BY ANDREW O'BRIEN | SPORTS EDITOR
Evan Miranda, a senior at Father Lopez, signed his National Letter of Intent last week to play baseball at North Carolina A&T, in Greensboro, N.C.
Miranda, a left-handed pitcher, has been a three-year varsity player, and Father Lopez coach Trevor Berryhill said Miranda has progressed immensely in the last three years, both on and off the field.
“I am very proud of Evan,” Berryhill said. “Not just for this athletic accomplishment, but for who he is as a person.”
Miranda will be the only senior on this season’s Green Wave baseball team, and Berryhill expects to rely on Miranda in the middle of the batting order and as the anchor of the pitching staff.
Last year, Miranda pitched in nine games, with a 1-3 record and 27 punch-outs in 22.1 innings pitched.
He also hit .365 with one home run last year.
“I am excited for Evan and his family for his opportunity to continue his academics and play baseball at North Carolina A&T,” Berryhill said. “I think it is a great fit for Evan, and he will excel there on the field and in the classroom.”
The North Carolina A&T Aggies are a NCAA Division I (FCS) team that competes in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.
Girls soccer: Father Lopez downs East River
Father Lopez used a four-goal performance in the second half Saturday to knock off East River, 6-0, in girls soccer.
Adelina Feuerbacher netted a hat trick, Sarah Eads added two goals, and Adrienne Yaryan added one goal.
Father Lopez poured 16 shots on target.
Madison Young saved two East River shots.
Father Lopez improved to 5-7 with the win.
Seabreeze’s Nelson narrows list to four
And then there were four.
Seabreeze standout Charles Nelson has narrowed his list of potential colleges to Florida, West Virginia, Notre Dame and the University of Southern California.
Nelson is scheduled to visit Notre Dame Dec. 13, and then West Virginia and Florida in January. A visit to USC is not yet set.
Lady Renegades announce fast-pitch tryouts
The Ormond Beach Lady Renegades fast-pitch softball organization has announced its tryout times. All tryouts will take place Saturday, Dec. 14. They are as follows: 10U is 10-11 a.m., 12U is 11 a.m. to noon; 14U is noon to 1 p.m.
All tryouts will be held at the softball quads at the Ormond Beach Softball Complex, 700 Hull Road.
Players are asked to arrive 15 minutes before scheduled tryout time for registration.
If players can’t make the Dec. 14 tryout date, there will be a makeup date 6 p.m. Dec. 17, on field No. 7 at the Ormond Beach Sports Complex.
Contact Debra Hand, Lady Renegades president, at [email protected], or visit ladyrenegades.org.