Hermosillo has won their first four games to take the early LMP lead. The Naranjeros clubbed Mexicali, 13-4, in the Mex Pac season opener October 9 as Humberto Cota went 3-for-5 with a double, homer and three runs scored. The Orangemen had to go 11 innings to top the Aguilas, 6-5, two days later. Trent Oeltgen was 4-for-5 while Darnell McDonald had three hits, including a game-winning single.
Then it was on to a set at Guasave, which was delayed by a rainout. Hermosillo won Wednesday’s opener, 9-5, behind Ramon Rios’ grand slam. Dennis Sarfate came on to strike out the side in the ninth to seal the deal. The Naranjeros won Thursday’s first game, 3-0, as Jesus Castillo combined with four relievers on a three-hit shutout and McDonald stroked a double and homer with three RBIs. The second game was halted by curfew after seven innings.