Saturday, January 16, 2010
VENADOS CONTINUE WINNING WAYS AGAINST OBREGON
Mazatlan stayed at home for the first two games of their semifinal series with Obregon, winning both contests.
Jon Weber (pictured) cracked an RBI double in a three-run third inning to aid the Venados’ 4-1 win over the Yaquis in the January 12 opener. Starter Jasiel Acosta went to 2-0 in the postseason by pitching six innings of two-hit, one-run ball. Luis Terrero’s homer scored the lone Yaquis run.
One night later, Mazatlan whitewashed Obregon, 7-0, as Pablo Ortega notched his second playoff win with seven innings of three-hit pitching. Reid Brignac had two hits and three RBIs for the Venados while Weber went 3-for-5.
The series shifted to Obregon for as many as three games there beginning January 15.