In the history of Coral Glades baseball, the Jaguars had never defeated Douglas as the visiting team.
Consider that accomplished.
Tyler Steiner went 3 for 3 and Christian Dominguez pitched a complete game for the Jaguars as they defeated Douglas 7-3 on Tuesday in Parkland.
Coral Glades (6-1, 5-1 District 11-8A) held a 4-3 lead entering the seventh inning after the Eagles (7-2, 5-1 District 11-8A) cut the deficit to one on a RBI double by Daniel Ruiz in the sixth.
The Jaguars took advantage of Douglas relief pitcher Zach Miednik in the seventh after he had entered the game the inning before.
After a walk and a sacrifice bunt to begin the inning, Coral Glades strung together five consecutive hits that included an RBI double by Jacob Melton and four straight singles by Steiner, Alex Lara, Tim Williams and Dominguez to give the Jaguars the insurance runs.
“We knew that we were hitting all game,” Steiner said. “We know how dangerous they are. We buckled downed and iced it.”
The Eagles had the lead early in the game.
Douglas loaded the bases with one out in the second and took a 2-1 lead on a walk and a fielder’s choice.
Outside of the second, Dominguez’s pitching kept the Eagles off balance for most of the game. “Everything was working well for me,” Dominguez said. “Early in the game, I was leaving pitches high. Later on in the game, I hit my spots.”
After pitching out of trouble in the first three innings, freshman Jesus Luzardo gave up two runs in the fourth and a run in the fifth, which gave the Jaguars a 4-2 lead.
“He did not have his best stuff,” Douglas coach Todd Fitz-Gerald said. “We didn’t make enough good pitches when we had to make good pitches.”
At the plate, the Eagles struggled to get key hits with runners on base.
“They beat us in every phase of the game,” Fitz-Gerald said.
The win puts the Jaguars in first place in the district.
“We came out with a big win on the road,” Coral Glades coach Jorge Miranda said. “ That team [Douglas] is exceptional. It’s a big win in the district.”
WP: Dominguez 7IP, 2K (4-0). LP: Luzardo (3-2). Top performers: Steiner 3-3, 2 doubles, single, RBI. Melton 2-2, double, RBI. Lara 2-3, RBI. Ruiz 2-3, double, RBI. Fritz 1-2, single
PINE CREST 12, NORTH BROWARD PREP 7
WP: Steven Goldberg (3-1). LP: Chad Fleischman.
CORAL SPRINGS CHARTER 17, PINE CREST 0 (4)
WP: Paige Fairchild (5-0). LP: Lopez. Top performers: Paige Fairchild, 4-4, 4 runs, 6 RBI. Angie Gutierrez 4-4, 4 runs, 3 RBI. Heather Bramos 3-4, run, 2 RBI. CSC 9-1
MONARCH 18, NORTHEAST 1 (4)
WP: Kirk. Top performer: Ashley Rohloff HR, 3 RBI
SOUTH BROWARD 3, PLANTATION 0