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12/19/2005 Archived Entry: "Mex Pac Baseball News : Games Report"

By Carlos Fragoso

Obregón 4 Mazatlan 3 Joakim Soria 4 – 3 Hugo Castellanos 0 - 2
Navojoa 7 Culiacan 0 Hansel Izquierdo 4 -5 Jesus Guzman 4 -5
Hermosillo 1 Mexicali 0 Azael Alvarez 4-4 Fernando Valenzuela 3 -2
Hermosillo 6 Mexicali 1 Salvador Garibay 4 -0 Alex Armenta 3 -2
Guasave 6 Mochis 5 Ignacio Flores 3 -1 Francisco Rodríguez 7 -4
Mochis 3 Guasave 0 Salvador Robles 3 -1 Luis Navarro 0-1


Yaquis ambushed Deer and now the`ve hunted up in the top of the ninth when Luis Arredondo singled home the winning run to beat them 4-3, a goal that they tried the day before but come short to win.
Reliever Joakim Soria won and also reliever Hugo Castellanos lost in a game where Doug DeVore who is turning into the Yaquis big cannon smashed his 6th home run of the year driving 2 runs in, to take over the power spot that Ryan Spilborgh left.
Hrealded rookie, Jesus Aurelio Rodriguez started for Obregon, went 5 innings allowing 2 miserable hits and fanning 5 Venados, but relievers did not a good job and Mazatlan tied the game hwen scoring 3 runs in the boottomo of the 8th, after setting a league record by hitting THREE CONSECUTIVE TRIPLES , by Ray Sadler , Miguel Flores ( got 2 in the game ) and Adrian Gonzalez .
Chris Coste in the 4th, started a triple play off Venados.


Mayos completed the sweep to Culiacan , shutting them out 7-0 with Hnasel Izquierdo on the mound off loser Jesus Guzman and counting with the hitting support from Luis Cruz , Abel Martinez and a 3runs home run by Fernando Rios.
Jesse Gutierrez whacked his 12th of the year for them as well., and Doug Clark kept swinging a good bat by going 3-4.


Naranjeros complicated Mexicali chances to make it ot the play offs, beating them twice, first Azael Alvarez outdueled Fernando Valenzuela and won 1-0, as in the second game Cubs pitcher, Sergio Mitre and Salvador Garibay repeated a good performance to also beat them up by 6-1.
Hector Hurtado in as many games drove the GWRBI with a single, and for the second game , Joe Vitiello homered for his first of the year to help up Naranjeros to win


Guasave and Mochis split wins yesterday winning Cottoneers first 6-5 , the Mochis beat them up 3-0.
In the first Guasave outhomered Mochis with Mario Valenzueela smashing his 15th , however Mochis cannons hit 3, with Victor Bojorquez ( 8 ) , Rontrez Johnson ( 9) and Calvin Pickering his 14th,

For the second game, Ignacio Flores beat Luiss Navarro , and Mario Santana hit his 2nd of the year.

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Navojoa 16 8 .667 ---
Los Mochis 15 9 .625 1.0
Mazatlán 14 10 .583 2.0
Hermosillo 12 12 .500 4.0
Guasave 12 12 .500 4.0
Obregón 10 14 .471 6.0
Culiacán 10 14 .471 6.0


Mex Pac deadline for teams to reduce their foreigners list to 6 instead of current 7 ended last Friday, so teams has now the followings:

MEXICALI: released Charles “Bubba” Smith; and kept George Arias, Joey Gomes, Jonny Gomes, Jarrod Patterson, Dave Manning and Kevin Tolar
HERMOSILLO: Released a Mat Padgett , signed Joey Vitiello and Todd Linden, and kept Jon Nunnally, Chris Prieto, James Rushford and Andy Shibilo.
OBREGÓN: Mark Difelice left the team complaining of sore arm, and kept Chris Coste, Doug Devore, Chris Latham, Lee Gronkiewicz, Michael Tejera and Ariel Prieto.
NAVOJOA: Kept all of their base imported players who has been a success: Doug Clark, Aaron Holbert, Norris Hopper, Hansel Izquierdo, Jesse Gutierrez and Scott Chiasson .
MOCHIS: Kept Rontrez Jonson, Calvin Pickering, Steve Bourgeois, Nick Mattioni, Derrin Ebert and Evan Fharner.
GUASAVE: Released Rajai Davis and kept Kevin Barker, Dave Doster, Armando Ríos, Demond Smith, Spike Lundberg and Dale Thayer.
CULIACAN: Deactivated Nate Bland and kept Ben Francisco, Randall Simon, Ruben Rivera, Jorge Cantú, Derek Forbes y Brian Corey. Not sure who was the latest release, since Chad Ehrnsberger made his debut last night.
MAZATLÁN: Deactivated Edgar González temporarily because he is in the DL today with a sored shoulder and kept his brother Adrián, Trent Hubbard, Ray Sadler, Pedro Castellano, Mark Worrell and Jake Brooks. Maybe they already released someone else, because last night Pirates prospect Brad Eldred made his debut

An interesting baseball Picture was seen nationwide last Friday when Culiacán played Mayos , when Alfredo Aceves pitching for Tomateros faced his brother Jonathan , a Mayos Catcher and Adan Amezcua receiving, as you may remembered the 3 were involved in a dogout clear brawl last month, that found Culiacan suspending Alfredo, who returned to activity after he gave his teammates the respective apologies.

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