ROUNDUP

Marini tosses shutout as Columbus holds off Gables

 

Special to the Miami Herald

The two heavyweights in District 15-8A baseball squared off again Tuesday night when Columbus hosted Coral Gables and this time there was a winner.

Two weeks after the Explorers and Cavaliers were forced to suspend a game tied at six at Gables because of rain and darkness, Columbus pitcher Matt Marini fired a five-hit complete game shutout leading the Explorers to a 2-0 victory.

And, with the win Columbus (9-2-1) took over first place in the district (5-0-1), while Gables fell to 7-2-1 and 4-1-1. The two teams are scheduled to meet March 31 at Gables to complete the suspended game.

“I told the kids afterward, this is a good win but this is a marathon, not a sprint,” said Columbus head coach Joe Weber. “You don’t want to read too much into it because it’s baseball, Gables is a heckuva team and we’ve still got to go down there and finish that tie game and maybe even see them again in districts and even regionals as well. I’ve had my fair share of times being at the top and knocked off in a one-game situation in districts so all of this is really a process where you’re just trying to position yourself to be in the best situation to make it to regionals.”

Marini got off to a slow start giving up three hits and allowing four base runners in the first three innings, but settled down from there retiring the side in order in the fourth through sixth and, after a two-out base hit by Gables’ German Reyes in the seventh, struck out pinch hitter Jesus Pineda to end the game.

“I was leaving some pitches a little up at the start of the game but I made the adjustment and started bringing everything down and I was okay after that,” said Marini who moved his record to 3-0 and has yet to give up an earned run. “Gables is a good team and I’m actually a little shocked I was able to shut them down the way I did tonight but I’m grateful to my teammates for getting me enough offense to push a few runs across and then great defense in the field.”

The Explorers got Marini the only run he would need in the third when, after getting hit by a pitch to lead off the inning, Danny Casals made his way to third after a sacrifice bunt and infield single before scoring on a Pablo De Armas sacrifice fly to left.

Columbus added a second run an inning later when, with Nelson Monpierre on first after a one-out walk, Danny Diaz launched a towering drive off the center field scoreboard for an RBI double. Diaz finished the night 2 for 3, but Columbus registered only two other hits off Gables’ starter and University of Miami committ Andrew Cabezas, who was a tough loser as he struck out eight and gave up just four hits in the complete-game effort.

“It was the biggest game of the year so far for us,” Marini said. “We were really hyped to come in and we know how good Gables is and know we’re going to see them probably a lot more in districts and regionals so it was key for us confidence-wise and hopefully we can keep the momentum going.”

• Columbus 2, Coral Gables 0: WP: Matt Marini. LP: Andrew Cabezas. Top performers: Mat Marini complete-game shutout, 5 K’s. Danny Diaz 2-3, RBI. Pablo DeArmas 0-2, RBI saac fly. COL 11-2-1.

• American (6-1) 9, Westland Hialeah 3: WP: Rafi Martinez. LP: Diaz. Top performers: Ramy Gonzalez 1-2, 3 RBI. Matt Ruiz 2-3, 2 hits. Edison Cabrera 1-2.

• Terra 7, Jackson 4: WP: Frankie Bartow (2-3). LP: Gonzalez. Top performers: Reuben Pino 1-3, 2 runs, HR, 2 RBI. Lance Curtis 1-3, 1 run, RBI. Nick Wydler 2-2, RBI.

•  Reagan 22, North Miami Beach 1: WP: Fernando Bolanos 6 Ks. Top performers: Chritain Gonzalez 2-4, 4 RBIs. Hector Avilan 1-1 3 RBIs. Nicholas Fermin 2 RBIs.

•  Hialeah Gardens 3, Coral Park 0: WP: Arthur Cordoves LP: C. Marrero. Top performers: Arthur Cordoves Complete Game, 3K's, 1 hit, shutout. Jorge Alonso 1-3, HR. Lazaro Morales 2-3, double. Chris Clara 1-2, run scored, walk. HG 6-5.

•  Archbishop Carroll 9, Sunset 2: WP: William Roger (2-0). 5 IP, 3 K’s. LP: Julio Colon. Top performers: Chris Ortega 2-3, 3 runs. Amilcar DeCesare 2-4, run. Matt Quitcuti 3-3, run, RBI. Anthony Gonzalez 2-3, run. ABC 5-4.

•  Hialeah-Miami Lakes 13, Central 3: WP: Brandon Morffy. Top performers: Brandon Morffy 2-3 2B, RBI, 4Ks. David Rodriguez 2-2 2B RS. Julio Santana 2-2, 2B, 3 RBI, 2 RS, 3 Ks.. HML 2-4 (2-3).

•  Brito 2, Miami Christian 1: WP: Marco Bolano 7 IP, 7 K’s. Top performers: Julio Gonzalez 1-2, SB, 2BB, RS. Onelio Perdomo 2-3.

•  Southwest 4, Keys Gate Charter 2: WP: Marcel Diaz (3-1). Top performers: Israel Luis 2-3, 3 SBs. Bryan Carreras 2-3, 1 double. Jesse Duran 2 doubles. SW 6-5. KG 1-6-1.

•  Southridge 15, Coral Reef 1: WP: Octavio Mirabal (4-0). LP: Christian Grullon. Top performers: Austin Peterson 2-3, double, 4 RBI. JP Castaneda 2-3. Sam Sanchez (CR) 2-2. SR 7-1. CR 1-8.

•  LaSalle 9, St. Brendan 1: WP: Branden Blanco (2-2). Top performers: Branden Blanco CG, 5 SO, 1 ER, 1 BB. Michael Cabezas 1-4, HR, RBI. Julio Diaz 2-3, 2 RBI, R, BB, SB.

SOFTBALL

• TERRA 17, Homestead 2: WP: Tayler Sanchez (7-2) 9 strikeouts, 1 RBI, 2 runs. Top performers: Amanda Portal 2-2, triple, 1 RBI, 3 runs. Oceana Camejo 1-2, HR, 3 RBI, 2 runs. Aaliyah Jolly 3-3, 3 runs.

•  Doral 15, Jackson 0: WP Jennifer Acevedo (4-1) 4 IP, 10 K’s, 0 H, 1 HBP. Top performers: Samantha Lageyre 2-2, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R. Adriana Sotolongo 2-2, 2 RBI. Valery Manzini 2-3, 2B, 2 RBI.

•  Miami Country Day 23, Archbishop Curley 2: WP: Taylor Sennett (4-1). Top Performers: Monica Howard 2 hits, 2 RBI, 2 Runs. Taylor Sennett 5-5, 2 2B, 4 RBI, 4 Run. Jackie Lash 2 Hits, 3B, 4 RBI, 2 Runs. MCD 5-1.

•  Krop 11, Miami Beach 10: WP: Karina Delarosa. LP: Seichnst. Top performers: Brooke Studnik 5-5, two doubles, 4 RBI, 2 run scored, 3 run walk off double. Taylor Coachman 3-5,1 triple, 2 RBI. Paulina Older 3-4, 2 RBI.

•  Hialeah High 10, Miami High 1: WP: Amber Mendoza. Top performers: Amber Mendoza 13 strikeouts, 2-3, run scored. Natasha Brito 2-3, 2 runs scored. Keilin Martinez 2-3, 2 RBI, run. HIA 7-1.

•  Florida Christian 15, Booker T. Washington 0: WP: Shanon Renouf (1-0). Top performers: Sam Elias 2-2, 3 RBI. Mayte Lezcano 2-2, Triple. Monica Marquez 2-3, 2 RBI. Shanon Renouf 2-4, 8 K’s. FCS 7-2.

•  Archbishop Carroll 3, Carrollton 1: WP: Justine Cinalli (5-2). LP: K. Craythorn. Top performers: Jennifer Blanchard 1-2, 2 walks, RBI, 1 run. Josette Sanchez 1-3, RBI. Justine Cinalli 1-3, RBI. ABC 5-2.

BOYS’ TENNIS

• MAST 7, Braddock 0: Richie Torres won for MAST. MAST 3-3-1.

•  LaSalle 7, Coral Shores 0: 1. Sebastian Felder 8-4. 2. Patricio Hernandez-Pons 8-0. 3. Andres Garcia 8-0. 4. Felipe Pineiro 8-1. 5. Hugo Heinz 8-0. Doubles: 1. Patricio Hernandez-Pons and Andres Garcia 8-6. 2. Felipe Pineiro and Anthony Rusch 8-4.

•  Palmetto 7, Reagan 0: No. 1 Alec Petrovic defeated Juan Villasmil 8-6. No. 2 Danny Trainor defeated Bryan Espinosa 8-1. No. 3 Matej Holy defeated Diego Mateluna 8-3. No. 4 Mark Hellinger defeated Erick Diaz 8-1. No. 5 Marko Petrovic defeated Daniel Bermudez 8-2. PAL 7-0.

•  Hebrew 7, SLAM 0: No. 1 Gabi Apoj 8-0. No. 2 Shane Herskowitz 8-0. No. 3 Zack Masin 8-0. No. 4 Caleb Katz 8-0. No. 5 David Lurie 8-0. Doubles: Gabi Apoj and Zack Masin 8-0. Shane Herskowitz and Caleb Katz 8-4. HA 2-1.

•  Ferguson 6, Miami High 1: #1 K. Cubela (M) d. J. Ortega (F) 8-6. #2 J. Disotuar (F) d. M. Fernandez 8-4. #3 G. Guzman (F) d. M. Elguera (M) 9-8. #4 A.Torrecillas (F) d. R.Valdez (M) 8-0. #5 N.Rivero (F) d. L.Rojas (M) 8-3. Doubles: #1 Ortega/Disotuar (F) d. Cubela/ Fernandez (M) 8-6. #2 Guzman/Reinoso (F) d. Rojas/Valdez (M) 8-2.

•  Miami Country Day 5, St. Andrews 2: No. 1 Shaun Berman 8-2. #2 Alec Koss 8-2. #3 Max Cohan 9-8 (7-4).

•  Hillel 5, Doctors Charter 2: Daniel Berkman lost 8-4. Jaime Bali 8-3. Sion Cherem 8-1. David Woldenberg 8-4. Aviel Abuhav 8-3. Doubles: J. Bali/S. Cherem lost 8-0. D. Woldenberg / C. Bentata 9-7.

GIRLS’ TENNIS

• MAST 6, Braddock 1: Chrissy Texidor won. Gabriella Mercado won. Sonsoles Lopez won. MAST 3-3-1.

•  Coral Shores 4, LaSalle 3: LS: 1. Kristine Garcia 8-4. 2. Alina Montoto def. Juliana Pena 9-7. Doubles: 1. Kristina Garcia and Alina Montoto 8-6.

•  Palmetto 7, Reagan 0: #1 Cary Milanes defeated Johanna Chang 8-0. #2 Sophia Dao defeated Natalia Roman 8-1. #3 Olivia Schuitema defeated Fabiola Medina 8-0. #4 Marina Vonzimmerman defeated Melanie Deandrade 8-1. #5 Devin Apollon defeated Sabrina Bonnice 8-0. PAL 6-0.

•  Hebrew 4, SLAM 0: #1 Liora Afriat 8-0. #2 Kayla Herskowitz 8-0. #3 Kayla Sedighim 8-0. Doubles: Liora Afriat and Kayla Herskowitz 8-3. HA 1-2.

•  Miami High 4, Ferguson 3: #1 B.Gomez (F) d. C. Diaz (M) 8-4. #2 K. Cintas (M) d. I. Guzman (F) 8-3. #3 Vi. Tavares (M) d. C. Monge (F) 8-0. #4 Va. Tavares (M) d. K. Zuluaga 8-1. #5 O. Guzman (F) d. S. Nateli (M) 8-5. Doubles: #1 Diaz/Cintas (M) d. Verdeza/Garcia (F) 8-0.

•  Gulliver 7, Carrollton 0: #1 Olivia Thaler 8-0, #2 Julieta Dalmau 8-0, #3 Alyssa Pujals 8-1, #4 Lindy Lyons 8-0, #5 Jacqueline Rasch 8-3. GUL 8-0.

•  Hillel 5, Doctors Charter 1: Sarah Dreyfuss 8-0. Andrea Waxman 8-0. Daniella Bendayan 8-0. Fortunee Cohen lost 8-5. Doubles: S. Dreyfuss /A. Waxman 8-0. D. Bendayan / Orli Algranatti 6-3.

GIRLS’ FLAG FOOTBALL

•  Hebrew Academy 33, Hialeah Education Academy 6: Sarina Abramowitz 157 yds passing, 4 tds, 3 extra points. Florencia Chami 5 TD, 2 INT, 1 extra point, 186 total yards.Yael Rosenberg 4 flag pulls. HA 1-0.

•  Mater Academy 44, International Studies 0: Silvia Diaz pass TD, 1 Rush TD, 1 Int returned for TD. Alondra Angulo 3 passing TD. Solamy Galvez 1 Receiving TD, 1 Rushing TD. MA 1-0.

BOYS’ WATER POLO

•  Ransom Eeverglades 13, St. Thomas Aquinas 8: Harry Tafur 5 goals. Carter Shoer 3 goals. STA: Eric Goldenberg 5 goals.

•  Hialeah Gardens 7, Riviera Prep 3.

GIRLS’ WATER POLO

•  Ransom Everglades 18, St. Thomas Aquinas 3: Sofia Carrera-Justiz 6 goals. Chelsea Johnson 4 goals. Katie Pfleger 3 goals.

BADMINTON

•  Palmetto 6, Killian 4: Boys’ singles: William Cupo (Pal) lost to Jack (Kill) 7-21, 7-12. Sy Lam (Pal) lost to Jason (Kill), 16-21, 16-21. Boys’ doubles: Jeffrey Li and Aaron Mares (Pal) d. Jake and Justin (Kill) 21-8, 21-9. Ryan Perez and Yujia Zhou (Pal) d. Leo and Keith (Kill), 22-20, 17-21, 21-18. Girls’ singles: Mia Lam (Pal) lost to Morgan (Kil), 19-21, 14-21. Rebecca Landsea (Pal) lost to Cristina (Kill), 11-21, 14-21. Girls’ doubles: Tahlia Quartin and Morgan Lang (Pal) d. Michelle and Stephanie (Kill), 22-20, 21-16. Anqi Liu and Tiffany Chen (Pal) d. Natalie and Jennifer (Kill), 19-21, 21-13, 21-5. Mixed doubles: Marcos Muiña and Wendy Lau (Pal) d. Daniel and Jessica (Kill), 21-12, 21-5. Jorge Martin and Kathleen Lu (Pal) d. Gio and Kim (Kill), 18-21, 21-17, 21-13.

•  Varela 5, Palmetto 5: Boys’ singles: Gardner Blackburn (Palmetto) lost to Juan Garotti (Varela), 14-21, 19-21. Michael Trainor (Palmetto) lost to Kevin Pizzolo (Varela), 10-21, 11-21. Boys’ doubles: Allen Liu and Orko Sarkar (Palmetto) defeated Bingo and Miguel (Varela), 21-13, 21-11. Tony Cai and Christopher Tordi (Palmetto) lost to Harold and Brian (Varela), 17-21, 21-16, 16-21. Girls’ singles: Mia Lam (Palmetto) lost to Valeria Matallana (Varela), 9-21, 9-21. Sydney Lanway (Palmetto) won by forfeit. Girls’ doubles: Tahlia Quartin and Morgan Lang (Palmetto) defeated Valeria Ruiz and Stephanie Rubio (Varela), 21-13, 14-21, 21-18. Alexia Lanway and Gabby Comas-Perez (Palmetto) lost to Karla and Bee (Varela), 14-21, 7-21. Mixed Doubles: Marcos Muiña and Wendy Lau (Palmetto) defeated Juan and Becky (Varela), 21-12, 21-13. Andrew Huang and Kathleen Lu (Palmetto) defeated Steven and Claudia (Varela), 17-21, 21-18, 21-19.

BOYS’ LACROSSE

•  Columbus 19, Gulliver Prep 15: GP: Pierce Bailey 6 goals. COL: Michale Bulnes 3 goals, assist. Nicky Cuintarios 3 goals. JoJo Rousseau 2 goals, assist. GP 3-3. COL 6-1.

•  Palmer Trinity 14, Killian 1: Daniel du Feu goal, 3 assists, 10 GB’s. Nick Paz 4 goals, assist. Mateo Nunez 3 goals, 2 assists. Seven Schele 2 goals, 4 assists. Frank Martinez 2 goals. Austin Cannon 2 goals. Yanni Mathelier assist. Jonathan Sourber 6 saves.

BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL

•  Ferguson d. St. Brendan 25-22, 25-18, 27-25: Allain Larroche 8 aces, 15 assists, 5 kills. Haykel Chala 10 kills. Alex Rodriguez 8 Digs, kill.

•  Miami High d. Westland 25-8, 25-8, 25-9: Demitrius M. 12 kills, 9 assists, 4 aces. Daniel P. 17 assists, 3 aces. Eduar M. 7 kills, 3 blocks. MIA 4-0.

•  Ransom d. Columbus 25-21, 28-26, 25-15: Victor Campano 13 kills, block, 5 digs. Sean Bonner 6 blocks, 5 kills. Blake Adler 14 digs. Matt Lirman 26 assists, ace, 4 digs.

•  Sunset d. Braddock- 25-15, 25-14, 25-23: Zach Fernandez 8 kills, 15 digs. Will Tavarez 23 assists, 7 digs, 3 blocks. SUN 3-0.

•  Palmetto d. Coral Reef 25-16 25-18 25-17: Joey Sensale 7 kills, 4 aces, 6 digs. Thomas Latimer 26 assists, 5 aces, 5 digs. Nick Vaccaro 7 kills. Devin Decker 7 kills, 8 points.

•  Pace d. Krop 25-15, 25-20, 25-22: Fabrice Desgriuex 6 kills, 7 blocks, 8 points. Carlitos Matos 12 assists, 5 digs, 13 points. Justin Ramasami 8 kills, 6 digs.

•  Westminster d. Southridge 25-14, 25-14, 25-13: Matt Zelhof 15 kills, 2 aces, 8 digs. Josh Avery 10 Kills, 2 aces, 8 digs. Will Davis 3 kills, block. Ian Poveda 28 assists, ace.

BOYS’ TRACK AND FIELD

•  Belen 172, Westminster Christian 70, Coral Reef 65, LaSalle 30.5, Pace 22.5, Barrington Christian 11, Northwest Christian 9, Mater 3: Kevin Valdes (B) won shot put 42-7, Christian Rondon (B) won triple jump 40-0.5, Michael Magoulas (B) won 1600 4:37.

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