 0 (six innings)

Plant City 4, Freedom 1

Sickles 9, Armwood 3

Alonso 4, Robinson 3

Pitchers of the day

Riverview's Chad Colding gave up two hits in four innings and didn't allow a runner past second base. …Miguel Martinez (four strikeouts), Ryan Boyd (three strikeouts), Jeff Goodrich, P.J. Almon and Billy McKay combined to limit Freedom to one run on five hits for Plant City. Almon was particularly effective, inducing an inning-ending double play after entering with runners on the corners in the fifth and getting out of another jam with a rally-killing double play in the sixth. McKay worked a near-perfect seventh to get the save and keep his ERA at 0.00 for the season. …Blake's Charles Moore recorded seven strikeouts in a losing effort.

Hitters of the day

Alonso's Peyton Woble had the winning single in the seventh inning, scoring Jake Clark — who reached on a two-out infield single and advanced to second on an error, to break a 3-all tie vs. Robinson. Woble was 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Jose Ciccarello had a triple, a single and a run scored for the 2-0 Ravens. …Riverview pinch hitter Chaston Gordon had a double and a walk in two plate appearances and is 4-for-4 for the tourney. …Freedom rightfielder Mason Strickland brought home the Patriots' only run with a first-inning double and later added a hit to go 2-for-3. …Sickles junior Troy Bacon was 2-for-3 with a triple, two RBIs and a run scored. Levi Gilcrease had a double, three runs scored, two walks and two stolen bases, and Nick Dague doubled home a run, scored a run and was twice hit by a pitch for the 2-0 Gryphons.

Defensive gems of the day

Blake senior Derek Mann, ranging far to his left from centerfield, made a full-extension diving catch to rob Riverview's Corey Whitt of an extra-base hit in the gap. …Freedom senior centerfielder Tyler Lucchese made the same play, albeit not having to track quite as far, three hours later, and Armwood centerfield Austin Hatfield followed suit in Game 3, diving to his right on a full sprint.

Did you know?

Riverview faces Plant City — both 2-0 — today (1 p.m.) for the Pool E title; Alonso and Sickles — also 2-0 — battle (7 p.m.) for the Pool F championship with the winners moving on to the quarterfinals

Dugout chatter

"We have about five or six guys that can really pitch for us. We're doing something completely different from other teams; we're throwing every guy an inning. …It's fun for these guys, plus, it's an opportunity for these guys to get seen." — Plant City coach Mike Fryrear

Bryan Burns, Times correspondent

Baseball: Saladino at University of Tampa, Day 2 03/10/14 [Last modified: Monday, March 10, 2014 9:52pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Harmeling first woman to receive lifetime honor at Sneaker Soiree in Tampa

    Human Interest

    TAMPA — For the last quarter-century, she has combined passion and meticulousness to keep the Gasparilla Distance Classic humming and evolving. Indefatigable and detailed, Susan Harmeling braces for every race-weekend contingency.

    Susan Harmeling gives a speech after accepting an award  during the annual Sneaker Soiree, at TPepin's Hospitality Centre, Thursday, June 22, 2017.
  2. Rowdies shut out at Pittsburgh


    PITTSBURGH — The Rowdies lost their first USL game in nearly a month, 1-0 to Pittsburgh on Thursday night.

  3. LSU's Paul Mainieri defends FSU's Mike Martin; Gators play Friday


    OMAHA, Neb. — LSU coach Paul Mainieri says whether Florida State's Mike Martin ever wins a national championship should have no bearing on how his long career in college baseball is judged.

    MADE IT: Josh Watson beats the tag of Louisville catcher Colby Fitch during TCU’s 4-3 win in the College World Series.
  4. Lightning fans, don't get attached to your first-round draft picks

    Lightning Strikes

    CHICAGO — When Lightning GM Steve Yzerman announces his first-round pick tonight in the amateur draft at No. 14, he'll invite the prospect onto the stage for the once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity.

    Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Jonathan Drouin (27) eludes  Montreal Canadiens left wing Phillip Danault (24) during the second period of Wednesday???‚??„?s (12/28/16) game between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Montreal Canadiens at the Amalie Arena in Tampa.