Saturday, 08 August 2015 09:13

Acereros de Monclova 7, Rieleros de Aguascalientes 3

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A three-run home run by LF Jose Ruiz in the top of the sixth inning provided the winning run for the Acereros (Steelers).

The game was tied 1-1 going into the sixth. CF Eliezer Ortiz opened the scoring with a home run in the bottom of the third for the Rieleros (Railroaders), and 3B Olmo Rosario hit a long home run over the center field fence. Rieleros starter RHP Fredy Quintero was replaced by LHP Jose Sanchez after Quintero walked Rosario to start the sixth inning. Sanchez only faced two batters. He walked the first one, DH Brett Harper. (He was obviously having control problems.) The second batter he faced was Ruiz, and the result was the home run.

Ruiz' home run seemed to wake up the Rieleros offensively. DH Saul Soto led off the bottom of the sixth with a double. The next batter, 3B Danny Richar, drew a walk, and Soto and Richar moved to third and second on a wild pitch by Acereros starter RHP Jose Oyervidez. The next batter, C Carlos Rodriguez, hit a fly ball that was very close to being a three-run home run, but was a sacrifice fly instead. Richar moved to third. The next batter hit a popup that wasn't deep enough for Richar to come home, and he was stranded on third when a ground out ended the inning.










 The Rieleros got only one hit the rest of the way, a leadoff home run in the bottom of the ninth by Rodriguez. Acereros reliever RHP Juan Ramon Noriega, who didn't record an out the previous night, pitched a perfect seventh inning. LHP Angel Adrian Ramierez, who is 5' 6” and weighs 185 pounds, pitched a perfect eighth inning. The Acereros added a run in the seventh on an RBI single by Rosario, then put the game on ice with a two-run home run by 1B Jose Amador in the eighth.

Oyervidez got the win. He went 5 2/3 innings, allowed two runs on seven hits, struck out six, and walked two. Quintero got the loss, was charged with two runs on only four hits, struck out one, and walked three. Rosario was 4-for-4 for the game.

A woman in the right field bleachers was hit on the forehead by a foul ball in the fourth inning.

Attendance: 3,128.

Box score Play-by-play

Oyervidez is from McAllen, TX. He was in the Astros organization 2002-08. Rosario is a Dominican Republican, was in the Rays organization in 2002, the Padres organization 2005-06, the Mariners organization in 2007, and the Giants organization in 2008. Quintero was in the Dodgers organization 2008-09.








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Bob Broughton started going to British Columbia home games in 2001, and was favorably impressed with the caliber of play. This led to annual trips to the NAIA Baseball National Championship in Lewiston, ID, a nine-hour drive from Vancouver. He retired in Guanajuato, Mexico in 2012.


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