Chase d’Arnaud’s RBI single through Fresno’s drawn-in infield in the bottom of the 14th inning gave the El Paso Chihuahuas a 9-8 win over the Grizzlies Wednesday night.
It was the longest game in Southwest University Park history and tied the mark for longest game in Chihuahuas’ history. The club also played 14 innings on June 24, 2017 at Albuquerque.
El Paso trailed by four runs in the eighth inning Wednesday when Diego Goris hit a two-run home run off James Hoyt, the first runs allowed by Hoyt in 10 Triple-A games this season.
Down by two runs in the bottom of the ninth, Hunter Renfroe drilled a line drive, two-run homer, his third of the homestand, to tie the game.
Neither team scored in the 10th through 13th innings before El Paso’s three-hit rally in the bottom of the 14th. It was the fourth walk-off win of the season and second in the last four nights.
The Chihuahuas are now 7-5 in extra-inning games this season.
The Chihuahuas have won five games in a row and six of their last seven. The Salt Lake Bees have also won six of seven, including Wednesday at Tacoma, keeping El Paso in second place, one game back with five regular season games remaining.
Next Game: Thursday, 6:35 pm at Southwest University Park. Fresno RHP David Martinez (6-2, 4.43) vs. El Paso RHP Chris Huffman (2-1, 3.71). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.
Box Score | Team Records: Fresno (74-63), El Paso (70-67)
El Paso 9 Fresno 8 – Wednesday – 14 Innings
WP: Cimber (4-1)
LP: Guduan (5-7)