The Algodoneros de Guasave assembled a seven-touchdown attack en route to a comfortable 10-1 victory over the Yaquis of Ciudad Obregón on Sunday, and took advantage of the loss of the Mayos de Navojoa to assume the leadership of the Mexican Pacific League.
Jhoan Ureña hit a three-run RBI double, Alan Lopez went 4-2 with two RBIs and Forrest Allday went 5-2 with a double and two RBIs to lead the winners’ furious offense.
Iván Izaguirre (1-0) retired two blank innings in relief work to take the victory and Luis Escobar (1-1) lost, punished with seven touchdowns and seven hits in just three innings and two thirds of work.
In Monterrey, an inspired night of Danny Ortiz’s offense led the Sultans of Monterey to a 6-1 victory over the Mayos de Navojoa, who with the loss gave up the lead of the circuit.
Ortiz went 3-2, with two homers and five RBIs to lead the Sultans’ attack, which also featured two hits and an RBI from Roberto Valenzuela.
The victory went to Frank Duncan (1-0), after completing six episodes throwing one-run ball and five hits, while the disaster went to the record of Marco Carrillo (0-2), after conceding three touchdowns and five hits in six chapters.
In Mexicali, Orlando Lara once again delivered a quality start, and the Charros de Jalisco defeated the Águilas de Mexicali 7-2.
Lara (2-0) completed five one-run innings and four hits with four fans to claim the win. Miguel Peña lost (0-2), shaken with five touchdowns and eight hits in five and a third innings.
On offense, former Major League Baseball player Christian Villanueva shone, 2-2 with two RBIs and two runs scored, Agustín Murillo 5-2 with a double and two RBIs and Julián Ornelas with a single that drove in two touchdowns.
In Culiacán, César Salazar was hit with a bases loaded pitch in the top of the 10th inning to break a tie, and the Hermosillo Naranjeros defeated the Culiacán Tomateros 4-3.
Álex Robles was the figure on offense for the Naranjeros after hitting 5-3 with three RBIs, while Luis Alfonso Cruz connected 4-2 with two runs scored.
Kenneth Sigman (1-0) retired two scoreless innings in relief work to win the game. Zach Hartman lost (1-1), after allowing the difference run by two-thirds of an inning of labor.
In Mazatlán, Randy Romero unleashed a tight duel with an RBI single in the bottom of the 11th inning and the Venados defeated the Cañeros de Los Mochis 3-2.
The victory went to Fernando Burgueño (1-1) with an episode without admitting runs in relief work. The setback went to Rafael Ordaz (0-1), who admitted the race of the difference in his relief of a chapter and a third.
Guasave leads the circuit with a 7-3 mark, followed by Navojoa (7-4), Jalisco (7-4), Hermosillo (7-4), Ciudad Obregón (6-5), Mazatlán (5-6), Monterrey (5-6), Culiacán (4-7), Mexicali (4-7) and Los Mochis (2-8).