EAGLES FRESHMEN BASEBALL
EAGLES RALLY TO TIE BRADDOCK IN SEASON FINALE
The Eagles scored 3 runs in the sixth inning to force a 6-6 tie with Braddock before the two-hour time limit kicked in at the Homestead Sports Complex. Defense put Southwest in a hole as the Bulldogs scored five unearned runs due to four Eagles errors, one in each of the first four innings. Joel Cabrera gave Southwest a 1-0 lead in the top of the first when his sacrifice fly scored Erick Machado. Cabrera scored the second run three innings later when he reached on an infield hit, stole second, and scored after two wild pitces. The Eagles cut the deficit to 6-3 in the fifth when Kevin Serrat walked, moved to second on a Matthew Lopez single and scored on an error. Cabrera started the sixth inning rally with his second hit of the game, but was forced out at second on a grounder to short. Chris Perez was hit by a pitch and Luis Vicente followed with a two-run double to right center. With two outs, Adrian Rodriguez hit a come-backer to the mound that looked like it would end the game, but the Braddock pitcher threw well over the first baseman's head allowing pinch-runner Lander Vasco to score the tying run. Vasco then entered the game to pitch for Southwest and retired the Bulldogs in order in the bottom of the sixth inning. Southwest, with only three freshmen, nine 8th-graders and seven 7th-graders, finishes 8-7-1 in the freshmen league.
EAGLES BEAT COLUMBUS, 6-3
Andre Larez pitched five no-hit innings to lead the Eagles over host Columbus, 6-3, in the playoffs of the Dave Westberry Freshmen League. Lander Vasco closed the game on the mound. Matthew Lopez had two hits and Chris Perez, who caught all six innings, broke a 1-1 tie with a sacrifice fly and also gunned down a runner at second. Carlos Jacome, Erick Machado, Trevor Cominsky and Tyler Duarte all scored for Eagles, who play Sunday at 4:15pm against Braddock at Keys Gate.
EAGLES SWEEP KILLIAN; PLAYOFFS NEXT
Lander Vasco (four innings) and Andre Larez (two innings) combined on a shutout to lead visiting Southwest to a 7-0 victory over Killian's Gold team and a sweep of the doubleheader. In the first game, Erick Machado was 3-for-4 to lead the Eagles to an 8-4 win. Carlos Jacome was 2-for-4 with two RBIs, Chris Perez had two hits and an RBI, Adrian Rodriguez drove in two runs with a hit and Luis Vicente was 1-for-2 with an RBI in the opener. Matthew Lopez hurled the first four innings and Isaiah Espinoza went the last three for Southwest. In the second game, Nick Machado had a three-run double and Jacome had his third hit of the day. The Eagles are off until the playoffs begin the first week of April.
LANDER VASCO PITCHES EAGLES PAST TERRA, 7-2
Lander Vasco tossed a complete game one-hitter, retiring 11 of the last 12 batters, to lead Southwest past Terra, 7-2, in the first of two games at Hialeah Gardens High School. The Wolves scored two runs (one earned) in the first before the Eagles got one back in the bottom of the inning when a Carlos Jacome sacrifice fly scored Efrain Morales, who had walked. Southwest scored six runs in the second inning on five walks, a hit batsman and singles by Morales, Jacome and Trevor Cominsky. In the second game against Hialeah Gardens, the Eagles had leads of 4-0 and 5-1 before the bullpen failed in a 6-5 loss. Starting pitcher J.J. Cominsky, who allowed only one run (unearned) in three innings of work, gave Southwest a 2-0 lead in the first inning with a 2-run double. Three batters later, Luis Vicente's 2-run single made it 4-0. Tyler Duarte's sacrifice fly scored Joel Cabrera in the third inning to make it 5-1 before the bullpen imploded in the bottom of the fourth. A game has been added to the schedule Monday night at 6:30pm at Columbus.
EAGLES SPLIT WITH KILLIAN
Andre Larez and Isaiah Espinoza combined to pitch Southwest to an 8-2 victory at Killian in game one of a doubleheader. Joel Cabrera doubled home Efrain Morales with the first run of the game. In game two, the Eagles dug themselves a 7-0 hole in the first inning of game two, but battled back to make the final score respectable. Morales hit a 3-run double to highlight the rally and Carlos Jacome added a 2-run hit in the final inning.
EAGLES SWEEP RAMS, 5-1 & 7-3
Petey San Martin drove in three runs and hurled three hitless innings to lead the Eagles freshmen to a 7-3 victory in game two and a sweep of the doubleheader with Coral Park at Andre Dawson Field. Southwest jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the second inning of the second game when San Martin hit a 2-run double, then scored on a double play. The Eagles made it 4-0 in the fifth when Chris Perez singled home Nick Machado, who had walked. The final runs came in the sixth inning on an RBI double by Machado and a two-run double by Tyler Duarte. Andre Larez came on with two on and no one out in the last inning and struck out three to record the save. In the opener, the Eagles capitalized on 11 Coral Park errors to win, 5-1. Ish Espinoza and Adrian Rodriguez each pitched three shutout innings.
EAGLES DROP DH TO FERGUSON
The Eagles opened the 2019 season dropping a doubleheader to Ferguson by scores of 12-6 and 6-4 at Andre Dawson Field. The Eagles were without five of their players
Luis Vicente's two-run double highlighted a 3-run rally