Navojoa has played fitfully to begin the season in fifth place at 2-3. The Mayos were bopped twice by Obregon, 8-2 and 7-3 in the Inaugural Series. Francisco Arias was the lone bright spot in the opener, going 4-for-4 while his teammates only had three more hits. Arias collected two more hits with two runs and an RBI in Navojoa’s second loss to the Yaquis.
Things went better in a home series with Culiacan. The Mayos shut out the Tomateros, 2-0, in the rain-delayed opener on Wednesday as starter Alejandro Armenta went six innings, allowing five hits and striking out four. Navojoa split a Thursday doubleheader, winning the first game, 5-2, with pitcher Tim Gustafson tossing five innings of one-run ball and Matt Young doubling, tripling and driving in two runs. The Mayos dropped the nightcap, 4-3, although Raul Lopez did pick up a pair of singles.