Colt 45's: My Site News
45's Add Depth...
Coming off a strong 2012 Winter Season, where Colt 45's formerly known as the South Florida Giants added Josh Rivera, Anier Cartaya, and Dom Desantis from the Industriales. The 45's still had a few glaring holes in both their offense and defense. With the help of a few players already on the 45's roster, we where able to land a few key players Starting with third baseman Louis "Hoover" Martinez, who has an outstanding glove making the hot corner look surprisingly easy and a solid bat that has him planted in the top of the lineup. Next we added two outfielders into the mix Manny Ramirez and Robert Ybarra, both bringing solid gloves and bats to the roster. Eddie Gomez a power hitter also came over to hit cleanup for the 45's and add a solid glove at first base.
Another spot the 45's needed to fill was behind the plate, and coming over in the same deal with Louis, Manny, Eddie, and Robert was Dargel "cuba" Gomez a catching machine with a no nonsense attitude. Dargel is leading the team in hitting so far five games into the season and has made life easier for the 45's pitching staff. With one game under our belts the 45's scouts we able to locate two more players from Port St. Lucie, Jose Resendiz a hard hitting second baseman who had an immediate impact in his first game knocking in two runs and making a few tough plays in the infield. The other player making the trip down from PSL is power hitting center fielder from the Gulf Coast League Dodgers is Gary Paris (Note: Don't worry he is eligible to play in AA). Paris showed his speed and power in his first few games so far stealing bases with ease and collecting a few solid hits. Last but not least Yasmany Rodriguez is a fleet footed infielder playing second base for the 45's this season and has been a great addition to the ball club.
Saturday, April 27
Colt 45's Knock Off Hitmen...
Colt 45's put together two strong performances Sunday against the Hitmen otherwise known as the Bluejays. Game one Tony Sergio took the mound looking for his second win of the season, and pitched well tossing seven strong innings. The 45's bats showed some signs of life with Jose Resendiz, Yasmany Roriguez, and Sean Bulaskas leading the way with two hits apiece. Resendiz put the game out of reach for the Hitmen when he belted a double into left center field putting the 45's up four to zip. Alex Gonzalez, Dargel Gomez (45's leading hitter), Juan Delapaz, Louis "Hoover" Martinez, and Robert Ybarra (first game back from suspension) all contributed with hits throughout the game. Adam Hardy came into the game in the eighth fanned three and picked up his first save of the season.
Saturday, April 27
Hitmen Go down Again Game 2 of Doubleheader...
In game two of the double header the 45's jumped out to an early lead 3-0, with Gomez hitting a single to left, Delapaz hitting a seed to the short stop that ate him alive allowing Gomez to score and Dejohnette taking a pitch off his wrist. Bulaskas hit a ball to right scoring two more runs. The game was under control until the Hitmen rallied in the sixth inning scoring three runs to knot the contest up at five apiece. Being that this was the second game of a double header it was only scheduled to go seven innings, but still tied at five after seven inning the game pushed into extras. In the top of the eighth the 45's had a shot when Robert Ybarra reached on an error. He moved over to third on a well executed SAC bunt from Alex Gonzalez, and we took a shot on a softly hit fly ball to right from Cartaya that looked as if it was going to be caught. Ybarra was returning third to tag up when the ball fell in front of the right fielder and he made an outstanding throw to get Ybarra at the plate.
Josh Rivera started the game for the 45's and didn't look back he went eight solid innings with most of the runs scoring off errors made behind Rivera. In the top of the ninth Gomez reached on a fielders choice and later scored the winning run on a sharply hit by Rich Dejohnette that the short stop couldn't come up with. Now with a one run lead Rivera only needed three outs to collect his first win of the season. Rivera got the lead off man to ground into the Vacuum at third base, struck out the second guy but he reached first because the ball was in the dirt and squirted away from Gomez. Now with a man on and one out Rivera was able to get Buck one of the better hitters for the Hitmen to ground into a game winning 4-6-3 double play! Next up the Leones which should be interesting with many of their star players joining the 45's in the off season.