Agusti’s Brilliance Guides Coral Park In 7-1 Win
The tips to living a healthy, productive life are simple: eat breakfast, be happy, and get good pitching. Luckily for Coral Park manager Juan Carnicero, at least one of those was guaranteed on Tuesday night as junior Edislandy Agusti was absolutely spectacular on the mound in what turned out to be a 7-1 victory for the Rams against Miami Senior.
Now 2-1 on the season with a minuscule 0.58 ERA, Agusti threw five, three-hit innings and didn’t allow an earned run across his 62 pitches, 38 of which went for strikes. Getting a first-pitch strike to 12 of the 20 men he faced, Agusti was in control. Luis Vitier was also key on the mound as well, throwing two scoreless innings while throwing 70% of his pitches for strikes.
Coral Park broke through on offense with a two-run first inning courtesy of sac flies from Axel Gomez and Erik Estevez. The Rams added a third and fourth run in the next two innings thanks to an RBI single from Gomez and a bases-loaded walk to Jose Rollins. After going scoreless in the fourth, Coral Park added three in the fifth after a two-run triple from Paul Castillo that scored both Alex Gato and Emmanuel Montesino. Brian Socorro drove in run number seven with a single that brought Castillo home.
Starting for the Stingarees was Jose Barrios, who only gave up three earned runs. In relief, Mario Morales threw 70% of his pitches for strikes and didn’t allow a walk across his 20 pitches and five outs. Miami Senior’s lone run came in the third inning when Javier Alvarez drove teammate Enrique Rivero, who’d reached with a leadoff single, home to lower the deficit to 3-1.