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Crusaders clobber Marauders

By ERIC MUSKATEVC

© St. Petersburg Times, published March 11, 2001


CLEARWATER -- An eight-run fifth inning topped with a three-run sixth inning helped Tampa Catholic defeat Clearwater Central Catholic by double digits for the second time in as many tries this year, 12-1 in six innings.

The Crusaders beat CCC 14-1 earlier this season.

"We score one here and there when we can," Crusaders coach Chuck Yingling said. "But we have been fortunate enough in all of our wins to have that one big inning."

And big it was.

The Crusaders batted around, scoring eight runs on seven hits, including back-to-back home runs. CCC freshman Ryan Webb pitched consistently for the first four innings but let things slip after allowing the first four batters of the fifth to reach base. The Marauders replaced Webb with Evan Taylor. But Taylor's first pitch was sent out of the ballpark by Chad Leon.

Leon hit three home runs in the previous game against CCC.

Starting pitcher Anthony Moscato helped his own cause on Taylor's next pitch with a home run. "We are really doing a lot of things right as a team," Yingling said. "A lot of people are doing a lot of good things at the right time for us."

Moscato pitched a complete game, giving up four hits while striking out four in earning his fourth win.

Marc Centofante singled four times for Tampa Catholic.

"(Webb) pitched better than I expected, and we got some guys playing in positions they normally wouldn't see time at," Marauders coach Todd Vaughn said.

"I was simply hoping for a better result today."

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