SOUTHWEST MIAMI HIGH SCHOOL EAGLES BASEBALL
HENDERSON ALVAREZ AT SOUTHWEST
Southwest players got a treat on June 14 when Henderson Alvarez threw during a summer team workout. The former Marlins pitcher, who threw a no-hitter in 2013 and is trying to come back from an injury, threw from the mound at Andre Dawson Field.
CRUZ, HERNANDEZ WIN MVP AWARDS
Southwest had its first post-season banquet since 2011 on June 1 and many players were honored on both the varsity and JV teams. The JV's outstanding pitcher award went to Jordan Worley, the best defensive player was Luis Fuentes, top hitter honors went to Rogelio Medina and Osmany Hernandez was most valuable player. For the varsity, Skippy Hernandez won the Eagle Award which goes to an outstanding senior, Brett Mantrana earned top scholar athlete, Jorge Tejeda took best defensive player honors, Erick Orbeta was outstanding hitter, Kike Aparicio captured the best pitcher trophy and Danny Cruz was voted Most Valuable Player. Special thanks to Ana Worley for the great slide show she put together for the event.
HERALD ALL-DADE TEAM
The Miami Herald announced it's annual All-Dade team and several Southwest players were honored. Second baseman and pitcher Erick Orbeta was named to the second team, ace Kike Aparicio and shortstop Danny Cruz were third team all-county and four more Eagles were Honorable Mention: catchers Jorge Tejeda and Mike Piulats, outfielder Justin Worley and first baseman Brett Mantrana.
FOUR EAGLES NAMED ALL-DISTRICT
Miami-Dade High School Baseball.com has named their 2017 All-District team and Southwest had four players hoonored. Catcher Jorge Tejeda, second baseman Erick Orbeta, shortstop Danny Cruz and pitcher Kike Aparicio were all chosen.
SPRINKLE WINS ANDRE DAWSON AWARD
Matthew Sprinkle has been chosen by the Miami Marlins as winner of the seventh annual Andre Dawson Scholarship Award. The Dawson Scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior on the Southwest High School varsity baseball team, the same team where Dawson got his start in baseball. Funded by the Marlins Foundation, the scholarship is awarded to a student-athlete that will not be receiving an athletic scholarship but possesses a desire to continue his education. Sprinkle, who received the $5000 scholarship at the Marlins May 12 home game, edged out teammate Skippy Hernandez for the honor.
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Henderson Alvarez on the mound at Andre Dawson Field
Senior Skippy Hernandez will be missed
Danny Cruz accepts the varsity MVP trophy from
coaches Muiña (left) and Pelaez (center).
Junior Varsity MVP Osmany Hernandez
FINAL DISTRICT 15 STANDINGS:
Team W-L Columbus 7-1 Braddock 6-2 Ferguson 4-4 SOUTHWEST 2-6 Varela 1-7
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