The Coral Reef softball team played an aggressive game against Palmetto to win 10-1 on Thursday.
The combination of Kylan Becker at shortstop, Lauren Blanco at first, Denver Keller at second and Dayna Wilson on the mound makes for a powerhouse infield.
“The last few games we have come together, but with this game I was nervous,” Wilson said. “Palmetto is our rival, and when we played on Feb. 19 we won, but 3-2 in the eighth.”
The Panthers remained scoreless until the fifth inning when they finally managed to break through the Barracudas’ defense.
Just in her second year, Becker was key in the ladoff role, scoring three runs and managing four steals.
“Since I am the lead, I just try to get on base and then let my teammates score me in,” Becker said.
The Barracudas remain undefeated through nine games.
CORAL REEF 10, PALMETTO 1 (6)
WP: D.Wilson (7-0). LP: A.Guglietta (5-9).
The 27th annual Class 4A-1A basketball senior all-star games will be held Friday at Florida Christian. The girls’ game will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the boys’ game at 7:30 p.m. The event will also include a three-point contest for both girls and boys and a slam dunk contest at halftime of the boys’ game. The contest will also include MVP presentations for both boys and girls on each north and south team. The boys’ teams will be coached by Calusa Prep’s Derrick De La Grana and Westminster Christian’s P.J. Brown. The girls teams will be coached by Miami Country Day’s Ochiel Swaby and La Salle’s Raymond Lopez.
Notable boys’ players: Alex Carter, Calusa Prep;, Nick Santana, LaSalle; and Armand Shoon, Westwood Christian; Gianni Garcia, Archbishop Carroll, and Alex Thomas, Monsignor Pace, Sam Singer, Ransom, Khambrel Roach, Ransom; Notable girls’ players: Onika Swaby, Miami Country Day, Breanna Blot, Miami Country Day, Katie Tillman, LaSalle, Winter Rodriguez, Dade Christian, Brandy Smith, Ransom, Carolina Vargas, Saint Brendan.
FERGUSON 13, CORAL PARK 1 (5)
WP: Victor Morrell (3-1). Top performers: Jose Brito 4-4, double, RBI. Javier Valdez 2-4, 2 doubles, 4 RBI. Anthony Tucker 2-3, 2 runs, 2 RBI
HOMESTEAD 14, NORLAND 3 (5)
WP: Robert Solis 3 IP 6K (2-1). Top performers: Dionicio Diaz 2-2, 2 doubles, 3 RBI. Juan Casanova 2-4, triple, RBI, 4 runs. HOM 4-2
SUNSET 10, BRADDOCK 2
WP: Austin Comesanas (3-0). Top performers: Gus Garcia 3-3, 3 RBI. Michael Centeno triple, 2 RBI. Danilo DeArmas 2-3, RBI. SUN 8-1
MATER ACADEMY 10, MOURNING 0 (6)
WP: Andrew Cabezas 6IP 6K no hitter (4-0). Top performers: Michael Mediavilla 3-4, 5 RBI. Kevin Abraham 1-2, RBI, 3 runs. MA 8-0.
AMERICAN 10, HIALEAH GARDENS 7