• September 23, 2021
 Chihuahuas lose to Aviators 9-5

Photo by Ruben R. Ramirez | El Paso Herald Post

Chihuahuas lose to Aviators 9-5

The Las Vegas Aviators scored four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to break a late tie and beat the El Paso Chihuahuas 9-5 Friday night at Las Vegas Ballpark. 

The Chihuahuas scored two early runs against longtime major league pitcher Homer Bailey, who was making his first start with the Oakland A’s Triple-A affiliate.

One of those runs came on a solo home run from Matthew Batten, who went 2-for-2 with a walk and two RBIs. Batten now has at least one hit in 17 of his last 19 games.

Taylor Kohlwey went 2-for-5 for the Chihuahuas and now has four consecutive multi-hit games.

San Diego Padres player Austin Nola led off and went 1-for-5 in his seventh MLB injury rehab game with El Paso.

The Aviators have won the first two games of the series.

Saturday at 8:05 p.m. Mountain Time from Las Vegas Ballpark. El Paso LHP Jerry Keel (1-2, 6.30) vs. Las Vegas RHP Miguel Romero (0-3, 7.26).

The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.

Las Vegas 9 El Paso 5 – Friday   |   Box Score   |   Team Records: El Paso (25-35), Las Vegas (31-31)

WP: Naile (5-0)  |  LP: McWilliams (2-2)  |  S: None  |  Time: 3:02  |  Attn: 6,235

Click here to visit the Chihuahuas’ website; to see our complete coverage of the Chihuahuas, click here.

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