The Mexican Pacific League playoffs began yesterday. This league uses a playoff format like we’re used to seeing in the US leagues. The top 6 teams are in the playoffs, with #1 Culiacan playing the #6 Navojoa, #2 Mexicali vs. #5 Mochis, and #3 Obregon vs. #4 Hermosillo in the best-of-7 first round. Los Venados de Mazatlan, with Pirates’ Rogelio Noris, finished in last place and are eliminated, along with Los Caneros de Los Mochis. There is some shifting around of rosters – former Pirate OF Corey Wimberly has jumped from the Venezuelan League to Los Yaquis de Obregon for the playoffs. He had one hit in Obregon’s 3-0 win over Guasave on Sunday. Tonights’ games are still in progress.
The Dominican League continues their round-robin style playoff series.
Leones del Escogido 8, Aguilas Cibaenas 3
Los Aguilas posted 14 hits, only one fewer than Los Leones, but Los Aguilas were not able to push runs across. Los Leones scored 3 runs in the 4th, and one runs in five other innings