Cypress Bay tops W. Broward in baseball


Even though they no longer reside in the same district anymore, that didn’t take anything away from the intensity of Thursday night’s game between neighborhood rivals West Broward and Cypress Bay.

So much so that not even seven innings could decide it as the team’s played into the eighth in a 4-4 tie before the Lightning, thanks to a one-out bases-loaded throwing error by West Broward pitcher Anthony DiFede in the last of the eighth, won it 5-4 to improve their record to 7-2 while the Bobcats fell to 7-2.

“Kind of a crazy ending to an exciting game,” Cypress Bay coach Mike White said. “It was a little frustrating in the sixth and seventh innings with guys on base and not being able to get that winning run home, but I told the kids just find a way to get on base and eventually we’d find a way to win it and we did.”

And it was the Bobcats kicking themselves after the game as DiFede’s throwing error, when he tried to pick off Justen Moronta at third and threw low allowing Moronta to trot home with the winning run, was error No. 6 on the night for his team.

After starting pitchers Mike Schappell for West Broward and Luis Sucre for Cypress Bay went at if for the first four innings, allowing just one hit and no runs apiece, the Bobcats broke through with a three-run fifth. After Evan Stocker led off with a base hit and was sacrificed down to second, he scored on a Jordan Martinez double to the left-field wall.

A Cypress Bay error at third — its only one of the night — and two more fielder choice grounders eventually brought in the other two runs.

By far the biggest moment of the night came in the last of the fifth. Just when it looked like Schappell was about to work his way out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam and preserve his 3-0 lead, disaster struck.

With two outs, Cypress Bay’s Tommy Quintero hit a line shot to first that Evan Stocker successfully fielded. Not sure if he could beat Quintero to the bag, he tossed it to Schappell, who was covering at the last second.

But the pitcher could not handle the high toss, allowing two runs to score.

He then threw a wild pitch that brought Joey Rodriguez home from third to tie the score, allowing Quintero to go down to second. Enzo Clemente singled up the middle to score Quintero, giving the Lightning a 4-3 lead.

The Bobcats battled back in the top of the sixth to tie it.r Richie Garcia drew a leadoff walk, eventually stole second with two outs and scored when Devin Hadley drilled a shot down the left-field line.

“West Broward and Cypress Bay the last few years has been really intense,” White said. “We won the first few years when they were new, but they took it to us the last couple of years, so even though we’re not in the same district this year, you wouldn’t have known it by being out there tonight. It’s your classic neighborhood rivalry, all these kids know each other, and it was a good one tonight.”

WB 000 031 00 – 4 4 6

CB 000 040 01 – 5 6 1

WP: Fitts 1-0; LP: Foreman 0-1. Top performers: WB – Devin Hadley 1-2, RBI; Jordan Martinez 1-3, RBI. CB: Alex Valladarez 2-4, Raul Quintero 2-4

• Hollywood Hills 12, Stranahan 0:

HH 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 1 10

SH 7 0 4 0 1 - 12 9 0

WP: Ariel Hernandez (2-0) 1H, 4Ks, 3 IP. LP: Chris Ford. Top Performers: HH: Manny Lebon 2-3 hitting, double. Danny Pena 2-4, RBI. Joe Gibbs 1-2, RBI. HH 5-5.


• Monarch 17, Northeast 0:

MON 2 0 1 14 0 — 17 12 0

NE 0 0 0 0 X — 0 0 2

WP. Brooke Hale. 6-0 Top Performers: Aubrey McNulty 2-3, 2 RBI. MON 12-2.

• South Broward 15, Hallandale 0:

HALL 0 0 0 —0-0-2

SB 9 3 3 —15-6-0

WP: Angie Norris (6-8). Top Perfomers: Tia Lehmann 2-2, 2runs,2 RBI. Liz Defelice 2-2, 3 runs. SB 6-8.

• Douglas 12, Taravella 4:

DOU 2 1 1 0 0 0 8 — 12 15 1

TAR 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 — 4 5 3

WP: Feller (5-1). LP: Markusfeld. Top Perfomers: Katie Peterson 3-4 2 HR, 6 RBI. Kacie Cahill 3-4, RBI. DOU 9-3.

• Late Wednesday—Archbishop McCarthy 17, Cardinal Gibbons 2: WP: Dimler B. Top Performers: O'Hara K. 2 RBI, 3 hits. Liz Vasquez 2 hits, double, 2 RBI. Jillian Depalo triple, 2 RBI.


• South Broward d. Pines Charter (25-12, 25-22, 25-16): Adam Roberti 29 assists, 9 points, ace. Steven Garay 13 kills, 11 points, 2 aces, 10 digs. SB 3-2.

• Douglas d. Pompano Beach (25-14, 25-12, 25-21): George Spadafora 10 kills, 5 blocks. Tyler Smith 24 kills, 34 digs, 8 blocks, 11 points, 5 aces. Matt Castihlas 45 assists. DOU 5-0.

• Archbishop McCarthy d. Nova (25-4, 25-1, 25-0): Luis Vazquez 30 points. Luis Sanchez 27 points. AMC 3-0.

• Late Wednesday—Monarch d. Hollywood Hills (25-16, 25-16, 22-25, 25-19): Chris Susanj 15 digs, 10 assists, 10 points, 6 aces. Gabe Mohammed 7 kills, 4 blocks. MON 3-1.


• West Broward 10, South Plantation 7: WB: Arielle Jonas 3 goals, assist. Juliette Cusano 3 goals. Natassjia Ragbeer goal, 2 assist. Rachael Saltzman goal. SP: Emma Rose 2 goals, 2 assists. Isabella Chiachi 3 goals. Valentina Rivera 11 saves. SP 3-5.


• American Heritage 4, Belen 3: Singles: Hasagawa (MB) d. Ebenfeld 8-4. Skalet (AH) d. Martinez 8-4. Gonzalez (AH) d. Perez 8-5. Lamo (AH) d. Vidal 8-1. Povlat (MB) d. Glaser 8-1. Doubles: Ebenfeld/Skalet (AH) d. Hasagawa/Martinez 8-4. Perez/Vidal (MB) d. Osio/Larese 8-4.

• Pine Crest 4, American Heritage (Delray) 3: Singles: Izzy Ercan d. Hunter Robbins 8-4. Chris Kotite d, Miles Rich 8-4. Tyler Shevin (AH) d. Neal Sharma 8-6. Ryan Berman (AH) d, Ryan McAdoo 8-6. Jared Weisberg d. Alex Gureck 8-6. Doubles: Izzy Ercan/Chris Kotite d. Hunter Robbins/ Miles Rich 8-4. Tyler Shvin/ Ryan Berman (AH) d. Neal Sharma/ Ryan McAdoo 8-5.


• Pine Crest 4, American Heritage (Delray):Singles: Stephanie Taylor d. Dominque Mortier 8-2. Kaely Malik (AH) d. Melissa Sakar 8-6. Demi Snyder (AH) d. Kacey Moore 8-5. Carly Feldman d. Francesca Chin 8-2. Katarina Stevanovich d. Lily Schieifer 8-4. Doubles: Stephanie Taylor/Amanda Rabin d. Dominque Mortier/Francesca Chin 8-6. Demi Snyder/ Carly Feldman (AH)Melissa Sakar/Kacey Moore 8-5.

• Cardinal Gibbons 4, Dillard 0: Singles: Giaquinto (CG) d. Edoyena 8-3. Lawless (CG) d. Duvorney 8-2. Sauza (CG) d. Jackson 8-2. Doubles: Watkins/ Brown (CG) d. Poole/Williams 8-0.


• Gibbons 107, B Anderson 57, American Heritage (Delray) 15, Hollywood Hills 2: 4x800: Cardinal Gibbons 11:07. 100: Edmond (CG) 12.66. 200: Wilson (CG) 26.58. 300H: Roan (CG) 55.52. 4x100: B Anderson 50.54. 400: Turnley (CG) 58.9. 800: Staton (BA) 2:22. 1600: Vigarino (CG) 5:42. 3200: Opalinski (CG) 16:00. Long: Claiborne (CG) 15'6". Triple: Perry (CG) 34'1"..High: Perry (CG) 4'10". PV: Burgess (CG) 7'6". Disc:Molinari (CG) 101'6". Shot: Gayle (BA) 30'7"


• Boyd Anderson 86, Cardinal Gibbons 81, Hollywood Hills 30, American Heritage (Delray) 20: 4x800: Gibbons 8:36. 100: Lee (BA) 10.89. 200: McIntosh (CG) 22.61. 300 H: Hollywood Hills 53.12. 400: American Heritage 52.34. 800: Reeder (CG) 2:09. 1600: Patterson (BA) 4:38. 3200: Baldwin (CG) 11:09. Long: Daniels (CG) 19'9". Triple: Lagurrre (BA) 42'9". High: Lee (BA) 6'6". PV: Jordan (CG) 11'0". Disc: Joseph (CG) 143'10". Shot: Daniels (CG) 54'4".

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