Bulldogs down Niceville in district semifinal (photo gallery)

Crestview baseball

Niceville's Tanner Zant dives back into first base under the tag of Crestview's Seth Thomason on Tuesday in the first inning of the Disrict 2-6A tournament semifinal game.

NICK TOMECEK / Daily News
Published: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 02:15 AM.

CRESTVIEW — Roman Donofro supplied the pitching and Tate Sweatt the power Tuesday as the Crestview High School baseball team took on Niceville in the District 2-6A tournament semifinals.

Donofro went the distance on the mound throwing a five-hit shutout and striking out 11 Eagle batters. And Sweatt had a pair two-run doubles as the Bulldogs rolled to a 6-0 win to earn a spot in the state playoffs.

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“What a game,” Bulldog coach Tim Gillis said. We battled all night. Roman was absolutely outstanding.

“Tate Sweatt had some huge hits with four RBIs. And again, we had contributions from everywhere in the lineup.”

The first three innings of the game was a pitching battle between Donofro and Niceville starter Nick Junger that many fans were expecting to see.

Donofro limited the Eagles (19-5) to just two hits and a pair of walks through the first three frames.



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