OBREGON 2, MAZATLAN 1 IN MAZATLAN (11 INNINGS)
Batting stars: Jose Augusto Figueroa was 3-for-5. Anthony Giansanti was 2-for-4 with a double. Edson Garcia was 2-for-5 with a double and a walk. Ricardo Valenzuela was 2-for-5.
Pitching stars: Irwin Delgado struck out five in five innings, giving up one run on two hits and two walks. Ivan Zavala retired all four men he faced, striking out one. Roberto Espinosa pitched a scoreless inning, giving up a walk and striking out one. Ryan Newell pitched a scoreless inning, giving up a hit and a walk.
Opposition stars: Dallas Martinez pitched six innings, giving up one run on eight hits and a walk and striking out three. Paulo Orlando was 2-for-4. Sebastian Valle was 1-for-4 with a home run (his third) and two RBIs. Fernando Sanchez pitched a scoreless inning, giving up a hit and striking out one. Felipe Gonzalez struck out two in two shutout innings, giving up three hits. Miguel Aguilar pitched a scoreless inning, giving up a hit and striking out one.
The game: Alonso Gaitan led off the game with a double, went to third on a ground out, and scored on an error to put Obregon up 1-0. Mazatlan tied it in the fourth on singles by Valenzuela, Carlos Munoz, and Figueroa.
And that's where it stayed until the eleventh inning. Valle led off the inning with a home run, and that was that. Obregon got men to first and second with two out in the bottom of the eleventh, but Garcia struck out to end the game.
WP: Gonzalez (1-0). LP: Adolfo Ramirez (0-1). S: Aguilar (6).
Notes: Figueroa is batting .571. He also has all the vowels in his last name. Italo Mota is batting .385. Despite that, he was pinch-hit for by Jose Luna, who is batting .357. Munoz is batting .320. Giansanti is batting .300.
Delgado's ERA is 2.57. Marco Antonio Rivas pitched two-thirds of an inning without giving up a run and has an ERA of 2.84. Gabino Avalos hit the only batter he faced, but the man did not score, so his ERA remains zero. Zavala's ERA is 3.00. Espinosa has an ERA of 1.35.
Mazatlan stranded thirteen men and was 2-for-14 with men in scoring position. Obregon stranded ten and was 1-for-13 with men in scoring position.
The plate umpire's name was Socrates Marin. It seems like Socrates is a good name for an umpire to have.
Obregon has swept the series.
Record: Mazatlan is 5-9, in seventh place, seven games behind Obregon.
Next game: Mazatlan hosts tenth-place Mexicali (3-11).