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May, 2017

Guasave wins Pony Mexico Zone championship on walk-off homer



Recap:

Seventeen Pony 14U teams from all over Mexico recently came together to battle it out on the baseball field in the city of Juarez, Chihuahua to determine the Zone’s national champion. After eight days of competitive play, one team stood victoriously thanks to the heroics of one batter in the bottom of the seventh inning. 

The Bobcats of Guasave began their quest toward their second Pony Mexico Zone championship in the last six years with a 6-1 loss to Villahermosa. The loss woke the Bobcats up, as they went on to win their next four pool play games against Minatitlan (5-0), Sonora (14-1), Maya (3-1) and Tijuana (6-5), respectively.

Finishing pool play in second place in the division behind Villahermosa, Guasave opened Thursday’s knockout round with a convincing 15-2 victory over Culiacan. In the semifinals, Guasave upended Muralla 7-3, after Muralla had only allowed seven runs in five games.

In the Championship Game, the Bobcats met up with a familiar foe, Villahermosa, who, like Guasave, was coming off an impressive knockout round 14-0 victory over Unison before winning a close one versus Tijuana 7-4.

The game was truly a pitcher’s duel, as both teams were scoreless heading into the bottom of the seventh inning. But with nobody on base, pitcher Vidal Sotelo Rivera crushed a homerun to deep left centerfield to give Guasave the win 1-0. Sotelo was named the tournament’s Batting Champion, after posting a .667 batting average and a 1.467 slugging percentage.

Watch the video of Sotelo’s home run and highlights from the Championship Game below:


As the champions and representatives from PONY’s Mexico Zone, Guasave has received an automatic bid to the 2017 DICK’S Sporting Goods Pony League World Series, August 11-16, in Washington, Pennsylvania. Guasave’s first and only appearance in the Pony League World Series was in 2012.

Scores:

Saturday, April 15, 2017

LIGA VILLAHERMOSA

6

VS

1

LIGA LINCES

LIGA MAYA

3

VS

19

LIGA TIJUANA MPAL.

LIGA SONORA

2

VS

15

LIGA MINATITLAN

LIGA GREGORIO R.

8

VS

2

LIGA JOSE I. RAMOS

LIGA LA SALLE

7

VS

0

LIGA CENTAUROS

LIGA UNISON

6

VS

5

LIGA UNIDA

LIGA TALENTOS

0

VS

11

LIGA MURALLA

LIGA CULIACAN A.C.

13

VS

0

LIGA SINALOA

 Sunday, April 16, 2017

LIGA TIJUANA MPAL

7

VS

0

LIGA SONORA

LIGA MINATITLAN

0

VS

5

LIGA LINCES

LIGA MAYA

3

VS

5

LIGA VILLAHERMOSA

LIGA CENTAUROS

0

VS

7

LIGA UNISON

LIGA UNIDA

16

VS

2

LIGA JOSE I. RAMOS

LIGA LA SALLE

7

VS

12

LIGA GREGORIO R.

LIGA SINALOA

3

VS

16

LIGA TARAHUMARA

LIGA CULIACAN A.C.

9

VS

5

LIGA TALENTOS

Monday, April 17, 2017

LIGA MAYA

9

VS

12

LIGA MINATITLAN

LIGA LINCES

14

VS

1

LIGA SONORA

LIGA TIJUANA MPAL.

3

VS

8

LIGA VILLAHERMOSA

LIGA LA SALLE

9

VS

3

LIGA UNIDA

LIGA JOSE I. RAMOS

1

VS

7

LIGA UNISON

LIGA CENTAUROS

0

VS

7

LIGA GREGORIO R.

LIGA MURALLA

5

VS

0

LIGA TARAHUMARA

LIGA SINALOA

5

VS

1

LIGA TALENTOS

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

LIGA LINCES

3

VS

1

LIGA MAYA

LIGA MINATITLAN

4

VS

6

LIGA TIJUANA MPAL.

LIGA SONORA

1

VS

17

LIGA VILLAHERMOSA

LIGA JOSE I. RAMOS

3

VS

2

LIGA LA SALLE

LIGA UNIDA

7

VS

0

LIGA CENTAUROS

LIGA UNISON

8

VS

11

LIGA GREGORIO R.

LIGA MURALLA

7

VS

0

LIGA CULIACAN A.C.

LIGA TARAHUMARA

12

VS

8

LIGA TALENTOS

 Wednesday, April 19, 2017

LIGA TIJUANA MPAL

5

VS

6

LIGA LINCES

LIGA SONORA

5

VS

20

LIGA MAYA

LIGA VILLAHERMOSA

12

VS

0

LIGA MINATITLAN

LIGA CENTAUROS

0

VS

7

LIGA JOSE I. RAMOS

LIGA UNISON

3

VS

5

LIGA LA SALLE

LIGA GREGORIO R.

3

VS

1

LIGA UNIDA

LIGA SINALOA

2

VS

3

LIGA MURALLA

LIGA TARAHUMARA

3

VS

4

LIGA CULIACAN A.C.

Standings following pool play:

VILLAHERMOSA Group

Teams

G

W

L

RS

RA

1.-

LIGA VILLAHERMOSA

4

4

0

36

7


2.-

LIGA LINCES

5

4

1

29

13


3.-

LIGA TIJUANA MUNICIPAL

5

3

2

40

21

19

4.-

LIGA MINATITLAN

4

2

2

31

22


5.-

LIGA SONORA

5

1

4

4

53


6.-

LIGA MAYA

5

0

5

16

39



TALENTOS Group

Teams

G

W

L

RS

RA

1.-

LIGA MURALLA

4

4

0

26

2


2.-

LIGA CULIACAN

4

3

1

26

15


3.-

LIGA TARAHUMARA

4

2

2

31

20


4.-

LIGA SINALOA MUNICIPAL

4

1

3

10

33


5.-

LIGA TALENTOS

4

0

4

14

33



GREGORIO RENTERIA Group

Teams

G

W

L

RS

RA

1.-

LIGA GREGORIO RENTERIA

4

4

0

38

17


2.-

LIGA LA SALLE

5

3

2

30

21


3.-

LIGA UNISON

5

3

2

31

22

9

4.-

LIGA SALTILLO

4

2

2

31

17


5.-

LIGA JOSE ISABEL RAMOS

5

2

3

15

33


6.-

LIGA CENTAUROS

5

0

5

0

35


Knockout Stage:

Thursday, April 20, 2017

LIGA VILLAHERMOSA

14

VS

0

LIGA UNISON

LIGA GREGORIO R.

2

VS

6

LIGA TIJUANA MPAL.

LIGA MURALLA

6

VS

5

LIGA LA SALLE

LIGA LINCES

15

VS

2

LIGA CULIACAN A.C.

Semifinal:

Friday, April 21, 2017

LIGA VILLAHERMOSA

7

VS

4

LIGA TIJUANA MPAL.

LIGA MURALLA

3

VS

7

LIGA LINCES

Final:

Saturday, April 22, 2017

FINAL

LIGA VILLAHERMOSA

0

VS

1

LIGA LINCES

3ER LUGAR

LIGA MURALLA

3

VS

2

LIGA TIJUANA MPAL.

Final Standings:

  1. Linces Guasave
  2. Villahermosa
  3. Tijuana
  4. Muralla

Individual Award Winners:

Batting Champion

Name                                                Team                                     Batting Average            Slugging Percentage 

VIDAL SOTELO RIVERA                  LINCES DE GUASAVE         .667                                1.467

Most Home Runs

JOSUE EMMANUEL GOMEZ FLORES   VILLAHERMOSA   4

Most RBI

JOSUE EMMANUEL GOMEZ FLORES   VILLAHERMOSA   9

Best Pitching Record

 
JOSEP YAHIR PEINADO RODRIGUEZ   MURALLA   2-0

ERA Award Winner

JOSEP YAHIR PEINADO RODRIGUEZ   MURALLA   ERA. 0.00

Sportsmanship Award Winner

ANGEL MEDINA MARQUEZ   TIJUANA MUNICIPAL


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