Thursday, November 4, 2010

LOS TUXTLAS AND XALAPA SWAP SHUTOUTS IN LIV FINALS

The Los Tuxtlas Brujos and Xalapa Chileros took turns shutting each other out in the first two games of their Veracruz Winter League championship series in San Andres Tuxtla.

In Game One on Tuesday, Los Tuxtlas bombed the visitors, 9-0. The Brujos started out with four runs in the bottom of the first inning and put the contest in their hip pockets when Francisco Rivera launched a seventh-inning three-run homer. Daniel Perez combined with Leo Perez and Erubiel Gonzalez for the win.

In Game Two on Wednesday, Xalapa starter Humberto Montemayor outdueled Los Tuxtlas’ Roberto Ramirez. The only runs of the game came in the second when Xalapa’s Edgar Quintero led off the frame with a double, Joel Galarraga walked and Jose Manuel Espinoza advanced both with a sacrifice bunt. Quintero scored on Omar Mendoza’s grounder to short and Galarraga plated a run on Roberto Valencia’s single to center.

Game Three will be Friday night in Xalapa. Los Tuxtlas is seeking its third straight LIV pennant.