Trayce Thompson launches one into the Las Vegas night - Clip courtesy EP Chihuahuas

Chihuahuas shoot down Aviators 5-2

The El Paso Chihuahuas beat the Las Vegas Aviators 5-2 Friday night for their second consecutive win.

El Paso’s Trayce Thompson hit a two-run home run in the top of the fifth inning to break a scoreless tie. It was Thompson’s seventh homer of the season, which is the second-most in the Pacific Coast League. His 14 RBIs are tied for second-most in the league.

Thompson also homered on Thursday night and has already hit home runs in back-to-back games three times this season.

El Paso third baseman C.J. Hinojosa went 3-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI for the ‘Dogs. Hinojosa has three extra-base hits in his last five at-bats.

El Paso starter Ryan Weathers pitched four shutout innings but allowed seven baserunners in his fourth start of the season.

The Chihuahuas and Aviators have split the first four games of the six-game series at Las Vegas Ballpark.

El Paso 5 Las Vegas 2 – Friday   |   Box Score   |   Team Records: El Paso (8-8), Las Vegas (8-8)

WP: Gavin (2-0)  |  LP: Koenig (0-2)  |  S: None  |  Time: 3:03  |  Attn: 7,232

Next Game: Saturday at 8:05 p.m. Mountain Time at Las Vegas Ballpark. El Paso LHP Luke Westphal (0-0, 3.60) vs. Las Vegas RHP Collin Wiles (1-1, 5.73). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and online.

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