Baseball Scrimmage Report -- 2/12

The Gators held their final public scrimmage on Saturday afternoon. It served as a final tune-up for Brian Johnson and Tommy Toledo before the Gators open the season next weekend against USF.

Brian Johnson pitching:

Kamm Washington grounds out to second.
Josh Adams doubles to right.
Austin Maddox flies out to center, Adams goes to third.
Daniel Pigott grounds out to shortstop.

Tommy Toledo pitching:

Nolan Fontana flies out to center.
Preston Tucker strikes out looking.
Bryson Smith singles to right.
Brian Johnson singles to right, Smith to second.
Ben McMahan grounds out to second.

Brian Johnson pitching:

Zack Powers flies out to left.
Mike Zunino flies out to center.
Paul Wilson strikes out looking.

Tommy Toledo pitching:

Jeff Moyer flies out to right.
Vickash Ramjit strikes out swinging.
Tyler Palmer lines out to third.

Brian Johnson pitching:

Cody Dent flies out to center.
Alex Freedman flies out to right field.
Kamm Washington grounds out to second.

Tommy Toledo pitching:

Jacob Tillotson grounds out to first.
Connor Mitchell singles to right.
Nolan Fontana hit by a pitch.
Bryson Smith grounds into 4-6-3 double play.

Brian Johnson pitching:

Josh Adams bunts out to third.
Austin Maddox homers to center.
Mike Zunino singles to right.
Daniel Pigott flies out to center.
Zack Powers doubles to left, Zunino to third.
Zunino scores and Powers moves to third on wild pitch.
Paul Wilson strikes out swinging.

THOUGHTS: The home run by Maddox was a bomb. I hadn't seen him get too many hits this spring, so it was a welcomed sight. There was no doubt off the bat that it was out, and it went over the 400-foot fence in center field. It was just a reminder of the power that he has. I also really liked the swing from Powers. He's going to be hard to keep out of the lineup for the entire season. He has a good approach to hit the ball the other way.

Tommy Toledo pitching:

Preston Tucker walks.
Brian Johnson grounds out to the pitcher, Tucker to second.
Ben McMahan strikes out swinging.
Jeff Moyer reaches on error by Toledo, Tucker scores.
Vickash Ramjit strikes out looking.

THOUGHTS: The error on Toledo came as he was covering first base on a ground ball to second. The ball hit right off his glove and bounced away. He was very upset with himself that it let a run score, but I was impressed with how he threw the ball.

Brian Johnson pitching:

Cody Dent flies out to left.
Alex Freedman strikes out swinging.
Kamm Washington grounds out to second.
Austin Maddox strikes out looking.

Daniel Gibson pitching:

Tyler Palmer reaches on error by shortstop Cody Dent.
Palmer to second on throwing error by Gibson.
Jacob Tillotson sacrifice bunt to first moves runner to third.
Connor Mitchell singles to center, Palmer scores.
Nolan Fontana strikes out swinging.
Bryson Smith grounds out to shortstop.

THOUGHTS: Gibson has a great pickoff move that I hadn't seen until Saturday. The throwing error short hopped Maddox at first, and he couldn't get to it early enough to throw him out. The move for the left-hander is very impressive.

Keenan Kish pitching:

Josh Adams walks.
Adams to second on wild pitch.
Mike Zunino pops up a bunt to Kish, but Kish drops it and he's safe at first.
Daniel Pigott sacrifice bunt moves runners to second and third.
Zack Powers singles to left, scoring Adams and moving Zunino to third.
Daniel Pigott singles to right, scoring Zunino and moving Pigott to second.
Paul Wilson hit by a pitch.

Daniel Gibson pitching:

Preston Tucker grounds out to first.
Ben McMahan flies out to left.
Jeff Moyer walks.
Vickash Ramjit flies out to left.

Keenan Kish pitching:

Cody Dent singles to left.
Alex Freedman reaches on error by second baseman Jacob Tillotson, moving Dent to third.
Kamm Washington grounds out to shortstop, scoring Dent and moving Freedman to second.
Josh Adams flies out to center, moving Freedman to third.
Austin Maddox grounds out to third.

Daniel Gibson pitching:

Tyler Palmer strikes out swinging.
Jacob Tillotson flies out to center.
Connor Mitchell walks.
Nolan Fontana grounds out to second.

FINAL LINES:

Brian Johnson: 5.1 innings, 4 hits, 0 walks, 2 runs, 4 strikeouts.
Tommy Toledo: 4 innings, 3 hits, 0 walks, 1 HBP, 1 run (0 earned), 4 strikeouts.
Daniel Gibson: 3 innings, 1 hit, 2 walks, 1 run, 2 strikeouts.
Keenan Kish: 1.1 innings, 2 hits, 1 walk, 1 HBP, 3 runs, 0 strikeouts.


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