EAGLES COMEBACK FALLS ONE RUN SHORT

Trailing 7-0 after five innings, Southwest stormed back with six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning before losing to Braddock, 7-6, at Andre Dawson Field. Erick Orbeta started the rally with a leadoff walk, stole second, and moved to third on a single by Danny Cruz. Cruz then stole second and, when the catcher’s throw went into center field, Orbeta scored and Cruz took third. One out later, Brett Mantrana singled home Cruz to make it 7-2. Michael Piulats drew a walk to chase the Bulldogs starter and Eddie Sierra drew another walk to load the bases. Ricky Macias picked up an RBI when he was hit by a pitch, prompting a second pitching change by Braddock coach Tony Casas. A wild pitch cut the deficit to 7-4. One out later, a Lorenzo Hernandez pop-up was not caught by a confused infield and two more runs scored. The Eagles had a final shot in the bottom of the seventh inning when, with one out, Mantrana drew a walk and pinch-runner Daniel DeLeon stole second but the next two batters were retired to leave the tying run stranded at second base. Both teams are now 3-2 on the season but, more importantly, Braddock is now 2-0 in district play while Southwest is 0-2.

 

BRADDOCK             AB  R  H BI  SOUTHWEST EAGLES     AB  R  H BI

Yandy Morales         3  1  1  2  Erick Orbeta          2  1  1  0 

Hianny Olivares       2  1  0  0  Danny Cruz            4  1  2  0 

Miguel Rivera         4  0  2  0  Jorge Tejeda          4  0  0  0 

Yohandy Morales       3  0  0  0  Brett Mantrana        2  0  1  1 

Erickmay Simancas     4  1  2  1   Erick Mondelo        0  1  0  0 

Matthew Mendez        4  2  3  2  Michael Piulats       3  1  0  0 

Jesus Barraza         2  0  0  0  Eddie Sierra          3  1  0  0 

 Maikol Leon          1  0  0  0  Ricky Macias          2  1  0  1 

Jovanny Felipe        2  0  1  1  Justin  Worley        3  0  2  0 

 Ramon Hernandez      1  0  0  0  Lorenzo Hernandez     1  0  0  0 

Christian Mejia       3  1  1  1   Junior Moralobo      1  0  0  0 

*Michael Leon         0  1  0  0                                   

TOTALS               29  7 10  7  TOTALS               25  6  6  2

 

BRADDOCK                      050 020 0 -- 7 

SOUTHWEST EAGLES              000 006 0 -- 6 

 

LOB--BRADDOCK 8, SOUTHWEST EAGLES 6. ERR--Yandy Morales,

Jovanny Felipe, Eddie Sierra. 2B--Erickmay Simancas, Yandy

Morales, Christian Mejia, Justin  Worley. HBP--Yohandy

Morales, Ricky Macias. SACF--Jovanny Felipe. SACB--Lorenzo

Hernandez. SB--Yandy Morales, Danny Cruz (2), Erick Orbeta,

Daniel DeLeon.

 

 BRADDOCK                        IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR

Alexis Viart (W)               5.33    6    4    4    3    4    0

Kelvin Rodriguez               0.00    0    2    0    1    0    0

Miguel Rivera (S)              1.67    0    0    0    2    4    0

 SOUTHWEST EAGLES          

Jose Valero (L)                4.67    9    7    7    3    8    0

Ryan Acosta                    2.33    1    0    0    2    3    0

 

WP--Miguel Rivera, Kelvin Rodriguez, Alexis Viart (2).

SO--Miguel Rivera (2), Yandy Morales (2), Jesus Barraza (2),

Matthew Mendez, Christian Mejia, Hianny Olivares, Yohandy

Morales (2), Justin  Worley, Danny Cruz (2), Eddie Sierra,

Jorge Tejeda, Ricky Macias, Michael Piulats (2). BB--Yandy

Morales, Maikol Leon, Christian Mejia, Hianny Olivares (2),

Brett Mantrana, Eddie Sierra, Erick Mondelo, Erick Orbeta

(2), Michael Piulats.

 

 
Justin Worley was 2-for-3 with a double