Gaxiola Tosses No Hitter in Mexican League

Amicar Gaxiola, a 24 year old lefty threw a no hitter in the Mazatlan Venadors 8-0 win over Hermosillo Naranjeros in a Mexican Winter league game. Amicar walked four and struck out four in the outing, going the full nine innings, a rarity in the Mexican League. The Venadors allowed Amicar to throw 118 pitches because he is not affiliated with any major league team at this time. That may change after this outing.

Currently in the winter league Amicar is 5-1 with a 2.50 ERA. He doesn’t really have strikeout stuff with a 14/23 walk to whiff ratio in 36 innings. The opposition is hitting only .219 off him with right handed hitters averaging slightly better against him. Last year in the Mexican Summer League he was 10-7, 4.84 with a 42/49 walk to whiff ratio in 102 innings with the opposition tagging him for a .292 average.

He appears to have briefly pitched for the Braves Dominican Summer League and Rookie league teams in 2009 and 2010. The Mexican Leagues have been his only action after 2010.

The boxscore for the game can be found here:


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