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After long wait, Pine Crest batters Cardinal Gibbons

 

From Miami Herald Staff Reports

The game began Monday and remained scoreless through three innings until lightning cleared the field. When it resumed Tuesday, this time it was the crack of bats that lit up the field and Pine Crest won 11-1 in six innings against Cardinal Gibbons in the District 13-4A quarterfinal at Broward College.

Senior Steven Goldberg, who will be pitching for Lehigh University in Pennsylvania next year, played an incredible game in which he pitched five innings, picked up 3 RBI, and moved to center field in the sixth where he caught a fly on a steal play and threw to second for a game-ending double play.

The top of the fifth saw a seven-run rally off six hits by Pine Crest including a Goldberg double that brought in two. Cardinal Gibbons’ run came in the bottom of the fifth off a single by David Pedraza.

Chandler Cissel went 3 for 3 with five RBI, Matt Rothenberg picked up the save and added three runs, and Adam Saks grabbed two runs and a double in the final inning.

Pine Crest (15-9-1) will play Coral Springs Charter or Somerset in the semifinal. Gibbons ended the season 9-12.

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WP: Steven Goldberg (6-2) 4K 5IP. LP: Chris Williams. Top performers: Chandler Cissel 3-3, 5 RBI, 3 singles, SB. Matt Rothenberg 2-4, 3 runs, RBI, double. Steven Goldberg 1-4, 3 RBI, double. Adam Saks 2-4, double, 2 runs.

•  District 16-8A semifinal — Killian 5, Southridge 1: Battling through a competitive district all season, pitcher Keith Stevens continually delivered efficient starts for Killian’s baseball team.

With the season on the line Tuesday afternoon, Stevens delivered again.

Killian’s sophomore ace gave up only one run on four hits and helped the Cougars defeat rival Southridge 5-1 in a District 16-8A semifinal at Varela High.

“Keith has been phenomenal from the beginning of the year and has had poise beyond his years,” Killian coach Angel Herrera said. “He’s had hard-luck losses all season. There’s no one else I would have trusted to throw in a game like this.”

The Cougars (18-8) clinched their fourth consecutive regional playoff appearance and will try to win their second consecutive district title Thursday at 4 p.m. when they face top-seeded South Dade at Varela. The Bucs beat Varela 8-3 on Monday.

Herrera said Stevens, who improved to 6-4 for the season, took a few close losses this season in low-scoring games.

On Tuesday, Killian didn’t take long to give Stevens run support scoring twice in the top of the first on catcher Nick Mira’s RBI single and a sacrifice fly by Spencer Levine. Left fielder Gil Polanco, who went 2 for 2, hit a solo homer in the third to give Killian a 3-0 edge.

Southridge (11-10) broke through in the bottom of the sixth when left fielder Octavio Mirabal hit a line drive that got past Levine at first for a double scoring center fielder Christian Khawam. But Stevens got third baseman Jerrick Campbell to ground into a double play to end the threat.

Backup first baseman William Ortiz gave Killian a cushion with a pinch-hit, RBI triple to right center. Ortiz drove in designated hitter Danny Cumba on the play and then scored on the play on a throwing error by the cutoff man.

ANDRE C. FERNANDEZ

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WP: Keith Stevens (6-4). LP: Dayron Moreno.

MORE BASEBALL

DISTRICT 16-7A QUARTERFINAL — COOPER CITY 12, MCARTHUR 7

WP: Kash Ryan. LP: George Gonzalez. Top performers: Juan Teixera 4-4, 3 runs, RBI. Evan Santiago 3-4, HR, double, 3 RBI

DISTRICT 15-8A QUARTERFINAL — SOUTHWEST 7, SOUTH MIAMI 2

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WP: Chris Mourelle (3-4) 6K. LP: Ernesto Romero. Top performers: Hernen Sardi HR, 2 RBI. Chris Mourelle RBI, double. Gaby Casals RBI, single. SW 13-9

DISTRICT 16-3A SEMIFINAL — WESTMINSTER CHRISTIAN 7, MARATHON 2

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WP: Jake Zarello (6-1). Top performers: Johnny Ruiz 3-4, HR, double, 5 RBI. John Gonzalez 3-4, triple, double, RBI

DISTRICT 15-4A SEMIFINAL — TERRA 3, DORAL 1

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WP: Alexis Valladares 6IP, 4K. LP: Davila. Top performers: Tyler Prichard save. Frankie Bartow 1-2, RBI. Jason Vila 1-3

DISTRICT 16-6A SEMIFINAL — BELEN 6, HIALEAH MIAMI LAKES 0

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WP: Willie Fabra. LP: Morfi. Top performers: Alec Acosta 4-4, 2 HR, 4 RBI. Alex Lorenzo 2-3, Christian DelCastillo 2 for 3, RBI. Alex Cabrera 1-2, 2 runs. Pablo Cabrera 1-3, run. BEL 19-7

LATE MONDAY — DISTRICT 16-3A PLAY-IN — PALMER TRINITY 9, SOMERSET 1

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WP: Ben Roberts (4-4). LP: Gabriel Cortes. Top performers: Justin Ziegelasch 2-3, 2 RBI, double. Dustin Philipp 2-3, run, 2 RBI. Iggy Pigna 1-4, 2 RBI, SB. PT 16-9.

BOYS’ LACROSSE

•  Pine Crest 14, Douglas 12: Zach Smith 7 goals, assist. Sam Talkow 3 goals, 3 assists, 22/24 face offs

GIRLS’ LACROSSE

•  First round state play-in — St Thomas Aquinas 15, Coral Shores 0: Chloe Mujwig 4 goals. Lauren Mirando 2 goals, 3 assists. Izzy Lopez 3 goals, assist. 13-4.

BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL

Cooper City d. McArthur 25-22, 27-25, 25-23: Eugene Cho 32 assists, 3 kills, 4 blocks, 8 service points, 2 aces. Dan Heintz 13 kills, 6 blocks, 9 service points, 3 aces. CC 6-7

•  Cardinal Gibbons d. Palm Beach Gardens: Corry Short 17 kills, assist, 11 digs, 4 blocks, 8 service points, 3 aces. Dylan Hall 11 kills, 2 assists, 14 digs, 10 service points, ace. Brandon Veliky 11 kills, 18 assists, 5 digs, 3 blocks, 8 service points, 2 aces. CG 17-2

West Boca d. Pine Crest 25-15, 25-17, 25-22: Verrain Gupta 7 kills, ace, block. Joao Nunes 5 kills, ace, block. PC 9-9

•  Hialeah Miami Lakes d. Braddock 21-25, 25-21, 25-16, 25-23: Dennis Perez 4 kills, 39 assists, 15 digs, 6 blocks. Gus Pena 17 kills, 16 digs, 5 blocks. Manny Celestino 13 kills, 3 blocks. HML 12-5

FLAG FOOTBALL

•  District 28 semifinal — Stranahan 6, South Plantation 0

District 28 semifinal — Hollywood Hills 26, Hallandale 6

WEDNESDAY’S SCHEDULE

BASEBALL

District 11-8A semifinals at Coral Glades: Piper-Coral Springs winner vs. Coral Glades, 5; South Plantation-Taravella winner vs. Douglas, 7

District 12-8A semifinals at Flanagan: West Broward vs. Cypress Bay, 4; Everglades vs. Flanagan, 7

District 15-7A semifinal at Monarch: Coconut Creek vs. Monarch, 4

District 16-7A semifinals at St. Thomas Aquinas: McArthur-Cooper City winner vs. Nova, 4; Plantation-South Broward winner vs. St. Thomas Aquinas, 7

District 13-4A semifinals at Broward College: Somerset-Coral Springs Charter winner vs. Cardinal Gibbons-Pine Crest winner, 4; University School vs. North Broward Prep, 7

District 14-3A semifinals at Highlands Christian: Calvary Christian vs. Highlands Christian, 4; Coral Springs Christian vs. Westminster-Sagemont winner, 7

District 15-8A semifinals at Columbus: Ferguson vs. Sunset-Braddock winner, 3:30; South Miami-Southwest winner vs. Columbus, 6:30

District 16-4A semifinals at Key West: St. Brendan vs. Tavernier Coral Shores, 5; Gulliver vs. Key West, 8

District 15-3A semifinal: Archbishop Curley at Dade Christian, 4

SOFTBALL

Region 4-7A quarterfinal: St. Thomas Aquinas at Monarch, 4

Region 4-7A quarterfinal: Northeast at Cooper City, 7

Region 4-5A quarterfinal: Jensen Beach at American Heritage, 7

Region 4-5A quarterfinal: Pompano Beach at Riviera Beach Suncoast, 7

Region 4-3A quarterfinal: Lake Worth Trinity Christian at Calvary Christian, 4

Region 4-3A quarterfinal: Highlands Christian at Delray Beach American Heritage, 7

Region 4-3A quarterfinal at Palmetto Bay Park: Miami Country Day vs. Westminster Christian, 7

Region 4-3A quarterfinal: Florida Christian at Archbishop Curley, 7

TRACK AND FIELD

Region 4-3A at Archbishop McCarthy - Prelims: 1; Finals: 7

Region 4-4A at Traz Powell - Prelims: 1; Finals: 7

BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL

Northeast at Deerfield Beach, 6

Pompano Beach at St. Thomas Aquinas, 4:30

Braddock at Florida Christian, 7:15

FLAG FOOTBALL

District 25 final at Deerfield Beach: 7

District 27 semifinals at PAL Field: Piper vs. Boyd Anderson, 4; Plantation vs. Fort Lauderdale, 5:30

District 29 final at Western: 5:45

District 30 final at Cypress Bay: 7

THURSDAY’S SCHEDULE

BASEBALL

District 11-8A final at Coral Glades: 7

District 15-7A final at Monarch: 4

District 15-6A semifinals at Archbishop McCarthy: Pines Charter vs. Hollywood Hills, 4; Fort Lauderdale-Stranahan winner vs. Archbishop McCarthy, 7

District 16-5A final at American Heritage: 7

District 13-4A final at Broward College: 7:30

District 14-3A final at Highlands Christian: 7

District 13-2A final: Zion Lutheran at Sheridan Hills Christian, 3:30

District 13-8A final at Westland Gardens Park: 7

District 14-8A final at Flamingo Park: 7

District 16-8A final at Varela: South Dade vs. Southridge-Killian winner, 4

District 16-6A final at Belen: Mater Academy vs. Belen-HML winner, 3:30

District 14-4A final: Jackson-Carroll winner at Monsignor Pace, 7

District 15-4A final at St. Thomas University: 7

District 16-4A final at Key West: 7

District 15-3A final at Dade Christian: 4

District 16-3A final at Florida Christian: 7

District 15-2A final at Miami Christian: Brito vs. Westwood Christian-Miami Christian winner, 3:30

SOFTBALL

Region 3-8A quarterfinal: Western at Douglas, 7

Region 3-8A quarterfinal: Taravella at Cypress Bay, 7

Region 4-6A quarterfinal at Archbishop McCarthy: Westland Hialeah vs. Pines Charter, 7

Region 4-6A quarterfinal at Bucky Dent Park: Archbishop McCarthy vs. Mater Academy, 7

Region 4-4A quarterfinal: North Broward Prep at Monsignor Pace, 7

Region 4-4A quarterfinal at Betti Stradling Park: Archbishop Carroll vs. Coral Springs Charter, 4

Region 4-2A quarterfinal at Miami Christian: Zion Lutheran vs. Greater Miami Academy, 4

Region 4-8A quarterfinal: Lourdes at Coral Reef, 4

Region 4-8A quarterfinal at Palmetto Bay Park: Southwest vs. Palmetto, 4

Region 4-8A quarterfinal: Coral Gables at American, 4

Region 4-8A quarterfinal: Hialeah Gardens at Goleman, 4

Region 4-4A quarterfinal: TERRA at Gulliver, 4

Region 4-4A quarterfinal: Key West at Doral, 7

Region 4-2A quarterfinal: Colonial Christian at Princeton Christian, 4

Region 4-2A quarterfinal at Founders Park: Westwood Christian at Island Christian, 4

TRACK AND FIELD

Region 3-4A at Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer - Prelims: 1; Finals: 7

BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL

Westminster Academy at International Studies Charter (Virrick), 6:30

Everglades at Cardinal Gibbons, 4:30

Taravella at Piper, 4:30

FLAG FOOTBALL

District 26 final at Coral Glades: 7

District 27 final at PAL Field: 5:30

District 28 final at South Broward: 6

FRIDAY’S SCHEDULE

BASEBALL

District 12-8A final at Flanagan: 7

District 16-7A final at St. Thomas Aquinas: 7

District 15-6A final at Archbishop McCarthy: 7

TRACK AND FIELD

Class 1A state meet at University of North Florida

WATER POLO

State tournament at Ransom Everglades

BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL

Lake Worth Park Vista at Cardinal Gibbons, 4:30

BOYS’ LACROSSE

Second round state play-ins

GIRLS’ LACROSSE

Second round state play-ins

SATURDAY’S SCHEDULE

TRACK AND FIELD

Class 2A state meet at University of North Florida

WATER POLO

State tournament at Ransom Everglades

FLAG FOOTBALL

State play-in first round

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