MARIO GARCIA SHUTS OUT FERGUSON WITH 1-HITTER

Mario Garcia threw a complete-game one-hitter to lead Southwest past Ferguson, 3-0, at Andre Dawson Field.  The Falcons’ only hit was a one-out single up the middle in the first inning. That runner was quickly erased when catcher Jorge Tejeda gunned him out on a stolen base attempt. He also threw out a runner attempting to steal in the second inning before Ferguson (2-3, 0-1) learned not to test his arm. Garcia faced the minimum 18 batters through the first six innings before walking two in the seventh. His ERA dropped to a microscopic 0.86. The Eagles (4-1-1, 2-0) scored the only run Garcia needed in the first when Danny Cruz led off with a single to the shortstop, advanced to second on a single to left by Erick Mondelo and scored on a single by Erick Orbeta. Southwest made it 2-0 in the third when Cruz led off with a double and advanced to third when the throw back to the infield was wild. Two batters later, he scored on a passed ball.  The final run came in the fifth frame when Mondelo fanned, the catcher dropped the third strike, then threw wildly to first allowing the speedy Mondelo to reach second. A balk moved him to third and an Orbeta single drove him in.

 

FERGUSON             AB  R  H BI  SOUTHWEST EAGLES     AB  R  H BI

Ronny Medina          3  0  0  0  Danny Cruz            3  2  2  0 

Rafael Gomez          3  0  1  0  Erick Mondelo         3  1  1  0 

Matthew Corpas        2  0  0  0  Erick Orbeta          3  0  2  2 

Daniel Irissari       2  0  0  0  Jorge Tejeda          3  0  1  0 

Anthony Ponce         3  0  0  0  Michael Piulats       2  0  1  0 

William Garcia        2  0  0  0   Osmany Hernandez     0  0  0  0 

Allen Gonzalez        2  0  0  0  Damian Alfonso        3  0  1  0 

Matthew Pujals        2  0  0  0  Eddie Sierra          3  0  0  0 

Carlos Rodriguez      2  0  0  0  Lorenzo Hernandez     2  0  1  0 

                                  Robert Cruz           2  0  0  0 

TOTALS               21  0  1  0  TOTALS               24  3  9  2

 

FERGUSON                      000 000 0 -- 0 

SOUTHWEST EAGLES              101 010 x -- 3 

 

LOB--FERGUSON 2, SOUTHWEST EAGLES 4. ERR--Allen Gonzalez,

Anthony Ponce, Danny Cruz(2). 2B--Danny Cruz, Jorge Tejeda.

 

 FERGUSON                        IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR

Leonardo Russo (L)             3.00    5    2    1    0    6    0

Marcos Feria                   2.33    4    1    0    1    4    0

John Travieso                  0.67    0    0    0    0    1    0

 SOUTHWEST EAGLES          

Mario Garcia (W)               7.00    1    0    0    2    4    0

 

PB--Anthony Ponce(2). SO--Anthony Ponce(2), Matthew Pujals (2), Danny Cruz, Eddie Sierra(3), Jorge Tejeda, Erick Mondelo(2), Robert Cruz(2), Michael Piulats, Damian Alfonso. BB--Daniel Irissari, Matthew Corpas, Osmany Hernandez.

 
Mario Garcia fired a one-hit shutout for the Eagles