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Saladino baseball tournament: Roundup from Brandon

At Brandon


Freedom 8 Tampa Bay Tech 1

Sickles 12, Robinson 4

Alonso 12, East Bay 2 (five innings)

Brandon 17, Blake 1 (six innings)

Pitchers of the day: Alonso's Jose Fernandez, making his first start of the season, gave up four hits and struck out six over five innings. … Freedom's Charlie Baumgartner scattered seven hits in going the distance. He struck out five and walked one.

Hitters of the day: Brandon's Spencer Dewey went 5-for-5 with a double and two RBIs, tying the tournament record for most hits in a game. Dewey also set a Saladino record for most runs scored in a game (five). … Brandon's Mike Smith was 4-for-5 with a homer and four RBIs. … Freedom third baseman Jay Carroll had three singles, scored twice and drove in two. … Sickles' Tripp Merrell went 3-for-3 with two doubles and four RBIs. … Alonso's Jose Fernandez went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer and a double.

Defensive gems of the day: Brandon's second baseman Derek Dungan, who was named best defensive player at last year's tournament, made a backhand stab of a grounder up the middle and threw out Blake's Ian Harris. … Alonso's centerfielder Joseph Lorenzo raced to the left-center gap and made a diving catch on a liner by Alan McGillivray to end a fifth-inning Indians' threat.

Did you know? Ed McCloskey, the voice of the tournament for 19 years, announced the first three games then put on an umpired on the bases during the fourth game.

Dugout chatter: "Ray's a huge part of this team, but we're a ballclub that stays on an even keel. We're going to keep rolling along, just keep on trucking," — Alonso coach Landy Faedo, on losing star pitcher and USF signee Ray Delphey to a season-ending ACL tear in his left knee Thursday, two days before the start of the Saladino Tournament.

Brandon Wright, Times correspondent

Saladino baseball tournament: Roundup from Brandon 04/04/09 [Last modified: Saturday, April 4, 2009 10:43pm]
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