NAVOJOA, Mexico (AP) – Ramiro Peña hit an RBI single to break a tie in the top of the 12th inning, and pitcher Alberto Baldonado responded with an RBI hit in the same inning to hit the Tomateros de Culiacán a 6-4 victory over the Mayos de Navojoa, leading them two games to zero in the best-of-seven series for a place in the semifinals of the Mexican Pacific League.
Emmanuel Ávila was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs and José Guadalupe Chávez hit a solo home run to stand out in the Tomateros attack.
Alberto Maldonado (1-0) also shone on the mound and scored the victory after launching two innings of a career and three hits, while the disaster went to the record of Juan Robles (0-1), after admitting a run in his relay of just a third of entry.
In Jalisco, a four-score attack in the seventh inning resulted in the Charros de Jalisco’s 6-3 victory over the Aguilas de Mexicali, taking a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series by one go to the semifinals of the circuit.
Félix Pérez was 3-1 with two RBIs, and José Manuel Rodríguez was 4-1 with two RBIs to lead the Charros attack.
The win went to Jared Wilson (1-0) with one inning and two stubborn ones of one hit and one run, and Isaac Jiménez (0-1) lost, after conceding two touchdowns in his two-thirds inning relief.
In Hermosillo, the Naranjeros unleashed a furious 17-hitter offense en route to a 10-4 victory over the Sultanes de Monterrey to match their best-of-seven series to one game per side.
Major League Baseball player Isaac Paredes was 4-for-3 with three RBIs and two runs scored, Nick Torres was 4-2 with three RBIs and Isaías Tejeda was 2-for-5 with a double and two RBIs for lead the Naranjeros attack.
Luis Márquez (1-0) covered one and two-thirds inning without allowing runs to take the win, and Normal Elenes (0-1) lost it, after conceding two touchdowns and three hits in just a third of the inning.
In Guasave, Yadir Drake hit 4-2 with two doubles and three RBIs in support of a solid start by Geno Encina, and the Algodoneros de Guasave beat the Yaquis of Ciudad Obregón 5-2 to tie one game per side. his best-of-seven series.
Encina (1-0) pitched 5 2/3 innings of 2 TDs and 2 runs for the win, and Yoanner Negrín (0-1) lost after conceding four TDs and five RBIs in six innings.