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Baseball: Saladino results from Jefferson High

At Jefferson High


• Strawberry Crest 8, Robinson 0

• Steinbrenner 10, TBT 2

• Alonso 8, Chamberlain 3

• Jefferson 5, Plant City 2

Pitchers of the day

Strawberry Crest got four shutout innings from freshman Cory Smith against Robinson. Smith gave up one hit and two walks, and he had two strikeouts

Alonso freshman Kevin Nunez threw a complete game against Chamberlain, walking two, striking out one and giving up five hits.

Hitters of the day

Steinbrenner senior second basemen Jesse Haney went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a homer and three RBIs

Jefferson's Nelson Maldonado went 4-for-4 with a pair of singles and a pair of solo homers to drive in four of the Dragons' five runs.

Defensive gem of the day

With one out in the bottom of the first and runners on first and second, Plant City's Connor Slagill hit a hard grounder to the Jefferson third baseman, who started a double play. It was ended by senior first basemen Gabriel Selochan doing a full split to dig the ball from the dirt and collect the second out.

Did you know?

Tampa Bay Tech holds the all-time Saladino Tournament single-game records for most hits and most runs with 18 hits and 27 runs during a game against East Bay in 2009.

Dugout chatter

"Kevin (Nunez) has come in and had to spot-start for us a couple times this year and each time he's either thrown a complete game or close to it," — Alonso coach Landy Faedo

David Rice, Times correspondent

Baseball: Saladino results from Jefferson High

03/09/13 [Last modified: Saturday, March 9, 2013 10:28pm]
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