Campeche comes from behind, snatches Peninsular series from Yucatan

The Leones close out the Peninsular Classic series with a loss to Campeche. Photo: Leones
The Leones close out the Peninsular Classic series with a loss to Campeche. Photo: Leones

Merida, Yucatan — A two-run homer in the ninth inning lifted the Piratas de Campeche to a 3-2 win over Peninsular rivals, the Leones de Yucatan, on Sunday.

The home run by Jay Austin, part of a three-run inning, tied the game 2-2 before Fernando Perez hit a sacrifice fly later in the inning.

Yucatan went up by two after Luis Juarez and Hector Hernandez hit RBI singles in the first and second innings.

Leones star pitcher Cesar Valdez struck out nine in eight innings without a decision.

Francisco Haro (3-2) got the win with a scoreless inning in relief while Josh Lueke (1-2) took the loss.

Today (Monday) Yucatan goes back on the road to play Tabasco.

CLUB
1 2 3
4 5 6
7 8 9
R H E
CAM
0 0 0
0 0 0
0 0 3
3 7 0
YUC
1 1 0
0 0 0
0 0 0
2 8 0

WP: Haro (3-2)

LP: Lueke (1-2)

SV: Mejía (3)

HR: Austin (11) for CAM

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