In a game that saw all runs come thanks to homers–the Leones hit six tieing a 36-year franchise record in a 7-4 win vs. El Águila de Veracruz.

Starting pitcher Jake Thompson took the mound for the Leones, allowing two runs through his 6 inning appearance, providing the defensive foundation that allowed the Leones offense to score to 6-2 when Thompson was relived in the sixth.

Recently signed center fielder Tony Campana– taking the spot of Obeso in the lineup who has hit below .200 this season– started in his first game as a Lion making an immediate impact contributing two runs.

Balls started flying out of the park from the first inning as Luis ‘Pepón’ Juárez hit a solo home run over the right-field fence to start the record tieing game. In the top of the third, with bases loaded, first baseman Art Charles hit a grand slam to bring the score to 5-0, when in the bottom of the third, Veracruz answered with two runs of their own

´The rest of the Leone’s home runs came from Yadir Drake, Alex Liddi, Fernando Pérez, and another by Art Charles to end the game 7-4!

Yucatán and Veracruz will play game two of the series tonight at 6:00 pm, with Logan Ondrusek taking the mound for the Leones, follow the game through, SIPSE TV, and La Comadre 98.5.


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