American Heritage dominated North Broward Prep 12-0 in five innings Wednesday, and secured a spot in the championship game of the Selective Recruiting/Sir Pizza Invitational tournament.
Senior shortstop CJ Chatham hit a grand slam in the first with a 1-0 lead, senior catcher Zach Collins, a UM commit, hit a two-run homer in the second inning, and Mike Deeb hit a two-run homer in the fourth to seal the deal.
Pitcher Ryan Givens allowed only one hit in four innings and picked up the win. Andrew English relived him in the fifth and got the save.
The Patriots (16-2) will play at UM on Saturday in the championship. Their opponent is yet to be determined.
WP: Ryan Givens
Repeat Class 7A state boys basketball champion Blanche Ely faces its stiffest test against ESPN Super 25 No. 4 Prime Prep (Texas) in the National High School Invitational quarterfinals at Georgetown Prep in Maryland on April 4.
The ESPN Super 25 No. 9 Tigers (27-1) can only hope its signature defense remains air tight against a Prime Prep team that kept its perfect record (36-0) intact by winning the NACA Basketball Team National Tournament. Prime Prep features four ESPN 100 recruits led by Emmanuel Mudiay, ranked No. 3 in the 2014 class and holding offers from Kentucky, Kansas and Louisville, and 6-9 power forward Elijah Thomas (No. 6 sophomore).
If Ely, led by Dallas Cameron, Khalil Thomas and Lance Tejada III can pull the upset, the Tigers (27-1) will face the Montverde Academy-Oak Hill (VA) Academy winner in the semifinals on April 5.
The Dillard girls’ team, coming off a Class 5A state title four-peat and eighth state title overall, will have its hands full with MaxPreps No. 12 Archbishop Spalding (MD) and Virginia Commonwealth recruit Camille Calhoun in the NHSI girls’ semifinals on April 5.
Dillard (28-2), which has not lost since Jan. 9, is led by two-time Class 5A player of the year Kayla Wright, a Tulsa recruit, Eva Myers and Briana Green.
MaxPreps No. 23 and Class 8A state champion Orlando Dr. Phillips plays No. 2 Life Center Academy in the late semifinal. The NHSI will be broadcast live by ESPNU.
NOVA TITAN CLASSIC — 3RD PLACE GAME — HOLLYWOOD HILLS 16, COOPER CITY 7
WP: Tommy Grant 6IP (1-0). LP: Joey Cutrone. Top performers: Tommy Grant 4-5, 4 RBI, double. Chris Hernandez 4-4, 3 runs, 2 RBI. Hunter Kelly 2-2, 2 runs, RBI
CORAL SPRINGS 10, MONARCH 0 (6)
WP: Jordan Barrett.
RONALD REAGAN 8, WESTLAND 3
WP: Arturo Rincon 5IP 6K. Top performers: Luis Rincon save. Sergio Santana 3-4, double, RBI, 2 runs.
LATE TUESDAY — GULLIVER 6, BARRON COLLIER 1
WP: Javi Lopez. Top performers: Branden Chinea 3-4, RBI, 2 runs. Henry Hernandez 2-3, 2 RBI. German Marcos 2-3
SELECTIVE RECRUITING/ SIR PIZZA INVITATIONAL RESULTS
JUPITER 4, ARCHBISHOP MCCARTHY 1
WP: Lance Fry. LP: Andres Nunez
WESTMINSTER CHRISTIAN 4, POMPANO BEACH 1
WP: Julian Infante 4IP, 5K (1-0). Top performers: Yuri Sucart 1-3, triple, RBI. Brandon Valls 1-3, double, RBI.
BRADDOCK 9, PALMER TRINITY 0
WP: Anthony Baldrich 5IP, 8K (1-1). LP: Ben Roberts. Top performers: Anthony Alvarez 4-4, 2 RBI, 2 runs, 2 SB. Brian Hernandez 2-4, 3 RBI, 2 SB, 2 runs
SUNSET 6, MATER LAKES 4
WP: Danny Diaz (5-1). Top performers: Alex Bravo 2-3, 2 RBI. Herbert Iser 1-3, 2 RBI. Alfredo Iser 2-4, RBI. SUN 12-4
LATE TUESDAY — ARCHBISHOP MCCARTHY 7, SOUTH MIAMI 2
WP: Brian Gonzalez. LP: Ernesto Romero. Top performers: Alex Rodrigues 2-4, run, RBI. Brian Gonzalez 1-4, run, 2 RBI. Jonathan Quintana 2-4, run, RBI
LATE TUESDAY — COLUMBUS 12, JUPITER 9
WP: Armando Gonzalez 7IP 2K. Top performers: Danny Diaz 1-3, grand slam. Laz Rivera 2-5, single, HR, 3 RBI.
LATE MONDAY — FERGUSON 6, HIALEAH GARDENS 2
WP: Rafael Jreige. Top performers: Anthony Tucker 3-4, 2 runs, SB. Chris Medina 1-2, HR, SB. Chris Bec 2-3, SB, run.
CHAMINADE 7, MONSIGNOR PACE 6
WP: McCabe (12-4). LP: Lorenzo (9-5). Top performers: Lorenzo 3-4, 3 runs. Torchia 1-3, triple, run, 2 RBI. CHA 12-5
LATE TUESDAY — MATER LAKES 23, BOCA RATON CHRISTIAN 8 (3)
WP: Sam Herranz (9-4) LP: Taylor. Top performers: Melissa Luis 3-3, 3 runs, 2 RBI. Jasmine Harris 3-3, HR, 5 RBI. Laritza Jimenez 4-4, 4 runs, 2 RBI. ML 13-5
• North Broward Prep 4, Westminster Academy 3: Gomez won No. 3 singles 8-5. Shen won No. 4 singles 8-3. Nayman won No. 5 singles 8-5. Shen/Nayman won No. 2 doubles 9-8
• North Broward Prep 5, Westminster Academy 2: Golden won No. 1 singles 8-0. Bapp won No. 2 singles 8-1. Nudel won No. 3 singles 8-5. Calhoun/Helmboldt won No. 1 doubles 8-5
• Late Tuesday — Belen 25-21, 25-22, 26-24: JP Will 13 kills, 5 digs, 2 blocks. Eric Ceballos 24 assists, 11 kills, 2 aces, 2 blocks. Ryan Navarro 10 digs. BEL 10-2
• Park Vista 11, Cardinal Gibbons 4: Kate Ingerto 3 goals
• Monsignor Pace 33, Mater Lakes 0: Destiny Wilson 2 INT, receiving TD. Sabrina Cabrera 4 passing TD, rushing TD. Gaby Sanchez 2 extra point receptions. MP 5-0
Sagemont at Cardinal Gibbons, 1:30
Selective Recruiting/Sir Pizza Invitational
Kissimmee Klassic - Blue Division: Pines Charter vs. St. Thomas Aquinas, 1; Tallahassee Lincoln vs. American Heritage, 7; American vs. Cypress Bay, 7; Gold Division: Cooper City vs. Grove Springs Clay, 3; Western vs. Ida Baker, 7
Cardinal Gibbons at North Broward Prep, 4
American Heritage at Boca St. Andrews, 6
Kissimmee Klassic - Blue Division second round: 3; Gold Division second round: 3.
Flanagan at Key West, 6:30
Selective Recruiting/Sir Pizza Invitational - Championship at University of Miami: 7:30
Boyd Anderson vs. Blanche Ely (Home), 6:30
South Plantation vs. Coral Springs (Home), 6:30
Piper vs. Deerfield Beach (Home), 6:30
Monarch vs. Dillard (DIL), 6:30
Hallandale vs. North Miami (Pepper Park), 4
Coconut Creek vs. Hollywood Hills (Home), 3:45
South Broward vs. Pembroke Pines Charter (Pemb. Lks Opt.), 6:30
West Branch (VA) vs. Cypress Bay (Home), 6:30
Zion Lutheran vs. Coral Springs (Home), 6
Pompano Beach vs. Douglas (Home), 4:30
Flanagan vs. Everglades (EVR), 4:30
Deerfield Beach vs. Monarch (MON), 4:30
South Broward vs. Piper (Home), 4:30
Coral Glades vs. Taravella (TAR), 4:30
Cypress Bay vs. West Broward (WB), 4:30
Zion Lutheran vs. Coral Springs (Home), 4:30
BOYS’ WATER POLO
Cardinal Gibbons vs. Deerfield Beach (DB), 7:30
Coral Springs vs. Flanagan (DB), 5:30
Coral Glades vs. Coral Springs (Home), 6:30
Flanagan vs. Cypress Bay (Home), 6:30
Boyd Anderson vs. Dillard (DIL), 4
South Plantation vs. Douglas (Home), 4
Western vs. Everglades (EVR), 6:30
Blanche Ely vs. Piper (Sunrise Athletic Complex ), 4
Mourning vs. Pompano Beach (Four Fields), 4
Hallandale vs. South Broward (SB), 4
Deerfield Beach vs. Taravella (TAR), 6:30
Miramar vs. West Broward (WB), 4
GIRLS’ WATER POLO
Cardinal Gibbons vs. Deerfield Beach (DB), 6:30
Flanagan vs. Coral Springs (DB), 4:30
Pembroke Pines Charter vs. South Plantation (SP), 5
University School vs. Miami Country Day (MCD), 6
Cypress Bay vs. South Plantation (SP), 5
Douglas vs. Western (WES), 5
North Broward Prep vs. Cardinal Gibbons (Home), 4
Nova vs. Cooper City (Home), 6:30
South Broward vs. Deerfield Beach (Home), 6:30
Western vs. Everglades (EVR), 3:45
Plantation vs. McArthur (MCA), 6:30
West Broward vs. Miramar (MIR), 6:30
St. Thomas Aquinas vs. Pompano Beach (Home), 6:30
Fort Lauderdale vs. Stranahan (STR), 3:45
West Branch (VA) vs. Taravella (TAR), 6:30
West Branch (VA) vs. Pembroke Pines Charter (Pemb. Lks Opt.), 6:30
Dade Christian vs. Archbishop McCarthy (AMC), 7
TRACK & FIELD
Cypress Bay vs. Hallandale (HAL), 2
Hollywood Hills vs. Hallandale (HAL), 2