FILE: Brett Nicholas went 2-for-4 with a double and a game-tying RBI single.
After being held scoreless on one hit through six innings Saturday, the El Paso Chihuahuas rallied for five consecutive hits and four runs in the top of the seventh inning and beat the Fresno Grizzlies 4-2.
It was the Chihuahuas’ second consecutive win to tie the best-of-five series 2-2.
Fresno scored in the top of the first inning and the Grizzlies’ 1-0 lead held until the Chihuahuas’ seventh-inning rally. Saturday was the first time in the series the team that scored first didn’t win the game.
Recently-promoted El Paso reliever Gerardo Reyes pitched a scoreless ninth inning for his second save in as many nights.
The winner of Sunday’s game will face Memphis or Oklahoma City in a best-of-five series for the Pacific Coast League championship.
El Paso 4 Fresno 2 – Saturday – WP: Wieck (1-1) | LP: Sneed (0-1) | S: Reyes (2) | Time: 2:44 | Attn: 5,116
Box Score | Team Records: El Paso (2-2), Fresno (2-2)
The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso andwww.epchihuahuas.com.