Albert Rodriguez pitched five strong innings of relief and Jeff Dusuzak had two RBI doubles, leading the Gulf High Bucs to a 4-3 victory over Ridgewood in the championship game of the Pasco County preseason baseball tournament Tuesday. Rodriguez, taking over for starting pitcher James Lewis, bailed Gulf out of bases-loaded jams in the second and sixth innings.
Ridgewood, which trailed Gulf 4-1 at the end of five innings, mounted a comeback attempt in the sixth with the help of two Gulf errors.
John Chirichella, Jamie Ballew, Joe Bertucci and Richard Rosalia each had one hit for Ridgewood.
Gulf improves to 2-0, and Ridgewood falls to 2-1.