The Miami High School Vandals baseball team won a statement game in Miami on Tuesday, April 30, beating the Trivium Prep Knights 12-2 to advance to the tournament in Goodyear.
Prior to the game, the Vandals bade farewell to graduating seniors Matheu Escobedo and Langdon Koyayseva who turned out good performances in their final high school game on Miami soil.
Escobedo, who has been a solid starter for the Vandals, took to the hill for his final performance in front of the home crowd, and despite a shaky start, was dealing by the second inning.
Miami scored in fours: four runs in the second; four in the fourth and finally, four in the fifth inning for a mercy rule win in five.
The Vandals, who enter the tournament seeded 12, will next play in Goodyear at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 3 against number 5 Camp Verde.
For a full report on the game and tournament results, see next week’s edition of the Silver Belt.