Photo courtesy EP Chihuahuas
The Sugar Land Skeeters scored the final four runs of the game Monday in their 4-2 win over the El Paso Chihuahuas.
It was the last home game of the year for the Dogs, who went 28-37 at Southwest University Park this season.
El Paso starter Luke Westphal pitched three shutout innings, which was the fourth straight game a Chihuahuas’ starter allowed two runs or less.
El Paso pitching picked off two Skeeters runners Monday, the first time the Dogs have had multiple pickoffs in a game this season.
El Paso’s Gosuke Katoh went 1-for-3 with a walk and has reached base nine times in his last four games.
Chihuahuas designated hitter Yorman Rodriguez went 1-for-4 with an RBI double and has at least one extra-base hit and at least one RBI in each of his last three games.
The Dogs won three of the five games against the Skeeters and beat Sugar Land 10 times in 29 tries this season.
Next Game: Wednesday at 6:05 p.m. Mountain Time from Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. El Paso RHP Jesse Scholtens (3-9, 5.28) vs. Oklahoma City RHP Aaron Wilkerson (7-5, 4.11).
The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.
Sugar Land 4 El Paso 2 – Monday | Box Score | Team Records: Sugar Land (73-52, 2-3 in Final Stretch), El Paso (49-76, 3-2 in Final Stretch)
WP: Conine (8-3) | LP: Diaz (0-3) | S: Blanco (22) | Time: 3:29 | Attn: 5,950