The predictions came true: lots of rain, lots of races and a win. Mariachis of Guadalajara He did not disappoint and asserted his leadership status by beating Algodoneros de Unión Laguna 13-4 in the first game of the series at the start of the playoffs of the Mexican Baseball League.
Johnny Davis was 3-2 with three runs, while Adrián González produced two runs with a home run on the first roll; Anthony Vasquez scored the win by pitching six innings of eight hits, four runs, one walk and three strikeouts to opponents; the defeat was suffered by Leuris Gómez who in just one and two-thirds inning was punished with four hits and seven runs.
As soon as the game started, the Rivera drove in three runs for Torreón; Francisco and Missael hit Vásquez who soon found support for his offense.
Luis Sardiñas sent Jonnhy Davis to the register for the Guadalajara’s first touchdown and Adrián González equalized the score with a two-run homer. Then, Leo Heras, the league batting champion, produced at the feet of Niko Vasquez to turn the score 4-3.
The attack of those led by Benjamin Gil did not stop. On the second roll, Davis, who went 3-3 in the game, produced the fifth run and then stole second base and Carlos Mendivil scored it 6-3 on a sacrifice fly from Sardiñas. Osmer Morales, who came in relief, did not want to face Adrián and gave him the base, and later gave him another to Vasquez, Davis stole the third and with a hit by Jesse Castillo the American scored the 7-3. The episode closed with a single grounder by Heras to first base, who made a mistake and allowed two more runs to make it 9-3.
Omar Malavé’s ninth could only hurt again in the third inning with Francisco Rivera, who produced the fourth touchdown.
The score was defined on the fifth roll. Heras and Ibarra began the attack that was effective an unstoppable by Amaral to reach 10 runs and Davis drove Amaral to the 11. The errors took their toll on the visitors, González connected a ball to the pitcher, who could not contain and threw badly to the first base, for which one more fell on Davis’ feet; finally, Jesse produced the 13-4 to sentence the game.
Jason Gurka, Mark Serrano and Jesse Estrada entered the relief in the last three innings without a problem to tie the victory.
For the second of the series this Sunday, Rafael Pineda will take the mound for Mariachis, while John Anderson will be the starter for Unión Laguna.