I'm Back... I am ready for the play-offs. The Bishop Gorman Gaels are undefeated in our division 14-0
Been off the dirt for a bit with a minor knee injury. My club coach always told us about wearing metal cleats to young; so, after a lot of hamstring exercises and a new strength routine by my trainer, I am proud to be back. I have seen "the light" on the bench. Keeping score for my coach and asking countless situational questions to the point I can hear his eyes roll back in his head (Oh yes, you can hear it). I am ready for the play-offs. The Bishop Gorman Gaels are undefeated in our division 14-0 and the number one seed for the first time since my dad wore "Kreepers" back in 1985.
I needed the break, but I am so happy to be behind the plate and in the outfield again.
.600 as planned.
At the City of Lights showcase this past weekend in Las Vegas I had a goal. "Hit for a .600 batting average." I really wanted to do well for all the colleges I invited to attend and I needed to see for myself if all the extra Tee work will pay off. Wouldn't you know it; my last at bat of the showcase and a 6 for 10 weekend locked up (3 double and 3 singles), I have the go ahead run on second with no outs. My coach gives me the sign "Sac Bunt". We all know I am getting nothing but rise balls, hoping to pop up or foul a couple off and then force me inside. All I can do is focus on the top half of the ball. I smiled at the pitcher, got up in the box, and squared. First pitch; "Rise Ball", I dropped the bunt to the right side and ran up the line. The runner advances and it goes in the book as a Sac Bunt and not against my Average for the weekend. Hitting .600 last weekend was a first for me in the 18U division. My next goal is to repeat it in Huntington Beach Ca. Nov.18-20.
las vegas blast 18u newest member
With a heavy heart Miranda left the 16U Desert Arsenal. When the two former olympians, now the head coaches for the 18U Blast, asked Miranda to join them, she jumped at the chance. "Its the next step for me and working with 2 great ladies with so much experience was something I could not pass up." "I will miss the relationships I had with the Arsenal girls" says Miranda. The future looks bright for this little slugger. We all wish her luck.
Playing for Blast 18U
I was asked by Kevin Smith to come play for The Las Vegas Blast 18U for the Colorado Showcase. I will also be there for the 2 recruitment camps Monday (catching) and Tuesday (outfield). Looking forward to this great experience.
First Team Honorable Mention
The season ended with a sweet surprise for Miranda Robles at the awards banquet. She received The Coaches Award for the 2011 season. Having to cover different positions do to injuries is one of many reasons why she won this award. Leading the Gorman Gaels in RBI's and finishing the season with a .438 batting average she is becoming one very important piece to this Gael softball team. The night concluded with the anouncement of Miranda receiving First Team Honorable Mention in the 4A Sunset div.
Robles is Clutch as Bishop Gorman Wins First Tournament
Top of the 7th, two on, two out, and Miranda Robles takes an outside fastball to the right field wall for a triple to tie the game. Bishop Gorman went on to win the game and the First Annual Private School Invitational. Miranda was also a wall behind the plate with Zero passed balls and 3 run denying plays at the plate for the tournament. This is the first Tournament Championship Bishop Gorman has won since the late 80's. Starting 7 Underclassmen means their future looks bright too.
Bishop Gorman Hosts 1st. Annual Tournament.
Bishop Gorman hosts high school teams from California, Arizona, Nevada, and Utah. Its our turn to shine and show off our beautiful field. We boast about our 15 foot high fence all the way around the outfield. Homeruns are not our game. Smart hitting and speed creates better ball players. Hitting a triple in our park means we can handle outside pitching and know how to run the bases. We are competing to win the Southwest title and go deep into the playoffs. The tournament will get us ready.
Bishop Gorman vs Bishop Monague
This game meant nothing 2 weeks ago. Then Bishop Gorman lost to Bishop Monague in the Boys Semi-Final game. Gorman was suppose to walk all over a smaller Monague team. Gorman's boys were ranked in the top 10 in the nation. At Gorman, its personal. This is the only other time Gorman gets to play Monague this year. So when the school mentioned this game over the P.A. We all knew what it ment. Gorman's first game of the season is now a must win beat down of Monague.