Perez Dazzles In Hialeah Educational 4-0 Victory
Having won only three of their past six games, Manager Reggie Rodriguez and the Hialeah Bulldogs were in need of some momentum entering Wednesday’s game against Archbishop Carroll. Hialeah starter Raymond Perez made sure to make his manager proud, tossing a complete game four-hit shutout on Wednesday afternoon in an upset victory over the now 15-5 Archbishop Carroll Bulldogs.
Only throwing 84 pitches in his seven innings of work, Perez struck out four and threw 66% of those pitches for strikes. Not needing to rely on overpowering stuff or a high strikeout total, Perez instead focused on getting outs and displayed true character on the mound by working out of a bases-loaded, one out jam in the sixth by inducing a double play to not allow any runs to score.
Perez was given a boost on offense by left fielder Raymond Mendez, who hit two solo home runs, the latter of which gave his team their final run in the sixth. Anthony Navarro also added two hits of his own, being the only other player to record a multi-hit game for either side. Both offenses were quiet on the night thanks to great pitching on both sides.
Starting for Archbishop Carroll and throwing six strong innings was Sal Lorenzo, who struck out six and walked none across his 79 pitches. Lorenzo displayed excellent control on Wednesday night but was plagued by the two home runs by Mendez. Alfredo Silva pitched the seventh in relief, not allowing a single baserunner and recording a strikeout. On offense, leadoff hitter Jimmy Heyworth singled and also walked.