Fast Start Gives Chihuahuas Win over Dodgers

The El Paso Chihuahuas got off to a fast start on Thursday night as they scored seven runs in the first two innings in their 15-8 win over the Oklahoma City Dodgers.

Dodgers starting pitcher Mike Kickham struggled as he gave up seven runs, five walks, a homer and one of the runs came in the form of a wild pitch that allowed Brian O’Grady to score.

With Kickham struggling the Chihuahuas got on the right rhythm with their hitting. They had thirteen hits and scored in every inning except the fifth.

El Paso’s Patrick Kivlehan went 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBIs. The homer was Kivlehan’s 17th of the season, which is one shy of Salt Lake’s Jo Adell for the Triple-A West lead.

Chihuahuas starter Jesse Scholtens got the win after allowing five earned runs in five innings.

With the victory, Chihuahuas manger Edwin Rodriguez got his 200th career Tripe-A win.

The two teams will go at it again on Friday night at Southwest University Park. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m.