It took eleven days to play seven games, but the Quintana Roo Tigres were able to outlast the Campeche Piratas in their Mexican League Southern Zone semifinal series, 4 games to 3. Three matches were cancelled due to rain.
Campeche took a 3-2 series lead into the week after a 7-6 win over Quintana Roo last Saturday behind Javier Robles’ two-run homer, but the Tigres roared back with a pair of home victories in Cancun. Quintana Roo evened the set with an 8-1 win last Monday as Derrick White walloped a two-run homer. The Tigres then won the seventh game Tuesday night with a 9-5 triumph over Campeche behind Albino Contreras’ walkoff grand slam homer in the bottom of the tenth inning.
Quintana Roo is now battling Puebla for the LMB South title. The Pericos dispatched Yucatan in five games, including a 12-0 rout in the clinching game last week as Andres Meza pitched a four-hitter and Willis Otanez went 3-for-4 with two homers and 3 RBIs. Meza led the LMB with 15 wins in the regular season.
The Tigres won Thursday night’s opener, 3-1, behind two homers by White, and followed up with a 12-1 pasting of the Pericos Friday as Ricardo Vasquez’ grand slam keyed a seven-run first inning for Quintana Roo.