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11/29/2004 Archived Entry: "Mexican Pacific League News: Campillo and Ariel Prieto simply Hot"
By Carlos Fragoso
Jorge Campillo (8-0) win over Mazatlan, and Cuban Ariel Prieto (7-0) victory over Navojoa,both with identical scores of 1-0, made them remain undefeated. Marc Kroon,picked up his 16th save
Adan Mu˝oz┤s winning homer run ,his 13th was all Campillo needed to get this important win over their closest enemy ,Mazatlan. Campillo is one game shy of tying the league reacord of most wins udefeated,posted by Tim Leary back in 1989, and pitching for Tijuana posted 9-0 record in the season
Meanwhile, in Obregon yesterday Prieto allowed only 4 hits in 8 innings work, while outdueling Mario Mendoza Jr, who also allowed only 3 hits, one of them by Javier Robles to win the game, and have Yaquis won the series 2-1 games.
Mendoza Jr. has been a pleasant surprise as starter, after spending most of his career in Mexican base ball as reliever, previously as Anaheim property he used to be a starter, now is heading back.
In Saturday┤s game, Andy Tracy walk off HR (12), off Julio Valerio, made the Yaquis win over Navojoa 7-6, and right after Pedro Castellano 3run shot at the 9th top, has tied the game over closer Allan Simpson, who all of of sudden and miraclously took the win with Tracy┤s home run.
In Mexicali, Fernando Valenzuela, making odds look good, finally got his first win of the season, improving his pitching performance and beat, former teamates Hermosillo Orange Growers,allowing 3 hits and 2 runs ( a Dan Johnson┤s 2 runs HR), and Mexicali won 3-2.
STANDING (SECOND HALF)
CULIACAN 5 1 .833
MOCHIS 4 2 .667 1.0
OBREGON 3 3 .500 2.0
NAVOJOA 3 3 .500 2.0
MEXICALI 3 3 .500 2.0
MAZATLAN 2 4 .333 3.0
HERMOSILLO 2 4 .333 3.0
GUASAVE 2 4 .333 3.0
WHO┤S HOT: Over the last 10 Games
Guasave Catcher and former Dodgers back up, Noe Mu˝oz, becomes the new batting leader, disbenching Javier Robles with a .374 avg.Robles is now in 2nd place.
Adan Mu˝oz, also got his 14th HR of the season, a leader, 4 of them in last 10 games
Andy Tracy (Obregon), got hs 12th round tripper
Pedro Castellano, after a slow start, now has 4 HR,s in only 14 games
Pitchers Jorge Campillo (1.38) and Ariel Prieto (2.02) improved their ERA
Sergio Lizarraga a Diamonbacks prospect, is the new KO leader with 44, tying with teammate Alfredo Aceves
Maury Lara, a former Boston prospect, is trying to regain his old shape and is improving, now his ERA is 3.45 after a terrible start, and his velocity is back, being clocked upt to 93 MPH.
Cubs prospect,Jason Dubois, is picking up, and has 6 HR┤s already
Obregon┤s, Mario Valdez also a native player, continues hitting HR┤s, now he has 7 in 72 AB
Mexicali OF ,Jonny Gomes, has .435 and 4 HR┤s in last 10 games
Culiacan pitcher,Edgar Huerta (San Diego) has 2-0 in last 10 games,
Ruben Rivera, Bill Selby and Damon Minor have had outstanding recovery over last 10 games.
Obregon Closer Allan Simpson, almost blew up a save against Navojoa, and has been hit severely,mostly HR┤s.
Danny Magee of Maztlan, has his record fallen to 3-4
Jeff Cirillo is hitting only .242 in last 10 games,
So, Trenidad Hubbard does, with a poor avg. of 214
Joe Dillon, Chad Meyers, Scott Seabol and Jorge Cantu, all of them downgrading their performance.
Pitcher Jon Cannon with Hermosillo
OF/IF Chad Meyers released by Hermosillo is now with Guasave
Derrick White ,a memeber of "All Tim Johnson Players", is with Mexicali
Edgar Gonzalez, the Arizona pitcher, is now in with Hermosillo
Bronswell Patrick is in with Mochis replacing JJ Furmaniak.
Pitcher, Chris Brock a minor leagues veteran, whos last pitched with Bowie, joined Obregon
Juan Acevedo, broke one hand finger after smashing the dugout concrete wall, and after a bad outing
JJ. Furmaniak was out of Mochis