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Baseball vs Miami Beach 3/22/10
March 24, 2010Hialeah Senior High School
Being quick tourists, the T-Breds saw the glitz, glamor and downtown lights of the Magic City from the causeway on their bus ride over to Miami Beach. Playing the district rival Hi-Tides at Flamingo Park in the South Beach district of the sun and fun capitol, Hialeah overpowered Miami Beach taking the contest 11-0 in six innings. The T-Bred pitching staff of starter Josiel Garcia and relievers Jhonny McCrea and Lazaro Oller allowed only one hit while Hialeah bats pounded out nine. Left handed senior Garcia allowed no hits while striking out two. Thanks to a 4-6-3 double play that erased a runner who had reached via an error, Garcia faced the minimum number of batters possible during his tenure. He raised his season record to 2-0 while Hialeah improved to 8-4 and 6-1 in district.
History has not been kind to Hialeah at this particular venue. The T-Breds have never played well here. There is no reason why they should not however. Thoroughbreds should fare very well at a park with flamingos. The T-Breds were out of the gate running early in this one putting the game away in the second. Hialeah sent ten batsmen to the plate in the inning scoring five runs on four hits. Highlighting the inning were two back to back RBI doubles by Josiel Garcia hitting for himself and immediately following, fist baseman Kristopher Cardet. Two more runs in the third made it 6-0 as the black shirted T-Breds distanced themselves even further. Alvino Burrola sent a 1-0 pitch into right for a sacrifice fly bringing home Carlos Malvarez. With two outs second baseman Randy Santiesteban singled through the left side bringing home Cardet who had singled himself on a successful hit and run earlier in the inning. Cardet finished his evening at the beach going 3-4 with a double, three runs scored and an RBI. Also contributing with his glove Cardet time and again helped his pitcher and defense by scooping balls out of the dirt. The senior had eight put outs. Jhonny McCrea had his second good outing in as many trips to the hill. The right handed senior did not surrender a hit and struck out two.
After a run in the fourth Hialeah scored three in the top of the sixth giving them an 11 run lead and putting the mercy rule into effect. The T-Breds flirted with a no hitter as the only Hi-Tide untouchable came with two outs in the bottom of the sixth. The game ended on a ground out induced on the very next pitch.