In a fitting Memorial Day contest, the Orlando Vipers squeezed in a run in the bottom of the ninth inning to edge the Aventura Braves 3-2 in a walk off finish in the championship thriller at the 2014 Miami Open. Orlando scored two lone runs in the early innings behind some timely hitting and great base running only to give up a two spot in the sixth to the Braves when the Braves strung together three consecutive hits. Solid defense and great pitching marked the late innings. Finally, in the bottom of the ninth, with two outs, an error in the outfield followed by a 10 foot dribbler led to the winning run as no one stayed home to cover the plate for the Braves.
On day two of the tournament, the Aventura Braves, eliminated the Miami Red Sox 8-4 in the semi-finals to advance to the title game to meet the Orlando Vipers, who had clinched the top seed bye after the qualification round. The Braves play in the SFBL as the Davie Tigers.
Aventura Braves sporting their new Miami Open Champions Tshirts – 2014 Champs!