Saturday, April 30, 2011

Mexican League results of Friday, Apr. 29, 2011

CAMPECHE 4-9-0, Veracruz 0-2-0
W-Ruiz (1-3). L-Vargas (4-2).
Miguel Ruiz (pictured, 7IP), Renan Martinez and Jose Silva combined on a 2-hitter for Piratas as Roberto Valencia whacked a 2-run homer.

Puebla 16-26-0, LAGUNA 6-12-1
W-Meza (6-1). L-Delgadillo (1-3).
Pericos starter Andres Meza went to 6-1, but Iron Mike could’ve won this one as Puebla collected 26 hits (three batters had 4 safeties apiece).

Monterrey 12-16-2, MEXICO CITY 10-15-3
W-Menchaca (2-1). L-Delgado (1-1).
Eleven Sultanes players hit safely, including Humberto Cota, who was 3-for-4 with a double, homer and 2 RBIs.

MONCLOVA 6-11-2, Oaxaca 5-13-1
W-Bustillos (1-1). L-Butto (2-2).
Amaury Cazana’s walkoff single to left off Francisco Butto scored Jose Salazar with the winning run for Acereros.

Reynosa 8-13-0, SALTILLO 6-12-1
W-Alvarez (4-1). L-Hernandez (2-3).
Jesse Gutierrez had 3 hits and 3 RBIs (socking a 2-run homer in the 9th) for Broncos, who overcame 4-2 deficit with 4 runs in 7th inning.

Minatitlan 7-14-0, TABASCO 1-8-4
W-Solis (3-3). L-Vizcarra (3-1).
Carlos Rivera had 3 hits and 3 RBIs for Petros as Tabasco starter William Vizcarra was victimized by 3 unearned runs in 4.2 innings on mound.

QUINTANA ROO 4-8-0, Yucatan 1-6-0
W-Etherton (2-2). L-Bustillos (2-4).
Seth Etherton allowed 1 run and struck out 7 over 6 innings for Tigres, who got 2 hits and 2 RBIs from Ricardo Vazquez.

Friday, April 29, 2011

MEX PAC CONSIDERS, TABLE EXPANSION

The Mexican Pacific League held their monthly assembly April 28 in Mexicali, including league chairman Omar Canizales, league manager Oviel Dennis and directors of all eight Mex Pac teams. There were a number of topics for discussion, including possible future expansion of the circuit into Tijuana and Ensenada.

Tijuana is no stranger to the Mex Pac, having had teams in the league in the past. Though the city would be the LMP’s largest, it has also had a spotty history in baseball with teams coming and going at an alarming rate. A Tijuana entry in the independent Golden League had to move to Yuma, Arizona in the middle of last season due to problems. The Mex Pac has held preseason tournaments there with some success.

Ensenada does not have the population base Tijuana does, but its Marineros are one of the stronger franchises in the Class A Northern League (in which Tijuana also has an entry, the Potros) as well as funding for a new ballpark. The addition of either city would lessen the isolation of the Mexicali Aguilas, who are almost 500 miles away from Navojoa, the closest other LMP rival. Both Tijuana and Ensenada have applied for LMP franchises.

Expansion was ultimately tabled for later discussion but it’s not likely to go away soon in the Mex Pac, although attendance problems in Navojoa may have to be dealt with first.  While the other seven LMP teams drew 5,000 or more fans per game last winter, the Mayos averaged fewer than 2,000.

Mexican League results of Thursday, Apr. 28, 2011

Oaxaca 8-13-0, LAGUNA 2-12-1
W-Valenzuela (2-1). L-Manon (0-1).
Guerreros rock Laguna for 7 runs in 9th to erase 2-1 deficit with Barbaro Canizares (pictured) swatting a 2-run homer during stanza.

Campeche 10-10-0, MINATITLAN 4-10-4
W-Campos (3-2). L-Cordova (2-3).
Jolbert Cabrera and Javier Robles both go 2-for-5 with 3 RBIs for Piratas as Francisco Campos scatters 2 runs in 6.2 innings.

MEXICO CITY 8-17-0, Reynosa 3-13-1
W-Dessens (2-0). L-Manrique (2-1).
Geronimo Gil has 3-for-3 night with 2 doubles, run and RBI as Diablos pull game up on Reynosa for LMB North lead.

MONTERREY 4-13-1, Saltillo 2-5-0
W-Silva (4-1). L-Mercedes (2-3).
Heber Gomez doubles, homers and scores twice for Sultanes as Walter Silva outpitches Jose Mercedes in duel between ex-MLB hurlers.

YUCATAN 8-16-1, Quintana Roo 4-10-1
W-Gutierrez (3-1). L-Cordoba (2-4).
Luis Carlos Garcia collects 3 hits, 3 RBIs and scored twice for Leones as Jose Vargas earns 5th save in last 6 outings.

Tabasco 8-13-1, VERACRUZ 5-11-0 (11)
W-Perez-Abreu (1-0). L-Avila (0-2).
Carlos Rodriguez socks 2 homers while Carlos Ibarra slugs a 2-run homer to highlight a 3-run 11th for Olmecas.

MONCLOVA 7-12-1, Puebla 7-14-3 (11)
W-Cabrera (4-3). L-Ramirez (0-1).
Broncos scored 4 runs in bottom of 9th to tie game, then won on Amaury Cazana’s RBI single in 11th.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Mexican League results of Wednesday, Apr. 27, 2011

MONCLOVA 6-11-0, Puebla 5-9-1
W-Cabrera (3-3). L-Ramirez (2-1).
Amaury Cazana (pictured) wins game for Acereos with walkoff 2-run single one day after being traded from Minatitlan for Freddy Guzman.

Oaxaca 10-14-1, LAGUNA 4-11-2
W-Moreno (4-1). L-Garcia (1-5).
Guerreros score game’s first 9 runs as Noe Becerra doubles, homers and drives in 2 runs behind starter Victor Moreno (7 IP, 2 R).

MINATITLAN 3-9-0, Campeche 2-7-0
W-Martinez (4-0). L-Sandoval (1-2).
Campeche’s Ruben Rivera whacks 2-run homer in 1st, but Petros’ Juan Martinez and four relievers toss shutout rest of way.

REYNOSA 13-13-0, Mexico City 6-13-1
W-Mejia (1-0). L-Ramirez (3-2).
Liga ERA leader Roberto Ramirez (1.1 IP, 8 R) shelled as Broncos’ Adan Munoz and Willis Otanez homer during 11-run 2nd inning.

MONTERREY 8-9-0, Saltillo 2-6-6
W-Castellanos (1-0). L-Villalobos (2-4).
Luis Alfonso Garcia raps bases-clearing double in 4th and Sultanes score 4 unearned runs as Saltillo commits 6 errors in field.

VERACRUZ 7-8-1, Tabasco 6-14-1
W-Acevedo (5-0). L-Madero (0-2).
Aguilas’ Victor Diaz, Francisco Mendez and Manuel Bobadilla hit consecutive homers off Francisco Madero in 4th.

QUINTANA ROO 9-16-0, Yucatan 6-11-0
W-Campillo (1-3). L-Castro (2-3).
Carlos Gastelum goes 4-for-6 with 3 RBIs and Doug Clark homers to lead Jorge Campillo’s first win of year for Tigres.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

SARAPEROS’ PRESICHI RECORDS 1,000th LIGA HIT

Saltillo Saraperos outfielder Cristian Presichi registered the 1,000th hit of his Mexican League career Tuesday night in a road game against archrival Monterrey. Presichi has played all 12 years of his Liga career with Saltillo.

The 30-year-old Presichi, who hails from Mexicali, reached his milestone in the bottom of the fourth inning against Sultanes’ pitcher Antonio Garzon, a frame in which the defending champions pushed eight runs across the plate en route to a 12-10 victory over Monterrey. Presichi actually singled twice that inning, with the historic knock coming during his second trip to the plate. A respected player throughout the circuit, Presichi doffed his batting helmet in response to applause from the Monterrey fans.

“Thank God I’m here,” Presichi remarked afterward. “It means a lot to reach this mark with a single team. I dedicate this to my wife, son and daughter, who give me the strength to be here, and to my parents.” He also thanked the fans. “They’ve always treated me very well."


The 6-foot right-handed hitter has an LMB career .326 average with 116 homers for the Sarape Makers. Thus far in 2011, Presichi is hitting .339 with a homer in 16 games.

Mexican League results of Tuesday, Apr. 26, 2011

VERACRUZ 6-6-0, Tabasco 5-8-0
W-Garcia (1-0). L-Aguirre (1-2).
Pinch-hitter Leo Rodriguez bashes a 3-run walkoff homer to cap miraculous 5-run 9th inning outburst for Aguilas.

Campeche 13-20-0, MINATITLAN 5-10-2
W-Elizalde (4-0). L-Alvarez (1-4).
Luis Matos goes 4-for-5 with 3 runs as eight Campeche batters collect 2 or more hits in rout.

Mexico City 8-12-1, REYNOSA 6-14-1
W-Castaneda (2-2). L-Gonzalez (1-4).
Luis Terrero gets 3 singles and homer, scores 3 runs and drives in 2 while Jose Castillo singles, doubles and homers for Diablos.

LAGUNA 6-10-1, Oaxaca 5-9-1 (10)
W-Gutierrez (1-1). L-Butto (2-1).
Santiago Gonzalez scores game-winner for Vaqueros on play at plate on Dionys Cesar grounder to first in bottom of 10th.

Puebla 12-17-0, MONCLOVA 9-14-2
W-Espinoza (2-5). L-Rodriguez (3-3).
Every Pericos starter gets at least 1 hit as Cesar Tapia goes 3-for-4 with double, 2 runs and 2 hits.

Saltillo 12-13-2, MONTERREY 10-14-1
W-Melgarejo (2-0). L-Mora (3-2).
Jose Castaneda singles, doubles, homers, has 3 RBIs and scores twice for Saraperos in slugfest win.


YUCATAN 8-12-1, Quintana Roo 6-7-1
W-Canto (1-0). L-Ortega (2-2).
Sandy Madera homers twice and has 3 RBIs for Leones as Luis Carlos Garcia adds 3-for-5 night and scores 3 runs.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Mexican League results of Monday, Apr. 25, 2011

NO GAMES SCHEDULED


MEXICAN LEAGUE STANDINGS
Northern Zone: Mexico City 19-13, Reynosa 19-13, Puebla 17-13, Monterrey 16-16, Saltillo 16-16, Laguna 12-20, Monclova 10-22
Southern Zone: Veracruz 21-11, Quintana Roo 17-15, Tabasco 16-16, Yucatan 16-16, Campeche 15-17, Oaxaca 14-16, Minatitlan 14-18


BATTING LEADERS
AVG-Japhet Amador, MXC, .449; HR-Ruben Rivera, CAM, 16; RBI-Victor Diaz, VER, 37; SB-Flavio Romero, LAG, 13.

PITCHING LEADERS
ERA-Roberto Ramirez, MXC, 1.48; W-Andres Meza, PUE and Alejandro Armenta, CAM, 5; SV-Hector Navarro, VER, 11; SO-Alejandro Armenta, CAM, 43.

Monday, April 25, 2011

VASQUEZ OUT, VEGA IN AS OAXACA SKIPPER

After only one month as manager of the Oaxaca Guerreros, Marco Antonio Vasquez is gone. Vasquez took over as helmsman in Oaxaca after last year’s BBM Manager of the Year Eddie Diaz resigned to accept a full-time scouting job for the Tampa Bay Rays. He compiled a 11-16 record with Oaxaca.

Vasquez is being replaced on an interim basis by Guerreros coach Abelardo “Cachorro” Vega, a longtime veteran of Mexican baseball. A 64-year-old Sinaloa native, Vega started out as a pitcher before spending 18 seasons as a third baseman in the Mexican League (13 of those with the Mexico City Diablos Rojos), batting .286 with 54 homers and 727 RBIs over 1,638 games between 1968 and 1984.

Following his playing career, Vega got into coaching and has also managed the Tijuana Potros and Minatitlan Petroleros as well as fill-in stints with both the Diablos and Guerreros. Since taking the reins in Oaxaca on April 23, the Guerreros have won three straight games under Vega.

Mexican League results of Sunday, Apr. 24, 2011

CAMPECHE 5-8-0, Monclova 4-9-0
W-Armenta (5-0). L-Bustillos (0-1).
Ruben Rivera (pictured) took over Liga lead with 16th homer in 3-for-4 day at plate as Alejandro Armenta went to 5-0 for Piratas.

OAXACA 10-11-0, Yucatan 6-10-0
W-Gutierrez (1-1). L-Pollok (0-4).
Jaime Brena drove in 4 runs as Hugo Gutierrez got win for Guerreros despite letting in 2 runs and blowing save in 1/3 IP.

MEXICO CITY 16-17-1, Minatitlan 9-15-2
W-Delgado (1-0). L-Quintanilla (0-2).
Carlos Valencia swatted pair of homers and had 5 RBIs as Diablos built 13-0 lead after 3 innings and cruised to win.

PUEBLA 9-13-0, Quintana Roo 3-10-1
W-Barcelo (4-2). L-Ramirez (2-3).
Omar de la Torre doubled, singled and drove in two and Ivan Cervantes hit solo homer to back Pericos starter Lorenzo Barcelo (6 IP, 3 R).

Reynosa 10-17-0, MONTERREY 8-11-3 (10)
W-Lopez (1-0). L-Lizarraga (0-4).
Jose Espinoza hit 2-run ground rule double in top of 10th, Jose Juan Lopez retired side in order to seal triumph for Broncos.

VERACRUZ 8-11-0, Saltillo 1-7-1
W-Cruz (4-1). L-Nevares (1-1).
Rafael Cruz tosses solid complete game for Aguilas, shutout bid ruined by Refugio Cervantes homer in 8th.

LAGUNA 9-13-0, Tabasco 4-11-1
W-Yan (3-3). L-Sanchez (2-1).
Miguel Ojeda was 3-for-5 and drives in 2 while Dionys Cesar singled, doubled and scored twice in Vaqueros victory.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Mexican League Results of Saturday, Apr. 23

PUEBLA 6-9-0, Quintana Roo 0-3-0
W-Meza (5-1). L-Etherton (1-2).
Pericos starter Andres Meza (pictured) becomes LMB’s first 5-game winner with 3-hit gem, striking out 9 and walking 1.

OAXACA 5-9-0, Yucatan 3-13-0
W-Reyes (1-0). L-Rivera (1-4).
Erick Rodriguez cranks a 3-run homer in 1st frame and Guerreros never look back, negating 3-run bomb by Yucatan’s Raul Sanchez.

MEXICO CITY 7-7-0, Minatitlan 2-7-0
W-Dessens (1-0). L-Solis (2-3).
Former MLBer Elmer Dessens gets first win of year in relief with 4 innings of 1-run ball for Diablos.

Reynosa 9-15-3, MONTERREY 8-13-2
W-Castillo (2-0). L-Ramirez (0-3).
Adan Munoz goes 3-for-4 with 3 runs and 2 RBIs, including a 2-run homer in 8th that puts Broncos up for good.

CAMPECHE 8-13-1, Monclova 6-9-0
W-Sandoval (1-1). L-Acosta (1-3).
Piratas score 5 runs in 5th to take 8-1 lead, holds off late Monclova comeback as Ruben Rivera socks 15th homer to tie for Liga lead.

Saltillo 7-13-2, VERACRUZ 3-8-0 (10)
W-Rivera (1-0). L-Gonzalez (0-1).
Jesus Cota crashes grand slam as Saraperos plate 5 runs in top of 10th to build insurmountable lead.

TABASCO 6-10-2, Laguna 2-7-0
W-Vizcarra (3-0). L-Delgadillo (1-2).
Ramon Orantes doubles, walks and scores twice for Olmecas as starter William Vizcarra scatters 2 runs in 6 innings.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Mexican League results of Friday, Apr. 22, 2011

TABASCO 10-17-1, Laguna 9-19-2 (13)
W-Gonzalez (1-1). L-Perez (0-1).
Olmecas’ Jesse Castillo hit walkoff bases-loaded single in bottom of 13th to score Henry Mateo with game-winning run.

Minatitlan 9-14-0, MEXICO CITY 8-18-1
W-Rodriguez (1-1). L-Sandoval (1-3).
Luis Fonseca homered, singled twice, scored 3 runs and drove in 2 while Rolando Acosta was 3-for-4 with 2 runs for Petros.

PUEBLA 5-12-2, Quintana Roo 0-4-0
W-Lara (3-1). L-Cordoba (2-3).
Mauricio Lara (7 IP) and Jose Avalos (2 IP) combined on 4-hit shutout for Pericos as Rene Reyes had 2 RBIs and scored once.

REYNOSA 10-16-0, Monterrey 5-12-0 (11).
W-Rivera (1-0). L-Lizarraga (9-3).
Marshall McDougall’s RBI double tied game in 9th inning for Broncos, Jose Espinoza’s 3-run doubled keyed 5-run 11th frame.

CAMPECHE 6-9-0, Monclova 5-7-1
W-Campos (2-2). Rodriguez (3-2).
Francisco Campos gave up 2 runs on 2 hits in 6.1 innings and Pedro Diaz whacked 2-run homer as Piratas survived 3-run Monclova rally in 9th.

OAXACA 8-11-0, Yucatan 2-4-1
W-Valenzuela (2-4). L-Bustillos (2-3).
Erick Rodriguez clubbed 3-run homer and Kevin Barker knocked solo blast as Guerreros pulled away from Yucatan.

Saltillo 3-5-0, VERACRUZ 2-8-1
W-Mercedes (2-2). L-Gonzalez (0-2).
Jose Casteneda lined 2-run double and Jesus Cota homered as Saraperos starter Jose Mercedes let in 1 run in 7 innings.

MEXICAN LEAGUE ALL-STAR BALLOTING OPENS

Online voting for the 79th annual Mexican League All-Star Game next month is now underway. Liga fans will have until one minute before midnight on Sunday, May 15 to send in ballots choosing All-Star starters for both the Northern and Southern Zones on the LMB website at www.lmb.com.mx.

Saltillo Saraperos manager Orlando Sanchez will guide the Northern squad while Quintana Roo Tigres skipper Matias Carrillo will head up the Southern team.

The 2011 All-Star Weekend will take place May 27-29 in Saltillo at Estadio Francisco I. Madero, which was remodeled during the off-season.

Last year’s All-Star festivities took place in Chihuahua, with the North (or “Zona Madero” to denote Mexico’s bicentennial year) defeated the South (Zona Hidalgo), 4-3, as Reynosa center fielder Leo Heras singled in Monclova’s Saul Soto with the eventual winning run in the seventh inning en route to winning MVP honors. Saltillo DH Refugio Cervantes won the Home Run Derby by nudging Mexico City’s Japhet Amador, 5-4, in the final round.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Mexican League results of Thursday, Apr. 21

Laguna 18-19-2, CAMPECHE 11-11-1
W-Garcia (1-4). L-Sandoval (0-1).
Jolbert Cabrera whacked 2 homers for Campeche, but Vaqueros’ Emmanuel Valdez (pictured) was 4-for-6 with grand slam and 7 RBIs.

MINATITLAN 12-14-0, Saltillo 7-12-1
W-Martinez (3-0). L-Villalobos (2-3).
Amaury Canaza’s 3-run homer highlighted 6-run first for Petros, who overcame 2 homers by Saltillo’s Refugio Cervantes.

VERACRUZ 4-5-1, Mexico City 3-9-1
W-Acevedo (4-0). L-Ramirez (3-1).
Aguilas got 6 shutout innings from Juan Acevedo and homer by Francisco Mendez to win before sellout crowd in Veracruz.

Monclova 4-14-0, TABASCO 2-4-1
W-Cabrera (2-3). L-Gonzalez (0-1).
Omar Mendoza and Saul Soto sliced RBI singles in top of 9th to break 2-2 tie for Acereros.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Mexican League results for Wednesday, Apr. 20, 2011

QUINTANA ROO 5-7-0, Oaxaca 1-5-0
W-Llamas (3-0). L-Moreno (3-1).
Doug Clark (pictured) homers twice for second time in less than a week, finishes 3-for-4 with four RBIs for Tigres.

REYNOSA 11-12-0, Monterrey 2-11-0
W-Leon (1-0). L-Salas (1-2).
Broncos scored eight 7th inning runs including a Marshall McDougall grand slam as six pitchers scattered 11 hits.

Saltillo 12-12-0, MINATITLAN 5-9-1
W-Mendoza (2-1). L-Rodriguez (0-1).
Saraperos scored six runs in the 7th and four more in the 8th as Christian Presichi homered and drove in four.

CAMPECHE 3-12-1, Laguna 2-5-1
W-Castillo (1-1). L-Yan (2-3).
Piratas’ Rogelio Del Campo doubles, pinch-runner Dabiel Flores scores game-winner on Roberto Valencia single in 9th.

VERACRUZ 4-7-1, Mexico City 2-9-0
W-Peguero (2-0). L-Castaneda (1-2).
Francisco Mendez and Manuel Bobadillo belt consecutive homers off Federico Castaneda in 7th to lift Aguilas to win.

TABASCO 9-13-0, Monclova 4-9-0
W-Garcia (1-1). L-Rodriguez (3-2).
Jesus Castillo collects three hits and three Olmecas teammates get two apiece as Tabasco scores nine runs in 1st.

YUCATAN 1-6-0, Puebla 0-2-2
W-Castro (2-2). L-Espinoza (1-5).
Leones starter Linder Castro holds Puebla to two hits in 8 innings, Jose Vargas perfect in 9th for 8th save.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

MEZA OUT, PAQUIN IN AS PETROS SKIPPER

The merry-go-round that is the Minatitlan Petroleros managerial job took another spin this week when Cuban skipper Victor Meza submitted his resignation after an 11-15 start to the season. While the Petros’ current record is not panic-inducing, the pitching staff’s 6.01 ERA is.

Enter Francisco “Paquin” Estrada.

A Salon de la Fama member who caught more games (2,847) than any other player in minor league baseball history, Estrada (pictured)  is being brought into Minatitlan to address the team’s pitching woes while bringing a sense of calm that may have eluded the Petros under the volatile Meza, whose managerial reign in Veracruz last year likewise was a short one. Estrada has led several pennant-winners in both the Mexican and Mexican Pacific leagues and managed Mexico’s entry in the 2006 World Baseball Classic.

This is the second time a Mexican League team has changed managers in the past week. Last Saturday, Gerardo “Polvorita” Sanchez (himself a Salon member as a player) was relieved as helmsman for the Monclova Acereros. Marco Antonio Davalillo, son of former player and manager Pompeyo and nephew of ex-MLBer Vic, has taken over as Monclova’s manager.

And it’s only April, folks.

Mexican League results for Tuesday, Apr. 19, 2011

After deciding to send the daily Mexican League results over to a new Baseball Mexico group page on Facebook and returning to the old short-story format three days a week on the BBM blog to address declining blog readership, it finally occurred to me:  Why can't I do both results AND stories on both Facebook and the blog?  Sometimes the best solutions are also the most obvious.  So without further dither or adieu, here are last night's LMB results:

REYNOSA 7-13-1, Monterrey 6-13-0
W-Castillo (1-0). L-Ramirez (0-2).
Yurendell de Caster scored on bases-loaded walkoff single by Eduardo Arredondo (pictured) in 9th for Broncos.

MINATITLAN 4-9-0, Saltillo 3-9-0
W-Rios (1-1). L-Hernandez (2-2).
Petros' Rolando Acosta stroked two-out RBI single for game-winner.

CAMPECHE 6-12-1, Laguna 5-9-0
W-Armenta (4-0). L-Figueroa (1-1).
Piratas received homers from Ruben Rivera, Jolbert Cabrera, Javier Robles and Jaime Valenzuela.

Mexico City 8-11-1, VERACRUZ 4-10-1
W-Quevedo (3-0). L-Cruz (3-1).
Diablos scored 7 runs in top of 3rd, including 2-run homer by Gabriel Gutierrez and solo blast by Luis Terrero, to cruise to road win.

TABASCO 6-10-0, Monclova 2-9-1
W-Sanchez (2-0). L-Verdugo (0-3).
Roberto Mendez went 3-for-4, scores 2 runs and drove in 2 more as Alfonso Sanchez let in 1 run over 5 innings for Olmecas.

QUINTANA ROO 3-5-1, Oaxaca 2-4-0
W-Ortega (2-1). L-Aguilar (1-2).
Ricardo Vazquez hit solo homer, scored on Abel Martinez single to support strong start by Pablo Ortega for Tigres.

YUCATAN 7-7-0, Puebla 6-16-0
W-Navarro (2-0). L-Perez (0-2).
Despite being outhit 16-7, Leones got 3 RBIs each from Said Gutierrez and Fernando Alejos as Pericos stranded 10 baserunners.

Monday, April 18, 2011

SURPRISING AGUILAS LEAD LMB SOUTH STANDINGS

Not a great deal was expected from the Veracruz Aguilas in 2011.  The team missed the Mexican League playoffs last season and was considered to have an outside shot at reaching the postseason this time around.

However, the Aguilas have come out of the gate with 18 wins in their first 26 games to pull in to a four-game lead in the LMB South standings ahead of 14-12 Yucatan and Quintana Roo. Veracruz has won eight of their last ten games and gone 10-3 at home. A big reason has been the Liga-leading 43 homers the Aguilas have hit, 28 of them coming from Victor Diaz and Jorge Guzman alone. Starter Joel Vargas has been one beneficiary, going 4-1 to start the year.

In the LMB North, things are a little tighter. Mexico City and Monterrey are tied for first at 16-10, two games up on 13-11 Puebla. The Diablos had a huge 14-13 win over Saltillo Sunday night at Foro Sol. After the defending champion Saraperos scored twice in the top of the ninth to go ahead 13-10, the Diablos scored four in the bottom of the frame to win it.

Mexico City first baseman Japhet Amador leads the Liga with a .433 average while Diablos second baseman Jose Castillo is second at .403 but overall, batting is down a little in the LMB thus far as only five of the usually hit-happy circuit’s 14 teams are above the .300 mark.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Mexican League results of Saturday, Apr. 16, 2011

Tabasco 3-8-0, YUCATAN 1-7-3
W-M. Burns (1-1). L-O. Bustillos (2-2).
Olmecas starter Mike Burns (pictured) tossed six shutout innings, Jesus Castillo singled twice and scored run in win.

Monterrey 7-12-1, PUEBLA 3-9-0 (7), First game
W-W. Silva (3-1). L-O. Espinoza (1-4).
Heber Gomez singled, doubled and hit a three-run homer for Sultanes, drove in four and scored twice.

Monterrey 4-5-1, PUEBLA 2-10-2 (7), Second game
W-M. Zavala (3-0). L-H. Montemayor (0-1).
Mauricio Lara allowed scratch single in 5.1 shutout innings for Puebla, but bullpen gave up four Sultanes runs in final two frames.

OAXACA 7-11-0, Reynosa 5-9-1
W-M. Tequida (1-0). L-M. Perez (2-1).
Alex Gonzalez, Jaime Brena and Juan Canizares combine for six hits, three runs and an RBI for Guerreros.

QUINTANA ROO 5-11-1, Campeche 2-3-0
W-F. Cordoba (2-2). L-O. Mendez (1-3).
Iker Franco slugged his 10th homer as Tigres pulled into tie with Yucatan for second in the LMB South.


MONCLOVA 15-19-2, Minatitlan 4-10-0
W-Rodriguez (3-1). L-Cordova (2-2).
Hector Garanzuay singled, doubled and homered for Acereros as Monclova sent 14 to plate in eight-run eighth inning.

MEXICO CITY 5-8-0, Saltillo 0-5-1 (7), “Completed early”
W-R. Ramirez (3-0). L-J. Mercedes (1-2).
Jose Castillo hit two-run double for Diablos as Roberto Ramirez scattered one run in six innings, whiffing six batters.


Veracruz 10-17-2, LAGUNA 7-15-0
W-J. Acevedo (3-0). L-B. Zambrano (0-3).
Aguilas won seventh in a row as Jorge Guzman blasted grand slam to come within one homer of Liga-leading teammate Victor Diaz, 14-13.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Mexican League results for Friday, Apr. 15, 2011

QUINTANA ROO 6-9-1, Campeche (3-9-0)
W-C. Carrillo (1-0). L-M. Ruiz (0-3).
Tigres trailed 3-2 before scoring four runs in eighth, including three-run homer by Carlos Gastelum (pictured), to overtake Campeche.

OAXACA 9-14-1, Reynosa 6-7-0
W-V. Moreno (3-0). L-H. Chavarria (2-1).
Guerreros DH Kevin Barker doubled twice, scored twice and drove in run while Yancarlo Angulo went 3-for-4.


Saltillo 12-9-1, MEXICO CITY 2-8-0
W-F. Villalobos (2-1). L-S. Robles (2-1).
Jose Castaneda had two hits and three RBIs as Saraperos starter Fernando Villalobos let in two runs in seven frames.

Minatitlan 5-9-1, MONCLOVA 4-13-3 (12)
W-N. Romo (1-0). L-G. Esparza (0-1).
Rolando Acosta singled in winning run for Petros, who got three scoreless innings in relief from Isidro Marquez.

Veracruz 12-22-1, LAGUNA 8-12-0 (13)
W-A. Elvira (1-1). L-L. Medrano (0-2).
Victor Cruz and Manuel Bobadilla each cracked two-run homers in 13th to bust contest open for Aguilas.

Tabasco 5-12-2, YUCATAN 4-14-4 (12)
W-Acosta (1-0). L-Carrillo (1-1).
Roberto Mendez scored eventual game-winner on Luis Porchas single in top of 12th for Olmecas.

Monterrey at PUEBLA postponed

Friday, April 15, 2011

Mexican League results for Thursday, Apr. 14

LAGUNA 11-14-0, Minatitlan 2-10-1
W-J. Figueroa (1-0). L-J. Alvarez (1-3).
Vaqueros 5’4” outfielder Santiago Gonzalez (pictured) had three hits, including a two-run homer (his 4th of year).

REYNOSA 2-3-0, Puebla 1-8-2
W-M. Perez (2-0). L-V. Jacome (0-1).
Adan Munoz’ 8th inning RBI single untied 1-1 game as Broncos won despite only three hits off Guadalupe Perez and three relievers.

MONTERREY 6-8-0, Oaxaca 4-8-4
W-D. Serafini (1-1). L-R. Aguilar (1-1)
Chris Roberson and Carlos Orrantia each singled twice for Sultanes, who scored three unearned runs over first five frames.

CAMPECHE 6-12-1, Yucatan 2-5-0
W-A. Armenta (3-0). L-S. Gutierrez (2-1).
Ruben Rivera hit two-run homer and singled twice and Alejandro Armenta allowed two runs in six innings for Piratas.

Veracruz 8-12-1, MONCLOVA 7-14-0
W-J. Peguero (1-0). L-J. Cabrera (1-3).
Jovanny Rosario singled, took second on bunt, stole third and scored Aguilas’ game-decider on Jorge Guzman single in top of 9th.

Quintana Roo 5-7-1, Tabasco 4-11-3
W-E. Huerta (1-0). L-L. Gonzalez (1-2).
Veteran Carlos Sievers clobbered key three-run homer to extend Tigres lead to 4-0 in 3rd as Sievers and Doug Clark had two hits each.

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Mexican League results for Wednesday, Apr. 13

MONTERREY 12-17-2, Oaxaca 6-12-0
W-M. Zavala (2-0). L-H. Gutierrez (0-1).
Agustin Murillo (pictured) was 4-for-4 with homer, double and four RBIs for Sultanes, who turned triple play in first inning.

REYNOSA 4-12-1, Puebla 2-6-0
W-M. Tovar (3-2). L-L. Barcelo (2-2).
Marshall McDougall went 3-for-4 and Rodrigo Aguirre had two RBIs as Marco Tovar scattered two runs in 7.1 innings for Broncos.

Yucatan 6-6-0, CAMPECHE 1-8-1
W-C. Garza (1-1). L-M. Ruiz (0-2).
Fernando Valenzeula, Jr. hit two-run homer as Leones scored five runs in final two innings to break open 1-1 game.

LAGUNA 7-15-1, Minatitlan 6-16-2
W-D. Dominguez (2-0). L-H. Gonzalez (0-1).
Miguel Ojeda hit 3-for-4 with a double, drove in three and scored once as Broncos held off Petros.

Mexico City 10-11-2, SALTILLO 6-10-0
W-M. Quevedo (2-0). L-J. Lopez Cruz (0-1).
Carlos Valencia, Mario Valenzuela and Japhet Amador all homered for Diablos in road win over defending champs.

Veracruz 9-13-0, MONCLOVA 8-12-1
W-H. Navarro (1-1). L-J. Cabrera (1-2).
Aguilas’ Hector Paez singled in Luis Arredondo in top of 10th, then Luis de la O pitched 1-2-3 inning for save.

Quintana Roo 5-10-1, TABASCO 2-6-0
W-E. Llamas (2-0). L-J. Garcia (0-1).
Iker Franco hit go-ahead two-run homer in 8th for Tigres, who scored insurance run on Alan Espinoza’s triple in 9th.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Mexican League results for Tuesday, Apr. 12

CAMPECHE 6-15-1, Yucatan 0-5-2
W-F. Campos (1-2). L-O. Rivera (1-3).
Vet strikeout artist Francisco “Pancho Ponches” Campos (pictured) whiffed nine batsmen in eight scoreless innings for Piratas.

REYNOSA 4-10-0, Puebla 0-3-0
W-A. Alvarez (2-1). L-A. Meza (3-1).
Broncos won a three-hit shutout as Azael Alvarez went 6.1 innings and Jesse Gutierrez homered.

TABASCO 5-9-0, Quintana Roo 0-6-0
W-W. Vizcarra (2-0). L-J. Ramirez (1-2).
Yet another shutout as Olmecas’ William Vizcarra scattered five hits in six frames and Michel Abreu poled three-run homer.

Minatitlan 11-13-2, LAGUNA 9-18-1
W-T. Solis (2-1). L-J. Delgadillo (0-1).
Petros’ Frank Diaz homered, doubled and drove in five runs, negating four-hit night for Laguna’s Flavio Romero.

SALTILLO 13-15-0, Mexico City 4-10-2
W-E. Nevares (1-0). L-M. Duarte (2-2).
Refugio Cervantes and Jose Amador combined to go 6-for-9 with four runs and five RBIs for Saraperos.

MONTERREY 3-8-0, Oaxaca 1-7-3
W-P. Menchaca (1-1). L-S. Valenzuela (1-4).
Sultanes cobbled together runs on double-play grounder in seventh and pitcher error in eighth to slip past Oaxaca.

Veracruz 5-7-1, MONCLOVA 4-7-2
W-J. Vargas (4-0). L-I. Jimenez (1-2).
Aguilas starter Joel Vargas (three walks in 33.1 innings over five starts) became first four-game winner in circuit.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Mexican League result for Monday, Apr. 11

SALTILLO 6-8-0, Mexico City 3-12-0
W-D. Rodriguez (2-1). L-F. Castaneda (1-1).
Jose Amador whacked a three-run homer to back Danny Rodriguez’ 7.1 innings of one-run pitching for Saraperos.

MEXICAN LEAGUE STANDINGS
Northern Zone: Puebla 12-6, Mexico City 13-8, Monterrey 11-9, Saltillo 11-10, Reynosa 9-11, Monclova 7-13, Laguna 7-13.
Southern Zone: Veracruz 13-7, Yucatan 12-8, Oaxaca 9-9, Quintana Roo 9-11, Minatitlan 9-11, Tabasco 9-11, Campeche 8-12.

BATTING LEADERS
Average-Luis Suarez, PUE, .431
Homers-Jorge Guzman, VER, 12
Runs Batted In-Victor Diaz, VER, 27
Stolen Bases-Flavio Romero, LAG, 8
PITCHING LEADERS
Earned Run Average-Marco Quevedo, MEX, 0.68
Wins-Eight pitchers, 3
Saves-Rafael Diaz, SAL and Hector Navarro, VER, 7
Strikeouts-Roberto Ramirez, MEX and Esteban Yan, LAG, 28

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Mexican League results for Sunday, Apr. 10

MINATITLAN 9-16-1, Reynosa 8-13-1 (10)
W-Reyes (1-0). L-A. Guerrero (0-2).
Sharnol Adriana (pictured) hit walkoff double to plate Christian Zazueta from second with game-winner for Petroleros.

Campeche 9-12-2, SALTILLO 4-11-2
W-O. Mendez (1-2). L-A. Araiza (0-1).
Jesus Vega bopped a pair of homers and drove in six runs as the Piratas scored five runs in the first inning and never looked back.


OAXACA 6-13-1, Puebla 2-8-1
W-V. Moreno (2-0). L-M. Lara (2-1).
Yancarlo Angulo had three hits, Benji Gil homered and Juan Canizales had two RBIs and scored once for Guerreros.

VERACRUZ 8-11-0, Monterrey 2-11-1
W-J. Acevedo (2-0). L-R. Garcia (2-2).
Francisco Mendez singled twice and hit a two-run homer and Jorge Guzman hit his Liga-best 12th HR for Aguilas.

Monclova 7-8-0, QUINTANA ROO 6-9-3
W-J. Rodriguez (2-1). L-F. Cordoba (1-2).
Starter Jesus Rodriguez scattered two runs and four hits over seven innings and Freddy Guzman was 3-for-4 for Acereros.

Mexico City 4-11-0, TABASCO 2-10-1
W-R. Ramirez (2-0). L-M. Burns (0-1).
Diablos got six frames of one-run pitching from Roberto Ramirez as Horacio Vasquez stroked two-run single in third.

YUCATAN 5-8-2, Laguna 4-7-2
W-J. Vargas (3-0). L-J. Mateo (2-2).
Leones scored twice in ninth when Laguna 3B Christian Herrera threw away Luis Carlos Garcia’s bunt single with runners on first and second.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Mexican League results for Saturday, Apr. 9

Campeche 10-13-0, SALTILLO 4-7-3
W-Elizalde (2-0). L-Villalobos (1-2).
Jesus Vega (pictured) belted two homers, Ruben Rivera and Daniel Flores clouted one apiece as Piratas scored game’s final nine runs.

Puebla 9-12-1, OAXACA 8-16-1
W-O. Espinosa (1-3). L-M. Valenzuela (1-1).
Mendy Lopez’ three-run homer keyed Pericos’ seven-run seventh inning outburst.

VERACRUZ 3-8-0, Monterrey 2-5-0
W-O. Verdugo (1-0). L-J. Meraz (0-1).
Victor Diaz singled and hit his 11th homer and starter Carlos Santamaria threw 4.1 innings of shutout ball for Aguilas.

MINATITLAN 8-11-1, Reynosa 1-4-0
W-J. Martinez (2-0). L-A. Ramirez (0-1).
Sharnol Adriana socked a two-run homer and Juan Martinez let in two hits over six scoreless frames for Petros.

Laguna 10-11-1, YUCATAN 3-9-3
W-Oyervidez (1-1). L-Castro (1-2).
Broncos starter Jose Oyervidez allowed one run in six innings while Miguel Ojeda knocked a solo home run.

QUINTANA ROO 1-8-2, Monclova 0-6-1 (10)
W-S. Nin (3-3). L-Cabrera (1-1).
Pinch-runner Omar Renteria scores on Iker Franco sacrifice fly in tenth to end pitchers’ duel for Tigres.

Mexico City 7-11-1, TABASCO 5-16-2 (11)
W-F. Castaneda (1-0). L-J. Pena (1-2).
Victor Bojorquez drills one-out, two-run single in top of 11th for Diablos; game then halted for reasons undiscovered.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Mexican League results for Friday, Apr. 8

SALTILLO 6-14-2, Campeche 5-8-0 (11)
W-T. Melgarejo (1-0). L-I. Flores (0-2).
Saraperos’ Jesus Cota (pictured) crashed a walkoff homer off Ignacio Flores in the bottom of the 11th.

MINATITLAN 5-10-0, Reynosa 3-10-0
W-J. Alvarez (1-2). L-R. Gonzalez (1-3).
Rolando Acosta went 4-for-4 with a homer and Paul Leon was 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs for Petros.


Monterrey 11-14-1, VERACRUZ 7-11-1 (12)
W-H. Sanchez (1-0). L-L. de la O (1-1).
Pinch-hitter Luis Juarez broke a 7-7 tie in the top of the 12th with a three-run homer for Sultanes.

Monclova 12-17-1, QUINTANA ROO 3-9-2
W-N. Rodriguez (3-1). J. Campillo (0-3).
Hector Garanzuay doubled twice to drive in four runs and Jose Cordova had four hits in Acereros win.

YUCATAN 7-14-3, Laguna 5-11-0
W-S. Gutierrez (2-0). L-R. Garcia (0-4).
Leones sent Rafael Garcia to his fourth loss as Raul Sanchez homered, singled twice and drove in three runs.

Mexico City 4-7-1, TABASCO 2-13-0 (12)
W-J. Machi (1-0). L-J. Nunez (0-1).
Luis Terrero’s two-run homer in top of 12th off Jose Nunez broke game open for Diablos.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Mexican League results for Thursday, Apr. 7

Tabasco 17-30-1, SALTILLO 4-10-4
W-A. Sanchez (1-0). L-A. Gaxiola (0-1).
This is not a typo: Olmecas had 30 hits against champs as Mario Santana (pictured) went 5-for-5, but nobody homered.

Monterrey 5-8-1, MINATITLAN 3-5-1
W-S. Mora (3-0). L-E. Quintanilla (0-1).
Lorenzo Buelna homered, doubled, scored twice and drove in four runs for Sultanes.

PUEBLA 18-15-0, Oaxaca 2-6-6
W-L. Barcelo (2-1). L-R. Valdez (1-2).
With two out, 13 straight Pericos hitter reached base in 11-run third as Cesar Tapia singled twice with four RBIs in frame.

VERACRUZ 3-8-0, Reynosa 2-8-2
W-R. Cruz (3-0). L-M. Tovar (2-2).
Victor Diaz doubled in Jose Chavez, then scored on Ramon Castro triple in first to give Aguilas a 2-0 lead.

Laguna 9-12-1, QUINTANA ROO 4-11-1
W-E. Yan (2-2). L-P. Ortega (1-1).
Emmanuel Valdez was 3-for-5 with three-run homer and four RBIs for Vaqueros as Esteban Yan struck out 10 in seven innings.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Mexican League results for Wednesday, Apr. 6

Laguna 8-14-1, QUINTANA ROO 7-14-0
W-Gutierrez (1-0). L-S. Nin (2-3).
Vaqueros pushed five runs across in ninth, including three-run homer by Jesus Romo (pictured), for comeback win.

MINATITLAN 3-4-2, Monterrey 2-5-0
W-T. Solis (1-1). L-S. Lizarraga (0-1).
Tomas Solis pitched 5.2 shutout innings and Carlos Rodriguez bonked two-run single in Petros win.

PUEBLA 7-10-0, Oaxaca 3-11-2
W-A. Meza (3-0). L-S. Valenzuela (1-3).
Pericos’ Omar de la Torre doubled twice, scored twice and drove in two runs as Andres Meza ran record to 3-0.

VERACRUZ 12-15-1, Reynosa 4-14-1
W-J. Vargas (3-1). L-A. Alvarez (1-1).
Joel Vargas gave up 11 hits in 6.1 innings and won, thanks in part to Victor Diaz’ three-run homer and five RBIs.

Tabasco 7-11-0, SALTILLO 3-12-0
W-W. Vizcarra (1-0). L-D. Rodriguez (1-1).
Olmecas plated four runs in last two innings for win as Tike Redman, Henry Mateo and Ramon Orantes each had two ribbies.

YUCATAN 3-9-0, Monclova 2-4-0
W-Carrillo (1-0). L-Verdugo (0-2).
Said Gutierrez sliced two-run single and Fernando Valenzuela, Jr. was 3-for-4 and scored run for Leones.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Mexican League results from Tuesday, Apr. 5

YUCATAN 4-10-0, Monclova 0-10-0
W-O. Rivera (1-2). L-J. Acosta (0-2).
Oscar Rivera (pictured) scattered eight hits and struck out five without a walk in seven shutout innings during Leones triumph.

MINATITLAN 7-9-2, Monterrey 3-7-1
W-F. Cordova (2-1). L-R. Garcia (1-2).
Amaury Cazana singled, doubled and drove in four in Petros win while Carlos Rivera bopped a solo homer.

VERACRUZ 5-4-1, Reynosa 4-13-2
W-Moreno (1-0). L-Baca (0-2).
Ten men batted in five-run eighth as Aguilas won despite being outhit by 13-4 margin (including three Reynosa homers).

MEXICO CITY 5-14-0, Campeche 4-8-1 (7 innings, 1st game)
W-J. Sandoval (1-2). L-M. Ruiz (0-1).
Piratas scored twice in top of seventh to tie game at 4-4, but Jose Castillo doubled and scored on a sacrifice fly to win for Diablos.

MEXICO CITY 11-13-1, Campeche 0-4-2 (7 innings, 2nd game)
W-M. Duarte (2-1). L-F. Campos (0-2).
Diablos starter Marco Duarte tossed six innings of four-hit shutout ball as Ivan Villaescusa homered and had four RBIs.

SATILLO 12-16-0, Tabasco 10-15-16
W-M. Mendoza, Jr. (1-1). L-G. Aguirre (1-1).
Jesus Cota pounded two-run homer and Jose Castaneda collected four ribbies for Sultanes as teams rapped out 31 hits.

QUINTANA ROO 6-13-0, Laguna 4-9-1
W-F. Cordoba (1-1). L-B. Zambrano (0-2).
Carlos Gastelum, Iker Franco and Carlos Sievers combined for five hits and three runs as Tigres outlasted Vaqueros.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Mexican League results of Monday, Apr. 4

MEXICO CITY 13-16-0, Campeche 9-14-3
W-O. Lara (1-1). L-O. Melendez (0-2).
Geronimo Gil (pictured) had a 3-for-5 night with two doubles, a two-run homer and six RBIs for Diablos.

YUCATAN 11-12-2, Monclova 8-12-1
W-O. Bustillos (2-1). L-J. Rodriguez (1-1).
Leones sent 12 batters to plate in eight-run fourth as Luis Borges finished 3-for-5 with three RBIs.


MEXICAN LEAGUE STANDINGS
Northern Zone: Monterrey 9-5, Puebla 9-5, Reynosa 9-5, Saltillo 8-6, Mexico City 8-7, Monclova 5-9, Laguna 4-10.
Southern Zone: Oaxaca 8-6, Veracruz 8-6, Quintana Roo 7-7, Tabasco 7-7, Yucatan 7-7, Campeche 6-9, Minatitlan 4-10.

BATTING LEADERS
AVG-Adriana, MIN, .471; HR-Guzman, VER, 11, RBI-Guzman, VER, 21, SB-Rosario, VER, 6.
PITCHING LEADERS
ERA-Ortega, QR, 0.00 (18 IP); W-22 pitchers, various, 2; SV-Diaz, SAL, 5; SO-Valdez, OAX, 22.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Mexican League results for Sunday, Apr. 3

Oaxaca 4-9-0, VERACRUZ 3-9-1 (15)
W-V. Moreno (1-0). L-M. Avila (0-1).
Aguilas’ Jorge Guzman blasted his 11th homer, but Guerreros won game in 15th on RBI double by Jesus Lopez (pictured).

REYNOSA 9-12-0, Quintana Roo 2-11-1
W-A. Manrique (2-0). L-S. Etherton (1-1).
Yurendell de Caster was 3-for-4 with three-run homer, double and scored three runs for Broncos.

Yucatan 4-11-0, MONTERREY 3-6-0
W-L. Castro (1-1). L-E. Salas (1-1).
Leones starter Linder Castro gave up two hits in 6.2 frames, shutout ruined on Humberto Cota’s homer in seventh.

Campeche 10-16-1, TABASCO 7-10-3
W-M. Duarte (1-2). L-F. Villegas (0-1).
Javier Robles’ three-run homer in third gave Piratas 5-4 lead, Ruben Rivera’s two-run shot in sixth put game away.

Puebla 12-15-0, MINATITLAN 4-9-2
W-M. Lara (2-0). L-H. Gonzalez (0-1).
Rene Reyes launched two homers and drove in four as Pericos scored runs against each of six Petros pitchers.

MONCLOVA 4-11-1, Mexico City 3-9-1
W-J. Cabrera (1-0). L-J. Sandoval (0-2).
Acereros win thriller as Jesus Arredondo sliced bases-loaded, two-run walkoff double in bottom of ninth.
Saltillo 12-15-1, LAGUNA 11-12-0
W-E. Hernandez (2-1). L-J. Oyervidez (0-1).
Gabriel Martinez went 3-for-5 with a homer while Carlos Gonzalez doubled twice and scored three runs for Saraperos.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Mexican League results for Saturday, Apr. 2

MONCLOVA 6-13-0, Mexico City 0-6-1
W-N. Rodriguez (2-1). L-E. Valdez (0-1).
Hector Garanzuay (pictured) drove in three runs and Nerio Rodriguez scattered five hits in six innings for Acereros.

Oaxaca 6-10-0, VERACRUZ 3-7-0
W-R. Valdez (1-1). L-A. Elvira (0-1).
Guerreros prevailed despite two homers by Aguilas’ Juan Guzman, who now has 10 roundtrippers in 13 games.

MINATITLAN 9-16-0, Puebla 4-12-3
W-J. Martinez (1-0). L-O. Espinoza (0-3).
Dutch National Team vet Sharnol Adriana hit two-run single and homered for Petros.

Quintana Roo 4, REYNOSA 0
W-E. Llamas (1-0). L-R. Gonzalez (1-2).
Jorge Campillo, Eder Llamas and two relievers combined on four-hit blanking while Iker Franco went deep for Tigres.

Campeche 9-14-0, TABASCO 3-7-0
W-A. Armenta (2-0). L-Gonzalez (1-1).
Javier Robles doubled and crashed a three-run homer while Luis Matos was 3-for-4 with two-run shot for Piratas.

Saltillo 6-8-0, LAGUNA (3-9-1)
W-J. Mercedes (1-1). L-R. Garcia (0-3).
Jose Rodriguez swatted a three-run homer to back Saraperos starter Jose Mercedes’ solid (7 IP/3ER) work.

Yucatan 6-16-0, MONTERREY 5-13-0
W-H. Ruelas (1-0). L-A. Ramirez (0-1).
Luis Carlos Garcia and Said Gutierrez slice consecutive RBI singles in ninth to give Leones a comeback win.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Mexican League results for Friday, Apr. 1

LAGUNA 15-13-1, Saltillo 8-14-0
W-E. Yan (1-2). L-O. Calderon (0-1).
Vaqueros’ Emmanuel Valdez was 4-for-5 with two homers, triple, three runs scored and five RBIs.

Oaxaca 1-6-0, VERACRUZ 10-11-2
W-R. Cruz (2-0). L-M. Tabachnik (0-1).
Francisco Mendez and Victor Diaz clobbered solo homers as starter Rafael Cruz went all nine for Aguilas win.

Campeche 5-11-0, TABASCO 6-12-0 (13)
W-J. Pena (2-0). L-A. Montes (0-1).
Olmecas tied game after trailing 4-0 in ninth, then won on Isidro Pina’s RBI single in the bottom of the 13th.

Quintana Roo 4-8-0, REYNOSA 0-6-0
W-P. Ortega (1-0). L-M. Tovar (2-1).
Iker Franco swatted a pair of homers as Pablo Ortega combined with three relievers on six-hit shutout for Tigres.

Puebla 4-8-0, MINATITLAN 1-5-1
W-J. Cobos (1-0). L-E. Teran (0-1).
Pericos scored three runs on four hits in top of ninth to bust open 1-1 game as Cesar Tapia and Ivan Cervantes each singled twice.

MONTERREY 5-7-1, Yucatan 4-6-0
W-S. Mora (2-0). L-D. Pollok (0-2).
Karim Garcia’s three-run homer and Edgar Quintero’s two-run bomb in sixth enough for Sultanes in triumph.

MEXICO CITY 8-12-0, Monclova 1-8-0
W-M. Quevedo (1-0). L-O. Verdugo (0-1).
Diablos’ Marco Quevedo hurled seven shutout innings and Mario Valenzuela batted 4-for-4 with homer.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Mexican League results for Thursday, Nov. 31

Tabasco 8-6-0, CAMPECHE 6-9-0
W-Villa (1-0). L-Duarte (0-2).
Grand slam by Michel Abreu (pictured) highlighted miracle seven-run ninth as Olmecas overcame 6-1 deficit.

PUEBLA 6-15-0, Veracruz 1-7-0
W-A. Meza (2-0). L-J. Vargas (2-1).
Mendy Lopez’ three-run bomb keyed Pericos win as Andres Meza blanked Veracruz over six frames.

Monclova 18-17-1, SALTILLO 11-13-3
W-Rodriguez (1-0). L-Hernandez (1-1)
Freddy Guzman was 4-for-5 with homer, double, four RBIs and three runs for Acereros in slugfest win.

MONTERREY 5-8-0, Quintana Roo 0-6-0 (First game)
W-R. Garcia (2-0). L-Ramirez (1-1).
Sultanes starter Rosman Garcia scattered six hits and struck out eight in complete game shutout.

Quintana Roo 5-7-0, MONTERREY 2-6-2 (Second game)
W-S. Nin (2-2). L-W. Silva (2-1).
Jaime Trejo belted two-run homer to back up Francisco Cordoba and two relievers as Tigres won nightcap.

REYNOSA 8-9-0, Yucatan 1-7-1
W-Alvarez (1-0). L-O. Rivera (0-2).
Jesse Gutierrez socked three-run homer and Sandy Madera collected three hits for Broncos.

OAXACA 7-8-1, Minatitlan 6-8-2 (11)
W-F. Butto (2-0). L-Rios (0-1).
Erick Rodriguez won game for Guerreros with walkoff RBI single off Isidro Marquez in 11th inning.

LAGUNA 9-15-1, Mexico City 5-14-3 (12)
W-Dominguez (1-0). L-Castillo (0-1).
Christian Herrera clubbed two-run homer in four-run 12th as Vaqueros topped Diablos in overtime.