Mazatlan lost two of three in a weekend series at Los Mochis. The Venados began with a 6-4 win Saturday as Christian Quintero drilled a three-run homer in the ninth. Mochis came back with a rain-shortened 7-0 shutout as Quintero singled and walked for the Deer. Mazatlan lost the rubber match Monday, 8-3, although Ruben Rivera homered and John Lindsey went 2-for-4.
The Venados moved on to Navojoa, where they topped the Mayos, 2-1, on Tuesday as Miguel Ojeda’s homer supported Oscar Bustillo’s six innings of one-hit scoreless pitching. Ojeda sliced a two-run double Wednesday night, but Mazatlan fell by an 8-3 score. The Venados came up short once again on Thursday, losing to the Mayos, 3-2. Lindsey was 3-for-4 with a double and his first homer of the season for Mazatlan.