Wednesday, December 30, 2015
W-Delgado (2-2). L-Reed (3-6). T-2:54. A-12,849.
The Yaquis got six innings of two-hit shutout pitching from Irwin Delgado (pictured), who stuck out five and walked none. Hermosillo starter Nate Reed was touched for four runs in 2.2 innings. Jason Greene belted a three-run homer for Obregon while Fernando Perez pinch-hit his own three-run bomb for the Naranjeros, who were knocked out of the playoffs with the loss.
NAVOJOA 3-9-0, Los Mochis 0-6-0
W-Oyervidez (6-3). L-Merritt (5-5). T-2:36. A-8,420.
Jose Oyervidez tossed two shutout innings for the win, but nine Mayos pitchers combined on the six-hit whitewash of Mochis. Caneros starter Roy Merritt only tossed two innings, but took the loss after doubles served up to Quincy Latimore and Humberto Sosa, resulted in a second-inning Navojoa run. Both teams qualify for the postseason.
Mexicali 13-16-0, CULIACAN 3-9-0
W-Osuna (4-6). L-Camarena (3-6). T-3:17. A-16,377.
Anthony Vasquez was rock-solid, letting in one run on one hit over five innings, but Culiacan's bullpen pulled an epic fail by allowing twelve Aguilas runs over the final four. Ramon Urias and Ricky Alvarez combined for eight hits and eight RBI's for Mexicali. Christian Zazueta singled, doubled and homered with three RBI's while playing three positions for Culiacan.
MAZATLAN 7-11-1, Jalisco 4-10-1
W-Gaxiola (6-3). L-Tovar (3-5). T-2:31. A-14,597.
Charros slugger Alex Liddi launched a three-run homer off Amilcar Gaxiola in the top of the first inning, but the Venados came back for the win. Yunesky Sanchez stroked a two-run double for Mazatlan in bottom the first frame while Heber Gomez added a two-run single in the third.
LMP FINAL SECOND HALF STANDINGS: Obregon 21-12, Navojoa 19-14, Mazatlan 18-15, Mexicali 16-16, Hermosillo 16-16, Culiacan 15-18, Los Mochis 14-19, Jalisco 12-21.
LMP TWO-HALF POINTS TOTALS: Mexicali 13.0, Obregon 12.5, Mazatlan 12.0, Navojoa 11.0, Los Mochis 10.5, Jalisco 8.0, Culiacan 7.5, Hermosillo 7.5.
FIRST-ROUND PLAYOFF SCHEDULE (Friday, January 1): Jalisco at Mexicali, Los Mochis at Obregon, Navojoa at Mazatlan.