Coral Gables Tallies Nine In The Fourth To Beat South Miami
The Coral Gables Cavaliers hosted the South Miami Cobras Tuesday afternoon in a battle of 9A-14 rivals. The game was close in the middle innings, with the Cavaliers holding a 7-5 advantage, but a nine-run outburst in the fourth inning secured a 16-5 victory for the Cavaliers.
Coral Gables (8-12, 5-3) came into the day on a two-game losing streak, with both losses coming within the district. The Cavaliers jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first when Nico Montes and Elijah Eusebio scored on two separate wild pitches.
After falling behind by two, the Cobras (6-12, 1-7) took the lead in the top half of the second by tacking on five runs. But the lead didn’t last long.
The Cavaliers added five runs of their own in the bottom half of the inning. Montes got the scoring going in the second with a double to right field that scored Brian Garcia and David Webel. Montes added another run later in the inning on base hit from Kris Soto that also scored Jordan Morina to give the Cavaliers a 6-5 lead. A sacrifice-fly from Gerardo Rodriguez increased the lead to two before the inning was over.
The game was busted wide open in the bottom of the fourth as the Cavaliers increased there lead to 11 by scoring nine runs in the inning. The offensive outburst was led by doubles from Montes and Webel that each scored two runs. Montes scored his fourth run of the game later in the inning on a two-run home run from Eusebio that also scored Morina.
David Atkins, Daniel Enriquez, Addiel Quintana, Webel, and Soto also scored runs in the fourth. Montes led the team with four RBIs.