Mazatlan Recap: Game Twenty-three

MAZATLAN 7, LOS MOCHIS 4 IN MAZATLAN

Batting star:  Anthony Giansanti was 2-for-4.

Pitching stars:  Marco Antonio Rivas struck out two in 1.1 scoreless innings, giving up two hits.  Alejandro Soto struck out two in a perfect inning.  Roberto Espinosa struck out two in a perfect inning.  Jesus Pirela pitched a perfect inning, striking out one.

Opposition star:  Isaac Rodriguez Salazar was 3-for-5.

The game:  Mazatlan jumped out to the early lead.  Jose Augusto Figueroa and Ramon Rios led off with walks.  Isaac Paredes had an RBI double and Carlos Munoz hit a two-run single to make it 3-0 Mazatlan.

It stayed 3-0 until the fifth, when Los Mochis struck back.  With one out, Josuan Hernandez and Carlos Soto singled.  A fly out made two down, but Amilcar Gomez singled to load the bases, Esteban Quiroz singled home two, Darick Hall was hit by a pitch to reload the bases, and Leandro Castro delivered a two-run single, making it 4-3 Los Mochis.

It stayed 4-3 until the seventh.  Ricardo Valenzuela led off the bottom of the inning with a walk, but there was still a runner on first with two out.  Then Figueroa delivered an RBI double, tying the score 4-4.  Mazatlan then regained the lead in the eighth.  Isaac Paredes walked and an error put men on first and second with none out.  There was then a double error on a pickoff attempt, putting Mazatlan ahead.  Ricky Alvarez had an RBI double and with two out, Maxwell Leon singled home a run, putting Mazatlan ahead 7-4.  Los Mochis went down in order in the ninth.

WP:  Espinosa (2-0).  LP:  Darel Torres (0-2).  S:  Pirela (3).

Notes:  Figueroa is batting .444.  Paredes is batting .391. Italo Mota is batting .348.  Munoz is batting .321.  Giansanti is batting .307.

Espinosa and PIrela each have an ERA of 1.35.

Carlos Morales started for Mazatlan.  He pitched 4.2 innings, giving up four runs on six hits and a walk and striking out three.  Rafael Ordaz started for Los Mochis.  He pitched five innings, giving up three runs on four hits and two walks and striking out three.

Los Mochis made three errors.  They were all in the eighth inning and came within the space of two batters.

Record:  Mazatlan is 9-14, in eighth place, eight games behind Obregon.

Next game:  Mazatlan hosts Los Mochis again tonight.

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