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Saladino Tournament: Day 2 roundup from University of Tampa

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Steinbrenner 7, Strawberry Crest 2

Spoto 7, Robinson 4

Gaither 7, Plant City 5

Hitters of the day: Gaither 3B Mike Danner stroked a two-out, three-run triple in the sixth inning to break open a 3-3 game. Danner was 3-for-4 on the night. …Steinbrenner 3B Gerald Bautista was 3-for-4 with an RBI. …Spoto 2B Rafael Caraballo reached base on all four plate appearances, including a single and a two-run double.

Pitchers of the day: Steinbrenner sophomore Chris Williams allowed just five base runners, throwing a two-hitter against Strawberry Crest. …Gaither closer Dylan Hathcock struck out the side in the seventh, stranding runners at first and second.

Defensive gems of the day: A heads-up play by Spoto pitcher George Schmitt, who threw his whole glove — ball stuck in the webbing — to first after snagging a sharp Josh Jenkins comebacker .…Gaither RF Zach Jackson made a sliding catch on a wind-caught drive by Art Knight.

Did you know? Danner is 5-for-8 with seven RBIs in the tournament. …Williams' complete game, which took just 84 pitches, was the first complete game in Steinbrenner history. …Gaither has scored 10 first-inning runs in two Saladino games.

Dugout chatter: "I think he needs to go on the (PGA) tour, get his driver out there." — Gaither coach Frank Permuy on Danner's key triple, which was on a pitch just inches off the ground

"It was a big game to stop the two-game skid we had against Alonso and Chamberlain. Good pitchers who become great pitchers are able to do that for their team." — Steinbrenner coach John Crumbley on Williams

Eduardo A. Encina, Times staff writer

Saladino Tournament: Day 2 roundup from University of Tampa 04/12/10 [Last modified: Monday, April 12, 2010 11:21pm]
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