Mazatlan Recap: Game Twenty-one


Batting stars:  Isaac Paredes was 4-for-5 with a grand slam.  Jose Augusto Figueroa was 3-for-5 with a two-run homer, a double, and two runs.  Carlos Munoz was 2-for-4 with a double.  Ricky Alvarez was 2-for-5 with a home run, his third.  Ricardo Valenzuela was 1-for-5 with a home run, his third.

Pitching star:  Fernando Burguena struck out two in 1.1 scoreless innings, giving up one hit.

Opposition stars:  Henry Urrutia was 3-for-5.  Manny Rodriguez was 2-for-3 with a double, a walk, and two runs.  Julian Ornelas was 2-for-4 with a walk, two runs, and two RBIs.  Agustin Murillo was 2-for-4 with a walk and two runs.  Daniel Alvarez was 2-for-5 with a double, two runs, and two RBIs.  Amadeo Zazueta was 2-for-5 with two RBIs.

The game:  It was a game of big innings.  Jalisco started it with five in the second.  With one out Alvarez reached on an error and Murillo walked.  Ornelas had an RBI single, Santiago Chavez had a run-scoring double, an error scored two runs, and Rodriguez hit an RBi double, making it 5-0 Jalisco.

That lead lasted until the fourth, when Mazatlan scored six.  Anthony Giansanti singled, but was still on first with two out.  But then Figueroa singled, Hector Mora had a run-scoring single, Maxwell Leon walked to load the bases, Ramon Rios walked to force in a run, and Paredes hit a grand slam, giving Mazatlan a 6-5 lead.  It went to 8-5 in the fifth on solo homers by Alvarez and Valenzuela.

But in the bottom of the fifth Jalisco went ahead to stay.  With one out Rodriguez singled and scored on Japhet Amador's single-plus-error.  Urrutia singled to put men on first and second, Alvarez had a run-scoring double, Murillo and Ornelas had RBI singles, Santiago Chavez walked to fill the bases, and Zazueta had a two-run single.  It was 11-8 Jalisco.

Mazatlan got back into it in the seventh when Giansanti walked and Figueroa hit a two-run homer, making it 11-10.  But that was as close as Mazatlan would get.  They put two on in the eighth, but a double play took them out of the inning.  Jalisco got an insurance run in the bottom of the eighth when Rodriguez walked, went to second on a wild pitch, and scored on an Alvarez single.  Mazatlan went down in order in the ninth.

WP:  Daniel Guerrero (1-0).  LP:  Marco Antonio Duarte (0-1).  S:  Brennan Bernardino (2).

Notes:  Figueroa is batting .500.  Paredes is batting .389.  Italo Mota was 0-for-1 and is batting .357.  Munoz is batting .325.

Francisco Rios started and pitched 1.2 innings, allowing five runs (one earned) on four hits and two walks, striking out none.  Burgueno has an ERA of 2.16.

Orlando Lara started for Jalisco.  He pitched four innings, allowing seven runs on nine hits and two walks and striking out one.

Record:  Mazatlan is 7-14, in tenth (last) place, 9.5 games behind Obregon.

Next game:  Mazatlan is again playing at Jalisco tonight.