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11/24/2005 Archived Entry: "Mexican Pacific League News : Results"
By Carlos Fragoso
Mazatlán 3 Obregon 2 Abraham Elvira 1 - 0 Carlos Elizalde 2 -1
Mexicali 8 Guasave 6 Humberto Cardenas 2 – 3 Luis Carlos Rivera 2 - 4
Mochis 10 Navojoa 6 Baudel Zambrano 2 – 2 Vinicio Gonzalez 4 - 3
Culiacán 4 Hermosillo 1 Mauricio Tequida 2 – 0 Jonathan Castellanos 3 - 3
Venezuelan Pedro Castellano won the game for Venados at game`s sunshine with a 3runs last off loser Carlos Elizalde to support winner Abraham Elvira and Venados to get their fifth game in a row.
In that first inning , Heber Gomez walked followed by a single by Adrian Gonzalez and Castellano`s round tripper.
Marc Worrel picked his 2nd save of the year.
Howie Clark homered twice , his 6 and 7 of the season , drove 4 runs in support to winner Humberto Cardenas to lead Mexicali beat Guasave 8-6 off loser Luis Carlos River , who kept on struggling.
Guasave scored 3 runs in the opener off Cardenas to challenge his pitching , when Noe Muñoz found 2 men on and hit his 4th home run of the year, however Mexicali tied in the in th 3rd inning after Bubba Smith`s single who drove Derrick White home, and Emmanuel Valdez single brought Jonny Gomez in , who made his debut and Howie Clark home.
In the 5th, again Howie Clark`s 3 run homer put the game in the fridge for Mexicali, big league closer David Cortez saved his 3rd of the year.
Cañeros scored 7 times in the bottom of th 4th to beat Mayos 10 – 6 in a coming of behind win off losing pitcher Vinicio Gonzalez , in which Carlos Orrantia`s grand slam resumed all that in favor of Los Mochis.
Christian Quintero kept in chase of the league`s record of most games hitting safely, reaching 25 after he singled in the very first inning.
In Culiacan , local team Tomateros scored thrice in the bottom of the first through Adan Muñoz 3 runs homer to beat Hermosillo Naranejros 4 -1, from who 3B Jose Luis Valle (5) who is having his best winter season, homered for their only run.
Mauricio Tequida , regularly a setter , was sent to start by Manager Paquin Estrada, in a attempt to find the way to win more games, since all his starting pitching are struggling and delivered, off losing pitcher Jonathan Castellanos.
Brian Corey come in the 9th to get his 3rd save of the season.
Mex Pac Notes:
Jorge Luis Valle an average player for most of his 11 season I this league is now a real unknown soldier, since he is batting an amazing .347 but not having the minimum AB to be in the top ten hitters.
He realizes that being changed to Saltillo in the summer help regained his confidence .
Jonny Gomes, the Tampa Bay wonder , finally made his long waited debut with Mexicali, where he excelled last winter all the way through the Caribbean Series and put him in the window case to earned a chance to make it to the big leagues in 2005, and made it.
Vinny Castilla will be visiting Mexico City to throw inauguration first pitch in Olmeca Little League.
Mexican Sports Offcials blamed the MexPac with the poor result of Mexcian Team in the Pre Olympic Qualification Series held last week in Phoenix, AZ and now they in the middle of verbal confrontation with them.
They claimed that, Mex Pac was not too cooperative with Baseball Federation to allow best players to participate.
In another issues, for the upcoming Caribbean Series which, Venezuela will host next February, Mexico`s participation is in jeopardy, since this country regulations states that, beer & cigarettes ads in uniforms are forbidden, so if no agreement is reached from advertising and teams, there wont`be Mexican team on that tournament.