Sunday, December 17, 2017
Sports

Baseball: Saladino, University of Tampa pool, Day 1

At University of Tampa

Scores

Riverview 3, Freedom 2

Plant City 16, Blake 0, 5 inn.

Sickles 4, Robinson 2, 11 innings

Alonso 4, Armwood 2

Pitchers of the day

Riverview's Garrett Bye went seven innings, giving up just two earned runs and three walks, while striking out eight. … Though Robinson's Neil Ordorica gave up a winning homer, he relieved in the seventh and battled until the 11th, striking out six, walking two and only giving up that last hit. … Alonso's Spencer Fernandez came in with the bases loaded and no outs in the seventh just after Armwood cut the lead to 4-2. Fernandez got a strikeout, a pop out and a fly out for the save.

Hitters of the day

Riverview's Chaston Gordon was 3-for-3 and had the tying RBI in the sixth against Freedom. … Plant City's Connor Slagill went 3-for-3 with a walk, triple and four RBIs. … Sickles' Troy Bacon was 3-for-3 in his first three at-bats with a double and RBI. Robinson elected to put him on base his next two at-bats. … Sickles' Levi Gilcrease was 0-for-5 until the 11th inning, when he hit a winning homer to left.

Defensive gemS of the day

Riverview executed a 7-2 double play with a tag out at the plate to keep Freedom off the board in the sixth. … A diving catch in centerfield by Robinson's Shawn Herron saved at least one run against Sickles. … Armwood leftfielder Scotty May ran down an Alex Faedo double to the wall and sent it to shortstop Jake West, who cut down the runner at the plate.

Did you know?

Riverview's Bye had not given up a run all season until the third inning against Freedom. … Plant City stole seven bases in just four innings.

Dugout chatter

"I was just trying to relax; I was early in my first five at-bats. I honestly thought it was foul at first. When they're down the third-base line they usually hook foul." — Gilcrease on his homer.

By Andy Warrener, Times correspondent

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