Bulldogs take thriller from Tate

Crestview baseball

Crestview's Roman Donofro pitches on Wednesday against Tate.

Published: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 11:31 PM.

CRESTVIEW — There's just something about the Crestview High School baseball team.

Call them Destiny's Darlings or simply determined, but the Bulldogs just find a way to win.

Crestview was up to its familiar tricks again Wednesday night as the Bulldogs hosted Tate in the Class 6A region quarterfinals. Crestview scored an unearned run in the bottom of the fifth inning and Roman Donofro threw a complete game shutout in a 1-0 win.

The Bulldogs (22-5) will host Mosley, a 5-1 winner over Pace, in the region semifinals Tuesday at 7 p.m.

"We knew it was going to be a war," Bulldog coach Tim Gillis said. "They are a well-coached team with a lot of tradition.

"I'm so proud of these guys. They hung in there and battled and kept fighting. It wasn't pretty a lot of times, but that's the way it happens in playoff baseball."

Donofro struck out 10 Aggie batters and walked two while giving up just five hits. He also swung a pretty good bat connecting on two of Crestview's four hits.

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