Hillsborough 8, Wharton 7
Plant 8, Riverview 7 (10)
Durant 4, Lennard 1
Armwood 5, Leto 3
Pitchers of the day: Durant freshman Chavez Fowler started against Lennard and struck out six batters in six innings for his first career victory … Armwood's Josh Spano gave up a run in the first inning but recovered to strike out six in his third win this season … Plant starter Tanner Anderson limited Riverview to a single run and struck out seven over 41/3 innings but had a no decision as Riverview rallied to force extra innings.
Hitters of the day: Hillsborough leadoff hitter Roche Woodard had five RBIs and two home runs. … Stan Rowe's 10th-inning walkoff homer won it for Plant.
Defensive gems of the day: Plant SS Dylan Henderson got to a grounder deep in the hole and spun quickly to record a force out at second base, get the Panthers out of a ninth-inning jam … Lennard CF James McDonald made a diving catch on a hard hit liner to steal a single.
Did you know? Before winning 8-7, Plant was 1-6 in games decided by two runs or fewer this season. "If any team in this tournament deserved to win a one-run ballgame, it was definitely us," coach Dennis Braun said.
Dugout chatter: "We're not expected to be one of the big dogs out here but we're gonna take our hacks and scrap with any team go up against." — Durant coach Butch Valdes
Sean Fitzgerald, Times correspondent