Navarrete, who plays for Acaponeta, drilled a three-run cuadrangular in the third inning off Compostela’s Benjamin Sandoval to break a scoreless tie and scored another run in the fifth on an error. Tuxpan’s Ramon Soto belted a homer in the sixth to pad the North lead as Tuxpan’s Demetrio Gutierrez earned the win in relief with two strikeouts in one scoreless inning. Sandoval took the loss for the South after coughing up four runs on as many hits in two frames. Navarrete was named the game’s MVP.
The North squad was populated by players from Santiago, Tuxpan and Acaponeta while the South was represented by products from Compostela, Tepic and host Puerto Vallarta.
Before the game, several field contests were held among individual All-Stars. Santiago’s Enrique Trujillo made the best throw from center field to home plate, Arturo Rodriguez of Acaponeta beat out other catchers with the best toss from behind home plate to second base and Tuxpan infielder Edwin Wilson outdueled teammate Antonio Lamas in the Home Run Derby.