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05/06/2005 Archived Entry: "Mexican League News : Games Wrap Ups"
By Carlos Fragoso
Campeche ruined Tigers 50th year celebrations winning by 17-10 on a hitting fest put up by the Pirates yesterday in front of a packed up "Hermanos Serdan" Stadium where the #1 Tigers jersey were retired in honor of founder ALEJO PERALTA .
Finally a costing throwing error by reliever OSCAR BUSTILLOS opened the door for a 5 runs rally in the top of the 8th and lined Pirates to win this match.avoiding the sweep and recuperating the South division lead with FRANCISCO CAMPOS (4-1) winning, while LEO MUÑOZ (0-1) lost, and again MATIAS CARRILLO (9) and JORGE VAZQUEZ(13) who hit home run in his 6th consecutive game,one shy of the league´s record, BILL SELBY (12) ,FLAVIO ROMERO (119; ROQUE SANCHEZ (19 and rookie JUAN MANUEL BELTRAN (1) for Pirates ,hit homers.
Saltillo won 74 to Tijuana supported on the pitching of Tijuana native RIGO BELTRAN (5-1) , a chip from the same stick and the hitting of JAYSON BASS (8) who went 5-2 with a homer and 3 ribbies.
NATHAN BLAND (1-1) lost for Colts, allowing all the Saltillo´s runs,icnluding a homer by PEDRO VALDEZ .his 9th.RANDALL SIMON continues red hot swinging and went 5-4 with his 11th homer and is now hitting .380.
Monterrey Sultans scored 7 runs in one inning including a grand slam by ADAN AMEZCUA (1) to support SERGIO MORA (3-0) pitching to a win by 7-4 off Aguascalientes Railroadmen.FRANCISCO RIVERA (2-4) lost for Aguas, and BOBBY LARA hit his 5th of the season.
Oaxaca Warriors double win over Tabasco Olmecas by 6-5 and 6-1 allowed the to sweep their closest rival led by the hiiting of Dominican ANGEL PEÑA who went 4-2 diving 3 runs in the first game, and winner JOSE AVALOS (4-1) in relief, while Cuban OSVALDO FERNANDEZ (3-4); JUAN CAMILO (2) and EDUARDO ARREDODNDO (1) hit round trippers for Tabasco.
As for the second game, winner ELEAZAR MORA (1-0) went the distance allowing 8 hits and 1 run, while rookie JOAQUIN ELVITRA (0-1) lost for Olmecas.
ERICK KNOTT (5-1) led Parrotts to win 3-1 over Yucatan Lions and OSCAR RIVERA (1-3) and also take series home.JOSIAS MANZANILLO (4) came in rescue of Knott to pick up the save.
Veteran ,RICARDO SAENZ of Monclova went 4-3 with 3 scored runs, 6 ribbies including his 8th of the year to lead Steelers AND jason jacome (4-3) to a victory over San Luis by 16-5.For San Luis, NESTOR RENOVATO (2-1) from whom Colombian CARLOS VILLALOBOS connected his 9th of the year.
Laguna scored 4 runs in the 4th inning good enough to beat Mexico City Red Devils and RUDY GONZALEZ (5-3) by 5-4,and made reliever RAY PULIDO (1-0) a winner of this match, and BEN RIVERA the saver (7).
VICTOR BOJORQUEZ for Mexico City, smashed his 11th of the season, while for Laguna RAMON ESPINOSA had a 3 hits night.
FRANCISCO VALDEZ (3) and HECTOR HERNANDEZ (5) combo, drove in 10 runs with a grand slam form Valdez and a couple of homers by Hernandez,to lead Veracruz to a victory over Cancun, by 15-11, 8 of those runs scored in the top of the 9th to line up this victory.
Reliever, GUADALUPE PEREZ (1-1) won this game,while GERALDO BUENO (0-1) lost for Cancun.
OMAR RAMIREZ (13), and Yucatanians RAUL SANCHEZ (6) and LOU LUCCA (1) hit also homers in this game.
Surprisingly, veteran 1B GUILLERMO VELAZQUEZ who reached the majors with San Diego and Montreal with brief stints there , almost retired form baseball, is now the leegue leader in hitting, with .417 playing for Angelopolis Tigers.