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Georgiadis Holiday Tournament: Seminole reaches final vs. Pendleton

SEMINOLE — When the draw for the Steve Georgiadis Holiday Tournament was released, a championship game featuring Pendleton and host Seminole was highly anticipated, yet at times Thursday, it appeared that final might not come to fruition.

Pendleton had no problems disposing of Berkeley Prep in the first semifinal, winning 11-2. But Seminole was forced to work substantially harder before earning a 4-1 victory over North Port, thanks largely to the play of the Lamoureux brothers, Joe and Tim.

Tim, a sophomore and the younger of the two, took advantage of his first start on the mound by holding North Port to one run on four hits in 62/3 innings.

Joe, with the score 1-1 in the third inning, unleashed a cannonlike throw from centerfield to gun down a North Port runner at the plate that would have given the Bobcats (9-11) the lead and momentum.

"That pumped my brother up," Joe said. "Little things like that change the game."

In the fifth inning with two outs, Joe hit a blooper in shallow left between the third baseman and outfielder that was high enough to score the fast-moving Bryant Gibson from first base, giving the Warhawks a 2-1 lead they would not relinquish.

"We caught a break in that situation," Seminole coach Greg Olsen said. "We had the runner moving on the pitch, and I took a little gamble sending him. But it paid off."

Seminole (19-0) scored two more runs in the sixth inning on RBI singles from Michael Carlin and Lefty Smith.

North Port put two runners on in the seventh with two outs, forcing Olsen to bring in Nash Reling to close out the game.

Reling gave up a walk to load the bases but got the next batter to strike out to end the game.

Pendleton (18-2), meanwhile, opened up a 6-0 lead through five innings over Berkeley Prep to cruise to victory.

Third baseman Conner McCarthy drove in five of those early runs with a three-RBI double and two-run single.

Berkeley Prep (7-12) scored twice in the sixth inning to get back in the game. Jacob Linsky hit a sacrifice fly to score the Buccaneers' first run, and pinch-hitter Speros Theofilos singled home a run. But Pendleton scored five times in the bottom half of the inning to erase the Bucs' comeback hopes.

The final at 7 p.m. Saturday between Pendleton and top-ranked Seminole is a rematch of a game early in the season, which Seminole won 7-0.

Berkeley Prep faces North Port at 4 p.m. Saturday in the third-place game.

>>Fast facts

Tournament schedule

Today's games:

• Paintsville (Ky.) at Boca Ciega, 4 p.m. (seventh-place game)

•Braden River at Shorecrest,

7 p.m. (fifth-place game)

Georgiadis Holiday Tournament: Seminole reaches final vs. Pendleton 04/04/08 [Last modified: Friday, April 4, 2008 12:12am]
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