Week 6 Recap 12/21/14

Updated Wednesday January 7, 2015 by AUBL Miami.


Dade Tigers                     6
Dade Diamondbacks       3

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It was another great day for baseball at Archbishop Coleman Carroll. Diamondbacks starting pitcher Mike Casanova was late arriving to the game, and was unable to properly warm up. Casanova started the game by uncharacteristically walking the 1st 2 batters. After striking out the 3rd batter, Mike left a fastball belt high to cleanup hitter Garvi Arias. Arias promptly deposited the baseball over the ivy in left center field for a 3 run homer and an early 3-0 lead for the Tigers after 1/2 of an inning played. The Diamondbacks, inspired by Arias' long ball, decided to reciprocate. After Diamondbacks Luis Sosa collected a 2 out 2 strike opposite field double to right field off Tigers starter Ryan Paylor, clean up hitter Adrian Fajin pounded a pitch in almost exactly the same place as Arias had homered for a 2 run blast, bringing the score to 3-2. Fabian Hance followed with a double to left center, followed by Jonathan Silva's ground ball to short that was misplayed by the Tigers, bringing in the tying run for a 3-3 game after 1 inning. The game stayed tied at 3-3 until the 4th inning when the game took a wrong turn for The Diamondbacks. 19 year old Pedro Lugo was playing in his 1st game for the Diamondbacks from Venezuela. With 2 outs and runners on 1st and 2nd, Pedro hit an impressive opposite field 3 run homerun to right field. As Pedro rounded 1st base, the umpire yells "batter is out, inning is over, no runs score". Pedro had used a bat with pine tar above the label and was unaware of the major league rule regarding pine tar placement. There was no argument from Diamondbacks manager Jay Habacht, as the bat was clearly illegal (grass was sticking to the bat at the top of the bat). Diamondbacks pitcher Mike Casanova pitched very well after his 1st inning difficulties, but The Tigers were able to scratch out a run on an RBI hit by Angel Estevez in the 6th inning for a 4-3 lead. Matthew Chitwood would take the mound in the 7th for The Diamondbacks and gave up 1 run in the 7th and 1 run in the 9th, for a 6-3 win for The Tigers. Both runs a result of walks and stolen bases, as Chitwood would not allow any hits in 3 innings of work. Ryan Paylor, Alex Castro and Rafa Quintero pitched 3 innings each in the win for The Tigers. Castro and Quintero held The Diamondbacks scoreless in 6 innings of work. It was a good, close game enjoyed by everyone!
South Florida Sox            1
South Miami Mariners      11

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This past Sunday the Mariners hosted the South Florida White Sox for the 2nd time this season. Looking to avenge their embarrassing loss against Sox, The Mariners would start off strong and never look back. They would tack on runs early and often throughout the game to eventually win by knockout in 7 innings. Offensively the team was led once again by Andres "Chicho" Vengochea as he has been a hitting machine collecting 3 hits in the game (single, double and somehow managed a triple) as well as collecting 2 RBI's. Maikel Reyes had 4 singles and 2 stolen bases in the game. Nick Silva would also stay hot collecting 2 hits of his own. Ulrichel Pena went 2-4 with a double and RBI. Juan Quesada would also hit another shot off the wall this game for a double and George Sauma continued to pick up his hitting with a single that would now extend his hitting streak to 3 games. The Sox did not help their cause with several defensive miscues. The story of the game however, was the incredible pitching by Mariners ace Darryll Roque. Darryll would pitch the complete game, allowing only 2 hits and 1 run and striking out 10 White Sox batters. He was dominant from the beginning till the end. The Sox were short handed missing 6 key players but this is no excuse and they are sure to come guns blazing next game . Mariners look forward to next game against the 1st place Tigers. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year on behalf of the South Miami Mariners and South Florida Sox!!
Miami Gardens Sea Dogs     10
Coral Gables Rockies             8

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This game had good pitching, but even better hitting. Sea Dogs Eddie Montalvo settled the game with a GRAND SLAM, as The Sea Dogs edged the Rockies 10-8.  
West Kendall Nationals 
Team Venezuela 

This special event Sunday 12/28/14 was broadcasted

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This game had everything!! Great pitching, great hitting, great defense, excitement, and LOTS OF DRAMA. There were several lead changes and 2 clutch homeruns!!

With these two teams sharing no secrets, Venezuela and the Nationals take each other on at center stage. As this seasons must anticiapted match up turns dramatic, leaving one team emotionaly drained and the other stating a strong message to the rest of the AUBL teams. The National would draw early blood as the earlier awarded "2014 Manager of the Year" Yusbell Ortega would draw the base on balls, bring Anthony Boza who would deliver on his 1st of 3 Doubles in this game. Ortega would score giving the 1-0 lead, Tony Cash would follow scoring Boza on a a base hit. Giving the Nats the 2-0 lead early on. Edgar Valle would take the mound for the Nats, going 4 innings strong. Not before Venezuela tying this ball game up with a towering 2-Run Home Run over the Left Field wall. Gaby Lorenzo (2014 AUBL CY Young Award Winner) would come in to face Venezuela as they would take the lead later in the game, bringing the score to 3-2. Nats would get things going in the top of the 7th as Ortega would draw up another walk and scoring off another line drive base hit by Tony Cash for his 2nd RBI of the Game. Nats tie the score 3-3. Things would get ugly for the Nationals as Venezuela would mustar some things up, with a couple base hits and taking advantage of a miscue in the outfield as they would take the late lead into the top of the 8th inning 5-3. The Nationals refused to sit quiet, with 2 outs in the top of the 8th Ruben Paredes would deliver his 2nd base hit of the game, bringing up the toughest top of the lineup in the lead, as 2014 AUBL MVP Yerandy Martinez would muscle up a base hit to CF, as Paredes would round 2nd and dive into 3rd Base safely. Yusbell Ortega would come up with a hard line drive over the 2nd basemans head scoring Paredes, bad throw attempt would force Martinez to head home in which would be called out at the plate, ending the inning keep the lead to 1 for Venezuela. Eric Berkowitz would be called upon to take on the bottom of the 8th, forcing the side to retire. As the Nationals would bring on the dangerous Anthony Boza who delivered his 3rd Double of the game, Venezuela would get back to back outs. Bringing up Gil Garcia, who mashes a monster Lead Changing 2-Run HomeRun, giving the Nationals the Go ahead 6-5 lead. Berkowitz, shuts the door down. Giving the Nationals their Triumphant Trophies cermony victory.

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