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Team Italy slugger Alex Liddi off to hot start for Leones de Yucatan in Mexico

Since returning to Mexico from his short stint playing for the Chinatrust Brothers in Taiwan’s Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL), Team Italy infielder Alex Liddi has been on fire for Leones de Yucatan in the Mexican Baseball League. In his five games to date, he is 9-for-22 (.409 batting average) with two doubles and two RBI. Alex Liddi played in 33 games for the Chinatrust Brothers before being released on June 4, 2019. The Italian slugger finished his 2019 CPBL season with a .243 batting average and seven home runs.  

Fifth-place Leones de Yucatan (26-32) are currently 10 games behind division leaders Guerreros de Oaxaca (32-27). The team is hopeful run producer Alex Liddi will close the gap and give the Leones de Yucatan a much needed boost in the second half of the season.

Alex Liddi in no newcomer to baseball in Mexico. He signed with 2015 Mexican Baseball League Champion Tigres de Quintana Roo in 2016. Hitting a respectable .281 in 110 games played, Alex Liddi led the Tigres in doubles (28), triples (4), home runs (23), RBI (91), total bases (220) and slugging percentage (.538). He was crowned 2016 Mexican Baseball League All-Star Home Run Derby Champion by launching 12 homers that cleared the outfield fences with ease.

The Mexican baseball accolades continued for Alex Liddi as he later became the first Italian to play in the Caribbean Series when joining 2016 Mexican Pacific League Champion Venados de Mazatlán. Better known as Serie del Caribe or the Caribbean World Series, it is Latin America’s highest competitive baseball tournament at the club level featuring the respective champions from Mexico, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela. In his final four games playing for Mexico’s Venados de Mazatlán, Alex Liddi went 4-for-17 with a triple and a double to help the Mexicans become 2016 Caribbean Series Champion

His golden touch continued in 2017 when he led Toros de Tijuana to the 2017 Mexican Baseball League Championship title. Alex Liddi returned to Venados de Mazatlán in 2018 and helped the team reach the Mexican Pacific League semifinals earlier this year. The 30-year-old international baseball ambassador is both a fan favorite and a proven winner in Mexico. Forza #Italia! #LetsMakeItHappen

by Roberto Angotti

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