Winter Park got their week off to a good start on Monday, handing DeLand their 5th loss of the season in a 7-0 rout of the Angels. Julian Nunez got it started in the 1st for the Freedom, knocking in a run on his RBI double. Rody Webb continued the trend, bringing in 2 more runs for the Freedom with a 2-RBI single. Nunez’s hot day continued in the 6th inning with a 3-RBI bomb. Andrew Smith picked up the win for the Freedom, allowing just 2 hits in 5 innings of work.
Winter Park stayed hot on Tuesday night in a big 11-4 win over Winter Garden. Rody Webb made some noise in the 1st with a 2-RBI triple, followed by an RBI double from Joe Cosgrove. Winter Garden’s Henry Santiago had some trouble finding the strike zone in the 4th, walking 4 batters in the inning, leading to 3 more Winter Park runs. Winter Park added 2 more in the 6th with runs from Martinez and Cuda. Winter Park’s Michael Glenn got his first win on the season, pitching 5 innings and striking out 8 Winter Garden batters.
On Wednesday we were witnesses to DeLand’s first win of the 2017 season, where they run-ruled the Monarchs in 7 innings. They started off the 1st by reaching on errors and loading the bases for Daniel Acevado, who brought in a run with an RBI single. Jordyn Smith followed suit with a SAC fly, as well as Dexter Smith, who had a 2-RBI single of his own. Sanford found themselves in a bases loaded jam in the 3rd inning, where they proceeded to walk in 3 more DeLand runs. Ryan Gusto was the star on the mound for the Angels. Gusto threw a complete game 7-inning shut out, allowing just 2 hits and walking only 1 batter.