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Mazatlan Recap: Game Eight

NAVOJOA 6, MAZATLAN 1 IN MAZATLAN

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.

Mazatlan Recap: Games Six and Seven

MAZATLAN 4, NAVOJOA 3 IN MAZATLAN (GAME 1)

Batting star:  Ricky Alvarez was 2-for-2 with a triple, a walk, and two RBIs.

Pitching star:  Ryan Newell pitched a perfect inning.

Opposition stars:  Jorge Flores was 3-for-4.  Oscar Felix pitched a scoreless inning, giving up a hit and a walk and striking out one.  Jose Isidro Marquez pitched 1.1 scoreless innings, giving up a walk.

The game:  With two out in the bottom of the first, Anthony Giansanti doubled, Carlos Munoz walked, and Alvarez tripled them both home to give Mazatlan a 2-0 lead.  Navojoa tied it in the third.  Flores singled with one out.  With two down, Paul Leon and Victor Mendoza walked, loading the bases.  David Vidal walked to bring one run in and Christian Zazueta singled to bring home another, making the score 2-2.

Navojoa took the lead in the fourth when Marco Guzman singled, was bunted to second, and scored on Flores' single.  The lead lasted until the bottom of the fourth.  Alvarez singled, Issmael Salas was hit by a pitch, and RBI singles by Ricardo Valenzuela and Diego Maduro made it 4-3 Mazatlan.

And that was it.  Navojoa got a man on base in each of the last three innings, but did not advance him past first base.

WP:  Francisco Rios (2-0).  LP:  Raul Carrillo (0-1).  S:  Newell (2).

Notes:  Valenzuela was 1-for-3 and is batting .400.  Salas is 0-for-1 and is batting .400.  Alvarez raised his average to .364.

Rios has an ERA of 2.70.  Newell has an ERA of zero.  Marco Antonio Rivas pitched two-thirds of an inning and also has an ERA of zero.

Rios started for Mazatlan.  He pitched five innings, giving up three runs on seven hits and four walks and striking out two.  Carrillo started for Navojoa.  He pitched 3.2 innings, giving up four runs on five hits and one walk and striking out four.

Record:  Mazatlan was 3-3.

MAZATLAN 4, NAVOJOA 3 IN MAZATLAN (GAME 2)

Batting stars:  Ramon Rios was 2-for-3 with a triple.

Pitching stars:  Adolfo Ramirez pitched 1.1 scoreless innings, giving up two hits and a walk.  Roberto Espinosa retired all four batters he faced.  Alejandro Soto pitched a scoreless inning, giving up one hit and striking out one.

Opposition stars:  Christian Zazueta was 2-for-4.

The game:  Navojoa got on the board in the first inning when Jorge Flores singled, went to third on a stolen base-plus-error, and scored on a Juan Perez single.  In the third Jorge Sesma singled, Flores walked, a double steal put them on second and third, a sacrifice fly scored one, and an error brought home another, making the score 3-0.

Mazatlan got back into it in the fourth.  Rios and Anthony Giansanti singled.  Carlos Munoz had an RBI double, Ricky Alvarez hit a run-scoring single, and an infield out tied the score at 3-3.  Mazatlan took the lead in the fifth.  Itali Mota singled, was bunted to second, and scored on Rios' triple, going ahead 4-3.

Navojoa got the tying run to third with two out in the seventh, but a ground out ended the inning and the game.

WP:  Espinosa (1-0).  LP:  Esteban Haro (0-1).  S:  Soto (1).

Notes:  Alvarez was 1-for-2 and is batting .375.

Gabino Alvarez pitched two-thirds of an inning and has an ERA of zero.  Ferrol Heredia walked the only man he faced, but the man didn't score, so his ERA remains zero.

Mario Garcia started for Mazatlan.  He pitched 2.1 innings, giving up three runs (two earned) on two hits and three walks and striking out two.  Ruddy Acosta started for Navojoa.  He pitched 3.1 innings, giving up three runs on five hits and no walks and striking out three.

Both games were seven innings.

Mazatlan has now won three in a row.

Record:  Mazatlan is 4-3, tied for fourth place with Los Mochis, three games behind Obregon.

Next game:  Mazatlan once again hosts Navojoa tonight.

 

Mazatlan Recap: Game Five

MAZATLAN 13, NAVOJOA 4 IN MAZATLAN

Batting stars:  Ricardo Valenzuela was 2-for-2 with a walk and two RBIs.  Issmael Salas was 2-for-3 with two walks and three runs.  Ricky Alvarez was 2-for-4 with a home run, three runs, and three RBIs.  Carlos Munoz was 2-for-4 with a double and two runs.  Diego Madero was 2-for-4 with a walk and two RBIs.  Ramon Rios was 2-for-5 with two RBIs.

Pitching stars:  Carlos Morales pitched five innings, giving up two runs on four hits and no walks and striking out four.  Ivan Zavala pitched 1.1 scoreless innings, giving up two hits.  Fernando Burgueno pitched a perfect inning and struck out one.

Opposition stars:  Jorge Flores was 2-for-4 with a double and two runs.  Luis Payan pitched five innings, giving up two runs on four hits and one walk and striking out two.

The game:  Mazatlan opened the scoring in the second.  Munoz led off with a single, and with one out Salas walked and Valenzuela was hit by a pitch, loading the bases.  Madero then delivered a two-run single, making it 2-0.  Navojoa tied it in the fourth.  Jorge Flores singled, Juan Perez doubled, and Victor Mendoza hit a two-run single to make it 2-2.

Mazatlan took control in the sixth.  With one out Munoz doubled, Alvarez walked, and Salas singled, loading the bases.  Valenzuela walked to bring home one run.  An error scored two.  Edson Garcia singled to re-load the bases.  Rios then delivered a single-plus-error to bring home three and give Mazatlan an 8-2 lead.

Mazatlan got two more in the seventh.  Alvarez homered, Salas walked, Valenzuela singled, and a sacrifice fly made it 10-2.  Navojoa got those two back in the eighth.  Flores doubled, Perez was hit by a pitch, and Paul Leon walked to load the bases.  David Vidal singled home one and a force out scored another, but Mazatlan still led 10-4.

Mazatlan ended the scoring with three in the bottom of the eighth.  Anthony Giansanti walked, Jose Luna doubled, and Alvarez singled them both home.  Salas then singled to put men on first and third and a sacrifice fly made the final score 13-4.

WP:  Zavala (1-1).  LP:  Santiago Elizondo (0-1).  S:  None.

Notes:  Salas is batting .429.  Valenzuela is batting .417.  Alvarez is batting .300.

Irwin Delgado has an ERA of 2.70.  Morales has an ERA of 3.18.

Record:  Mazatlan is 2-3, tied for fifth place, three games behind Obregon.

Next game:  Mazatlan hosts Navojoa for a doubleheader tonight.

Off-Season’s Greetings: Games of October 10

ARIZONA FALL LEAGUE

SURPRISE 11, SALT RIVER 9 IN SALT RIVER

Twins:  Travis Blankenhorn was 0-for-4 with a walk.  Jaylin Davis was 2-for-4 with three RBIs.  Devin Smeltzer struck out two in two shutout innings, giving up three hits.

Surprise:  Charles Leblanc was 4-for-5.  Vladimir Guerrero, Jr.  was 3-for-4 with two doubles and a walk, scoring twice.  Nick Heath was 3-for-6 with three runs.  Will Craig was 2-for-5 with a two-run homer, scoring twice.  Yanio Perez was 2-for-5 with two runs and three RBIs.  Lane Thomas was 2-for-5.  Connor Jones pitched two shutout innings, giving up one hit and striking out one.

Salt River:  Josh Fuentes was 2-for-4 with a double and a walk.  Monte Harrison was 2-for-4 with two runs.  Jazz Chisholm was 2-for-5.

PEORIA 7, GLENDALE 4 IN GLENDALE

Peoria:  Cristian Pache was 3-for-5 with two runs.  Buddy Reed was 3-for-5.  Keston Hiura was 2-for-4 with a grand slam and a walk.  Evan White was 2-for-5.  Ray-Patrick Didder was 2-for-5.  Miguel Diaz struck out three in three innings, giving up one run on three hits and a walk.  Dalton Moats struck out two in two perfect innings.

Glendale:  Steve Wilkerson was 3-for-5 with two doubles.  Connor Marabell was 2-for-5.  Jared Walker was 1-for-3 with a home run and a walk.  Ben Holmes struck out four in three shutout innings, giving up three hits and a walk.

SCOTTSDALE 10, MESA 3 IN MESA

Scottsdale:  Peter Alonso was 3-for-4 with a two-run homer, a double, and a walk, scoring three times.  Ronnie Dawson was 3-for-5 with two doubles and two RBIs.  Andres Gimenez was 1-for-4 with a home run.

Mesa:  Skye Bolt was 2-for-4 with a two-run homer.  Eli White was 2-for-4 with a double.

Off-Season’s Greetings: Games of October 9

ARIZONA FALL LEAGUE

SALT RIVER 10, SURPRISE 8 IN SURPRISE

Twins:  Luke Raley was 2-for-4 with three RBIs.

Salt River:  Sam Hilliard was 3-for-5 with a triple and two runs.  Pavin Smith was 3-for-5 with two runs and two RBIs.  Drew Ellis was 2-for-4.  Bryson Brigman was 2-for-4.  Jesus Tinoco pitched two shutout innings, giving up one hit.

Surprise:  Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. was 3-for-5 with two doubles and three RBIs.  Meibrys Viloria was 3-for-4 with a double.  Cole Tucker was 2-for-4 with a walk and three runs.

PEORIA 8, GLENDALE 7 IN PEORIA

Glendale:  Connor Marabell was 3-for-5 with a double and two RBIs.  Laz Rivera was 3-for-3 with a double.  Keibert Ruiz was 2-for-5.

Peoria:  Evan White was 2-for-3 with two doubles, two walks, and two RBIs.  Joe McCarthy was 2-for-4 with two runs.  Lucius Fox was 2-for-5 with two runs.  Trent Grisham was 2-for-5.  Daniel Brown struck out four in 2.1 scoreless innings, giving up a walk.

MESA 4, SCOTTSDALE 3 IN SCOTTSDALE

Mesa:  Daz Cameron was 2-for-4.  Darwinzon Hernandez struck out five in two shutout innings, giving up one hit.

Scottsdale:  Peter Alonso was 2-for-4 with two RBIs.  C. J. Hinojosa was 2-for-5.

Off-Season’s Greetings: The Wrap-up

A listing of how our Twins lads fared in winter leagues.  I'm listing batters with at least thirty at-bats and pitchers with at least ten innings.  Batters are listed in order of OPS and pitchers are listed in order of ERA.

BATTERS

Kennys Vargas (Aguilas, Dominican and Mayaguez, Puerto RIcan):  .245/.394/.480 in 102 at-bats.
Logan Wade (Brisbane, Australian):  .282/.333/.523  in 149 at-bats.
Willians Astudillo (Anzoategui, Venezuelan):  .329/.371/.477 in 222 at-bats.
Gregorio Petit (Caracas, Venezuelan):  .299/.359/.449 in 107 at-bats.
Aaron Whitefield (Brisbane, Australian):  .292/.364/.425 in 106 at-bats.
Brock Stassi (Jalisco, Mexican):  .234/.387/.364 in 107 at-bats.
Leonardo Reginatto (Margarita, Venezuelan):  .285/.326/.331 in 172 at-bats.
Jermaine Curtis (Hermosillo, Mexican):  .161/.278/.226 in 31 at-bats.

PITCHERS

Tyler Kinley (Licey, Dominican):  2-1, 0.47, 0.84 WHIP in 19 innings.
Adalberto Mejia (Gigantes, Dominican):  2-0, 3.43, 1.33 WHIP in 21 innings.
Anderson Munoz (Zulia, Venezuelan):  1-0, 3.45, 1.34 WHIP in 15.2 innings.
Anthony Marzi (Margarita, Venezuelan):  0-2, 4.32, 1.41 WHIP in 33.2 innings.
Omar Bencomo (Margarita, Venezuelan):  5-7, 4.42, 1.51 WHIP in 75.1 innings.

This concludes our winter league coverage for this year.  Hope you enjoyed it.  It looks like minor league seasons begin April 5.  God willing, we'll be there to cover them.