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Charros women win softball crown

The women’s Charros de Jalisco softball team defeated the Sultanes de Monterrey 6-0 in the fourth game of the Serie de la Reina to become the first champions of the professional Mexican Softball League.

pg5aDayra Sandoval pitched a shutout, while Yuruby Alicart homered in the first inning. In the seventh, the Charros ran in five, three RBIs from Linnah Rebolledo, to crown the victory.

The Charros celebrated in Monterrey’s Palacio Sultán stadium, as they lifted the new trophy, which is adorned with indigenous Huichol motifs, symbolizing victory and glory.

Perhaps the most emotional moment of the celebration was when Charros coach Jorge Corvera hugged his players.

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Corvera lost his wife and son in a bus accident at the start of the season and opted to stay in his role despite the tragedy. In an interview with El Eocnomista, he said he was “on the verge of quitting, but the Charros were always looking out for me … More than anything I would have wanted my entire family to be with me, but I also feel happy because the baseball players were always with me and did their job … the team helped me with my therapy.”

Six teams competed in the inaugural season of the league: Charros, Sultanes, Diablos Rojos (Mexico City), Águilas de Veracruz, Bravas de León and Olmecas de Tabasco.

In total, 120 women were registered by the league as players, earning salaries, according to LMS data, ranging from 18,000 to 51,000 pesos a month.

Interestingly, the Charros are the third women’s sports team based in Guadalajara to win an opening tournament of a new professional league.  The Astros Femenil won the first Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional Femenil (LNBPF) title, and the Chivas Femenil soccer team,were crowned the first winners of the Liga Mx Femenil.

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