Boys Varsity Baseball · Hornets Win Catholic Challenge for the 1st Time

The Bishop Moore baseball team has finally won their own tournament. The tournament, started in 2004, was the 11th in 15 years. Bishop Moore defeated Bishop Verot 8-2 after a week of pool play with Catholic school from around Florida, and teams from Maryland, Ohio, and Illinois. The Hornets went 4-0 with wins over Tampa Catholic 8-4, Holy Name, Cleveland 4-2, Marion Catholic, Chicago 6-2 to go along with the championship win.

Final Bracket — Click Here

Pool Play Scores — Click Here

The Hornets lone loss in 2007, when they won the stat championship was to Cardinal Gibbons in the championship game. They also lost a championship game to Monsignor Pace and Gio Gonzalez, currently with the Washington Nationals, in 2004.

Read more about the win — Click Here

Jack M. was named the most valuable pitcher (8 innings, 1 earned run, 4 hits, 14 K’s) and Kyle M. (8 for 11, 6 runs scored, 7 RBI’s, 2 HR) the most valuable hitter. The all tournament team is listed with their photographs.


Bishop Moore – 2018 Catholic Challenge Champions
Bishop Verot – 2018 Catholic Challenge Runner up
Carson S., Coach Flores, with Coach Mehlich and Cam H.
Nick S. and Coach Mehlich
Coach Hamilton, Kevin H. and Coach Mehlich
Sebastian F., Coach Griffin and Coach Mehlich
Dorian G., Coach Mehlich, Coach Albert, and Armando A.
Coach Carter, Matt S. and Coach Mehlich
Coach Mehlich, Jose T., and Coach Eckerl
Coach Mehlich, Angelo C. and Coach DeCarlo