Early offense sparks Terriers' 13th straight win

Tim Elko greeted at the plate after his 2-run homer.

By Jarrett Guthrie

TAMPA – It would be hard to find a hotter team in the county than the Hillsborough Terriers.

Behind an explosive first two innings and solid combined efforts on the mound Hillsborough reeled off its 13th straight victory defeating Berkeley Prep 12-2.
Hillsborough's Terrence Doston drove in two, and stole
two bases in win. 

The Terriers jumped on the Buccaneers early as Nick Romano and Terrance Doston singled in a pair each in a six-run opening frame for Hillsborough (18-4). Doston also scored in the second and had two stolen bases.

The offense wasn’t quite done adding three more in the second, highlighted by a two-run shot by Ole Miss signee Tim Elko to left and an RBI single by Bryce Blanco. The home run was Elko’s second in as many nights and he added an RBI sac fly in the next inning.

Senior and Santa Fe State College commit Jarrod Cande worked three innings on the mound to pick up the win. Cande, who also went 3-for-4 at the plate with an RBI and two runs scored, struck out three on the mound and allowed one run.


Hillsborough SP Jarrod Cande. 


Romano added a double at the plate in the third, and brother Ryan Romano had a single, two runs scored and an RBI.

Berkeley Prep got a third inning run as Spencer Myers had a bunt single, moved around on a Julian Bosnic double and scored on a Gordon Stetson single.

Nathan Gustafson worked two innings on the mound in relief for the Terriers allowing one run, and striking out three.

The run, which came on a RBI double by Myers staved off the mercy-rule ending for the Buccaneers.

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