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Mavericks maintain first place with 2-1 series split

The Mavericks came into the week jostling with the Volcanoes at the top of the standings. 

After the 2-1 series win against the Senators, the Mavericks hold a .5 game lead. But it’s now the Campesinos who sit directly behind the Mavericks. 

The Mavericks scored 11 runs in each of the first two games of the series, both comeback wins, first trailing by five on Friday, and then falling behind by six on Saturday.

That grit is something the Mavericks have shown all season, managing to stay in the thick of the race despite being the only team with a negative run differential. The Mavericks have score 30 fewer runs than they’ve allowed. 

Friday, July 29

Despite four errors, the Maverick came from behind to start the series with the Senators off with a win in a game that had four lead changes. 

The Mavericks took the lead for good with four runs in the eighth inning to win it 11-9.

First, Wilfre Favelo singled home Wilfredo Tovar. Favelo then came around to score on a wild pitch after advancing to second on a sacrifice and stealing third. 

There were two wild pitches in the inning from Cole Nelson and a passed ball. The first advanced Tovar to second, enabling him to later score on Favelo’s single. Favelo scored on the second wild pitch, and the passed ball allowed Livenston Martinez to advance to third. 

Martinez was the eventual lead run, scoring on a single from Dane Simon.

Saturday, July 30

Just like the Friday day game between the Volcanoes and Campesinos the day before, high temperatures caused Saturday’s game to be shortened to seven innings. 

The shortened game made no difference to the offenses, as the Mavericks came back for an 11-10 win against the Senators.

A day after scoring four runs in the eighth to eventually win it, the Mavericks scored three in the seventh to win on Saturday.

Wilfre Favelo and a wild pitch were at the center of it again for the Mavericks. Favelo led the inning off with a single, then stole second and advanced to third on a hit from Mitchell Austin.

A wild pitch brought Favelo home. Quadrese Teague then tied the game with a triple, and Alex Emerson brought him in with a single for the lead.

Sunday, July 31

The Mavericks came into Sunday looking to make it two sweeps in Week 12, but the Senators weren’t going to let that happen.

The Senators quieted the Mavericks bats which had put up 11 in each of the first two games, winning Sunday’s series finale 9-2, leading from the first inning on.

Andres Green, who debuted in the series, opened up the scoring in the first inning singling in Garrett Keuber. 

Green was 6-for-14 with four RBIs and five runs scored in the series.