Florida Cup 2013 Recap

celebration

Congratulations to The 2013 Florida Cup champions Orlando Cardinals!! The Cardinals played solid baseball against excellent competition throughout the tournament. The Cardinals won with top notch pitching, solid defense, timely hitting, and tremendous speed on the basepaths.

The Cardinals went a perfect 5-0 over Labor Day weekend. Their 1st game was against perenial tournament champions Coral Gables A’s, whom they beat 7-4. Their 2nd game vs The Miami Red Sox ended in a solid victory 10-3. On day 2, The Cards faced The Dade Diamondbacks and won 4-0, featuring solid pitching and defense. The Cardinals would again face The Diamondbacks in the 1st round of the playoffs and came out with a 15-5 win to advance to the championship game. The Cards would face the A’s again in an epic battle that would go down to the last pitch. The A’s would leave bases loaded in the 9th inning for an 8-7 victory and The Florida Cup championship.

 

9/2/2013    
Visitor vs Home Team Official Score News
Coral Gables Athletics (Open Division) 7 A’s leave bases loaded in 9th
Orlando Florida Cardinals (Open Division) 8 Cardinals survive Athletics comeback

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A’s leave bases loaded in 9th
by Coral Gables Athletics (Open Division)
Sloppy base running hurt the team early but the bats kept the A’s in the game as they rallied from being down 8-2. The game came down to the last pitch as the A’s had the bases loaded with two out before the final out landed in the outfielder’s glove. The Orlando Cardinals hung on the squeak out the win. Congratulations to the Orlando Cardinals for winning a tough tournament.
 
Cardinals survive Athletics comeback
by Orlando Florida Cardinals (Open Division)
The Orlando-based Florida Cardinals earned this Florida Cup championship, beating the Coral Gables Athletics in the finals after having previously defeating them in the bracket play.

 

9/1/2013Playoffs
Central Florida Vipers (Open Division) 6  
Coral Gables Athletics (Open Division) 11 Coral Gables A’s advance to Championship

 

Playoffs

Dade Diamondbacks (Open Division) 5  
Orlando Florida Cardinals (Open Division) 15 Orlando Cardinals advance to finals

 

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Chris Rivero wind up

Diamondbacks Chris Rivero pitched well, giving up 1 earned run in the 1st 2 innings

Jay wind up

Diamondbacks Jay Habacht also pitched well, giving up only 1 earned run in 4 innings.

 

pitcher handshakes

 

Dade Diamondbacks (Open Division) 0 Dbacks advance to Semi-finals on tie breaker
Orlando Florida Cardinals (Open Division) 4 Orlando Cards advance

Diamondbacks Matt Leban records 1 of his 7 strike outs

Diamondbacks Ivan Asension hits a double in the 3rd inning

starting pitchermound meeting 2nd

 

Mario in the air at 3rdJay tag at 2nd with ball

 

Miami Red Sox (Open Division) 7  
Central Florida Vipers (Open Division) 9 Vipers knock out Sox advance to Semi-finals

 

South Florida Rays (Open Division) 3 Rain shortened contest boxes out Rays
Coral Gables Athletics (Open Division) 10 A’s qualify for Semi-finals

 

8/31/2013

 

South Florida Rays (Open Division) 2  
Dade Diamondbacks (Open Division) 5  

Diamondbacks Albert Ulloa 2 run homer in the 7th inning

Mario wind up

Diamondbacks pitcher Mario Figueredo gave up 2 earned runs in 6 innings

Yusbell tag at 2nd with ball

Diamondbacks Yusbell Ortega applies the tag to Rays Justin Panko

 

Orlando Florida Cardinals (Open Division) 10  
Miami Red Sox (Open Division) 3  

 

Central Florida Vipers (Open Division) 0  
Coral Gables Athletics (Open Division) 2  

 

Dade Diamondbacks (Open Division) 0  
Central Florida Vipers (Open Division) 6  

 Vipers starting pitcher
 mound meeting

 

Ricky Ibarz wind up

Diamondbacks Ricky Ibarz

umps Zack and Dave             

Miami Red Sox (Open Division) 3  
South Florida Rays (Open Division) 5  

 

Coral Gables Athletics (Open Division) 4  
Orlando Florida Cardinals (Open Division) 7