SOUTHWEST MIAMI HIGH SCHOOL EAGLES BASEBALL
ALUMNI GAME SET FOR SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3
Southwest's annual alumni game will be played Saturday, Feb. 3, at Andre Dawson Field. Batting practice starts at 3pm. All former players are invited whether they intend to play or not. Spread the word among your former teammates!
JASON GRAÑA SIGNS WITH ST. THOMAS
Jason Graña, whose pitching and hitting led Southwest to the 2016 district championship, has signed with St. Thomas University. The former first-team All-Dade player will be a sophomore at Miami-Dade College for the 2018 season before moving to the Bobcats in 2019. St. Thomas head coach Jorge Perez said, ""Jason is a special talent who will be counted on right away for us."
EAGLES CAPTURE FALL LEAGUE TITLE
For the second year in a row, Southwest captured the championship of the fall league defeating Ferguson, 6-1, at Andre Dawson Field. Michael Padron pitched the first four innings to pick up the win for the Eagles, who defeated Sunset, 5-2, to advance to the championship game.
REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE RELEASED
A spring break trip to Sanford, Florida, highlights the 2018 varsity schedule. Southwest will play the week of March 26-30 in the Florida League High School Invitational tournament. Most of the games will be played in Historic Sanford Memorial Stadium, the former spring training home of the Giants and where Jackie Robinson first took to the field as a minor leaguer in 1946. It will be the first week-long road trip for the Eagles since the 2011 team played in Orlando for spring break. Southwest has a challenging non-district schedule including games against Palmetto, Coral Park, Gulliver, Westminster Christian, Killian and Florida Christian.
2 SENIORS MAKE COLLEGE COMMITMENTS
Senior middle infielders Danny Cruz and Erick Orbeta have committed to colleges. Cruz, a shortstop, will play at Division I Marshall University, where former teammate Rey Pastrana now plays. Second baseman Orbeta has accepted an offer from Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, a school that has produced 14 big leaguers.
FOUR EAGLES SIGN WITH COLLEGES
Four seniors from the class of 2017 have signed with colleges. Outfielder Daniel DeLeon will play for Montreat College in North Carolina. The Cavaliers are an NAIA school and play in the Apalachian Athletic Conference. Outfielder Justin Worley signed with ASA College in Miami and first baseman Brett Mantrana is heading to St. Thomas University, where his uncle used to be the head coach. Outfielder Junior Moralobo will be playing for Keiser University in West Palm Beach. The Seahawks advanced to the NAIA World Series this season. Congratulations to all four players for continuing their careers at the next level.
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Jason Graña signs with St. Thomas University
Michael Padron pitched 4 innings for the win
Danny Cruz signs with Marshall as his proud parents look on
DISTRICT 15 STANDINGS:
Team W-L SOUTHWEST 0-0 Varela 0-0 Ferguson 0-0 Braddock 0-0 Columbus 0-0
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