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01/16/2006 Archived Entry: "Mex Pac League News : Semis Game Results"
By Carlos Fragoso
Navojoa 4 Mazatlan 2 Hansel Izquierdo 1 - 1 Francisco Campos 0 -1
Hermosillo 5 Guasave 1 Ken Ray 1 - 0 Luis Carlos Rivera 0-1
Jesse Gutierrez drove 3 runs with a pair of singles to lead Mayos and winner Hansel Izquierdo to beat Mazatlan and Francisco Campos by 4-2, and thus tying series up to 2 games a piece.
Izquierdo who fanned 6 Venados worked 5.2 innings allowing 6 hits including a solo home run by Roberto Saucedo (3) who continued swinging a good bat
Isauro Pineda a Mazatlan native and closer Scott Chiasson completed the distance, being Scott`s 5 th save of the post season
Campos who kept on struggling , has not have a victory since late novemeber , worked 6 innings allowing 4 runs, and relievers Jose Cobos , Leo Muñoz and Sixto Baez also worked on the mound for Venados
Tonight Walter Silva for Venados and Humberto Montemayor will be on the mound for he 5 th game
In Hermosillo, catcher Iker Franco went 3 out of 4 AB , doubled twice and drove 3 runs to lead his team to beat Guasave 5 – 1 and to also tie series up to 2 games each one.
Winner Ken Ray worked through 5.2 innings allowing 4 hits and fanning 6 Cottoneers to pick up the win, while Luis Carlos Rivera lost the game working through 4.1 allowing 7 hits, 5 runs . 5 K’s and walking 6
Naranjeros rallied 4 runs in the 4th where a bases loaded double by Franco brought 3 runs in, taking advantage of Rivera`s out of command and singles by Vitiello and Garcia, plus a sacrifice fly by Jose Sandoval to make it 4-1
Jorge Luis Valle also had 3hits from the 11 that Naranjeros collected in the game of Guasave pitching versus 4 hit by Guasave
Jorge de la Rosa worked 2 innings in relief, allowing no hits and no runs and fanning 3
Tonight for the 5th game Hermosillo announced Edgar Gonzalez as their starter, meanwhile Cottoneers skipper Che Reyes did not defined his pitcher