Mavericks League, Sports

‘Sinos and Mavs split, in thick of pennant race

The Campesinos and Mavericks split four games in their week 14 series, and find themselves both in the middle of the closely packed Mavericks League standings with two weeks to go.

The Mavericks (22-20) are just .5 games out of first. Meanwhile, the Campesinos (19-22) are just two games out, with three fewer games played than the first place Senators. 

Neither the Campesinos or Mavericks have been able to separate themselves from the pack, splitting their last 10 games each. 

Friday, Aug. 12

The Mavericks started their week off with a win thanks to a strong showing from Aldrick Jimenez on the mound.

Jimenez went seven innings, allowing just two hits and one run in the 8-3 win for the Mavericks. 

Rodny Rodriguez was 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored. Wilfre Favelo knocked in two for the Mavericks, going 2-for-3 at the plate. Wilfredo Tovar also put up two hits in the win, as well as two runs scored.

For the Campesinos, with only four hits on the night, no batter had multiple hits, RBIs or runs scored.

Saturday, Aug. 13

The Mavericks and Campesinos had the first double-header of the week on Saturday, and game one was arguably the best game of the week from the Mavericks League.

In a back-and-forth seven-inning game, the Mavericks pulled things out with a 5-4 win.

The game was tied at three heading into the final frame. 

Chase Bessard singled in Dane Simon with one out in the top of the inning, and then Rey Gonzalez singled in Alex Emerson to make it 5-3.

The Campesinos scored one on a Bryce Brueggemeyer single, but that was it in the bottom of the seventh inning. 

After dropping the first two games of the series, the Campesinos turned things around in Saturday’s second showing.

They erupted for six runs in the first inning as they rolled over the Mavericks 18-0 in seven innings. 

Daniel Arroyo had four RBIs for the Campesinos, including a three-run home run in the first inning. 

Caleb Johnson also had four RBIs, going 3-for-4 and scoring three runs as well. 

Noah Woodall struck out seven while going the complete seven innings for the Campesinos, allowing six hits along the way. 

Sunday, Aug. 14

The Campesinos closed out their week with another win, this time with two runs in the top of the 10th inning for a 9-7 win.

Anthony Jurado scored on an error by Mavericks center fielder Alex Emerson on a ball hit by Drew Bayard. 

Bayard later came in to score on Daniel Arroyo’s two-out single.