EAGLES FRESHMEN BASEBALL
EAGLES SWEEP KILLIAN
The Eagles swept a doubleheader from Killian with the gray team winning the first game, 3-2, and the purple squad taking the nightcap, 11-1. In the opener, Deliz Cruz threw six innings of 1-hit ball with 8 strikeouts. The bullpen began to fail in the top of the seventh but David de la Iglesia came in to get the last out an earn the save. Cruz also had two hits and an RBI and Matthew Echevarria singled, walked and scored twice. In game two, Diego Santos, Robert Alvarez and Ethan Hernandez all doubled. Angel Mundarain pitched three shutout innings, fanning four, to record the win. The gray team is now 2-1 and the purple team is 4-0.
JOEL CABRERA LEADS GRAY TEAM TO VICTORY
Joel Cabrera pitched three scoreless innings and reached base all three times to lead the gray team to a 7-0 victory over Southridge at Robbie Smith Field. Cabrera struck out five and allowed only one baserunner on an infield hit. That runner was quickly erased when catcher Abraham Sanabria gunned him out stealing. Offensively, Cabrera was 2-for-2 with a walk and his two-run triple over the left fielder's head highlighted a three-run third inning. Raul Rodriguez was 2-for-3 with an RBI and Lucas Ramirez pitched the final two innings to preserve the shutout.
GRAY TEAM DROPS OPENER, 4-3
The Gray team opened its season at Andre Dawson Field dropping a 4-3 decision to Florida Christian. The Patriots, with several players, shall we say, larger than your typical ninth-graders, jumped out a 4-0 lead before the Eagles battled back. Erick Machado singled home Ryan Fernandez in the bottom of the third to make it 4-1. One inning later, Joel Cabrera walked, stole second and third and raced home when the throw sailed into left field. Matt Lopez then walked, took second on a Raul Rodriguez single and scored on a Lucas Ramirez single that chased the Florida Christian starter. The two hour time-limit ended the game after six innings. Yordan Martinez (1 inning) and Deliz Cruz (2 innings) combined to retire the last nine Patriots in order.
PURPLE TEAM MOVES TO 3-0 WITH 16-1 WIN
Six different Eagles had two hits each as the purple team pounded Southridge 16-1 in a game shortened to three-and-a-half innings by the mercy rule. Luis Suarez, Erick Machado, Joel Cabrera, Robert Alvarez, Tyler Duarte and Diego Llanes each had a pair of hits. Starter Deliz Cruz pitched two hitless innings and Ethan Hernandez allowed only one hit in two innings of work.
PURPLE TEAM SHUTS OUT FLA. CHRISTIAN, 4-0
Yordan Martinez threw four shutout innings, Angel Mundarain added two more, and Matt Lopez blanked the Patriots in the final inning to lead the Eagles purple team to a 4-0 victory over Florida Christian at Andre Dawson Field. Joel Cabrera had an RBI double.
EAGLES BLANK RAMS, 10-0
Trevor Cominsky's two-out single drove in the ninth and tenth runs, invoking the mercy rule and ending the Eagles purple team's 10-0 season-opening victory over Coral Park. Kiki Suarez, Diego Santos and Diego Llanes also drove in two runs each. Starting pitcher Matt Lopez struck out five in three innings of work. Yordan Martinez used his nasty curve ball to strike out the side in both the fourth and fifth innings.