They received a "shut out"  November 21  2002

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Los Mochis Cañeros broke a four on the road defeats thanks to an excellent pitching by Alonso Beltran and three other pitchers, whose combined their strength to leave Hermosillo Naranjeros in three hits and defeating them 2-0. 

This defeat damaged Naranjeros aspirations to climb up to first place in the standing, although needed Eagles to be defeated. Now they will have to struggle to keep the seven points of second place.

It was the second shut out that Hermosillo allows in the season, the first at home, after they suffered one against Navojoa Mayos last October 18, when Octavio Alvarez, Isauro Pineda and Julio Valerio pitched for four hits

It was until sixth inning when Alonso Beltran (1-0) allowed the first hit and lost his no hitter, Trenidad Hubbard hit a double by center field covering center fielder Victor Bojorquez.

In seventh ining was attacked again and was about to loose zeros, after he dominated Dave Doster, grounded out to third base, grant Grabowski a walk and Humberto Cota singled, but was out in second base trying to extend his hit.

Beltran pitched six innings and two thirds, for two hits, three walks and struck out one. Mauro Nieblas followed him with a third; Edgar Lizarraga two-thirds another hit and Carlos Chavez (2) with one inning and one out, to obtain the save.

For the first time in the season, a Naranjeros pitcher stayed all the route, Gil Heredia (2-1), he maintained nine innings where he accepted six hits, no walks and struck eight out, but he did not have concentration two times earning two runs.  

After retiring four in a row, Manuel Cazarin hit a ball, sending it behind left field fence for a solo homer. In seventh inning was Victor Bojorquez, who also hit a homer, scored run two. The first home run for both.

For Cañeros only four men reached bases, Pedro Mere with hit in first inning and double in second. In the same inning Jesus Arredondo hit a single and Bojorquez double in fifth, moreover the homers.

Today the curtain will fall for first round in Mex – Pac. Steve Randolph (3-1) will try to give Hermosillo seven points, almost there, while for Los Mochis David Dominguez (2-0) will start. The game will begin at 19:30 hours, Sonora Time.


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