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Saladino baseball tournament: Roundup from Leto

At Leto


Leto 3, Bloomingdale 1

Hillsborough 7, Wesley Chapel 4

Tampa Cath. 8, Chamberlain 4

Pitchers of the day: P.J. Leto threw a complete game, giving up four hits and striking out six in the Falcons' 3-1 victory over Bloomingdale. … Senior pitcher Ryan Klosicki struggled late for Tampa Catholic but put in six innings, striking out two and allowing four runs.

Hitters of the day: Senior rightfielder Jay Laurienzo went 2-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI in Hillsborough's win over Wesley Chapel. … J.D. Diaz went 2-for-4 with two singles, two stolen bases, an RBI and scored a run in Tampa Catholic's victory over Chamberlain. … Nate Deleon had the hit of the game for Leto with a two-run home run in the second inning.

Defensive gems of the day: With runners on first and second, Ronald Cabrera killed an early Bloomingdale threat with a diving grab on a fly ball that was tailing away from him in right centerfield during the first inning of Leto's game. The play kept P.J. Leto out of trouble as he struck out the next batter to end the inning.

Did you know? Tampa Catholic and Chamberlain are the only high school teams participating in the tournament who do not have a freshman on the roster. … With their win Monday, Tampa Catholic extended its winning streak to 12 games.

Dugout chatter: "It's huge when you can get six innings out of a kid in the middle of a tournament like this," Tampa Catholic coach Rich Arena said about Ryan Klosicki's performance. … "Once we got the lead I just focused on setting up my slider and keeping the ball down," P.J. Leto said. "I got some help from my defense and everything went according to plan."

David Rice, Times correspondent

Saladino baseball tournament: Roundup from Leto 04/06/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 7, 2009 12:04am]
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