Thompson set to launch another ball into the night - Clip courtesy EP Chihuahuas

Chihuahuas’ hot bats sink Reno 9-3

The El Paso Chihuahuas hit four home runs in their 9-3 series-opening win over the Reno Aces Tuesday night at Southwest University Park. 

El Paso third baseman Matthew Batten went 1-for-3 with his first home run of the season in the third inning.

Three innings later, Chihuahuas right fielder Nomar Mazara hit a solo home run on his 27th birthday. In the bottom of the eighth inning, Aderlin Rodriguez hit a grand slam, which was followed by Trayce Thompson’s solo home run.

Thompson now has five home runs in his last six games played.

The grand slam was El Paso’s first since Gosuke Katoh hit one, also against Reno, on August 13, 2021.

The back-to-back home runs were El Paso’s first since Pedro Florimón and Yorman Rodriguez on October 2, 2021 in Oklahoma City.

Sun City starter Jesse Scholtens allowed three earned runs in 6.2 innings and has allowed three runs or less in all four of his starts this season.

The ‘Dogs have won two games in a row.

El Paso 9 Reno 3 – Tuesday   |    Box Score   |   Team Records: Reno (10-9), El Paso (10-9)

WP: Scholtens (2-0)  |  LP: Mejia (0-1)  |  S: None  Time: 2:24  |  Attn: 4,361

Next Game: Wednesday at 11:05 a.m. Mountain Time at Southwest University Park. Reno RHP Dan Straily (0-2, 4.60) vs. El Paso RHP Mike Clevinger (MLB rehab). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and

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