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Baseball: Saladino results from University of Tampa

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Scores

• Wharton 11, East Bay 10 (10 innings)

• Gaither 10, Middleton 0 (4 1/2)

Pitchers of the day

Although he only struck out one, Wharton senior Collin Birch held East Bay to just four hits in his five innings.

Gaither junior left-hander Nathan Fitzpatrick, who had only thrown one inning coming in, threw three shutout innings.

Hitters of the day

Brian Morand's two-run single with one out in the bottom of the eighth saved Wharton, which had coughed up an 8-3 lead to East Bay.

Wharton's Reed Gray was 3-for-4 and led off the winning inning with his second double.

East Bay's Alec Wilson hit a two-run single in the seventh that tied it against Wharton.

East Bay's Brandon Williams had a two-run double.

Gaither's Tyler Tyson doubled and tripled against Middleton.

Gaither's Mitchell Martinez cleared the bases with a double.

Defensive gem of the day

With runners aboard, Gaither first baseman Efley Espinal dove to his right to stop Marcelino Mederos' sharply hit ball and beat him to the bag.

Did you know?

Wharton and Gaither played a 7-6 thriller Thursday, with Gaither nearly blowing a 7-0 lead.

Dugout chatter

"The way we've been losing, this one meant a lot." — Brian Morand, whose Wharton team suffered three of its six losses by one run.

Darek Sharp, Times correspondent

Baseball: Saladino results from University of Tampa 03/09/13 [Last modified: Saturday, March 9, 2013 10:06pm]
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