Yasel Fabra’s Walk-Off Leads Doral Over Terra
Entering Wednesday’s game with a 7-2 record in their last nine outings — a time span in which they’d scored six or more runs four times — the Doral Academy Firebirds have been red hot with the bat. However, it was the standout pitching of junior Oscar Trujillo that allowed the Firebirds to win their third straight ballgame with a 1-0, eighth-inning walk-off victory over the Terra Environmental Wolves on Wednesday night.
Throwing 93 pitches and hitting first-pitch strikes on a staggering 18 of 23 men he faced, Trujillo struck out 10 across six-and-a-third shutout innings for the Firebirds. Facing off against Trujillo was Terra’s Andres Perez, who pitched the first seven innings and dueled the Doral junior. Between the two, just six hits were given up and a total of 18 men walked back to the dugouts with a strikeout under their belt. Trujillo also walked none in the victory, though he would not be in the game at the time to record the decision.
After Trujillo and Perez both departed following a combined 182 pitches, Doral’s Brian Perez pitched one-and-two-third scoreless innings to keep the Wolves in the game. The Wolves nearly pushed across a run in the top of the eighth, getting Danny Labrador to third base after the designated hitter singled and advanced on an error. But Perez worked out of trouble to make sure things remained scoreless going into the bottom of the eighth.
Doral’s number nine hitter Jordan Carrion made sure that the game ended there, as he singled to lead off the bottom of the final frame and advanced to second base on an error. Following a passed ball that allowed him to move to third base, Carrion waited on third base as Yasel Fabra walked to the plate with one out. The senior lifted a ball over the second baseman for a walk-off single.