SOUTHWEST MIAMI HIGH SCHOOL EAGLES BASEBALL
SOUTHWEST TO PLAY IN IMG NATIONAL CLASSIC
Southwest has been selected to play in one of the nation's premier spring break tournaments, the IMG National Classic, March 24-27, 2020 in Bradenton, Florida. The 2018 tournament featured over 50 players who had committed to Division I schools and six teams that were ranked in the national polls.
ELISSALT CHOSEN FOR STATES PLAY TOURNAMENT
Senior Frank Elissalt was chosen to play in the States Play tournament Sept. 27-29 at Marlins Park. Ellisalt, a senior RHP/3B, represented Florida against a team of high school all-stars from Georgia. In his two innings of work for Florida, which swept Georgia in the tournament, Elissalt struck out three. States Play is a premier high school baseball tournament organized by Major League Baseball and USA Baseball to showcase some of the best seniors from "rival states" that historically produce a high number of college and professional players. The Florida team was coached by former major leaguers Luis Alicea,
Alex Fernandez, Fred McGriff and Jarrod Saltalamacchia.
REY PASTRANA ENTERS PRO BALL
Former Eagles catcher Rey Pastrana (class of 2015) has signed with Winnipeg of the American Association after a four year career at Marshall University. Read more here.
JORDAN WORLEY SIGNS WITH DAVIS & ELKINS
Senior centerfielder Jordan Worley has signed with Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, West Virginia. Worley joins his older brother Justin at D&E. Justin led the Senators in home runs in 2019. Jordan was named Southwest's MVP this season afterhitting a team-high .400 and leading Southwest in stolen bases with 12. He was also named first team All-Dade by the Miami Herald.
4 EAGLES APPEAR ON ESPN IN GEICO CITY SERIES
The inaugural Geico City Series was held in Chicago July 8-11 and the Miami team was led by Eagles head coach Mandy Pelaez. He brought with him pitching coach J.C. Diaz, shortstop Eddie Sierra and second baseman Lorenzo Hernandez. The squad's final game was televised live on ESPNU and Pelaez was interviewed live during the game. Also on the team, but not playing in the TV game, were Brandon Andrade and Amaury Villalba.
JORDAN WORLEY NAMED MVP
Southwest held its annual post-season banquet on June 5 at the Miami Banquet Hall in Kendall Lakes. The event celebrated the team's district championship as well as honoring the departing seniors. Centerfielder Jordan Worley took home the big prize as he was voted Most Valuable Player, one year after winning the same award for his exploits on the football field. Other varsity award winners were Eddie Sierra (Best Offensive Player), Lorenzo Hernandez (Best Defensive Player), Michael Padron (Best Pitcher), Matthew Fernandez and Chris Alvarez (Co-Rookies of the Year), Angel Ponce de Leon (Senior Award) and Osmany Hernandez (Coaches Award). For the junior varsity, Matthew Fernandez was named MVP, Kyle Araujo took the Best Pitcher trophy, Karlo Aguirre won Best Offensive Player and Justin Estevez took home the Best Defensive Player trophy. For the first time ever, the Scholar-Athlete Award went to a JV player with Kyle Araujo the runaway choice.
Varsity award winners in the fron row (from left to right) Michael Padron, Eddie Sierra, Osmany Hernandez, Chris Alvarez, Matt Fernandez, Lorenzo Hernandez, Angel Ponce de Leon and Jordan Worley.
PADRON AND PONCE DE LEON CELEBRATE SIGNING DAY
Southwest celebrated signing day with 11 seniors signing college scholarships in the basketball gym. Two baseball players were among the 11 with pitcher Michael Padron signing with St. Thomas University and catcher Angel Ponce de Leon signing with Central College of Iowa. A third senior, center fielder Jordan Worley, has not yet committed to a college program.
JORDAN WORLEY NAMED 1st TEAM ALL-DADE
Senior center fielder Jordan Worley has been named first-team All-Dade by The Miami Herald. Southwest's double-play combination of shortstop Eddie Sierra and second baseman Lorenzo Hernandez, both juniors, we named to the second team. Honorable mention honors went to senior third baseman Osmany Hernandez and pitchers Brandon Andrade, Amaury Villalba and Dairon Veliz.
EDDIE SIERRA NAMED 1st TEAM ALL-ALMERICAN
Eddie Sierra has been named first-team All-American by MiamiDadeHighSchoolBaseball.com. The junior shortstop hit .361 and led the Eagles in RBIs. slugging percentage and on-base percentage. Senior center fielder Jordan Worley was selected for the second team after hitting a team-high .400 and leading Southwest in stolen bases with 12.
FOUR EAGLES NAMED TO ALL-DISTRICT TEAM
Miami-Dade High School baseball.com has named its 2019 All-District team for District 15-9A and four Southwest players were selected. Seniors Jordan Worley, Michael Padron and Osmany Hernandez were named as well as junior Eddie Sierra.
DISTRICT 15 STANDINGS:
Team W-L Columbus 7-1 Ferguson 6-2 SOUTHWEST 4-4 Braddock 2-6 Varela 1-7
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