Donofro, Bulldogs stop Gators


Crestview first baseman Seth Thomason takes as Baker base runner Alan Weidenhammer dives back into the bag.

RANDY DICKSON / News Bulletin
Published: Friday, February 15, 2013 at 11:34 PM.

BAKER — It didn't take Crestview pitcher Roman Donofro long to warm up on Friday on chilly February night as the Bulldogs took on Baker in the 2013 season opener baseball game.

Donofro was almost perfect in four innings of work as he struck out 10 Gator batters and allowed just one hit and one walk as Crestview rolled to an 11-2 win.

Donofro wasn't alone in his impressive early season performance on the mound. Gator starting pitcher Alan Weidenhammer worked 4 1/3 innings and allowed just four hits and three runs, one of which was unearned.

Bulldog coach Tim Gillis couldn't have been happier with Donofro's performance and was equally impressed with the job first-year Gator coach Scott Johnson has done.

"Roman really threw well," Gillis said. "We had him on a pitch count and he got to that count quick.

I tell you what, you can obviously see Scott's finger prints on this team. He's done a great job of getting them prepared to play. It was a fight."

It took a while for the Crestview (1-0) offense to get untracked as the Bulldogs had just two hits, a Hunter Willis single and a Seth Thomason double through the first four innings.

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