Friday, April 20, 2018
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Saladino Baseball Tournament: Day 1 roundup from Jefferson

At Jefferson

Scores

Brooks-DeBartolo 7, Steinbrenner 3

King 6, Robinson 3

Wharton 5, Hillsborough 4 (9 inn.)

Jefferson 4, Chamberlain 0

Pitchers of the day

Jefferson's Eric Leto pitched a two-hit complete-game shutout against Chamberlain. … King's Brett Morales struck out eight over five innings, giving up three runs on six hits against Robinson. … Wharton sophomore Darren Gooden threw three shutout innings with two strikeouts in extra-inning relief against Hillsborough.

Hitters of the day

Brooks-DeBartolo's Michael Alfonso went 3-for-3 with three singles, including one that led to him eventually scoring the go-ahead run in a four-run seventh against Steinbrenner. … King senior Keon Barnum's only hit of the day was his third homer of the season, a three-run shot in the fifth that proved to be the difference in the Lions' 6-3 victory over Robinson.

Defensive gem of the day

Hillsborough pitcher Dylan Moore was in trouble in the second inning against Wharton after senior Danny Molino doubled down the leftfield line, threatening to score a runner from first. Terriers outfielder Nick Winston quickly fielded the ball and hit relay man Tony Jones, who made a perfect one-hop throw from shallow leftfield to the plate in time for a tag to end the inning.

Did you know?

Junior Eric Leto's shutout against Chamberlain was the first shutout of the season for the Jefferson pitching staff.

Dugout chatter

"That was a crazy game because we didn't have many good at-bats and weren't in it really until the seventh inning. But that's high school baseball; things can change in a second. We went into that final inning just thinking we needed to make it hard for their pitcher, and we end up going on to win, which gives our guys some confidence that we can fight back when we're down."

Scott Hoffman, Wharton coach, whose team won 5-4 in extra innings

David Rice, Times correspondent

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