STOLEN BASES LEAD TO COMEBACK WIN OVER VARELA, 4-3

Southwest stole eight bases, six during a three-run sixth inning to come from behind and defeat visiting Varela, 4-3, at Andre Dawson Field. Jose Valero went the first six innings to pick up the victory and Ryan Acosta hurled a scoreless seventh to record the save. Down 1-0 after two-and-a-half innings, the Eagles (6-2, 1-2) tied the game in the bottom of the third inning when Erick Orbeta and Danny Cruz walked and Orbeta scored on a single by Jorge Tejeda. The Vipers (3-6, 1-3) scored single runs in the fourth and fifth innings to take a 3-1 lead. Southwest’s rally in the sixth inning began with two outs when Orbeta singled up the middle and stole both second and third. Lewis Romero drew a walk and promptly stole second to put the tying runs in scoring position. Cruz doubled to right, tying the game at 3-3. He then stole third and Tejeda walked to put runners on the corners. Southwest coach Mandy Pelaez then called for the “stumble play” where courtesy runner Matthew Sprinkle intentionally got picked off first and when Varela’s catcher threw to first, Cruz raced home with the go-ahead run while Sprinkle completed the steal of second. The Eagles now look forward to the much-anticipated game at Marlins Park Wednesday at 11:45am against neighborhood rival Coral Park.

 

VARELA               AB  R  H BI  SOUTHWEST EAGLES     AB  R  H BI

Darian Munoz          4  0  2  0  Erick Orbeta          3  2  1  0 

Anderson Garcia       3  0  0  0  Lewis Romero          3  1  1  0 

Andres Artola         3  1  0  0  Danny Cruz            3  1  1  2 

Adrian Fernandez      3  1  1  1  Jorge Tejeda          3  0  2  1 

Yasel Pino            3  0  1  0  Michael Piulats       3  0  0  0 

Elijah Colon          3  0  1  1   Junior Moralobo      1  0  0  0 

Hector Gomez          3  0  1  0  Brett Mantrana        3  0  2  0 

Brian Alvarez         3  0  1  0  Eddie Sierra          3  0  1  0 

Randy Alvarez         3  0  0  0  Justin  Worley        2  0  0  0 

*Adam Guerra          0  1  0  0   Ricky Macias         1  0  0  0 

                                  Daniel DeLeon         2  0  0  0 

TOTALS               28  3  7  2  TOTALS               27  4  8  3

 

VARELA                        010 110 0 -- 3 

SOUTHWEST EAGLES              001 003 x -- 4 

 

LOB--VARELA 6, SOUTHWEST EAGLES 10. ERR--Eddie Sierra (2),

Erick Orbeta, Daniel DeLeon. 2B--Adrian Fernandez, Danny

Cruz. HBP--Andres Artola. SB--Matthew Sprinkle (2), Lewis

Romero (2), Danny Cruz (2), Erick Orbeta (2).

 

 VARELA                          IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO   HR

Max Real                       5.00    6    1    1    3    7    0

Daniel Mesa ( L )              1.00    2    3    3    2    3    0

 SOUTHWEST EAGLES          

Jose Valero (W)                6.00    6    3    2    1    4    0

Ryan Acosta (S)                1.00    1    0    0    0    1    0

 

PB--Hector Gomez. WP--Max Real (2), Jose Valero (3).

BALK--Jose Valero. SO--Andres Artola, Brian Alvarez, Yasel

Pino, Anderson Garcia, Randy Alvarez, Junior Moralobo, Lewis

Romero, Danny Cruz (2), Eddie Sierra, Jorge Tejeda, Ricky

Macias, Daniel DeLeon, Michael Piulats (2). BB--Anderson

Garcia, Lewis Romero, Danny Cruz, Jorge Tejeda, Erick

Orbeta, Daniel DeLeon.

 
Danny Cruz had the game-tying hit and scored the game-winning run.