Thursday, December 10, 2015


            Amadeo Zazueta belted a grand slam in the top of the 12th inning as his Jalisco Charros went on to cop a 10-7 win over the Culiacan Tomateros Tuesday night in front of 16,359 onlookers in Culiacan.  The four-bagger came off former Dodgers farmhand Jesus Castillo, who was also tagged for the loss.

Earlier, Zazueta singled and came around to score on Edson Garcia's second-inning single as the Culiacan native finished the contest 2-for-5 to raised his batting average to .458 for December and .345 for the season.  The 11-year minor league veteran infielder is now just two points behind Mexicali's Welington Dotel in the Mexican Pacific League batting race.  Dotel has topped the leaderboard most of the winter.
The grand slam was Zazueta's second overtime game-winner in less than three weeks.  The 29-year-old launched a bases-loaded bomb November 20 in Guadalajara against Mexicali's Francisco Gil, this time for the walkoff win in the 13th frame.  Zazueta has no other roundtrippers this winter, proving that sometimes it really IS all about the timing.