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Duo leads Bloomingdale to title

The Bulls shut out Seminole 4-0 in the Rams Classic and Berkeley Prep takes third in the Spring Fling.

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published March 31, 2002

HUDSON -- Seminole repeated as a finalist in the Rams Classic, but Bloomingdale battery mates Stacey Bronson and Courtney Raney helped send the Warhawks home without a title -- again.

Bronson and Raney were named tournament co-MVPs Saturday after leading the Bulls to a 4-0 championship victory against Seminole, which lost last year's final to host Ridgewood.

Bronson, who plans to sign with Florida Southern in April, went 3-0 on the mound during the tournament to improve to 10-3 overall.

She allowed one unearned run on five hits and struck out 37.

Raney, a catcher who has signed with Florida Atlantic, had an extra-base hit in every game but the final. Against Seminole, she hit a run-scoring single and scored twice.

Her second run came on a double-steal when she slid around the tag of Seminole catcher Jessica Garrett. "We like to share everything," Bronson said. "We've been pitcher and catcher (at Bloomingdale) for four years."

"I'm not going to miss these two," Bloomingdale coach Mike Claymon said with a smile as Bronson and Raney walked off the field together.

In the Rams Classic, the Bulls went 4-0. That included Friday's decisive 11-1 win against defending champion Ridgewood.

Berkeley Prep takes third

BRANDON -- After winning its first two games Friday, Berkeley Prep lost its opener to River Ridge 4-2 on Saturday then won third place by forfeit when Flagler left the tournament early. "Every game is precious," disappointed Bucs coach Sallie Scudder said of Flagler's decision to leave early. "The state only allows you to play 28 games and these tournaments are opportunities for us to try some different things lineup wise, get some people some work, and those are things you can't do in a district game."

Berkeley Prep gave up three runs in the first inning against the Knights after walking the first two batters and then giving up two singles.

River Ridge scored one more run in the fifth. The Bucs cut the lead in half in the seventh inning, but could get no closer. "We didn't get the timely hitting today and they did," Scudder said. "But we never gave up and we scored a couple of runs, but we didn't quite have enough at the end.

"I can't be too disappointed. We played hard with essentially just nine girls. We had one sick on the bench for our 10th player." The next highest finishing county teams were East Bay (sixth) and Riverview (ninth). Countryside and River Ridge squared off for the tournament championship with Countryside winning 1-0, its third consecutive 1-0 win. Tournament MVP Bree Spence pitched a 14-inning shutout earlier in the day and then came in in the seventh to strike out the side and earn the save against River Ridge.

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