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Monday Night Baseball thriller

I watched a thriller between Florida Christian and Douglas last night at FIU.

It was part of an ongoing series put together by LineupMagazine Monday nights at FIU.

Douglas beat FC 11-10 by rallying in the bottom of the 7th with two outs.

There's one game left after Spring break between Hialeah and Killian on April 7th. If you're a fan of high school baseball, it's a good option on what's usually a slow sports night.

Unfortunately due to early deadlines, my game story didn't make the paper. But it will be online on the high school page soon.

Here's a recap.

   Despite having an early six-run lead slip away, the Douglas
baseball scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning
to beat Florida Christian 11-10 late Monday night at Florida
International University.

   Chase Greene's sharp line drive up the middle bounced off
the edge of Patriots' pitcher Bryan Radziewski's glove and
allowed Zack Davis to score the winning run that ended the
non-district contest.

   The game took three hours and 20 minutes and was part of
Lineupmag.com's ongoing Monday Night Baseball series at FIU.

   "Even though we made mistakes, I praise my guys for
battling back," Douglas coach Dean Florio said. "We
emphasize always putting the ball in play because something
could happen in your favor."

   Florida Christian (14-2), ranked No. 3 in the state in
Class 3A, was one out away from securing a comeback victory
when Radziewski got Douglas designated hitter Adam Kam to hit
a grounder to shortstop Ray Navarro. But Navarro's throw to
first was low and bounced past first baseman Alfredo Brito,
allowing Tyler Greene and Brad Terboss to score and tie the
game at 10-10.

   Douglas (10-5) took a 7-1 lead after two innings, but
Florida Christian scored three runs in the third and four in
the fourth to tie the game at 8-8.

   The Patriots took a 9-8 lead when Brito hit one of his
three singles in the top of the fifth. He scored three batters
later when right fielder Jarret Burgess reached on an infield
single with two outs.

   Florida Christian's Andrew Webster held Douglas' hitters in
check, going four scoreless innings in relief of starter Danny
Sanchez. But Webster hit a batter to start the seventh and
walked two more to load the bases.

   "I thought we showed a lot of character to come back
early, but sometimes mental mistakes happen," Florida
Christian coach Ernie Padron said. "It's part of the game,
and they'll learn from it."

Florida Chr. 013   410   1 --10 10 3
Douglas      341   000   3 --11 11 5
WP: Billy Miller (1-0). LP: Bryan Radziewski.