By: Matt Rothman

Marjory Stoneman Douglas’s baseball team picked up their first championship of the postseason this year following their 11-1 win over Monarch High School

The Eagles were crowned District Champions as MSD improved their incredible record to 22-2 this year with the win. 

The Eagles started out of the gate early, scoring a pair of runs in the first inning. Jake Clemente had a two-run double to score Santiago Ordonez and Gavin Conticello

In the second, both Rolando Lujo and Conticello hit sacrifice fly’s to double the lead before Ordonez plated a pair with a triple to make it 6-0. Then Clemente drove in two more runs in the fourth with his second hit of the game to make it 8-0.

Jessica Farbman Price

MSD went on to end the game in five innings as Conticello hit a walk-off three-run double. 

Christian Rodriguez pitched fine innings on the mound and allowed one run on four hits while striking out eight. 

Up next, the Eagles will play Santaluces High School in the Regional Quarterfinals on Friday, May 8. They are coming off a loss to Park Vista High School and are 15-11 on the season.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas Baseball. {MSD Athletics}
Marjory Stoneman Douglas Baseball. {Raffy Rodriguez}

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Matt Rothman
Matt Rothman
Matt Rothman is a 2018 graduate from Florida Gulf Coast University receiving his bachelor’s degree in journalism and then graduated from the University of Florida as a graduate student. He also works for the Mohave Valley Daily News in Bullhead City, Arizona covering high school sports.