Chamberlain Picks Up First Win Of The Season In Saladino Tournament
Jefferson High School was host to a Saladino Tournament match up between the home team, East Bay Indians and the Chamberlain Chiefs. Behind a six-run outburst in the fifth inning and strong pitching performance from Sherwin Johnson, the Chiefs rallied for a 7-4 victory over the Indians to pick up their first win of the season.
Down by three runs, the Chiefs’ (1-8) rally began with an RBI single from Manny Caballero in the top of the fifth inning. A bases-loaded walk to Marquis Philon, followed by a single from Darryl Mitchell and a double from Juan Jaime-Nunez quickly took a 4-2 deficit and made it a 6-4 lead for the Chiefs. Mitchell scored the final run of the inning to make it 7-4 in favor of the Chiefs.
Philon, Jaime-Nunez, and Mo Hanley led the way on offense for the Chiefs, combining to go 6-for-9 with four RBIs and two runs scored. Brennan Hyde, Sherwin Johnson, Greg Santana and Manny Caballero added the other runs for the Chiefs, who snapped a 12-game losing streak dating back to last season.
A three-run fourth inning for the Indians (1-6) gave them a comfortable 4-1 lead heading into the fifth inning. With the game tied at one apiece, Justin Soto broke the stalemate with a hard double to center field that scored Noah Medina and Jorge Collado. A sac-fly from Jake Gilbert capped the scoring for the Indians in the inning. Collado and Gilbert led the Indians going 2-for-3 with a run scored each.
Sherwin Johnson went the distance for the Chiefs and picked up his first win of the season. Johnson threw 90 pitches over seven innings, allowing four runs and walking just one batter. He struck out two on the night and allowed just one base runner after the fourth inning in the victory.
The Saladino Tournament continues for both teams on Wednesday with Chamberlain taking on Steinbrenner and East Bay battles Jefferson.