EAGLES DEFEAT BEACH FOR WESTBERRY CHAMPIONSHIP, 7-1

Kike Aparicio pitched five innings of two-hit ball and Danny Cruz went 3-for-3 to lead Southwest to a 7-1 victory over Miami Beach in the championship game of the Dave Westberry PAL Classic at Andre Dawson Field. Cruz was named tournament MVP after going 7-for-11 with a home run in three games. He edged out teammate Michael Piulats who was 6-for-10 with 7 RBIs. As a point of comparison, last year only five Eagles exceeded 7 RBIs in the entire season. Southwest (3-0) jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning when Erick Orbeta led off with a walk, stole second, advanced to third on a bunt single by Cruz and both runners scored on a Jorge Tejeda double. Brett Mantrana reached on an error, stole second and both he and Tejeda came home on a Piulats single. Daniel DeLeon singled home Lewis Romero for the final run of the inning. The Hi-Tides (2-1) scored an unearned run in the final inning to avoid the shutout.

 

MIAMI BEACH          AB  R  H BI  SOUTHWEST EAGLES     AB  R  H BI

Joan Baez             3  1  0  0  Erick Orbeta          3  1  0  1 

Angel Vizcaino        2  0  0  0  Danny Cruz            3  1  3  0 

Emmanuel Arias        4  0  0  0  Jorge Tejeda          3  0  2  2 

Jonathan Vasallo      3  0  1  0  Brett Mantrana        3  1  0  0 

Eduardo Rodriguez     4  0  0  0   Ricky Macias         0  0  0  1 

Bailey Rodriguez      2  0  0  0  Michael Piulats       4  0  1  2 

Marcus Garcia         1  0  0  0  Eddie Sierra          3  0  0  0 

Nolan Santos          3  0  0  0   Matthew Sprinkle     0  0  0  0 

Angel Hidalgo         3  0  1  0  Lewis Romero          2  1  0  0 

                                   Junior Moralobo      1  0  0  0 

                                  Daniel DeLeon         3  1  1  1 

                                  Lorenzo Hernandez     3  1  1  0 

                                  *Justin Worley        0  1  0  0 

TOTALS               25  1  2  0  TOTALS               28  7  8  7

 

MIAMI BEACH                   000 000 1 -- 1 

SOUTHWEST EAGLES              500 101 x -- 7 

 

LOB--MIAMI BEACH 10, SOUTHWEST EAGLES 7. ERR--Marcus Garcia,

Angel Vizcaino, Sam Weintraub, Emmanuel Arias, Eduardo

Rodriguez, Brett Mantrana, Lorenzo Hernandez, Danny Cruz.

2B--Jonathan Vasallo, Jorge Tejeda. HBP--Joan Baez, Danny

Cruz, Jorge Tejeda. SB--Brett Mantrana, Danny Cruz, Erick

Orbeta.

 

 MIAMI BEACH                     IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR

Sam Weintraub (L)              5.00    6    6    3    1    3    0

Harold Baez                    1.00    2    1    1    1    1    0

 SOUTHWEST EAGLES          

Kike Aparicio (W)              5.00    2    0    0    2    6    0

Adrian Ordoñez                0.67    0    0    0    3    0    0

Mario Garcia                   0.33    0    0    0    0    0    0

Erick Orbeta                   1.00    0    1    0    1    2    0

 

WP--Sam Weintraub, Adrian Ordoñez. SO--Bailey Rodriguez,

Angel Hidalgo (2), Marcus Garcia, Angel Vizcaino, Jonathan

Vasallo, Joan Baez (2), Junior Moralobo, Lewis Romero,

Daniel DeLeon, Michael Piulats. BB--Bailey Rodriguez, Marcus

Garcia (2), Angel Vizcaino (2), Jonathan Vasallo, Ricky

Macias, Erick Orbeta.

 

The Southwest coaching staff with a picture of the late Dave Westberry. Front row (left-to-right) head coach Mandy Pelaez, Frank Muiña, and Hernan Adames. Back row (left-to-right) Arvis Duranona and Otto Couto.