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Saladino Tournament: Day 1 roundup from Riverview

At Riverview


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

Saladino Tournament: Day 1 roundup from Riverview 04/10/10 [Last modified: Saturday, April 10, 2010 10:48pm]
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