MARC REY HAS THREE HITS AS EAGLES SWEEP COBRAS, 2-0 AND 6-4
Marc Rey had three hits and a base on balls as Southwest swept a doubleheader from host South Miami at Warren Burchell Field. The Eagles won the opener 2-0 despite not getting a hit until the fifth and final inning. With the game scoreless through four innings, J.J. Cominsky started the rally with a leadoff walk. He got a great jump on a stolen base attempt inducing the Cobras pitcher to balk, then stole third and scored on an Aiden Vigoa fielders choice. Chris Nuñez then broke up the no-hitter (the second time he has done that this season) with a single to right and Rey singled to left loading the bases. A sacrifice fly by Justin Estevez plated Vigoa with the second run. Starting pitcher Branden Moreno struck out four in two innings, but got no offensive support. Michael Cabado pitched two shutout innings of relief to get credit for the win and Kyle Araujo retired South Miami in the bottom of the fifth to earn the save. In the second game, Southwest scored five runs in the second inning to win, 6-4. Cominsky started the rally once again by laying down a bunt and reaching on a two-base error. Neo Bravo's ground ball to the right side advanced him to third and a single up the middle by Vigoa made it 1-0.Nuñez reached on another error and a double by Rey scored Vigoa. An Estevez double upped the lead to 3-0 and Karlo Aguirre drove home the fourth run with a fielders choice. Estevez scored the final run of the inning when pinch-runner Bravo got caught in a rundown, allowing Estevez to race home from third. Javi Hernandez scored the Eagles final run one inning later when he reached on an infield hit, was forced to second when Anthony Torres was hit by a pitch, took third on a double play and scored on an error. The Eagles final run came one inning later when Javi Hernandez reached on an infield hit, pinch runner Christian Herrera was forced to second when Anthony Torres was hit by a pitch, took third on a double play and scored on an error. Estevez had an exceptional day behind the plate, picking off two runners and throwing out two others attempting to steal. Special accolades to Erick Salas and Gabriel Pedrosa of Southwest who made the doubleheader possible by agreeing to play for the Cobras because only seven South Miami players showed up. Salas had two hits for South Miami and threw out a runner attempting to steal. The junior varsity completes its season with a record of 9-5-2.
The strange sight of Erick Salas playing right field for South Miami in his Southwest uniform. He had two hits and later moved to catcher where he threw out one of his teammates trying to steal second.
Marc Rey had three hits in the doubleheader sweep