MEXICAN PACIFIC LEAGUE
Algodoneros de Guasave 6, Tomateros de Culiacan 5 – Four singles and a 3-run homer gave Culiacan all their runs in the top of the 2nd inning. Guasave kept within striking distance with 2 runs on a single and two doubles in the 1st inning and a double, a single, and two errors in the bottom of the 2nd. Pitching ruled for the next 5 innings, until the bottom of the 8th, when 1B Yurendell de Caster led off with a single. He moved to second base on a walk, and was replaced by a pinch-runner. Both runners scored on an RBI double. SS Luis Cruz went 0-for-4 for Los Tomateros.
Sydney Blue Sox 6, Adelaide Bite 5 – Early on Friday morning, Jarryd Sullivan picked up his first win, when his Blue Sox broke a 5-5 tie with a walk-off win in the bottom of the 10th. A double opened the frame, and a throwing error on a sacrifice bunt allowed the runner to come around from second base to score the winning run. Sullivan entered the game for Sydney in the top of the 9th. He gave up a single, but erased the runner in a double play, then worked around another single in the 10th. The Bite had scored 2 runs in the 2nd on four singles, and 2 runs in the 6th on a throwing error, a double, and a single. A bases-loaded double play added another Bite run in the 7th. The Blue Sox scored their first run in the 3rd on a walk, a wild pitch, and two ground outs. They scored again on an RBI double in the 7th. Then they tied the score in the 8th with a double, a single, and a 2-run homer.
Blue Sox 6, Bite 2 – The Blue Sox came right back at the Bite in Saturday’s game. Sydney scored 2 runs on four singles in the bottom of the 1st, and the Bite tied it up with a walk and three singles in the 3rd inning. The Blue Sox began the bottom of the 5th with a walk and an RBI double, and after a strikeout, Jackson Lodge took the mound in relief for the Bite. But Lodge struggled, giving up a walk and an RBI single to the first two batters he faced. He got a ground out back to the mound, with the runners holding at second and third bases. Then a double drove in both runners to give the Blue Sox a 6-2 lead. Lodge was charged with 2 of those runs, but he was not charged with the loss.
Even though Quincy Latimore is no longer on the Bite’s active roster, he still holds the team lead in batting average (.343), RBI (22), and SLG (.598). His 5 home runs are tied for third on the team.