Gators primed for district playoffs

Published: Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 09:29 AM.

“We have a pretty simple philosophy: play solid defense, pitch well and get the hits when we need them. I have told them I just want them to play well. If they do that the rest will take care of itself.”

Another characteristic of this team, Muina said, is that it is a team. He said there are no prima donnas, no superstars, just a cast that goes 14-15 deep with contributors across the board.

Consider just one game last week, a 19-8 road win at Vernon.

The lone senior, Isaac Madrid was 4 for 6 with four RBIs.

Complimenting that was Tad Gaskin, Rashard Ranie, Peter Setterich, Chipper Gainie, Jonathan Palmer and Tanner Harden who all added at least two hits, combined to hit four doubles, a triple and a home run and drove in a combined seven runs.

Ranie hit the home run, his sixth. The Gators pounded out 21 hits.

That kind of production has been the norm for a team averaging just under 10 runs a game and has outscored district opponents 114-52.

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