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12/04/2005 Archived Entry: "Mexican Pacific League News : Game Results"

By Carlos Fragoso

Navojoa 7 Obregon 6 Joakim Soria 0 -1 Jose Nuñez 2 -1
Hermosillo 8 Mochis 7 Miguel Rubio 2 - 0 Baudel Zambrano 1 -3
Guasave 10 Mexicali 8 Spike Lundberg 8 -1 Alex Carrasco 2 -3
Culiacan 4 Mazatlan 3 Derek Forbes 1 - 0 Walter Silva 3 -3

Mayos come from behind to beat Yaquis 7-6 , scoring 3 runs in th 9th through the third home run in the game by Jesse Gutierrez ( 7) , and made reliever Jose Nuñez the winner off also loser in relief Joakim Soria. Gutierrez went 5-4 with 5 ribbies in the game.
Yaquis were sailing on a very quiet waters when they were ambushed by Mayos, in which a crucial error by 2B Manuel Velez openned the door for the attack
Scott Chiasson completed the work for his 12th save of the year.
Doug DeVore (3), Geronimo Gil (5) and Albino Contreras (3) as pinch hitter went deep for Yaquis, while Doug Clark went 5 -3 including his 7th of the year for Mayos.

In Hermosillo Christian Quintero kept on streaking as Cañeros ,however they fallen down off Orange Grower 8 - 7 with winner in relief Miguel Rubio off Baudel Zambrano and supported in 3 ribbies triple by Jorge Luis Valle to take a lead they've never lost, in despite of a 9 th inning Cañeros threat when they scored 2 runs . Oscar Villarreal went 1 inning , allowing 3 hits and 2 runs to picked up his 2nd save.

The game turned dramatic in the Cañeros 9th when trailing 8-5 , Rontrez Johhson singled and then Quintero`s turn who was the 4-0 in the game and in a 2-2 count off Villarreal he singled to the left filed to keep on streaking , 34 games and counting.

Johnson (7) and Alex Ahumada (HMO) , his 2nd of the year went both deep in the game.

Spike Lundberg reached 8 victories to get consolidated as the top winner and led Cottoneers to defeat Mexicali 10 -8 off loser who worked 0.2 innings in relief , allowing the 2 tie breaking runs in favor of Guasave. Starter Jorge Flores failed again, working miserably through 4 inning , allowing 10 hits and 7 runs.

For their side , Cottoneers displayed and unmerciful 16 hits attack against Aguilas ,led byhome runs by Noe Muñoz (6) and Mario Valenzuela (13) who also drove 2 runs in as part of his 5 -4 game, along with Osvaldo Morejon who went 5-2 with 3 RBI`s.

Lundberg went 6 innings , scattering 8 hits and only 2 runs and he is now 2.19 ERA in the year and closer Dale Thayer picked his leading 13th save.

Ben Francisco (12) who continued red hot , homerd home the winning run in the 8th to lead Culiacan to beat Mazatlan 4-3 in a very close game.
Reliever Doug Forbes who previously was rocked by opponents, picked up his first win with Tomato Growers in relief work , who his countrymen Brian Corey (5) come in the 9th to zipped things up, and for Venados starter Walter Silva picked up the lost.

Culiacan scored thrice in the 3rd after Silvas`s WP and two from Ruben Riveras`s single , meanwhile Mazatlan struck twice in the 5th with a 2 RBI home run by Ray Sadler (1).
3B Edgar Gonzalez continued shouting loud for a chance to become a big leaguer , hitting 2 hits and raising his season BA up to .391 in 14 games played.
Trenidad Hubbard returned to Mazatlan after fixing some family issues and went 5 -1 in the game as a lead off hitter, a spot which Gonzalez was taking care of in his absence.


Vinny Castilla rocked Mexico City Olmeca League as special guest for the opening of 2005-2006 season, throwing the ceremonial first pitch, and signing hundreds of autographs to kids and family reunited for the occasion.
Castilla as usual a nice and easy guy, recalled his younger days playing in this fields as a little leaguer , while participating with his native Oaxaca into national championships.

Sergio Mitre , the Chicago Cubs hurler has joined Hermosillo to give them a bust for the second half of the season.

Lee Sigman to whom Yaquis announced as their new skipper, might not become the manager , simply because he is working full time with Mexican League and moreover he also does some scouting work Hermosillo, so again the Yaquis front office is not knowing what they doing, and I guess the owners must take a look to that situation and resolve it before Yaquis fans run out of patience for their incompetence.

One example of that is the Gonzalez brothers , Adrian and Edgar who were both offered to play with Yaquis , because of his dad`s root in this land, but Yaquis office through his “ Officer” went into a lot of justifications for not doing so, results are seen in the standing.
It is funny that his dad had some Obregon friends claiming him why his sons did not play for Yaquis, without konowing that the answer were in Yaquis front office.

Alfredo Amezaga is well conscious of the opportunity to become a regular SS with Florida once that Luis Castillo was traded to Minnesota or at least to become their utility player, a role that Juan Castro has developed well enough in his major league career-

In speaking of that, Castro is still hitless with Cañeros in 3 games.

One has to write up the names of pitchers Juan Pablo Menchaca and Francisco Gil Peña because both Baseball Academy graduates, look as the most promising prospects to MLB , with fastball ranging in the early 90`s still as a teen agers.

The Adan Amezcua- Alfredo Aceves confrontation comes to an end yesterday , when the earlier accepted Alfredo`s apologizes about the fight they went into.

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