This week’s upcoming featured game of the week is:
The Coral Gables A’s
Both teams are fighting for playoff position and this Sunday’s game promises to be another classic between these two evenly matched squads.
This is a greatly anticipated Premier Division rematch from 6/9/13. That exciting game went down to the wire, ending with a failed suicide squeeze play on the final play of the game for a Hurricanes 5-4 victory.
Here are the recaps of that game:
|Canes hold off A’s
|by Miami Hurricanes (Premier Division)
|Behind another strong pitching performance from Manny Perdomo, Adam Mostasa, & Anthony Rodriguez, the Canes were able to hold off a stingy A’s team. After jumping out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning behind Chris Wilmoth’s 2RBI double, the Canes only added one more run in the 6th inning. The A’s cut that lead with runs in the 3rd & 4th innings. In the bottom of the 9th, the A’s made a rally that put the tying run on third and the winning run on second, but was cut short on a failed squeeze attempt. C Javy Rodriguez was able to get to the pop up on the squeeze attempt in time to turn and double up the runner on third.
|A’s Lose Thriller
|by Coral Gables Athletics (Premier Division)
|After a week of rain, the two undefeated teams in the Premier Division squared up as the A’s battled the Canes for a great game on Sunday which came down to the very last inning. The Canes jumped on the A’s early as they took advantage of two errors and took an early 4-0 lead. It seemed like this could too big of a lead for the A’s to come back on some very strong Canes’ pitching, but A’s starter, Alex Pena kept the A’s in the game as he settled down and ended up striking out 8 in 5. The A’s were able to cut the lead in half with runs in the 3rd and 4th with key hits from Alvaro Gomez, Leo Portes and Danny Canela but the Canes answered with another run in the 6th. The A’s would end up scoring one more and entered the bottom of the 9th down two. The A’s opened the inning with 2 walks before Miguel Garcia singled. With the bases loaded and one down, Gomez drew a walk to bring in the 4th A’s run and put the game within 1 run. Then with a 2-1 count, the A’s attempted a squeeze play but fouled the ball up in the air which was caught and with the A’s runner 3/4 of the way down the line, the Canes doubled up the A’s at third and won the game 5-4 in a thriller. All in all, it was a great game, well pitched by both sides which made up for some sloppy defense.