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.