After weeks of rain, back to a full schedule of games

Premier Division

Miami Dodgers (Premier Division) 7  
Coral Gables Athletics (Premier Division) 13 A’s Battle Dodgers, Win 13-7


A’s Battle Dodgers, Win 13-7
by Coral Gables Athletics (Premier Division)
The first sunny Sunday in weeks created a great environment for a great game on Sunday as the A’s squared up against the Miami Dodgers. The Dodgers came out strong with 3 runs early to take a 3-0 lead on the A’s behind a very strong start from their lefty. A 4 run 4th however gave the A’s the lead and put them in the game. The inning was highlighted by a 3 run double from Jose Martinez who smoked a line drive to left center with 2 outs. Jose ended the day with an impressive stat line, 3-4 with 5 RBI. His lone out was also a line drive. The Dodgers did answer with a 2 run 5th to take a 1 run lead but the A’s quickly answered in the bottom half of the inning with a 6 spot to take a 10-5 lead and never look back as they won 13-7 and improve to 7-3 on the season. Ramses Tur had a big day at the plate going 3-4 with a double and an RBI. Albert Jardines and Carlos Alvarez each had 2 hits with a double while 4 other A’s players had hits to total up 14 hits on the day. On the mound, Ariel Bello made the start and earn the win with a gutsy 6 inning performance and Carlos Alvarez pitched the final 2 to secure the win. The A’s will now play back to back games versus the undefeated Canes in search for seeding going into the playoffs.


Miami Hurricanes (Premier Division) 2  
Miami Dbacks (Premier Division) 3  

 Senior Division

Davie Tigers (Senior Division) 13 Tigers survive the heat and Black Bats…
Miami Black Bats (Senior Division) 9 BlackBats lost against long time rivals 13 to 9!
Dave Carnevale hits a double

Dave Carnevale hits a double

Andy Botett RBI hit

Andy Botett RBI hit

Ricardo Luna RBI hit on his way to 3 RBI's

Ricardo Luna RBI hit on his way to 3 RBI’s


Tigers survive the heat and Black Bats…
by Davie Tigers (Senior Division)
After another couple of weeks off due to rainouts, Tigers would get back on the field in Miami to face Black Bats. It would be another tough battle for the Tigers, facing the oppressive heat and the resilient Black Bats. But the Tiger bats would get hot themselves, striking for 3 in the 1st off of consecutive base hits by Coach Carnevale, Adam, and Ricardo. Ricardo batting in the 4th spot for the 2nd time this season would knock in the 1st of his 3 RBI’s on the day. Vince and Andy would knock in the other 2 runs that inning with hard singles off of the Black Bats starter. Ray would take the hill in the bottom of the inning and looked sharp early. In the top of the 2nd, the Tigers would drop a 5 spot, pushing the lead to 8-0. That inning, Chayanne would lead off with a walk, and would advance to second on a line drive base hit by Cesar. Big C has been stinging the ball lately for the Tigers. Ray would get on a FC and Jose would walk. That would ultimately lead to another RBI base hit by Ricardo as well as an RBI triple by Mike. Mike would have an overall great game as he would later bail out the Tigers on the hill. Ray would shut down BB’s in the 2nd but things would unravel a bit for the Tigers in the 3rd. A couple of miscues by the Coach at 2nd, and several hard hit balls by the BB’s would see the lead shrink to 8-6. Leading off the top of the 4th, and clearly ticked about the miscues, Coach Carnevale would rip a double over the left fielder’s head. Ricardo would come through yet again with his 3rd RBI hit, extending the lead to 9-6. Ray would settle down on the mound, taking the lead into the 6th, but would exit midway in th 6th after giving up a quick run. Big C would come in relief with the Black Bats threatening and get the job done to preserve the lead. Tigers would go quietly in the 7th but Black Bats would not, scoring 2 runs to tie the game. But this Tiger team has proven this season that it will scratch and claw its way to victory, scoring 4 runs to take back the lead. Chayanne would walk to lead off the inning, Ray would get a base hit to move him over to 2nd. Jose would get a hit to load the bases, and Coach Carnevale would take one in the ribs to get a run in. Then coming up big again for the Tigers would be last season’s Team MVP, Adam Stramwasser. The smooth swinging lefty would stroke an opposite field double to left field to bring in 2 more. Tigers would take the lead 13-9. Mike Orris would take the hill in the bottom of the inning. Mike was sharp, striking out 3 of 4 batters to seal the win for the Tigers! Fun game in the Miami sun, and always a challenge against long time competitors, the Black Bats…
BlackBats lost against long time rivals 13 to 9!
by Miami Black Bats (Senior Division)
BlackBats started earlier playing inconsistent defense on the infield that allow the Tigers to go up 8 to 0. After some now typical screams and delusions with the Heat the team was able to come back by opportunistic hitting and hard hustle. We got out of energy towards the end when the errors came back in decisive fashion. Great competitiveness by our friends the Tigers! Let’s see who goes to playoffs!!!


South Florida Rays (Senior Division) 9 Defensive Errors
Dade Diamondbacks (Senior Division) 10 Diamondbacks edge Rays in a nail bitter

 Diamondbacks Ivan Asension RBI double 3rd inning

Ricky Rodriguez RBI double 6th inning

Carlos tag at 2nd

Rays Tom Terribile attempts to steal 2nd – Diamondbacks Carlos Bermudez applies the tag

play at 3rd

Diamondbacks Xavier Ubiera at 3rd base


Mario running to 1st with ball

Diamondbacks Mario Figueredo hustles to 1st base

Jake catch deep left center

Jake Marder makes a spectacular game saving catch on the dead run in deep left center


Kevin Parsons on the mound

Rays pitcher Kevin Parsons

Jason Cepeda at bat

Rays hitter Jason Cepeda – Diamondbacks catcher Albert Ulloa


Defensive Errors
by South Florida Rays (Senior Division)
It was a Double Header day for the Stingrays. First game vs the D-Backs was a well fought game by both teams. Stingrays went up 2-0 in the 1st inning D-Backs came back with 1 run in the 2nd inning. It was all tied up 5-5 in the 4th inning and 7-7 in the 5th inning. D-Backs tacked on 3 runs in the 6th to take the lead at 10-7. Stingrays put up 2 runs in the 7th inning making it 10-9 D-Backs still up by one and that’s where the game ended. All in All it was a well played game by Both Teams but a loss never the less to the Stingrays due to some Unfortunate Deffensive Errors.
Diamondbacks edge Rays in a nail bitter
by Dade Diamondbacks (Senior Division)
It was a hot and sunny day (finally) at South Miami High School after weeks of rain outs. This well anticipated match up did not disappoint. With potential playoff births on the line for both teams, this game was hard fought throughout the contest. The Rays jumped out to a 2-0 lead after 1 inning, but The D-Backs would answer with a run in the 2nd on Carlos Delgado’s RBI hit. The Rays added a run in the 3rd, answered by Ivan Asension’s RBI double for a 3-2 Rays lead in this tight contest. The Rays would score 2 in the 4th, but The D-Backs again fought back with 3 runs in the 4th on hits from Yusbell Ortega, Xavier Ubiera, and Ricky Rodriguez for a 5-5 game. Each team would tack on 2 runs in the 5th for a 7-7 tie game. Jake Marder made a sensational catch in center field in the 5th to preserve the tie game. The D-Backs finally took the lead in the 6th with 3 runs for a 10-7 score. The fiesty Rays put up 2 runs in the 7th to close the gap to 10-9, but The D-Backs were able to hold on to get the well-earned victory. This was truly a team effort by The D-Backs, with all players chipping in on offese and defense. Welcome back Ivan Asension who went 3-3, BB, 2B, 2 RBI and earned the save with 2 K’s. Welcome back Ricky Rodriguez who was 2-3, 2B, Run, 2 RBI, 2 SB. Welcome back Yusbell Ortega who went 1-3, BB, Run and made several good plays in the field. Reliever Mario Figueredo earned the win, while starter Jay Habacht had his 2nd consecutive no decision. Tom Terribile for The Rays had 2 triples in the loss. Great game to Coach Jay Auriemma and The Rays!!


Miami Cardinals (Senior Division) 5  
South Florida Rays (Senior Division) 7 Cardinals Catcher Manny

 team meeting


Cardinals Catcher Manny
by South Florida Rays (Senior Division)
It was the 2nd game of a Doubleheader vs the Miami Cardinals. It was a hot day in Miami and the Fatigue of a doubleheader was starting to set in on the Stingrays. The Cardinals put up 2 runs in the 1st inning and the Stingrays came back with 3 runs of their own to jump on top. Stingrays tacked on 3 more runs in the 2nd inning and 1 more in the 4th inning making it 7-2. The Cardinals did not give up easily and put up 3 more runs in the 5th inning and the score was now 7-5. In the 6th inning time was already running short and due to time limits the game was almost coming to an end. It was the 7th inning and no runs added by the Cardinals it was the bottom of the inning and Stingrays up to bat with one out and a Runner on 1st base. The runner going on the first pitch to the next batter the game had to be concluded by way of an Unfortunate injury on the throw down to 2nd to their catchers elbow. All of Us with the SF Stingrays wish a speedy recovery for The Cardinals Catcher Manny.


South Florida Reds (Senior Division) 8  
Miami Brewers (Senior Division) 6 Brewers lose to Reds
Popeye Hernandez at bat

Brewers Popeye Hernandez

Jose Rosario

Reds Jose Rosario

Donny Gagliano base hit

Reds Donny Gagliano


Brewers lose to Reds
by Miami Brewers (Senior Division)
Brewers played their worst game of the season, with many errors on defense and offense. On a positive note we deserved to have been blowned out,but we kept fighting to keep game at a reach. The Reds are as good a team we’ve faced all season and we hope to face them in the playoffs. Brewers will do what good teams do,put it in the backburner and move on to the next game. Go Brewers! and Stay thirsty my friends!


Southern Yankees (Senior Division) 15 BOMBS AWAY on a SUNNY DAY!
Perrine Monarchs (Senior Division) 12 Yankees get by POWER SURGE


by Southern Yankees (Senior Division)
Reidy Oliva & Ken Silberling hit home run bombs as the Southern Yankees outslugged the resilient & league win leaders; Perrine Monarchs 15-12. A back and forth well played game transpired as both sides jockeyed for position throughout the contest. In the beginning @ gametime the Monarchs were short a couple ballplayers so we filled in for 2 innings till the real sluggers showed up. And boy did they. Monarchs starting pitcher Eric Enriguez was a monster with two home runs off Yankee pitching – one a grand slam that erased the Yankees 9-5 lead in the 7th inning. With the score 10- 9 Monarchs in the eighth, the Southern Yankees would tie it on a wild pitch. With the score 10 apiece the Monarchs batted in the bottom of the 8th and plated 2 runs to take a 12-10 lead going into the 9th and final inning. But the Southern Yankees bats were up for the dramatic finish as we had 5 hits in the final frame, some heady baserunning and a defensive miscue to storm back with 5 runs of our own to take a 15-12 lead. Its amazing how something as elementary as putting the ball in play and hustle can cause all kinds of positive results. Franklin de la Rosa closed it out for starter Franklin Brito who pitched into the eighth inning in another good effort on a hot beautiful day @ the ballpark. As far as the Southern Yankees offense, Sam Bartoletta put on a hitting clinic with 4 ropes and also decided to go for the daily double by throwing would be basestealers from his knees numerous tiMes in also putting on a catching clinic 4 all to see. He is in a class all by himself and is tearing up the league this Spring/Summer season. A great win and comeback by the Southern Yankees who are a different team altogether when all the moving parts collectively are on the field to expose their various talents and athleticism. German Octavo ,Joey Darelli and Ken Silberling all collected two hits to lead the balanced Southern Yankees 16 HIT attack. The 9th inning flair for the dramatic; as is our custom, was once again evident & was a BIG part in the outcome of the Southern Yankees baseball game. Everyone came through in the last inning when it was clutch and we needed to get on base against all star and tough pItcher Chaz Lemone. Hats off to Charlie/ Chaz and the entire Perrine Monarchs team as it was a pleasure playing you. G ood luck in the playoffs and we look forward to seeing you again down the road. It turned out to be a very fun and exiting game played by both sides. The Southern Yankees look forward to continuing the season next week vs the Miami Black Bats @ Northeast in FT Lauderdale. Great win ballplayers & lots of fun today. STAY THIRSTY MY FRIENDS!
Yankees get by POWER SURGE
by Perrine Monarchs (Senior Division)
Eric Enriquez offensive machine 9 RBI 2 homers and a double


Miramar Rangers (Masters Division) 14 Rangers Tie
Broward Black Sox (Masters Division) 14 Another hard played game…to a TIE……


Rangers Tie
by Miramar Rangers (Masters Division)
The Miramar Rangers and Broward Blacksox battled in a well played game by both teams.Kudos to the Blacksox they are playing very good baseball.
Another hard played game…to a TIE……
by Broward Black Sox (Masters Division)
Black Sox fireworks were in full gear today but the Rangers came ready to answer..


Palm Beach Angels (Masters Division) 13  
Dade Nationals (Masters Division) 8  


South Florida Dodgers (Masters Division) 12  
Florida Yankees (Masters Division) 13 Yankees WIN….


Yankees WIN….
by Florida Yankees (Masters Division)
Yanks pull out a WIN with newcomer CarlosU showing hustle around the bases to score the winning run. It started out WILD. The 1st inning saw 15 runs among both teams with the Yankees scoring 11 before making the first out (incredible but true), but the Dodgers kept creeping back to tie it in the last inning. Kudos to Joannis (2for3, 2RBI), Albie (2for3, 2RBI) & CarlosU (2for3, RBI). Good game Dodgers.