LUTZ – Despite mustering only one hit, Steinbrenner sneaked its way past Alonso, 5-4 on Feb. 14.
The Warriors (1-0) started the scoring in the first, when short stop Stone Ramsey crossed the plate after third baseman Gerald Bautista hit sharp ground ball.
The Ravens (0-1) answered in the top of the third, but Ramsey hit a two run home run to open up the scoring in the bottom half of the inning.
After Chris Williams, 4.0 innings, no earned runs and 7 strikeouts, and Logan Lapace combined to give the Warriors six innings with only one earned run, Bautista gave up a homer in the top of the seventh to bring Alonso within one, but the Warriors nabbed the final two outs to take the win.
“Hey, we’re happy and we had just enough,” Steinbrenner coach John Crumbley said. “I just think (my players) are going to have to take every opportunity and every chance. We’re talking about winning every inning and tonight, we really only did that only three out of the six innings. … It was enough to get it done.”
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