After losing the last two games to Tacoma, the Chihuahuas bounced back on Sunday afternoon and beat the Rainiers 5-1.
El Paso had a strong outing from their starting pitcher Jesse Scholtens, who only allowed one run in five innings. Scholtens got his first Triple-A win since June 8, 2018 in an El Paso victory at Iowa.
Trailing 1-0 in the third inning, Patrick Kivlehan hit a two-out, bases loaded, two-run single to put the Chihuahuas ahead. The 2-1 score held until the eighth inning, when the Chihuahuas added three runs on Luis Campusano’s RBI single and Brian O’Grady’s two-run home run. O’Grady is now the only Chihuahuas player with at least one hit in each of the team’s first four games.
Chihuahuas relievers Kyle McGrath, Aaron Northcraft and Mason Thompson all threw scoreless outings on Sunday. El Paso pitching didn’t walk any Rainiers hitters in the game. While no El Paso player had a multi-hit game, seven of the nine starters had one hit in the win.
The Chihuahuas will play Tacoma once again on Monday night at 7:05 pm