Bunt tourney: Four advance to Sweet 16

February, 28, 2012
2/28/12
4:39
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Padilla By Doug Padilla
ESPNChicago.com
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MESA, Ariz. -- The Chicago Cubs’ bunt tournament reached the second round Tuesday with Adrian Cardenas, Blake Lalli, Jeff Beliveau and Trey McNutt all advancing to the Sweet 16.

The 64-person tournament will match a winner from the pitchers’ bracket against a winner from the position players’ bracket in a championship match in the next few weeks.

Also contested Tuesday was the final match of the first round. Paul Maholm defeated Rodrigo Lopez in a match that was delayed because Maholm was out with the flu.

The most anticipated match of the second round is at the bottom of the pitchers’ bracket with Ryan Dempster taking on manager Dale Sveum.

Doug Padilla

Chicago White Sox beat reporter
Doug joined ESPN Chicago in July 2010 and covers the Chicago White Sox for ESPNChicago.com and ESPN Radio 1000.

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Jason Hammel
WINS ERA SO IP
8 2.98 104 108
OTHER LEADERS
BAA. Rizzo .285
HRA. Rizzo 25
RBIA. Rizzo 55
RA. Rizzo 71
OPSA. Rizzo .925
ERAJ. Samardzija 2.83
SOJ. Hammel 104