Cobras Prey On Chiefs

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Alan McGonigle

Junior Malik Lissone on the mound against the Park Vista Cobras. 04/21/16

Alan McGonigle, Sports Editor

The Chiefs baseball team were at it again for the district title in baseball on Thursday night, playing eternal rival Park Vista High School.

It was freshman Jared Petronis for the Chiefs against junior Emanuel Fernandez for the Cobras, and it was definitely a David vs. Goliath type moment for the Chiefs, facing off against one of the best teams in the county and even the state. The Chiefs were fresh off their win against #1 seeded Boca Raton Bobcats and were looking to continue their Cinderella story against the Cobras.

In the first, the Chiefs started off hot on defense, quickly getting the first three batters out with little effort.

In the second inning, Park Vista took a 1-0 lead after an RBI single.

But the Chiefs were lackluster with their bats.

The Chiefs couldn’t string together a hit off Fernandez for the first couple of innings until the Chiefs got their first hit in the third inning.

Park Vista extended their lead to 5-0 after the Cobras tallied over four runs in the third to inch them closer to the district title.

As for Fernandez, he had ice water running through his veins. The junior threw 5 and 2/3 with five strikeouts as Park Vista won the district title with a final score of 7-0. The Chiefs will still move on as the district runner up and will play the Jupiter Warriors in the regional quarterfinal at Jupiter High School on April 27th.

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