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SPC's Saganowich flaunts skills from mound in shutout

TAMPA — Tuesday afternoon's quirky, quasi-doubleheader at Tampa Catholic began with the Crusaders vanquishing the six-year hex St. Petersburg Catholic held over them.

It ended with the Barons recapturing supremacy in this Class 3A, District 10 rivalry faster than you can say Chloe Saganowich.

In Tuesday's opener, the resumption of a Feb. 25 contest halted after nine innings due to darkness, the Crusaders (9-1) manufactured two runs in the top of the 11th for a 4-2 win. Christina Martinez provided the winning RBI on a squeeze bunt that scored Amber Hay.

Then, the Saganowich show commenced.

The Notre Dame signee — recruited as a shortstop — scattered four hits over seven innings and got some hearty offensive help in a 9-0 Barons romp. The day's outcomes left both teams tied atop the district with 3-1 marks.

"Chloe actually pitched today," said Barons coach Tommy Fabian, who watched his senior star toss no-hit ball the first 32/3 innings. "Her biggest thing is her speed. We've taught her other pitches to try to throw but … Chloe doesn't know how to use this pitch to make that one work. Today she did that. … She actually pitched well."

Her hitting wasn't shabby, either. Saganowich's double that bounced off the leftfield fence highlighted a three-run first inning off Hay. Before giving way to Tory Bohanan in the third, Hay issued four walks and two hits, but also fanned four consecutive Barons batters in one stretch.

SPC (5-2) added four more runs in the third, thanks primarily to a three-run double by freshman Kelsey Troyer, the Barons' No. 8 hitter who smashed a Bohanan inside pitch down the leftfield line. Leadoff hitter Kristy Fudge had SPC's other extra-base hit, a triple to open the Barons' two-run fourth.

"(Troyer's hit) basically broke our back right there," TC coach Vernon Tatum said, noting his team's earlier victory was its first against the Barons in six years. "(Saganowich) pitched a great second game. Hat's off to her."

SPC's Saganowich flaunts skills from mound in shutout 03/09/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 9, 2010 11:09pm]
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