The Tomateros de Culiacán, current two-time champions of the Mexican Pacific League, had a solid start from Manny Bañuelos and defeated the Charros de Jalisco 2-0 to secure their place in the postseason of the Mexican Pacific League.
Bañuelos (4-3) completed 5 2/3 innings without allowing a run, throwing six hits and five strikeouts to win the game. Javier Solano lost (4-6), after allowing two annotations and seven hits in five innings.
Culiacán’s two runs came in the fifth inning, Francisco Lugo hit a 3-pointer and scored thanks to a Ramiro Peña sacrifice fly, and Sebastián Elizalde hit a solo home run to provide everything needed in the winners’ attack.
At Los Mochis, Alex Robles hit a bases-loaded home run and Keven Lamas capped a solo homer to cap an explosive six-touchdown attack in the sixth inning as the Los Mohos Cañeros beat the Venados de Mazatlán 6-0. , which were eliminated from the competition.
Kyle Friedrichs (2-2) covered six blank innings of just four hits to score the victory, while the reverse went to the record of Francisco Ríos (0-4), after allowing four touchdowns and three hits in five 1/3 episodes .
In Monterrey, the Algodoneros de Guasave rallied from a four-score deficit with six scores in the last three innings to defeat the Sultanes de Monterrey 7-5.
Miguel Guzman was 2-for-5 with an RBI, Jhoan Arena went 4-2 with an RBI and Jeese Castillo went 3-for-1 with an RBI to stand out in the Algodoneros’ offense.
Matt Pobereyko (1-0) retired a blank chapter with two strikeouts to win the game. The loss went to Jeff Kinley (2-3), after allowing two touchdowns in his relief of just a third of inning.
At Navojoa, Víctor Ruiz and Gilberto Vizcarra each hit one-run RBI singles in the eighth inning, and the Mexicali Eagles defeated the Navojoa Mayos 2-1.
Isaac Jiménez (3-3) pitched a scoreless episode to win the game. Damian Mendoza lost (0-1) after allowing two annotations one and a third inning. Jake Sanchez allowed one run and two hits in the ninth inning and posted his 26th save of the season, an all-time track record in one season.
At Obregón, Alonzo Harris went 3-for-4-3 with a home run, two RBIs and two runs scored, Sergio Burrell was 4-2 with a triple and three RBIs, Victor Mendoza was 4-for-3 with a RBI and Michael Wing went 4-2 with a triple and RBIs. he managed to produce a pair of touchdowns despite not hitting hits in four at-bats, in the Yaquis of Ciudad Obregón’s 10-2 victory over the Naranjeros of Hermosillo.
Mexicali maintains the leadership of the second round with a record of 21-13, followed by Navojoa (19-15), Hermosillo (18-16), Obregón (18-16), Monterrey (17-16), Guasave (17-17) ), Jalisco (16-17), Tomateros (16-18) Venados (15-19), and Los Mochis (12-22).