Mazatlan Recap: Game Nineteen


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.

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