Softball | BCAA Big 8 quarterfinal: Pembroke Pines Charter 2, Miramar 0

Claire Blount leads Pembroke Pines Charter softball past Miramar

Pembroke Pines Charter's Courtney Dart gets ready to tag Miramar's Shelby Press (18) out during their BCAA Big 8 quarterfinal softball game at Silver Lakes Park-South on April 8, 2014.
Pembroke Pines Charter's Courtney Dart gets ready to tag Miramar's Shelby Press (18) out during their BCAA Big 8 quarterfinal softball game at Silver Lakes Park-South on April 8, 2014.
Patrick Farrell / Miami Herald Staff

Softball statistics


Carsyn Gordon (CR)60303862111.633
Jennifer Blanchard (ACC)302319X2316.633
Taylor Coachman (KROP)4723283266.596
Kylan Becker (CR)7730434296.558
Paulina Older (KROP)411522X1011.537
Kayleen Romero (AME)6620351338.533
M. Greenwell (PAL)652934X79.523
Kassidy Klein (KROP)482325X193.521
Kristen Ramirez (FER)6936352328.507
Alexandra Fernandez (AME)603030X128.500
Jessica Chavez (FER)6330301167.476
R. Blackburn (PAL)551825X106.455
Emily Vaglio (ACC)402218X616.450
Karina Delarosa (KROP)40181811114.450
A. Guglietta (PAL)5619251219.446
Thea Ramirez (SD)5614252217.446
Karli Smith (FC)631428520X.444
Angelique Solano (PLANT) 57X25X311.439
Amanda Sosa (AME)491021X167.429
Brianna Ernst (FC)541923221X.426
Natalie Zuniga (PLANT)33X142142.424
Melanie Arauz (ML)55X23X14X.418
Maddie Armand (ACC)321413X1112.406
Monica Marquez (FC)601824415X.400
Alyssa Rodriguez (ML)51X20X6X.392
E. Love (PAL)5918231186.390
Demi Jones (FER)361014X74.389
Mailyn Gonzalez (ACC)2618101912.385
Mayte Lezcano (FC)561721X9X.375
Shanon Renouf (FC)561521X4X.375


Karli Smith (FC)81573770.860
Christina Bramblett (SD)5979X100.89
Alexis Castroman (ML)1069960211.48
Gabriela Sanchez (FER)XX131131.62
Andrea Rincon (AME)14589.286272.10
Michelle Mesa (CR)10699.6745342.38
Faith Vazquez (FC)635942212.44
Tabi Rodriguez (SD)2117X62.47
Karina Delarosa (KROP)XX73.294312.95
A. Guglietta (PAL)6260.250263.00
Michelle Ryan (CR)4129.6713133.07
Yesenia Mondragon (FER)XX97.284433.08
D. Williams (PAL)644733284.17
Justine Cinalli (ACC)856537444.75
Savanah Curran (PLANT)11056388310.30

Baseball statistics


Blake Miller (PT)391823X1719.513
Chris Clara (HG)42X20XXX.476
Anthony Mejias (VAR)531325X112.472
Jarret Pico (PT)471722X912.468
Nelson Mompierre (COL)63X29425X.460
Nathan Llanes (HG)361416XXX.444
Gabriel Obregon (MB)401517X10X.425
Danilo De Armas (SUN)541322X6X.407
Nick Font (PT)591823X149.390
Ryan Alvarez (COL)72X72231X.388
Jorge Alonso (HG)521012215X.385
Jonathan Bermudez (VAR)39515163.385
Bryan Carreras (SW)581022X72.379
Mike Rodriguez (SUN)531020X4X.377
Leoni Lamanna (MB)35813X13X.371
Alfredo Morejon (SW)651024X166.369


Matt Marini (COL)603440X0.17
Jonathan Gonzalez (MB)3338.02740.74
Chris Clara (HG)3018.11631.15
Chris Suarez (HG)4245.13981.24
Danny Diaz (SUN)5647.6X111.62
Nicholas Leon (VAR)413315161.70
Anthony Martinez (COL)604243X1.87
Eddy Nodarse (HG)3025.2931.91
Danilo De Armas (SUN)3230X92.1
J. Oliver (PAL)313316102.12
Marcel Diaz (SW)4122.331372.19
I. Exposito (PAL)3437.242122.23
Andres Fletes (SW)4343.6737182.89
Julian Stark (PT)6241.137153.29

Special to the Miami Herald

Sophomore Claire Blount pitched a complete-game shutout and went 2-for-3 at the plate with a run scored to lead the Pembroke Pines Charter softball team to victory over upstart Miramar 2-0 in the BCAA Big 8 quarterfinal Tuesday night at Silver Lakes Park – South.

The Jaguars (15-5-1) advance to face Cooper City, whom they lost to in the regular season, at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Miramar will face Fort Lauderdale at 4 p.m.

Blount (11-5) kept the ball down and was effective in jamming hitters inside with her dropball to finish with eight strikeouts and nine ground ball outs. She gave up five hits over her seven shutout innings.

She had runners on first and third with two outs in the bottom of the seventh when she calmly induced Patriots No. 9 hitter Deajah McKay into a ground out to short to end the game.

“I was hoping to get her out because I knew they had a good top four,” said Blount, who struck McKay out her previous two times up. “I was pretty confident [to get that out].”

Blount also struck out cleanup hitter Aubrenee Barlow twice on her 0-for-3 night, but No. 3 hitter and shortstop Reanne Drayton went 3-for-3 with a double.

Just a sophomore, Blount has emerged as a leader on a Pines Charter team that has reached the state championship the past two seasons, winning it all in 2012.

“She’s come in and she’s taken a leadership role on the field, and that’s hard to do as a 10th grader,” Pines Charter coach Tom Fadul said.

A complete player, Blount scored the first Jaguars run. Leading off in the first, she walked, stole second and eventually scored on a squeeze play. She reached on singles her next two times up.

“It’s not an excuse just because you’re a pitcher not to be able to hit,” Blount said. “I take really big pride in my hitting.”

Pines Charter scored its second run in the sixth when Bridget Blount scored Courtney Dart from third on a ground ball to second.

Fadul appreciates the opportunity to play in the first BCAA Big 8 in softball.

“This time of the year you want to be playing good teams, so we’re doing what we want to do,” Fadul said. “What we plan to accomplish is get prepared for our district playoffs next week.”

Miramar pitcher Valerie Lamb gave up two earned runs on seven hits and three walks over her seven innings.

Pembroke Pines Charter 2, Miramar 0:

PPC 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 —2 7 2

MIR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 — 0 5 0

WP: C. Blount (11-5). LP: Valerie Lamb.

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