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Stallions upset host Patriots in playoff win

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With a 4-2 lead on the road, the game-winning run at the plate and only one out, Stallions relief pitcher Donovan Bertoncini came to the mound in the bottom of the seventh inning with a lot on the line.

Needing a closeout save to keep the Stallions’ season alive, Bertoncini delivered solid pitches that flew out one batter and struck out the next looking on the way to a 4-2 division III playoff victory on Wednesday for Madera South.

“There’s no better feeling as a pitcher,” Bertoncini said about the save and getting the Patriots’ Justin Tivnen to strike out looking at the end of the game. “It feels great.”

Bertoncini said that his mentality coming on with the bases nearly loaded was to simply focus as much as possible...


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