GUASAVE 3, MAZATLAN 1 IN GUASAVE
Batting star: Carlos Munoz was 3-for-4 with a double.
Pitching star: Irwin Delgado pitched seven innings, giving up three runs on five hits and a walk and striking out three.
Opposition stars: Fernando Miranda pitched 5.1 innings, giving up one run on three hits and no walks and striking out three. Jesse Castillo was 1-for-3 with a home run (his second) and a walk. Yosshel Hurtado retired all four men he faced, striking out one. Rafael Cordova pitched a scoreless inning, giving up one hit. Geno Encina struck out two in a scoreless inning, giving up one hit.
The game: In the second, Yadir Drake and Emmanuel Avila singled and Keven Lamas walked, loading the bases. Samar Leyva singled home one run and a sacrifice fly brought in another. A double play ended the inning, but Guasave had a 2-0 lead. Castillo homered in the third to make it 3-0.
Mazatlan got on the board in the sixth. Hector Mora singled, stole second, went to third on a ground out, and scored on a Munoz single to cut the lead to 3-1. That's where it would stay, though. Mazatlan got only a pair of singles after that and did not advance a man past first base.
WP: Miranda (2-1). LP: Delgado (0-1). S: Encina (3).
Notes: Jose Augusto Figueroa was 1-for-3 and is batting .500. Munoz raised his average to .333.
Delgado has an ERA of 3.00. Jeff Ibarra pitched a third of an inning without giving up a run and has an ERA of 2.08. Hurtado's ERA is 1.69.
Each team stranded four runners and was 1-for-5 with men in scoring position. Each team also struck out six batters.
Record: Mazatlan is 7-12, tied for seventh place, ten games behind Obregon.