Defending State Champions Give CCHS Baseball Its 5th Loss
By: Dan Casals
It seems like every year South Dade High School, similar to Columbus, has a great team. Matching up last Friday night for some non-district play, two of the county’s top programs battled for some respect in the baseball world.
Columbus pitcher Alain Santana didn’t have his best stuff on Friday night, only facing 5 batters and giving up 3 quick runs before getting one out in the top of the 1st. Coach Weber then called upon senior right hander Nick Silva who was able to get out of the first inning without letting up a run. In the bottom half of the inning the Explorers scored two runs after a double off the Blue Monster by junior right fielder Hernen Sardinas. Nick Silva was able to hold the South Dade hitters to 3 runs till the 4th inning where he gave up 4 runs on some timely hitting, extending their lead to 7-2.
Peter Wall was the next pitcher to get the call out of the bullpen for the Explorers. Wall, primarily an off-speed pitcher, had everything working. Mixing all his pitches for strikes, Wall was able to blank the South Dade hitters for the rest of the game. Columbus hitters weren’t able to get anything going all game, scoring only 3 runs on 5 hits.
The Explorers aren’t schedule to play for another week and a half; hopefully, they can use that time to get back to playing the baseball they played at the beginning of the year.
Columbus Top Performers:
RF- Hernan Sardinas
C- Nick Rocha
LHP- Peter Wall