Solid outing from Partridge puts CDS over Steinbrenner
|Carrollwood Day junior Gabriel Partridge worked a complete game, allowing just one run on three hits.|
By Jarrett Guthrie
TAMPA – In likely his last start of the season, Carrollwood Day junior pitcher Gabriel Partridge was tasked with the challenge of facing the reigning Class 8A state champions Steinbrenner in a final regular season game. Partridge answered the call with a complete-game, 71-pitch victory as the Patriots topped the Warriors 7-1.
Partridge allowed just one run, on three hits and struck out a pair, and his offense chipped in early taking advantage of some Steinbrenner miscues in the field.
“Throughout the game, I knew these guys could hit … and I knew I had my defense behind me,” Partridge said. “Only two strikeouts and my defense did the rest of the work.”
A complete-game win, 7-1 over Steinbrenner for Carrollwood Day's @gabitopartridge pic.twitter.com/p7Q4cvFBGX— Jarrett Guthrie (@JGuthrieTampa) April 27, 2017
Partridge hurt his heel early running the bases, but said he was riding the early lead and didn’t think about it much during the game.
“The rest of the game, I didn’t even feel it on the mound,” Partridge said. “I just felt it walking off after, I felt pretty good. It felt good to get my team a win.”
|CDS junior Andre Hevesy had three singles|
and drove in three in the win.
“The key coach (Nick) Rodriguez always talks to us about, try and get the early lead,” Hevesy said. “We try and get that early lead, let our defense do the job behind the pitchers and keep the lead going.”
A 3-hit, 3 RBI game for @hevesy_andre helping @patriotball1 to a 7-1 win over Steinbrenner Thurs afternoon. @CDS_Athletics pic.twitter.com/7EKtFATX8f— Jarrett Guthrie (@JGuthrieTampa) April 27, 2017
The defense behind Steinbrenner starter Chase Camplong booted three balls and two more misplays in the outfield spelled disaster for the Warriors starter.
|Steinbrenner's Jordan Lala tripled to the wall|
in fourth inning. Lala scored Warriors only run.
Steinbrenner (15-7) finally got on the board as Jordan Lala tripled to lead off the fourth and scored on a Cam Coakley groundout. Patrick Morris doubled in the fifth, but was left stranded there by three pop fly outs.
|CDS Zach Carter had a double, scored a run and made some nice plays|
in left field in the Patriots win.
|Steinbrenner SP Chase Campolong.|
|Frank Furey had a single and RBI double in the Patriots win.|
|Steinbrenner's Patrick Morris off second after his double in the fifth.|
|Steinbrenner reliever Ryan Glass|
|CDS Rodrigo Montenegro doubled and scored twice.|
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