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Saladino Tournament: Day 2 roundup from Jefferson

At Jefferson


Bloomingdale 10, Blake 0 (5 innings)

King 11, Chamberlain 5

Jefferson 2, Sickles 1

Hitters of the day: Bloomingdale had plenty of big hits in its blanking of the Yellow Jackets. The Bulls' Kameron Wilson, Jeff Griffith, Clay Hicks, Alex Caballero and Conor Malloy each had a double.

Pitchers of the day: King junior Devin Smith pitched five strong innings in the Lions' victory. Smith allowed seven hits to the 24 batters he faced but only walked one and struck out two while yielding four earned runs. …Bloomingdale freshman Cody Crouse allowed four hits and struck out six.

Defensive gem of the day: Jefferson diminutive second baseman Einar Muniz, all 5-foot-3, 137 pounds of him, was in several sparkling plays during the win over Sickles. In the sixth inning he scooped a hard-hit ball to his left on one hop and threw the ball to first just in time to beat the runner. But his most important play came in the fourth inning when, with one Sickles runner on, one out and nursing a one-run lead, Muniz beat out a Sickles runner to second base to complete a double play and end the Gryphons' threat.

Did you know? Dating to last season's tournament, Blake has scored two runs in its past five Saladino games.

Dugout chatter: "We're playing pretty good. We've had a couple of mental lapses and we keep getting away with it. I told (the team) we can't keep doing that. But we're playing hard and having fun and I'd rather be 2-0 (in the tournament) than 0-2." — Jim Macaluso, King coach

Rod Gipson, Times correspondent

Saladino Tournament: Day 2 roundup from Jefferson 04/12/10 [Last modified: Monday, April 12, 2010 10:52pm]
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