Campeche beats Leones 6-3; Yucatan will seek revenge tonight

Francisco Campos won his 199th victory in the Mexican Baseball League, pitching in good form for six innings to guide the Campeche Piratas 6-3 success over the Yucatan Leones.
Francisco Campos won his 199th victory in the Mexican Baseball League, pitching in good form for six innings to guide the Campeche Piratas 6-3 success over the Yucatan Leones. Photo: Leones

Merida, Yucatan — Campeche’s right-hander Francisco Campos won his 199th victory in the Mexican Baseball League, pitching in good form for six innings to guide the Piratas’ 6-3 success over the Yucatan Leones in a riveting game Saturday at Parque Kukulcán Alamo.

Campeche took the lead in the first inning when it crossed the plate for three runs, including a single by Fernando Perez that scored Jay Austin.

The Leones cut into the deficit in the second inning when Walter Ibarra hit an RBI single, driving in Leo Heras.

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The Piratas later added a run in the third and two in the fifth. In the third, Henry Alejandro Rodriguez hit an RBI single, while Perez hit an RBI triple and then scored on a single by Rodriguez in the fifth.

Heras singled three times, scoring two runs for the Leones.

The decisive battle of the Peninsular Classic will be this today (Sunday) at 5:45 pm. Tickets range from 25 to 250 pesos with children under 1.2 meters tall admitted for free.

Manuel Flores (3-2, 6.19 ERA) will pitch for the buccaneers, while for the Leones, the sensational Cesar Valdez (8-0, 2.83 ERA) will seek to extend his undefeated pace.

Sources: Associated Press, Leones

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