Chihuahuas Lose First Game of the Year

After starting the season 3-0, the El Paso Chihuahuas lost their first game of the year to the the Round Rock Express, 11-3 Friday night at Dell Diamond

Round Rock’s Leody Taveras went 5-for-5 in the Express’ 11-3 win over the Chihuahuas. Taveras was the first player to collect five hits against El Paso since Round Rock’s Alex DeGoti on August 7, 2019.

El Paso leadoff hitter Luis Liberato went 2-for-5 with a double and a home run in his first game with the team. Chihuahuas left fielder Taylor Kohlwey went 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs is the loss. Kohlwey has played in three games this year and has reached base three times in all three. 

The Chihuahuas scored in the first inning for the third time in their four games this season. El Paso catcher Webster Rivas came off the bench and pitched a scoreless bottom of the eighth inning in his first pitching appearance since Single-A Fort Wayne in 2017. Rivas was the first Chihuahuas position player to pitch since Matthew Batten on August 22, 2021 in Round Rock.

Team Records: El Paso (3-1), Round Rock (1-3)

Next Game: Saturday at 5:05 p.m. Mountain Time from Dell Diamond. El Paso LHP MacKenzie Gore (0-0, -.–) vs. Round Rock RHP Glenn Otto (0-0, -.–).