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Coming October 5-8, 2017
Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Arizona

The seventh annual Vamos a Tucson Mexican Baseball Fiesta, presented by Vantage West, Cox Communications, and Visit Tucson, takes place October 5-8, 2017 at Kino Stadium.

The tournament will feature the following teams from the Mexican Pacific League (Liga Mexicana Del Pacifico-LMP): Naranjeros de Hermosillo, Yaquis de Obregon, Aguilas de Mexicali, and the Cañeros de Los Mochis as well as top prospects from one Major League Baseball (MLB) organization (to be determined at a later date). 

Tickets 

Tickets for the Vamos a Tucson Mexican Baseball Fiesta go on sale in early September online at MexicanBaseballFiesta.com.

Ticket prices are box seats - $15 and general admission for adults - $10, kids (6-16) $6.   Fans will also be able to purchase tickets at some of these Tucson locations beginning in mid-August: Food City, Vantage West (Craycroft and Golf Links), Taco Giro, El Nene, Ultimate Auto Boutique, Suspiros Cakes, Mi Mazatlan and Los Portales. Tickets will also be on sale at the Kino Stadium box office two weeks before the first game.

The full tournament schedule will be released in late August. The popular games between Hermosillo and Obregon will once again be the second game of the doubleheader on both Friday and Saturday. That game has drawn in excess of 5,000 fans every year. Information on the Mexican Baseball Fiesta, LLC is available at MexicanBaseballFiesta.com; on Facebook at Mexican Baseball Fiesta; on Twitter at @MexBaseballFsta in English, @MexBeisbolFsta in Spanish.

Tournament Schedule

Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017

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Game 2 –
 

Friday, Oct. 6, 2017 

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Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017   

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Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017 

Game 1 –

Game 2 –

Tournament Final Results: 

 

 

 

Information on the Mexican Pacific League teams coming to Tucson:

Naranjeros de Hermosillo
The team based in the Capital of Sonora has a great following and strong attendance. The Naranjeros de Hermosillo are one of the most popular and successful teams in the Mexican Pacific League, having won 16 league titles and two Caribbean Series title. The Naranjeros won the Caribbean Series title in 2014. They became the first Mexican team to win the Caribbean Series after winning the title in 1976. Former Hermosillo players include Curt Schilling, Larry Walker, Fernando Valenzuela, Erubiel Durazo and Vinny Castilla. Hermosillo will be managed by Tucson resident and current Miami Marlins coach Lorenzo Bundy.

Yaquis de Ciudad Obregon
The team from Obregon had won three Mexican Pacific League Championships in a row from 2010 - 2012, giving the team seven in club history. They also won the Caribbean Series in 2011 and 2012. Games between the Naranjeros and Yaquis are considered as some of the best matchups in the league, due to the long rivalry between both teams. Former Obregon players include Kansas City Royals pitcher Joakim Soria, former Baltimore Orioles pitcher Luis Ayala. The Yaquis are managed by Eddie Diaz.

Cañeros de Los Mochis
Cañeros de Los Mochis play in the state of Sinaloa. The Cañeros won the league championship in 1984 and 2003. Luis Sojo will manage the team for the third year. Notable players from the Cañeros include Aurelio Rodriguez, Mike Cameron, former Tucson Toros P Bronswell Patrick, Tucsonan Ed Vosberg, and Juan Castro.

Agulias de Mexicali
Agulias de Mexicali play in the Capital of Baja California. Mexicali was the LMP league champion last season. The team has a history of playing against Arizona teams, when in the 50s it played against the Tucson Cowboys in the Arizona-Mexico League. The Aguilas won the league championship in 1986, 1989, 1999 and 2016. The team also won the 1986 Caribbean Series. Former Mexicali players include Mike Piazza, John Kruk and Rudy Seanez. Roberto Vizcarra will manage the team.


 

Teams

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