Photo by Ruben R. Ramirez
The El Paso Chihuahuas scored three runs in the top of the eighth inning Sunday night to come back and beat the Las Vegas Aviators 3-2.
El Paso’s runs came on a two-run home run by Nick Tanielu and an RBI single by Austin Nola.
Jesse Scholtens allowed only one run in his five-inning start for El Paso. Kyle McGrath and Mason Thompson threw scoreless relief outings for the Chihuahuas.
Matthew Batten stole two bases for the Chihuahuas and is now 10-for-12 in stolen base attempts this season.
Nola led off and served as the designated hitter in his ninth MLB injury rehab game for the Chihuahuas.
The Chihuahuas’ win ended their five-game losing streak
Next Game: Monday at 8:05 p.m. Mountain Time from Las Vegas Ballpark. El Paso TBA vs. Las Vegas LHP Jesus Luzardo (0-2, 8.50).
The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.
El Paso 3 Las Vegas 2 – Sunday | Box Score | Team Records: El Paso (26-36), Las Vegas (32-32)
WP: Miller (2-3) | LP: Holmes (1-2) | S: Thompson (7) | Time: 3:12 | Attn: 5,905