ZAPOPAN, Jalisco – With Christian Villanueva’s sacrifice fly in the twelfth inning, Charros de Jalisco defeated Los Águilas de Mexicali by a tight score of 10 runs against 9, in the first game of the 2021-2022 Playoffs series of the Mexican League from Pacific.
The Feathered ones took initiative at dawn of the encounter; Aneury Tavárez opened the run with a single, followed by a sacrifice bunt by Daniel Castro and a wild pitch by Javier Solano that sent the Dominican to third base, so in the following turn, Joey Terdoslavich sent Tavárez to the register with a producer roll for the 1-0.
Mexicali returned to the attack in the third act; Joey Terdoslavich produced again by connecting a solitary tablazo (1) throughout the right central field, which set a score of 2 runs for 0.
Jalisco returned to the meeting in the fourth roll with a 3-race rally, with the cops of Christian Villanueva (1), Japhet Amador (1) and Agustín Murillo (1), who connected solo homers, for the 3-2 comeback.
The fifth leaned towards the local ninth, where Charros placed men in the corners, a situation that Christian Villanueva took advantage of to produce with a sacrifice fly in the spikes of José Aguilar, who brought the 4-2.
Charros generated offense in the sixth; with a triple producer by Amadeo Zazueta, who led Agustín Murillo to the plate, followed by an unstoppable producer by Santiago Chávez who allowed Zazueta to score for 6-2.
In the “lucky seven” the Jalisco people moved further away in the cartons; Japhet Amador hit a RBI extra base that sent Christian Villanueva to the rubber for the 7-2 run.
The Eagles cut distance in the eighth; Aneury Tavárez doubled down the left, grounded Dany Castro’s pitcher who moved Tavárez to third, to again score with a grounded producer Joey Terdoslavich, who put the score of 7 runs against 3.
In the ninth roll, Los Caballeros Águilas fell on the pitching of Jalisco, managing to tie the match with a 4-run cluster; With 2 runners on base, Luis Jiménez hit an RBI extra base, Aneury Tavárez dipped a double to push Jiménez to the register and later, Dany Castro with an in-box grounder brought the equalizer at 7 that sent the duel into extra innings.
During the 10th inning, where the cachanilla offense took control of the game; the attack voice was given by Reynaldo Rodríguez, Yeison Asencio and Leo Heras with hits, where “El Niño de Tecate” broke the tie by sending Rodríguez to the promised land. The ninth line came with a fielder’s choice play by Luis Jiménez, where Asencio scored with a great sweep at home for 9-7.
However, Charro put drama in the same episode to stay alive; Sergio Pérez with a producer double and Manny Rodríguez with a roll through the anteroom, which allowed Missael Rivera to put the tie at 9.
It was in the twelfth, where Jalisco sentenced the meeting definitively, Missael Rivera connected extrabase through the center, a touch of the ball by Fernando Flores who reached the initial with the sin of Édgar Gómez. With bases loaded, Christian Villanueva hit a sacrifice fly that sent the winning run at Rivera’s Los Fierros, for the final 10-9.
Left-hander Miguel Peña went without a decision, working 5 full innings, with 9 hits, 4 earned runs, 1 walk, 0 strikeouts and 3 home runs; Ernesto Zaragoza, Mario Jiménez, Isaac Jiménez, Rodolfo Aguilar, Daniel Flores, Jesús Cruz, Jake Sánchez and Édgar Gómez (0-1) with the defeat continued.
For his part, Javier Solano will not be on the record, with work of 6 episodes, allowed 4 hits, 2 runs (earned), 2 walks, 4 strikeouts and 1 homerun; relievers Alexandro Tovalín, Alemao Hernández, David Richardson, Roberto Osuna, Manuel Flores, Alex Delgado and Jaime Lugo (1-0) followed, who was credited with the victory.
For the second game of this exciting series, Los Águilas will send David Reyes (0-0, 0.00) to the mound, who will face pitcher Brennan Bernardino (0-0, 0.00), in a compromise agreed upon starting at 3:00 p.m. late (Baja California time).