Mazatlan Recap: Game Eight

NAVOJOA 6, MAZATLAN 1 IN MAZATLAN

Batting star:  Carlos Munoz was 2-for-3.

Pitching stars:  None.

Opposition stars:  Jaime Lugo pitched six shutout innings, giving up two hits and one walk and striking out two.  Alejandro Gonzalez was 2-for-2 with a walk.  Omar Renteria was 2-for-3 with a walk.  Paul Leon was 2-for-4 with a double and a walk.  Victor Mendoza was 2-for-5 with a double and a walk.

The game:  Navojoa opened the second with consecutive singles by Mendoza, Christian Zazueta, Renteria, and David Vidal, scoring two runs.  A sacrifice fly brought home a third, making it 3-0 Navojoa.

It stayed 3-0 until the seventh.  Gonzalez singled, Leon drew a two-out walk, and Mendoza doubled home a run to increase the lead to 4-0.  Mazatlan got on the board in the eighth when Diego Maduro doubled, went to third on Italo Mota's single, and scored on a sacrifice fly.  Navojoa finished the scoring in the ninth.  Gonzalez walked and scored on Jorge Flores' single-plus-error and Leon's double plated the last run.

WP:  Lugo (1-0).  LP:  Edgar Torres (0-1).  S:  None.

Notes:  Lots of guys are batting .333 for Mazatlan:  Munoz, Jose Luna, Ricardo Valenzuela, Daniel Sanchez, and Mota are all batting .333.  I suppose that's not all that unusual this early in the season.  Ricky Alvarez is batting .321.

Torres started for Mazatlan.  He pitched 6.2 innings and gave up four runs on ten hits and no walks, striking out five.  His ERA is 3.55.  Gabino Avalos pitched a third of an inning and did not give up a run, keeping his ERA at zero.

There were two balks called in the game, one on Esteban Haro of Navojoa and one on Gerardo Bojorquez of Mazatlan.

Record:  Mazatlan is 4-4, tied for fourth place with Culiacan and Los Mochis.  They are four games behind Obregon, who has not lost a game yet (8-0).

Next game:  Mazatlan goes to Culiacan tonight.

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