Carlos Viera had a brilliant start and his offense backed him up with a 16-hitter deployment, en route to a 16-4 victory this Sunday over the Venados de Mazatlán in the Mexican Pacific League activity.
Viera (4-4) completed seven blank innings, throwing a four-hitter with five strikeouts to win the game. Kodai Hamaya lost (0-1) after allowing three touchdowns in just two-thirds of the inning.
Eddy Martinez hit a bases-loaded home run, Juan Camacho went 4-1 with a home run and four RBIs and Francisco Córdoba went 3-1 with two RBIs to lead the winners’ furious attack.
In Hermosillo, former Major League Baseball player Addison Russell hit a one-run RBI triple to break a tie in the bottom of the seventh inning, and the Naranjeros defeated the Tomateros de Culiacán 2-1.
All-star Cuban pitcher Elian Leyva pitched six innings of just one run and four hits with six strikeouts but left without a decision for the Naranjeros. The victory went to Javier Asaad (1-0) with a blank tackle in relief work, and Juan Carlos Ramírez lost (0-2), after allowing the run of the difference by two thirds of the inning before leaving the match by being hit in the head by a hit by Addison Russell.
Nicaraguan Ramírez was admitted to a hospital. The president of the Mexican Pacific League, Omar Canizales, confirmed through Twitter that the player was fine and would spend 24 hours in observation as a precaution.
In Jalisco, the Aguilas de Mexicali unleashed a 21-hit offense en route to an 11-2 victory over the Charros.
Joey Terdoslavich again shone on offense for Mexicali after hitting 5-3 with a home run and four RBIs, Bernardo Heras went 3-2 with a home run and two RBIs and Javier Salazar added a solo home run to also stand out in attack. of the Eagles.
David Reyes (4-3) scored the victory with a solid seven-inning start in which he allowed only runs and seven hits, while the reverse went to Alemao Hernández’s record (2-3), after allowing four touchdowns and eight hits in 4 1/3 innings.
At Obregón, José Carlos Urena was 4-2 with a home run and three RBIs, while Juan Carlos Gamboa had an RBI double of two more to lead the Yaquis to a 7-6 victory over the Algodoneros de Guasave.
Roel Ramírez (1-1) allowed five runs and nine hits in five innings, but won the game thanks to the support of his offense. The setback went to the record of Óscar Rojas (0-1), punished with three annotations and two hits in just two-thirds of the inning of work.
In Navojoa, the Mayos scored two victories in a doubleheader of games cut to seven innings against the Sultans of Monterrey.
In the early afternoon, Kyle Martin hit a two-run homer and Tirso Ornelas went 2-for-1 with two RBIs to propel the Mayos to a 5-3 victory over the Sultans.
In the game that closed the doubleheader, Octavio Acosta (4-1) pitched five scoreless episodes of just five hits to guide the Mayos to a 4-0 win over the Sultans. Tirso Ornelas once again excelled on offense after hitting 3-3, with three doubles, two RBIs and two scored.
In the second round, Naranjeros lead the standings with a 6-3 mark, followed by the Sultans (5-4), Venados (5-4), Águilas (5-4), Yaquis (5-4), Mayos (5-4), Tomateros (4-5), Algodoneros (4-5), Charros (3-6) and Cañeros (3-6).