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Dewey helps Team Florida advance to tournament final

Led by the production of Kurt Bultmann of Seminole and Jason Dewey of Brandon, Team Florida won four consecutive games to advance to the final against an undetermined opponent in the Sunbelt Classic.

The Sunbelt Classic features some of the best baseball talent from several states.

Dewey was the leader in the first game as Florida downed Texas 11-9 behind his two homers and two RBI. Brian Haught of Jesuit contributed two hits and scored two runs to contribute offensively to the attack.

Then Team Florida defeated Maryland 6-1. Dewey had a double and an RBI, and Haught singled in a run but it was the fine pitching of Brandon's Greg Howell that really led Team Florida. Howell allowed one run, two hits and fanned three while going the distance to earn the victory.

In the next game, Florida ripped host Oklahoma 11-3 behind the firepower of Bultmann who has been a sparkplug for Team Florida batting from the leadoff spot in three of the games. He homered and doubled while knocking in three runs to lead the rout. Dewey continued his hot hitting, swatting two singles and knocking in his fourth run of the tournament. Calvin Pickering of King also contributed with a basehit.

Team Florida continued its offensive barrage as it routed Georgia 10-4 with Pickering and Bultmann both hitting two-run doubles to lead the attack.

In the four games Bultmann has collected five hits and knocked in seven runs. Haught also contributed a single to aid the offense.

The championship game was expected to be played on Saturday but rain had delayed the tournament.

Richardson signs with Edison

Gene Richardson, pitcher for Robinson High last season, recently signed a scholarship with Edison Community College.

The right-hander recorded 61 strikeouts in 56 innings with a 3.50 ERA in his senior season. His record was 4-5.

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