Five days after taking a loss in Reno, El Paso starter Walker Lockett performed well against the Aces in the Chihuahuas’ 7-1 win Saturday night.
Lockett pitched seven innings, allowing only one run on six scattered hits. The Chihuahuas are now 2-2 against the Aces this season.
El Paso hit three home runs Saturday, including one by Jamie Romak, who has six homers in his last six games. Romak’s nine home runs lead the Pacific Coast League. Jabari Blash went 1-for-4 with his first Triple-A home run of the season and Dusty Coleman went 3-for-4 with a solo shot, his second home run of the year and the homestand.
Jose Pirela and Rocky Gale both had two hits and an RBI for the Chihuahuas.
The Chihuahuas strong pitching continued into the bullpen Saturday, with Keith Hessler and Logan Bawcom tossing scoreless innings to close the game.
Christian Walker hit a solo home run for Reno and became the first PCL player to reach 20 RBIs.
Box Score | Team Records: Reno (9-8), El Paso (8-9)
Next Game: Sunday, 1:05 pm at Southwest University Park. Reno LHP Anthony Banda (1-1, 5.79) vs. El Paso RHP Matt Magill (1-0, 1.59). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.
El Paso 7 Reno 1 – Saturday
WP: Lockett (2-1)
LP: Shipley (2-1)
Gallery by Andres Acosta, El Paso Herald-Post Chief Photographer