After struggling through the first part of the season and losing their first four games, the boys’ varsity baseball team has bounced back and has compiled a record of 7-7-1. The one tie on the season record is a home game that is yet to conclude against district rival and state powerhouse Archbishop McCarthy. Next Friday, the boys are set to pick up the tied game in the 10th inning and finish before they take the field against Pompano High.
Today, however, the Jaguars were set to take on another district foe at 6:30 tonight in their away game at Fort Lauderdale High. The last time these two teams met, the Jags posted an astounding come from behind victory that included a walk-off double by junior third baseman Derek Garcia that cleared the bases. The Jaguars were supposed to go against the Flying L’s but due to weather conditions, the game was cancelled.
“My hope is that next time we play a game we will get off to a better start,” said senior pitcher Daniel Kalter. “We have been able to come from behind and get great wins, but we really shouldn’t be down by so much in the first place. We need to be ready by the time the first pitch is thrown.
Stay tuned into the school website for game results and updates on rescheduling if the game is rained out. The boys are scheduled to play their next game on Monday at home against South Broward High School.
In this photo: Junior and third baseman, Derek Garcia helped lead the Jags to victory against the Flying L’s with a walk-off double.
Reported by David NABORS
Photo by: Peter DOURVETAKIS