Tijuana, Baja California (TorosDeTijuana.com-Armando Esquivel).- Félix Pérez homered to unlock the game in the sixth inning and the Toros de Tijuana headed for a 7-4 victory over Tecolotes de los Dos Laredos in a duel of seven tickets that brought together more than eight thousand people in the friendly confines of Chevron Stadium.
The Cuban disappeared the ball throughout the center field and the current champion improved his record to 7-3 to catch up with his rivals in turn in the first position of the North Zone in the nascent 2022 season of the Mexican Baseball League (LMB) .
The board was in motion from the dawn of the match with Balbino Fuenmayor offloading a home run in the top of the first inning. The Venezuelan took Enrique Osorio ahead, who had been on base with a passport.
The champion responded quickly and with a chapter in the books they already won 3-2 thanks to Junior Lake’s RBI single that propelled Isaac Rodríguez to the register and with two outs, Agustín Murillo appeared to break the diamond and drive in Nick Williams and Junior Lake.
It was the first hit of “Guty” at the Chevron stadium with the Toros de Tijuana jacket and he made it count.
The visit put the game “tables” in the third act when Rudy Flores gave the center-back unstoppable and with the hit Kennys Vargas went down to the register with 3-3 in the electronics.
The difference was scored in the bottom of the sixth inning with Félix Pérez’s shot across the center field and it was his seventh shot of the season, a high figure in the LMB.
There was still more damage to be done with Toros de Tijuana loading the bases and ringing a “horse” when Nathan Antone’s relief fell apart by granting a walk to José Guadalupe Chávez and then Isaac Rodríguez appeared to push another two with a single to center field.
The visit fought until the last out with Balbino Fuenmayor driving in Enrique Osorio for the final count at 7-4.
ON THE MOUNTAIN
Tyler Alexander started the game for Toros de Tijuana and stayed the first four innings for a card of three runs, seven hits, four strikeouts and two walks.
In his relief, the left-hander Oliver Pérez worked with a ring in the fifth round, the winner Sam Dyson did the same in the sixth round and Fernando Rodney released his arm in the seventh round without a rescue option.
For those led by Mike Weidemayer, he started at the Junior Guerra hill and covered five innings and two batters. He took the loss by accepting five runs, three of them earned, six hits, four shots and three transfers.
He was followed by Nathan Antone for another couple of touchdowns in a third of the episode and veteran Heriberto Ruelas finished.
SECOND OF THE SERIES
Toros de Tijuana and Tecolotes de los Dos Laredos have their second appointment scheduled for tomorrow at 7:35 p.m. at Chevron Stadium, in a seven-inning duel.
Manny Barreda (0-0; 9.82) for the defending champions and José Flores (0-0; 2.86) for the binationals, will be in charge of passing the ball.
TEAM 123 456 7 C H E
Two Laredos 200,000 1 4 9 1
Tijuana 300 004 x 7 8 0
Pitcher ganador: Sam Dyson (1-0)
Pitcher defeated: Junior Guerra (1-1)
Home runs: (LAR) Balbino Fuenmayor (3)
(TIJ) Felix Perez (7)
Assistance: 8 thousand 754 fans
duration: 2 hours and 37 minutes
Ampayers: Jair Fernández (H), Hilario López (1B), Conrado Valenzuela (2B) and Obier Leyva (3B)