Palmetto pitcher Victor Valderamma enjoyed a big day as he not only threw a complete-game shutout on the mound, striking out eight, but he helped himself at the plate as well going 3 for 3 with a two-run home run and three RBI to lead the host Panthers to an 11-0, six-inning mercy rule win over Killian in a District 16-9A baseball matchup on Friday afternoon.
Bubba Krautsch (2 for 3, RBI), Gabe Garcia (1 for 3, three-run home run), Nelson Villa (2 for 4, two RBI, two runs) and Brandon Abreu (2 for 4, two runs, RBI) were the other big offensive performers for the Panthers.
The win moved Palmetto’s overall record to 14-2, but more importantly, it kept the Panthers unbeaten in district play (7-0), virtually assuring them of the No. 1 seed in the upcoming district tournament in a few weeks. Killian fell to 8-10, 3-5.
Miami High Fame induction
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The Miami High Sports Hall of Fame will have its 10th annual induction ceremony Saturday at Miami High.
Seven former Miami High athletes from graduating classes spanning four decades will comprise of the 2018 Hall of Fame class.
Inducted Saturday will be Jerry Dworkin, Bobby Balch, Dorothy Pringle, Miguel San Pedro, Tony Figueredo, Omar Soto and Benny Valdes.
Saturday’s induction ceremony will include a dinner in the school patio. For individual tickets and table reservations, call 305-610-2464 or visit the event website at www.miamihighsports halloffame.com.
Santos A. Perez
▪ Southridge 4, Miami Springs 0: WP: Johanny Vazquez, 5.1 IP, 2H, 6 Ks; Alejandro Alvarez 2-3, 2 RBI; Jorge Valdes 2-3, 2 RBI. SR: 10-7. MS: 15-2.
▪ Gulliver Prep. 6, South Dade 1: WP: Julian Erro; SV: Kevin Maura; Lucas Nido 1-2, HR, 2R; Noah Frye 2-3 2 RBI; Lucas Costello 1-3, RBI; Maura 1-3, RBI. GP: 8-8
▪ Columbus 8 Westland Hialeah 0: WP: Daniel Sampedro (4-3), 5IP, 4H, 6 Ks; Christopher Bother 3-3, 2 HR, 4 RBI; Matt Alfonso 3-4. COL: 14-4.
▪ Archbishop Carroll 5, Sagemont 4: WP: Julian Ramos CG, 7IP, 8H, 4 ER, 3 Ks; Austin Capote 2-4, 1R; Gabriel Figueroa 3-4, 3B, 2R; Steven Jimenez 2-4, 2B, 2 RBIs, 1R; ABC: 8-6.
▪ Miami Country Day 4, Marathon 2: WP: Griffin Steutel (2-0), CG, 3H, 9 Ks; Austin Pollak 1-3, 2B, 1R, 2RBI; Andres Rodrigues 2-3, 1R; Kenny Byers 2-3. MCD: 9-4.
▪ Plantation American Heritage 5, Doral Academy 3: DOR: 10-6-1, Robert Leiva 1-3, 2R, 2B, RBI; Nicolas Pitelli 1-2, BB, 2B; Adrian Figueroa 1-3, 1R; Michael Marin 1-3, 2 RBI.
▪ Braddock 14, Reagan 5: WP: Cary Bolivar and 3 for 5; Daniela Gonzalez 3-4; Jocelyn Vidal 3-4,
▪ Carrollton d. Westminster Christian 7-0: Isabella Leano, Jimena Menendez and Anais Leichtling all won singles matches. CAR: 7-0.
▪ Palmer Trinity 17, Coral Reef 10: Kathryn Green 9 goals, Sammy Galgano 3 goals, Casey McCarthy 2 goals, Jacky Goodrich, Brittney Lary and Dani De Sola 1 goal each.