Agustín Murillo and Julián Ornelas hit back-to-back home runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to make a five-run comeback, and the Charros de Jalisco defeated the Algodoneros de Guasave on Saturday 11-10 in Saturday’s activity at La Mexican Pacific League.
Japhet Amador went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBIs, Félix Pérez added a two-run homer and José Manuel Rodríguez went 3-for-5 with three runs scored to complement the winners’ offense.
The stellar former Major League pitcher, Roberto Osuna (3-2), retired one inning in order to take the victory, while the reverse went to Rafael Córdova’s record (0-2), after allowing the two homers that he gave the victory to the Charros in just a third of the inning.
In Monterrey, Fernando Pérez hit 3-2 with an RBI and José Manuel Orozco responded with an RBI single of one more as a pinch hitter, the Sultans relied on a solid start from Carlos Teller to defeat the Eagles 3-0. of Mexicali.
Teller (1-1) covered five blank episodes throwing a barely three-hitter ball to win the game, and it was lost by Manuel Chávez (0-3), despite conceding just one run and three hits in five innings.
At Obregón, Joey Meneses hit a one-run RBI double in the top of the 12th inning to give the Tomateros de Culiacán a dramatic 6-5 victory over the Yaquis.
Román Alí Solís was 4-2 with a home run four RBIs, and José Guadalupe Chávez added a solo homer to round out the Tomateros’ offense.
Zacht Hartman (3-3) scored the win with a sharp 3 1/3 inning relief without allowing a score, and Alexis Portillo (1-3) lost after allowing the difference run in his one-inning relief.
At Los Mochis, a solid start by star Juan Pablo Oramas led the Hermosillo Naranjeros to a 5-1 victory over the Cañeros.
Oramas (3-3) managed to allow just one run despite tolerating eight hits in 6 2/3 innings to win the game, and Leuris Gómez (1-4) lost it, after receiving four touchdowns and six hits in seven chapters.
On offense, Julian León 4-2 with an RBI, Walter Ibarra 3-1 with an RBI, and José Cardona 4-2 with a run scored.
At Navojoa, Ricardo Valenzuela was 3-2 with a home run and two RBIs, Edson García was 4-1 with two RBIs and Leo Germán was 5-2 with a double and an RBI to lead the Venados de Mazatlán. to an 8-6 win over the Mays.
Gerardo Gutiérrez (1-1) retired two and two-thirds innings without allowing runs to take the victory, while the setback went to the record of Carlos De León (5-2), with five innings of four touchdowns and eight hits.
Hermosillo, Monterrey and Mazatlán lead the second round with 2-0, followed by Jalisco, Guasave, Ciudad Obregón and Culiacán with 1-1, as well as Navojoa, Los Mochis and Mexicali with 0-2.