MSD men’s varsity baseball team defeats Westminster Christian at home


Carolina Ochoa Lozano

Pitcher Christian Rodriguez (10) prepares to swing in his at-bat. Rodriguez is one of the team’s best contributors, serving as a two-way player as both pitcher and hitter in the MSD varsity baseball team’s match against Westminster Christian.

David Lopez and Ryan Shimony

On Tuesday, March 29, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School men’s varsity baseball team played against the Westminster Christian Warriors. Both teams were hoping to improve their season with an 11-2 record.

The Eagles came out strong and ready to play. After pitcher Christian Rodriguez (10) put up a scoreless top of the first inning, the Eagles offense put three runs up on the board to create an early lead.

Rodriguez kept the Warriors off the board once again in the top of the second inning. In the bottom of the inning, outfielder Roman Anthony (22) hit a solo home run and increased the Eagles lead to 4-0.

“[I] just continued to put good at-bats together to help my team succeed,” Anthony said.

The Eagles lead continued to increase. Rodriguez remained dominant on the mound and did not allow any runs. The Eagles dominated in the bottom of the inning as well, scoring five runs, including a three run home run by Anthony. After the third inning, the Eagles lead with a score of 9-0.

“We had to keep our heads in the game and not pay attention to the score too much,” Rodriguez said.

Westminster Christian’s slump did not go away in the fourth as the inning started out scoreless for the Warriors. Rodriguez pitched his last inning of the game. His tremendous performance prevented the Warriors from keeping up with the Eagles offense. Following that, the Eagles put up three more runs and increased their lead by three. The Eagles were then up 12-0.

The fifth inning was another scoreless inning for the Warriors as pitcher Jacob Gomberg (20) came out of the bullpen to replace Rodriguez. Gomberg had a strong inning with allowing no runners on base and two strikeouts. It was impossible for the Warriors to win the game, as it ended up getting called right after the top of the fifth inning by a mercy rule.

The 11-2 Eagles will take on Christopher Columbus High School on Friday, April 1. The Eagles plan on keeping their winning streak alive as they travel down south to Miami.

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