Sunday, September 12, 2010

TIJUANA SITE OF SECOND MEX PAC “BASEBALL FEST”

The Baja California Norte city of Tijuana is set to host its second annual Baseball Fest in early October as four Mexican Pacific League teams will converge on Estadio del Cerro Colorado for the three-day event October 1-3. Organizers say over 4,000 fans turned out each day of the 2009 Baseball Fest.

The four LMP teams involved will be the Mexicali Aguilas, Culiacan Tomateros, Obregon Yaquis and the host Hermosillo Naranjeros. The same clubs took part last year, with Culiacan winning the mini-tournament. Besides two days of seven-inning baseball games between the four Mex Pac sides, the 2010 Beisbol Fest will include a Home Run Derby and a field skills contest.

Tijuana began the year with two pro baseball teams and ended with mixed results. The city’s entry in the Mexican Northern League dominated the regular season but fell in the opening round of the playoffs. The Golden Baseball League’s Tijuana Cimarrones failed to last the summer before moving to Yuma in midseason due to “ballpark issues.”