EXPLORERS DROP EAGLES TO SECOND PLACE, 2-1

Columbus bunched three of its five hits and scored both of its runs in the third inning in a 2-1 victory over visiting Southwest. The win moves the Explorers (7-2, 3-0) a half game ahead of the Eagles (5-2-1, 3-1) in the district standings. Columbus took a 2-0 lead on a double, a bunt single and a walk that loaded the bases. An infield hit and a sacrifice fly scored the two runs. Southwest cut the lead in half in the top of the sixth when Danny Cruz doubled deep to left and scored one out later on a single by Erick Orbeta. Jorge Tejeda and Damian Alfonso then walked to load the bases, but an inning-ending double play got the Explorers closer out of the jam. The Eagles left six men on base during the game, all in scoring position. Mario Garcia was charged with the tough loss, his first of the season. Three of Columbusí five hits were of the infield variety. Reliever Gabe Sjostrom needed only 11 pitches to retire the Explorers in the sixth. Read MiamiDadeHighSchoolBaseball.com's coverage here.

 

SOUTHWEST EAGLES†††† ABRH BICOLUMBUS†††††††††††† ABRH BI

Danny Cruz††††††††††† 3110Matthew Alfonso†††††† 2010

Erick Mondelo†††††††† 3000Ian Barjam††††††††††† 3011

Erick Orbeta††††††††† 1011Christopher Bohrer††† 1001

Jorge Tejeda††††††††† 2000Albert Espinosa†††††† 3000

Damian Alfonso††††††† 2000Joel Gonzalez†††††††† 3010

Michael Piulats†††††† 3000E.J. Doskow†††††††††† 3000

Eddie Sierra††††††††† 2010Mike Mas††††††††††††† 2000

Lorenzo Hernandez†††† 3000Ariel Garcia††††††††† 2110

Rogelio Medina††††††† 3000Carlos Linares††††††† 2110

TOTALS†††††††††††††† 22131TOTALS†††††††††††††† 21252

 

SOUTHWEST EAGLES††††††††††††† 000 001 0 -- 1

COLUMBUS††††††††††††††††††††† 002 000 x -- 2

 

LOB--SOUTHWEST EAGLES 6, COLUMBUS 4. 2B--Danny Cruz, Ariel

Garcia. HBP--Eddie Sierra. SACF--Christopher Bohrer.

 

SOUTHWEST EAGLES††††††††††††††† IP††† H††† R†† ER†† BB†† SO†† HR

Mario Garcia (L)†††††††††††††† 5.00††† 4††† 2††† 2††† 2††† 5††† 0

Gabe Sjostrom††††††††††††††††† 1.00††† 1††† 0††† 0††† 0††† 1††† 0

COLUMBUS††††††††††††††††††

Anthony Arguelles (W)†† †††††††5.33††† 3††† 1††† 1††† 3††† 6††† 0

Christopher Mederos††††††††††† 0.00††† 0††† 0††† 0††† 2††† 0††† 0

Christopher Bohrer (S)†† ††††††1.67††† 0††† 0††† 0††† 0††† 0††† 0

 

PB--Albert Espinosa. WP--Christopher Mederos (2).

BALK--Mario Garcia, Anthony Arguelles. SO--Rogelio Medina

(2), Danny Cruz, Eddie Sierra, Michael Piulats, Damian

Alfonso, Ian Barjam (2), E.J. Doskow (2), Joel Gonzalez,

Ariel Garcia. BB--Danny Cruz, Jorge Tejeda, Erick Orbeta

(2), Damian Alfonso, Christopher Bohrer, Matthew Alfonso.

 

 
Erick Orbeta, the county's finest second baseman, drove in the Eagles only run and is now hitting an astounding .647 on the season