With a grand slam by Jake Gatewood and a five-run rally in the third inning, the Tecolotes de los Dos Laredos defeated the Sultanes de Monterrey 13-3, thus taking the first game of the series corresponding to the Semifinal of the North Zone.
The Uni-Trade Stadium in Laredo, Texas witnessed a real feast by the locals who were surrounded by their audience that packed the building.
In the second episode, the first run of the match came thanks to a hit by Balbino Fuenmayor, who sent Luis Jiménez from first base to the register.
In that same roll, Gatewood took a sacrifice fly for ‘Balbineitor’ to reach home; while Alonzo Harris took advantage of a ‘pass ball’ to make it 3-0, momentarily.
However, the third inning was a true nightmare for the Sultanes de Monterrey, as Alonzo Harris hit an RBI single for Danry Vasquez to make the fourth run of the game and moments later, with a bases full, Jake Gatewood homered to score. practically sentencing the first duel with an 8-0.
As if that were not enough, the frontiers did not continue the damage by making four more runs in the fourth roll.
The Sultans were present on the board, first Roberto Valenzuela opened the fifth inning with a triple and was able to reach home safely with a single by Sebastián Elizalde. Unfortunately, the ninth of the Dos Laredos added another stripe in that same inning.
The ninth from Monterrey added two more runs with a double by Víctor Mendoza that boosted ‘Tito’ Valenzuela and ‘Tano’ Elizalde to the register to make it 13-3, definitive.
The winning pitcher was Brandon Brennan; while Nivaldo Rodríguez took the defeat.
The second game of the series will take place this Sunday, August 20 at 8:05 p.m. (7:05 p.m. Monterrey time) at Parque La Junta in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas. The starting pitchers are Radhamés Liz for the locals and Tyler Eppler for the Monterrey ninth.