LOS MOCHIS, Mexico – The home side Cañeros swept the Sultanes de Monterrey in a doubleheader of games shortened to seven episodes, which included a shutout, Saturday night in the Mexican Pacific League.
In the first of the day, Francisco Córdoba went 2-1 with two RBIs and Eric Meza added an RBI single of one more, in the Cañeros’ 4-1 win over the Sultanes.
Carlos Viera (5-4) pitched six powerful innings of just one run and three hits with six fans to win the game, and Luis Gámez (4-3) lost it, after allowing three runs in 3 2/3 innings.
In the second of the night, Fabian Cota threw a pitching gem and the Cañeros took a 2-0 victory over the Sultans.
Cota (3-3) covered the seven blank innings allowing just four hits while fanning seven opponents to win the game, and Carlos Teller (1-3) lost it, after tolerating two touchdowns and seven hits in three innings.
Josuan Hernandez rocked a two-run RBI double in the second inning to bring everything needed on the offense for the winners.
At Ciudad Obregón, Alonzo Harris hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh to break a tie, and the Ciudad Obregón Yaquis allowed just one hit on the Mexicali Eagles offense en route to a 2-1 victory. with which they stopped a streak of seven wins.
Starter Roel Ramirez covered six one-hit, one-run innings with six strikeouts but went without a decision for the Yaquis. Miguel Aguilar won with a perfect tackle and Samuel Zazueta saved the save with two innings in order. The setback went to the record of David Reyes (4-4), despite allowing only two touchdowns and seven hits in 6 1/3 innings.
In Jalisco, Roel Santos was 4-2 with a double, a triple and four RBIs, Kyle Martin hit a two-run homer and Jorge Flores added an RBI double of one more in the Mayos de Navojoa victory 7- 2 on the Charros.
Marco Carrillo won (3-4) with a good work of six episodes in which he allowed just one run and seven imaprales, and lost Adrián Guzmán (3-3), punished with five touchdowns and six hits in three episodes.
At Hermosillo, Alex Robles took advantage of an error by pitcher Tyler Wilson after Ramón Mendoza’s sacrifice bunt to score the tying run in the ninth inning, and Nick Torres later responded with an RBI single to knock out the Venados de Mazatlán, in the 4-3 victory of the local Naranjeros.
Javier Assad (3-0) pitched a scoreless inning and benefited from his team’s reaction to take the victory, while the backhand went to Tyler Wilson’s record (0-2) after allowing two runs and three hits in just two-thirds input.
In Guasave, the Tomateros de Culiacán and the Algodoneros de Guasave divided wins on a doubleheader of games cut to seven innings.
On the first of the day, Anthony Vázquez edged Dalton Rodriguez in a pitching duel and the Tomateros defeated the Algodoneros 2-0.
Vázquez (4-0) covered five and two-thirds scoreless innings throwing a four-hitter to win the game, and Rodriguez (1-4) lost it, despite allowing only two touchdowns and two hits in six innings.
Culiacán scored both of his runs in the fourth inning. Ramiro Peña doubled and scored on a single by Sebastián Elizalde, who later scored from third on a wild pitch to round out the Tomateros offense.
In the second of the doubleheader, Jhoan Urena hit a solo home run, Arturo Rodríguez hit a two-run RBI double and Ciro Norzagaray went 3-2 with an RBI in the Algodoneros’ 5-0 win over the Tomateros. .
Fernando Miranda (4-3) scored the victory with a work of five blank episodes throwing ball of only two hits and seven punches, while the reverse went to the record of Ricardo Estrada (1-1), after conceding two annotations in three and two thirds innings.
In the second round Águilas lead the circuit with a 9-5 record, followed by Venados (8-6), Algodoneros (8-6), Mayos (8-6), Naranjeros (7-7), Yaquis (7-7) ), Sultanes (6-7), Tomateros (6-8), Charros (5-8) and Cañeros (5-9).