Fans of offense were in for a major treat as the El Paso Chihuahuas and the Sugar Land Space Cowboys scored a combined 31 runs in the Space Cowboys 17-14 win over the Chihuahuas on Sunday at Southwest University Park.
El Paso got within two runs after trailing by 10 Sunday, but still fell short of winning the game. It was the finale of a six-game series, with El Paso winning four of the games.
Chihuahuas left fielder Brent Rooker went 2-for-6 with a home run and three RBIs. Rooker hit four homers and drove in 11 runs in his five games in the series. El Paso DH Nomar Mazara went 4-for-5 with three RBIs and now leads the Pacific Coast League in hitting with a .367 average. Mazara has reached base in all 35 games he’s played in.
Reliever José Castillo pitched a scoreless eighth inning and hasn’t allowed a run in his eight appearances with El Paso this season. El Paso’s 18 hits and nine extra-base hits Sunday were new season highs. The Chihuahuas have won eight of their 12 games against the Space Cowboys this season.