ACOSTA, SIERRA LEAD EAGLES INTO SEMIFINALS

Ryan Acosta pitched five strong innings and Eddie Sierra had a 2-run single to lead Southwest past Coral Springs, 3-2, at Pompano Four Fields Park. The Eagles advance to a semifinal game Wednesday at 7pm against top-seeded Pace in the gold bracket of the HSBN March Madness tournament. Southwest (9-8) took a 2-0 lead in the second inning when Brett Mantrana walked, advanced to third on a Kike Aparicio double and Sierra's single drove in both runners. Starter Ryan Acosta left the game with a 2-0 lead and no one out in the top of the sixth. Both runners ended up scoring to tie the game but were unearned runs. The Eagles bounced back in the top of the seventh when Justin Worley walked, was sacrificed to second by Lorenzo Hernandez and came in to score the go-ahead run on an error by the third baseman. Erick Orbeta pitched the final two innings to pick up the victory. The Colts drop to 11-4.

 

SOUTHWEST EAGLES     AB  R  H BI  CORAL SPRINGS        AB  R  H BI

Erick Orbeta          4  0  0  0  Sean Baran            4  0  1  0 

Danny Cruz            4  0  1  0  Nick Donatucci        3  0  0  0 

Jorge Tejeda          2  0  0  0  Gavin Levy            4  0  0  0 

Brett Mantrana        2  1  0  0  John Lombardi         3  0  0  0 

Kike Aparicio         2  1  1  0  Nick Volpe            4  1  2  0 

Osmany Hernandez      2  0  0  0  Matt LeConte          2  1  1  0 

 Michael Piulats      1  0  0  0  Austin Smith          2  0  0  0 

Eddie Sierra          2  0  2  2  Alexsi Pogrebnov      3  0  2  1 

 Jordan Worley        1  0  0  0  Lucas Costanzo        3  0  1  1 

Justin Worley        1  1  0  0                                   

Lorenzo Hernandez     2  0  0  0                                   

TOTALS               23  3  4  2  TOTALS               28  2  7  2

 

SOUTHWEST EAGLES              020 000 1 -- 3 

CORAL SPRINGS                 000 002 0 -- 2 

 

LOB--SOUTHWEST EAGLES 5, CORAL SPRINGS 9. ERR--Eddie Sierra,

Matt LeConte, Sean Baran. 2B--Kike Aparicio. SACB--Lorenzo

Hernandez, Justin Worley. SB--Danny Cruz, John Lombardi,

Lucas Costanzo.

 

 SOUTHWEST EAGLES                IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR

Ryan Acosta                    5.00    6    2    0    2    5    0

Erick Orbeta (W)               2.00    1    0    0    2    1    0

 CORAL SPRINGS             

Austin Smith                   6.00    4    2    2    3    2    0

Alexsi Pogrebnov (L)           1.00    0    1    0    1    0    0

 

SO--Lorenzo Hernandez, Michael Piulats, John Lombardi,

Austin Smith, Sean Baran, Gavin Levy, Nick Volpe, Lucas

Costanzo. BB--Brett Mantrana, Justin Worley, Kike Aparicio,

Jorge Tejeda, John Lombardi, Austin Smith, Matt LeConte,

Nick Donatucci.

 
Ryan Acosta pitched superbly