CRUZ GRAND SLAM HIGHLIGHTS 10-0 CRUSHING OF KILLIAN

Danny Cruz’ grand slam highlighted a six-run third inning as host Southwest crushed neighboring Killian, 10-0, in a game halted after six innings by the 10-run rule. It was a statement victory for the Eagles (5-2), who were ranked behind the Cougars (4-2) in the Miami Herald’s preseason rankings. Southwest has now outscored Killian, 18-2, in their last 2 meetings. Kike Aparicio struck out five, walked only one, and scattered six hits to record the shutout. The Eagles took a 2-0 lead in the first inning when Erick Orbeta led off with a single. Danny Cruz was then hit in the batting helmet and was shaken up badly enough that he had to leave the game for pinch-runner Junior Moralobo. Jorge Tejeda followed with a single scoring Orbeta and Moralobo came home on a ground out by Michael Piulats. In the third inning, with one out, a walk to Piulats and a single by Eddie Sierra put runners on the corners. An errant pick-off throw scored Piulats and Lewis Romero singled home Sierra and knocked out Cougars starter George Aguilera. One out later, Lorenzo Hernandez reached on catcher’s interference and Orbeta walked to load the bases. Cruz, after being cleared to play by Southwest trainer Joe Sciascia, dramatically re-entered the game and hit his grand slam to left to make it 8-0. Three innings later, Piulats was hit by a pitch to lead off and pinch-hitter Matthew Sprinkle celebrated his birthday with a single to right. An error by the third baseman loaded the bases and pinch-hitter Daniel DeLeon doubled to right to drive in two runs and invoke the mercy rule. Read MiamiDadeHighSchoolBaseball.com's coverage here.

 

KILLIAN              AB  R  H BI  SOUTHWEST EAGLES     AB  R  H BI

Daniel Trillo         3  0  1  0  Erick Orbeta          3  2  3  0 

Gabriel Rivera        3  0  0  0  Danny Cruz            2  1  2  4 

Freddy Zamora         2  0  1  0   Junior Moralobo      0  1  0  0 

Christian Garcia      3  0  0  0  Jorge Tejeda          4  0  2  1 

Gabriel Garcia        3  0  2  0  Brett Mantrana        4  0  1  0 

Adrian Parra          2  0  1  0  Michael Piulats       2  1  0  1 

Alejandro Mosquera    3  0  0  0  Eddie Sierra          3  1  1  0 

Ruben Trillo          2  0  0  0   Matthew Sprinkle     1  1  1  0 

Nelson Villa          2  0  1  0  Lewis Romero          4  1  1  1 

                                  Justin Worley         3  0  1  0 

                                   Daniel DeLeon        1  0  1  2 

                                  Lorenzo Hernandez     2  1  0  0 

                                  *Danny Hernandez      0  1  0  0 

TOTALS               23  0  6  0  TOTALS               29 10 13  9

 

KILLIAN                       000 000 -- 0 

SOUTHWEST EAGLES              206 002 -- 10

 

LOB--KILLIAN 7, SOUTHWEST EAGLES 10. ERR--George Aguilera,

Gabriel Garcia, Ruben Trillo, Danny Cruz. 2B--Adrian Parra,

Daniel Trillo, Gabriel Garcia, Jorge Tejeda, Erick Orbeta,

Daniel DeLeon. HR--Danny Cruz. HBP--Junior Moralobo, Danny

Cruz, Michael Piulats. SACB--Adrian Parra.

 

 KILLIAN                         IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR

George Aguilera                2.33    6    5    5    1    3    0

Giancarlo Delgado              2.67    7    5    4    1    3    1

 SOUTHWEST EAGLES          

Kike Aparicio                  6.00    6    0    0    1    5    0

 

PB--Ruben Trillo. WP--George Aguilera. SO--Christian Garcia,

Nelson Villa, Alejandro Mosquera, Gabriel Rivera, Freddy

Zamora, Brett Mantrana (2), Lorenzo Hernandez (2), Justin

Worley, Jorge Tejeda. BB--Freddy Zamora, Erick Orbeta,

Michael Piulats.

 
Danny Cruz, after being knocked out of the game with a head injury, re-enters and hits a grand slam.