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Baseball: Saladino results from Brandon High

At Brandon High

Scores

• King 2, Brooks-DeBartolo 1

• Durant 12, Spoto 1 (5 innings)

• Newsome 10, Freedom 9

• Brandon 4, Armwood 1

Pitcher of the day

Brooks-DeBartolo senior Shane Jeffcoat had a no-hitter into the sixth against King and struck out 11 batters, but he was saddled with the loss after allowing two runs in the sixth.

Hitters of the day

Newsome catcher Jake Gagain went 3-for-4 with a homer, double and three RBIs against Freedom.

Freedom third baseman Anthony Grampietro had two doubles among his three hits.

Spoto senior Robert Berning hit a solo homer.

Durant's Derrek Smith had three hits.

Michael Alfonso's two-out, RBI single in the sixth capped King's comeback victory.

Phoenix second baseman Davyon Dozier doubled twice and was 3-for-3.

Defensive gem of the day

King right-hander Brandon Caples prevented two runs from scoring in the fourth inning. With two outs and runners on second and third, Brooks-DeBartolo's Aziel Sime sent a hard-hit grounder up the middle that Caples snared on one hop and threw to first.

Dugout chatter

"If it didn't happen for us there in the sixth inning, it was going to be tough. You start thinking it's just one of those days. And then you hit a ball hard every once in a while and it's right at somebody and you go 'Aw, man.' " — Jim Macaluso, King coach, whose team was held hitless by Brooks-DeBartolo until the sixth.

Bryan Burns, Times correspondent

Baseball: Saladino results from Brandon High 03/09/13 [Last modified: Saturday, March 9, 2013 10:42pm]
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