Wednesday, October 13, 2010

WEBER GOES 5-FOR-5 AS LMP OPENS 2010-11 CAMPAIGN

In Opening Night Mexican Pacific League play Tuesday, Mazatlan’s Jon "The Red Baron" Weber (pictured) was a perfect 5-for-5 with a homer and double and Walter Silva hurled four shutout innings as the Venados defeated Culiacan, 3-1.

Elsewhere, Dan Serafini tossed six innings of one-run ball to outduel Mac Suzuki as Los Mochis beat Guasave, 4-3. Saul Soto homered for Mochis while Mario Valenzuela went deep for Guasave.

Marco Quevedo hurled five shutout innings and Augie Murillo blasted a two-run homer to lead Obregon to a 7-1 home win against Navojoa. Wes Timmons had two hits and scored the Mayos’ lone run.

Emil Brown’s three-run homer keyed a four-run fifth inning for Hermosillo as the Naranjeros went on to beat Mexicali, 6-3, in a game that ended well after midnight.

Attendance was solid across the circuit as at least three games sold out (figures for Mexicali weren’t available). Culiacan drew 16,500 fans, Obregon had another 14,758 and 11,000 came out in Mochis.