EAGLES WIN ON
SENIOR NIGHT, 13-8
Host Southwest jumped out to an 8-1 lead and held
on for a 13-8 victory over American Friday night at Tropical Park.
The game was preceded by a ceremony honoring the four graduating seniors.
The Lady Eagles (7-10) scored twice in the bottom of the first inning
with both runs coming on two of the nine errors committed in the game
by the Patriots (6-5). American scored one in the top of the second
but Southwest answered with two in the bottom of the inning with senior
Yesenia Fonticiella racing home on a passed ball and Gaby Nuñez
driving in Tatiana Perez with a single. Four walks and two more errors
allowed the Lady Eagles to extend their margin to 8-1 in the third
frame. American rallied with 3 runs in the fourth and four more in
the fifth to narrow the score to 9-8. The Patriots had the bases loaded
before senior Yessenia Perez recorded a strikeout to get out of the
fifth. Southwest added three insurance runs in the bottom of the fifth.
Senior D'Lani Navarro drove in Sherlly Roche with a sacrifice fly,
Ami Casteleiro singled home Nuñez and Fonticiella doubled home
Seniors, from left to right, D'Lani Navarro, Jaylin Novoa, Yesenia
Fonticiella, and Yessenia Perez with assistant coach Heidi Perez