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04/18/2005 Archived Entry: "Mexican League News : Series Game Wrap Ups"

By Carlos Fragoso


GUILLERMO VELAZQUEZ went 4-4 with 2 RBI´s and SERGIO CONTRERAS added 3 more to lead Tigers to win off Lions by 13-12, and kept series home 2 games to 1.
ALEJANDRO ARMENTA (3-1) ,the winner and WILLIAM VIZCARRA (1-2) ,the loser and ADRIAN MANZANO (4) picked the save.For Yucatan WILLIE ROMERO (4) homered, while CARLOS ALBERTO GASTELUM(1), hit his first of the season.
JUAN MANUEL PALAFOX (4-0) and Lions beat Tigers and PABLO ORTEGA (2-2) by 6-5, supported in a HR and 3 RBI´s by JUAN CARLOS CANIZALES.
Tigers, won 9-8 with undefeated reliever BAUDEL ZAMBRANO (5-0) taking his 5th win, supported by a HR by GUILLERMO VELZQUEZ (7) who is swinging well the bat. and MAURICIO SUAREZ (5).
PEDRO CASTELLANO (6); homered for Yucatan.


ERICK KNOTT (4-1) went 8 innings,allowing 6 hits and only one run, to lead Puebla to a win 10-3 off Tabasco, supported in 3RBI´s by catcher HECTOR HURTADO, therefore completing the swept.
BRONSWELL PATRICK (1-2) ,lost for Olmecas.
Parrots also won two previous games by 7-2 and 4-3, being winners pitchers, NOE ROMO (2-2) and JOSIAS MANAZNILLO (1-1) , while for Tabasco , JOEL VARGAS (1-2)and SANTOS HERNANDEZ (1-1).
HENRY RODRIGUEZ (1) amde his debut with Tabasco, hiting his first round tripper.


In "another one bites the dust" series, Sarape Makers swept San Luis, winning 9-0 and led by JAYSON BASS (4), who hit 2 HR´s one a grand sleam and driving in a total of 8 RUNS, and made RIGO BELTRAN (2-1)the winner , while for San Luis RAMON GARCIA (1-2) ,took the loss.
Previous games were also gotten by Saltillo by 5-0 ,with PASCUAL COCO (3-0) wining as for SAN LUIS ,GABE MOLINA (1-2) losing the game.They also won 11-1 , with STEVE BOURGEOIS (4-1) winning and ENRIQUE QUIÑONES (0-5) losing.


Red Dvils won their first series since March 31, beating Sultans 2-1, thanks to a HR by ROBERTO SAUCEDO (10) and the solid pitching in 6 innings by winner ROBERTO RAMIREZ (3-3).
Monterrey got the fisrts game 11-4, with winning RAY LOYA (3-1) ,while VICTOR ALVAREZ (1-1) lost for Devils, to whom BUBBA SMITH (5) smashed a round tripper.
As for the second game, Red Devils with winner JOSE SILVA (1-2) on the mound and the closing relief of FRANCISCO CORDOVA beat Sultans and FERNANDO HERNANDEZ (2-1) by 4-1.
RAY MARTINEZ hit his 7th of the year for Mexico City.


FRANCISCO RIVERA(1-2) pitched as expected and went 8 solid innings to lead Railroadmen to avictory over Cowboys and JULIO JIMENEZ (0-3) by 11-1.
Cowboys previously got two games from Aguascaliente by 12-9 and 8-4, with winners HUGO VERDUGO (3-1) and BEN RIVERA (3-2). GUILLERMO AGUILAR (0-1) and LINO URDANETA (2-1) the losers for Aguascalientes .


Lobstermen defeated Warriors 7-6 and took the series home 2-1, with winning pitcher ALEJANDRO SANCHEZ (2-1) on the mound , while winningless RANDY GALVEZ (0-2) was charged with the lost.
Warriors have won the first 10-5, with JOSE NAVARRO (1-2) while ANIBAL SANCHEZ (1-1) lost for Cancun, to whom ANGEL PEÑA who continues hot, went 5-3 with 3 RBI´s.
As for the second game, Lobstermen won 8-6 off RANDY GALVEZ (0-1) , while EDUARDO SALGADO (2-2) took the win for Cancun.
There were homer runs from Lobstermen 2B ,LIU RODRIGUEZ (3) and FELIX JOSE (9) for Oaxaca.


FRANCISCO CAMPOS (2-1) got his second win of the season, going 6 innings with 10 K´s and got helped from DAVID MANNING and SID MARQUEZ (12) who picked up the save, with a score of 4-1.
Pirates displayed an offense of 12 hits including homers by RUBEN RIVERA (5) and VICENTE VERDUGO (1) , as for the Eagles, MANUEL CAZARIN hit a round tripper.
Campeche also beat Veracruz in the first game, with winner NATANAEL REYES ( 2-1) outdueling AARON ACOSTA (2-2) by a score of 2-1.
In the second, Eagles defeated Pirates by 10-6, with winner A. GARCIA (1-0) beating WASCAR SERRANO (0-1), and OMAR RAMIREZ providing all the support with a 5-3, 3RBI´s journey.
RUBEN RIVERA blasted his 4th of the season.


Colts, lost their series off Steelers by losing the definitional game by 10-7, supported on FERNANDO RODRIGUEZ hitting ( 5-3 , 4RBI´s), and made EDWIN HURATDO (3-2) the winning pitcher, while former major leaguer ROSARIO RODRIGUEZ (0-1) the losing one.
EMMANUEL VALDEZ (7) and JULIO CESAR HERNANDEZ (5) homered for Tijuana, while CARLOS RESENDEZ (2) did it for Monclova.
For Tijuana GERORGE ARIAS (1) hit his first homer of the year in the second game, not avoiding his team losing 9--8.

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