Sanford Monarchs @ Lake Mary Cudas (5-4 SAN)
The Sanford Monarch (1-4) traveled to Lake Mary Prep to play the Cudas (4-1) on Saturday. Lake Mary jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the first after a costly two out Sanford error. The Monarchs responded in the third with a RBI double off the bat of Matt Levenson (Winthrop University). The top of the Monarchs order helped Sanford put up 3 runs in the fourth to take the lead. The Monarchs continued scoring in fifth inning after Zack Swift (Lake Sumter) drove in Stephan Perez-Collazo (Concordia University Wisconsin) with an RBI single. Lake Mary’s come back fell short as a Jaylen Young (FAMU) double in the sixth and a Alexis Quevedo (FSCJ) home run in the seventh could only push across two total runs. The Monarchs were led by Zach Swift who finished 2-2, and Deann Niarchos (Troy University) who threw 5 innings and allowed no earned runs. Tyler Krowiak (Daytona State College) went 2-4 with 2 RBIs and Reynaldo Rodriguezstruck out 7 in 4 and a third innings of relief for the Cudas.
Winter Garden Tangelos @ Winter Park Freedom (7-3 WG)
The Winter Park Freedom (4-1) hosted the Winter Garden Tangelos (1-4) to continue weekend play in the Futures League. Entering the third inning of a 1-0 ball game walks killed the Freedom as 6 walks led to 6 runs, giving the Tangelos a 7-0 lead. The Freedom came back and scored runs in the third and the fourth thanks to a Kelvin George (Trinity Baptist College) RBI single and a Jonathan Santiago (Nyack College) RBI double. Another lone run was pushed across by the Freedom in the bottom of the ninth ending the game at 7-3 with Winter Garden ending up on top. The Tangelos had a great team pitching performance as Jacob Krueger (University of Florida), Jake Janata, and Julio Montes (Asa College) combined to hold the Future’s League best offense to just 6 hits in 9 innings. Jonathon Santiago finished 2-2 with 2 doubles and Matt Wheeler (Bryant and Stratton College) had a good relief outing with 4 and a third innings pitched, only allowing 2 hits, in the loss for the Freedom.