Before becoming a star with the Marlins, catcher Charles Johnson made his name as a prep standout in Fort Pierce who was a first round pick by the Expos out of Westwood High and then as an All-American with the Miami Hurricanes. Johnson signed with the Marlins after being a first-round pick in 1992.
Christian Yelich and Ichiro Suzuki delivered big seventh-inning hits in the Miami Marlins’ 6-3 victory over the New York Mets at Marlins Park. After Ichiro broke a 3-3 tie with a pinch-hit single, Yelich ripped a two-run single off Mets reliever Jerry Blevins to give the Marlins some late-inning breathing room.
Miami FC, the top team in the NASL, hosts MLS team Atlanta United in the U.S. Open Cup Round of 16 Wednesday night. It is the first MLS appearance in South Florida since the Miami Fusion folded in 2001.
This past season, Brandt Moser led the Patriots to their third state golf championship in the past five years. Under Moser’s guidance, Heritage has placed in the top two at state every year since 2011 and has coached five individual state champions.