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Leones slam Campeche 6-1 in Copa Maya series opener

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Mexican teams from the Mayan states of Yucatán, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, and Campeche compete in an annual series called the Copa Maya, which traditionally signals the close of the preseason.

After a commanding performance Thursday night, the Leones are still ranked first in the series.

Starting things off in the first inning with a triple from “Pepón” Juárez and a home run by Humberto Sosa, the Leones defeated the Pirates De Campeche and led the majority of the game by six runs. The only score for the Pirates came in the seventh on an error by Brayan Quintero. 

We saw great pitching from the Leones talented pitching line-up, beginning with the former Cincinnati Red Logan Ondrusek, who appeared to loom large at the center of the diamond during his three innings of pitching before being relieved by the native Yucatecan Rafael Ordaz. 

This looks to be a great year from the mound for the Leones — maybe we can see a repeat of the back-to-back League Championship seasons from 2018 and 2019 — get 2022 season tickets (on sale for 35% off) which will also guarantee free regular season tickets through the 2021 season.

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Today the Copa Maya will continue with the scheduled duel between Piratas de Campeche and Tigres de Quintana Roo at 1 p.m., and the battle between Leones de Yucatán and Olmecas de Tabasco at 7:30 p.m. being transmitted through La Comadre 98.5, SIPSE TV and Facebook Live.

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