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Mazatlan Recaps: Games Twenty-four and Twenty-five


Batting stars:  Hector Mora was 2-for-4 with two doubles and two runs.  Carlos Munoz was 2-for-5 with a two-run homer, his second.  Jose Augusto Figueroa was 2-for-5.

Pitching stars:  Fernando Burgueno pitched 1.2 scoreless innings, giving up two hits.  Alejandro Soto pitched a perfectinning.

Opposition stars:  Amilcar Gomez was 1-for-4 with a three-run homer, his second.  Hector Villalobos pitched 4.1 innings, giving up two runs on six hits and three walks and striking out two.

The game:  Los Mochis took the early lead with four in the second inning.  Two walks and a ground out put men on second and third.  Rodolfo Amador hit an RBI single and Gomez hit a two-out three-run homer to make it 4-0 Los Mochis.

Mazatlan chipped away at the lead.  In the third Mora doubled and Maxwell Leon tripled to make it 4-1.  In the fourth Anthony Giansanti walked, took second on a balk, and scored on a Ricardo Valenzuela double to make it 4-2.

Mazatlan took the lead in the seventh.  Mora doubled and went to third on a balk.  A hit batsman put runners on the corners.  A sacrifice fly scored one and Munoz' two-run homer put Mazatlan up 5-4.

They did not hold the lead.  In the eighth Josuan Hernandez singled, Esteban Quiroz walked, and Leandro Castro had a run-scoring single to tie it 5-5.  But Mazatlan triumphed in the ninth.  Isaac Paredes hit a two-out single and scored from first on a single-plus-error by Munoz to win the game.

WP:  Soto (1-0).  LP:  Fabian Cota (1-2).  S:  None.

Notes:  Figueroa is batting .439.  Paredes was 1-for-3 and is batting .385.  Munoz is batting .326.  Giansanti was 1-for-3 and is batting .308.

Burgueno has an ERA of 1.80.  Roberto Espinosa gave up a run in one inning and has an ERA of 1.88.

There were two balks in the game.  Both led to runs.


Batting stars:  Carlos Munoz was 2-for-4 with a home run (his third) and two runs.  Maxwell Leon was 2-for-4 with a double.

Pitching stars:  Edgar Torres pitched seven innings, giving up one run on four hits and a walk and striking out six.  Jesus Pirela pitched a perfect inning and struck out one.

Opposition stars:  Isaac Rodriguez Salazar was 1-for-3 with a walk.

The game:  Each team scored once in the fourth.  In the top of the inning Esteban Quiroz walked, went to third on a Leandro Castro single, and scored on a ground out.  In the bottom of the inning Munoz homered, making the score 1-1.

Mazatlan took the lead in the sixth.  With one out, Isaac Paredes walked, Munoz singled, and Anthony Giansanti hit a two-run triple, putting Mazatland up 3-1.  They got a couple of insurance runs in the seventh.  With two out Jose Augusto Figueroa walked, Leon singled, and Paredes hit a two-run double, increasing the lead to 5-1.  Los Mochis threatened in the eighth, loading the bases with two out, but could not change the score.

WP:  Torres (2-2).  LP:  Cristian Castillo (0-1).  S:  None.

Notes:  Figueroa was 0-for-3 and is batting .409.  Paredes was 1-for-3 and is batting .379.  Munoz is batting .333.  Giansanti was 1-for-4 and is batting .305.

Juan Ramon Noriega pitched two-thirds of an inning scorelessly and has an ERA of zero.  Marco Antonio Rivas struck out the only man he faced and has an ERA of 3.00.  Parela's ERA is 1.17.

Los Mochis was 0-for-5 with men in scoring position.

Record:  Mazatlan is 11-14, tied for seventh place with Mexicali, eight games behind Obregon.

Next game:  The next game for Mazatlan is Tuesday night, when they host Hermosillo (15-8).


Mazatlan Recap: Game Eight


Batting star:  Carlos Munoz was 2-for-3.

Pitching stars:  None.

Opposition stars:  Jaime Lugo pitched six shutout innings, giving up two hits and one walk and striking out two.  Alejandro Gonzalez was 2-for-2 with a walk.  Omar Renteria was 2-for-3 with a walk.  Paul Leon was 2-for-4 with a double and a walk.  Victor Mendoza was 2-for-5 with a double and a walk.

The game:  Navojoa opened the second with consecutive singles by Mendoza, Christian Zazueta, Renteria, and David Vidal, scoring two runs.  A sacrifice fly brought home a third, making it 3-0 Navojoa.

It stayed 3-0 until the seventh.  Gonzalez singled, Leon drew a two-out walk, and Mendoza doubled home a run to increase the lead to 4-0.  Mazatlan got on the board in the eighth when Diego Maduro doubled, went to third on Italo Mota's single, and scored on a sacrifice fly.  Navojoa finished the scoring in the ninth.  Gonzalez walked and scored on Jorge Flores' single-plus-error and Leon's double plated the last run.

WP:  Lugo (1-0).  LP:  Edgar Torres (0-1).  S:  None.

Notes:  Lots of guys are batting .333 for Mazatlan:  Munoz, Jose Luna, Ricardo Valenzuela, Daniel Sanchez, and Mota are all batting .333.  I suppose that's not all that unusual this early in the season.  Ricky Alvarez is batting .321.

Torres started for Mazatlan.  He pitched 6.2 innings and gave up four runs on ten hits and no walks, striking out five.  His ERA is 3.55.  Gabino Avalos pitched a third of an inning and did not give up a run, keeping his ERA at zero.

There were two balks called in the game, one on Esteban Haro of Navojoa and one on Gerardo Bojorquez of Mazatlan.

Record:  Mazatlan is 4-4, tied for fourth place with Culiacan and Los Mochis.  They are four games behind Obregon, who has not lost a game yet (8-0).

Next game:  Mazatlan goes to Culiacan tonight.