At University of Tampa
Jefferson 3, Robinson 1
Alonso 14, Lennard 0 (5 innings)
Plant 10, Wharton 0 (6 innings)
Pitchers of the day: Jefferson pitcher Ryan Montes made sure his team advanced to the quarterfinals by giving up only four hits and striking out five over six innings. … Nate Hardin was masterful in victory, allowing only one hit, no runs and recording five strikeouts in Alonso's big victory. … Michael Lashbrook started for Plant and also pitched brilliantly, scattering five hits over five shutout innings.
Hitters of the day: Ryan Regidor led Jefferson by going 2-for-3 with two doubles, a stolen base and two runs scored. … Alonso's Alex Panteliodis was the day's biggest producer on offense, going 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles and four RBIs.
Defensive gems of the day: In a game where not much went Wharton's way, second baseman Joseph Evans made the play of the game. In the top of the sixth he made a diving stop on a hard-hit groundball then got to his feet in time to throw out the Plant baserunner. … Lennard second baseman Jesse Jackson stole a hit in the third by snagging a shot from his knees and throwing out the runner at first.
Did you know?: Before his victory, Alonso pitcher Nate Hardin had pitched only one-third of an inning this season and had given up three runs. His inexperience wasn't a problem, as Hardin pitched a gem to earn his first victory of the season.
Dugout chatter: "To continue winning we have to get quality pitching and continue to come up with timely hits," Alonso coach Landy Faedo said.