Wednesday, April 27, 2011


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.