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Chihuahuas to Hold Job Fair for 2016 Gameday and Event Staff

The El Paso Chihuahuas will host their 2016 job fair in a two-day event starting on Wednesday, February 10th from 6-9 p.m. and concluding on Thursday, February 11th from 6-9 p.m. in the WestStar Bank Club at Southwest University Park.

The Chihuahuas are looking for qualified, hardworking candidates with great guest service skills. Candidates must be 16 years of age to apply, must be able to pass a background check and must be able to work all home games and additional events as needed. Candidates must be able to stand for long periods of time and work outdoors.

The Chihuahuas are looking to fill the following positions:

  • Box Office Service and Cashiers
  • Cleaning Crew
  • Retail
  • Guest Services
  • Ushers
  • Ticket Takers
  • Maintenance/Handyman or Woman Staff
  • Parking Lot Attendants
  • Facilities and Grounds Crew
  • Security
  • Game Day Entertainment Staff
  • Mascot Helpers
  • Kids Playground Attendants

Candidates are urged to bring a resume and dress to impress. No calls please. Applicants who cannot attend can send their resumes to

The Chihuahuas are also looking for young, fun and outgoing candidates to join the Bark Brigade, our on-field team! Auditions, which will include casual group interviews and a morning of fun, will take place on Saturday, February 6th, with registration beginning at 9 a.m. Candidates should preregister at

The El Paso Chihuahuas are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Former Diablo Barajas named El Paso Chihuahuas Field Manager

Rod Barajas will be the El Paso Chihuahuas field manager in 2016, the Chihuahuas and San Diego Padres announced today. Barajas began the 2015 season as High-A Lake Elsinore’s hitting coach and was elevated to be Double-A San Antonio’s manager at mid-season when Jamie Quirk was promoted from San Antonio to El Paso.

Barajas managed the Padres Arizona Rookie League affiliate in 2014.

The 40-year-old had a lengthy playing career, spending 14 seasons in the major leagues with the Arizona Diamondbacks, Texas Rangers, Philadelphia Phillies, Toronto Blue Jays, New York Mets, Los Angeles Dodgers and Pittsburgh Pirates. He was a member of the 2001 World Series champion Diamondbacks and hit a home run in Game 5 of that year’s fall classic at Yankee Stadium.

Rod Barajas, Named El Paso Chihuahuas Field Manager
Rod Barajas, Named El Paso Chihuahuas Field Manager

“I am extremely excited. I’ve heard from Pat Murphy, the former Chihuahuas manager, that this is the most electric and vibrant stadium in Minor League Baseball,” Barajas said. “It’s going to be a really fun experience for me and my team. We’re looking forward to making something special happen in El Paso this year.”

“Rod brings terrific credentials to the Chihuahuas, and his background makes him a great fit for El Paso and the Borderplex,” said Alan Ledford, President of MountainStar Sports Group. “We look forward to welcoming him to Southwest University Park.”

Morgan Burkhart will be the Chihuahuas hitting coach in 2016 after working for Double-A San Antonio in the same capacity last season. Burkhart also has major league experience, playing for the Boston Red Sox from 2000-2001 and the Kansas City Royals in 2003. He has been a coach in the Padres organization since 2013.

Bronswell Patrick will continue in his role as the Chihuahuas pitching coach, his third season as the Padres Triple-A pitching coach and ninth year in the Padres organization overall. Patrick was originally acquired by the Oakland Athletics in the 23rd round of the 1988 draft and spent parts of two seasons in the major leagues with the Milwaukee Brewers in 1998 and the San Francisco Giants in 1999.

Athletic trainers Nate Stewart and Isak Yoon will return to El Paso in 2016 for their fourth seasons with the Padres  Triple-A affiliate.

Rod Barajas, Az Diamonbacks / Card: Upper Deck
Rod Barajas, Az Diamonbacks / Card: Upper Deck

“We are excited to have Rod and his major league pedigree come back to El Paso as a manager after he played for the Diablos in 1999,” said

Chihuahuas General Manager Brad Taylor. “We also welcome another staff member with major league experience, Morgan Burkhart, as our new hitting coach. And of course we are excited about the return of pitching coach Bronswell Patrick and athletic trainers Nate Stewart and Isak Yoon, all of whom were part of last year’s division-winning team.”

In conjunction with Barajas’ hiring, the Chihuahuas are also announcing the Chihuahuas/Padres First Pitch Luncheon to take place on March 31, 2016 prior to that night’s exhibition game. The luncheon will feature Padres and Chihuahuas players and coaches, with net proceeds benefiting the YMCA of El Paso and the El Paso Chihuahuas Foundation.

The format includes question and answer sessions with guests to be announced. There are a limited number of tables that guarantee a player or coach will sit at your table for $1,250. Tables of nine (9) are $1,000 and individual seats begin at $125.

To make reservations, please call Nick Seckerson with the Chihuahuas at (915) 242-2008.

The Chihuahuas open the 2016 season on April 7 in Reno and return to El Paso for the home opener on April 15 vs. the Aces.

Chihuahuas announce annual ‘Days of Giving’ beneficiaries

The Chihuahuas are keeping with the holiday spirit, as they are proud to present the Third Annual Days of Giving to take place starting Friday, December 18th and will run through Wednesday, December 23rd, benefiting six local charities.

Each charity is assigned a day in which the organization will receive 10% of the Chihuahuas net sales in the Chihuahuas Team Shop.

The selected charities and days are as follows:

Knights of ColumbusFriday, Dec. 18

Boy Scouts of AmericaSaturday, Dec. 19

Children’s Miracle NetworkSunday, Dec. 20

El Paso Dynamite Softball Monday, Dec. 21

Boys and Girls Club of El PasoTuesday, Dec. 22

Mothers Against Driving Drunk (MADD) Wednesday, Dec. 23

The Chihuahuas Team Shop is located at Southwest University Park, 1 Ballpark Plaza on the corner of Franklin Ave. and Durango St. The shop is openMonday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays through December 25 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, call (915) 242-2019.

Author: El Paso Chihuahuas

Chihuahuas, EPFD & Operation Santa partner for 2015 Paws for Presents Toy Drive

The El Paso Chihuahuas and the El Paso Fire Department present “Paws for Presents” for the second year, a holiday toy drive assisting Operation Santa, a Fort Bliss-based charity.

The drive begins  Thursday, November 19th and continues through Saturday, December 19th. The Chihuahuas and Fire Department request all gifts be new and not gift wrapped for children up to the age of 13.  The video above is from the 2014 Paws for Presents.

Monetary donations are also welcomed with checks made payable to Operation Santa.

Operation Santa, in its 58th season, distributes toys and bicycles to military families, the Boys and Girls Club of El Paso and clinics in Juarez, Mexico. The non-profit, located on Fort Bliss, collected and distributed 10,000 toys and bikes in 2014.

Donations can be dropped off at any of the 34 El Paso neighborhood fire stations or the Chihuahuas Team Shop located at 1 Ballpark Plaza on Durango St. The Team Shop is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

“It’s a privilege for the Chihuahuas to team up with our local fire department and Operation Santa to provide gifts for kids this time of year,” said Brad Taylor, El Paso Chihuahuas general manager.

The Chihuahuas Volunteer Pack presented by Helen of Troy will assist in the cleaning and sorting of the Operation Santa headquarters on November 25th from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and also help with the distribution of Operation Santa’s toys on November 28th from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

To join the Chihuahuas Volunteer Pack presented by Helen of Troy, visit or call (915) 533-BASE.

For more information on the Paws for Presents Toy Drive call (915) 242-2043.



WHAT: “Paws for Presents”, a toy drive benefiting Operation Santa. Toys must be new and unwrapped for children up to the age of 13. Monetary donations also accepted.

 WHEN: Now through Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015.

WHERE: El Paso Fire Department’s 34 stations and the El Paso Chihuahuas Team Shop on Durango.



WHAT: Make a toy donation and meet Santa Chico!

WHEN:   November 19  |  Outlet Shoppes of El Paso  |  6-7 p.m.

November 21  |  Fire Station 19  |  2405 McRae  |  1-2 p.m.

Freedom Crossing  |  Ft. Bliss  |  7-8 p.m.

December 1  |  Freedom Crossing  |  Ft. Bliss  |  12-1 p.m.

December 9  |  Outlet Shoppes of El Paso  |  6:30-7:30 p.m.

December 13  |   Fire Station 15  |  115 Shorty Lane  |  1-2 p.m.

Outlet Shoppes of El Paso  |  5:30-6:30 p.m.


WHAT: The Chihuahuas Volunteer Pack presented by Helen of Troy will be cleaning, sorting and distributing toys at the Operation Santa headquarters.

WHEN: November 25th  |  8 a.m.-5 p.m. and November 28th  |  10 a.m.-3 p.m.

WHERE: 1123 Baldwin Rd on Ft. Bliss, Texas

WHAT: To join the Chihuahuas Volunteer Pack presented by Helen of Troy visit

NOTE: All civilians must preregister at one of the five Ft. Bliss Visitor Control Centers (VCCs) in order to get on post. The pass is good for 30 days.

  • Buffalo Soldier, open 24 Hours/7 Days a Week
  • Chaffee, open 24 Hours/7 Days a Week
  • Old Ironsides (Global Reach), 24 Hours/7 Days a Week
  • Sheridan, open Monday through Friday, 5:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Biggs Airfield Main (Sergeant Major Blvd), open Monday through Friday, 5:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Author: EP Chihuahuas

Chihuahuas sweep doubleheader vs Aces; Magic number now 2

Robbie Erlin pitched a complete game shutout in the first game of Saturday’s doubleheader, as the El Paso Chihuahuas beat the Reno Aces 10-0. It was Erlin’s first professional shutout and the first shutout by an individual pitcher in Chihuahuas’ history.

It was El Paso’s first complete game this year and the second in Chihuahuas’ history (Michael Nix, 2014 in Tacoma).

The Chihuahuas scored four runs in the second inning on RBI singles by Cody Decker and Casey McElroy and a two-run triple by Hunter Renfroe, his second triple in as many games. The Chihuahuas later scored six runs in a ten-batter seventh inning to put the game out of reach.

A strong start and a productive second inning also carried the Chihuahuas in the second game Saturday. Aaron Northcraft allowed only one run in a five-inning start in El Paso’s 4-2 win over Reno.

The Chihuahuas scored four times in a nine-batter second inning that included an RBI single by Robert Kral, a bases loaded walk by Northcraft and a two-run double by Casey McElroy.

El Paso starting pitchers combined to surrender only one run in 12 innings Saturday. The Chihuahuas are now 8-2 in doubleheader games this season.

The Chihuahuas currently have a magic number of two, as the Las Vegas 51s beat the Tacoma Rainiers Saturday night at Cashman Field. El Paso and Las Vegas have identical 77-65 records with two games to play in the regular season. If the two teams finish with the same record, the Chihuahuas win the division because of their head-to-head record tiebreaker advantage.

Team Records: El Paso (77-65), Reno (69-73)

Next Game: Sunday, 7:05 p.m. at Aces Ballpark in Reno. El Paso LHP Jason Lane (10-10, 5.80) vs. Reno RHP Jeremy Hellickson (MLB rehab). Game coverage begins at 6:55 p.m. on 600 ESPN El Paso and

El Paso 10 Reno 0 – Game 1 – Saturday

WP: Erlin (7-6)

LP: Weller (1-3)

S: None

Time: 1:54

Gameday Box Score:


El Paso 4 Reno 2 – Game 2 – Saturday

WP: Northcraft (3-4)

LP: Hively (2-1)

S: Jackson (14)

Time: 2:04

Attn: 6,837

Gameday Box Score:

Author: EP Chihuahuas

Chihuahuas down 51s in extra innings 2 to 1; Trail Las Vegas by 1/2 game

Jason Hagerty hit a solo home run in the top of the 11th inning to help the El Paso Chihuahuas defeat Las Vegas 2-1 Wednesday night at Cashman Field. The Chihuahuas are back to within a half-game of first place with six games remaining in the regular season.

Veteran right-handed starters Chris Smith and Tim Stauffer matched one other inning for inning, with both departing in or after the seventh, while allowing just one run each. The Chihuahuas left multiple runners on base in the sixth, seventh, ninth and tenth innings trying to break the tie. Hagerty’s go-ahead homer was his fourth longball with El Paso since a mid-season promotion from Double-A.

The Chihuahuas and 51s have met seven times since early August and six of the seven games were decided by one run.

Jay Jackson pitched a 1-2-3 bottom of the 11th inning to collect his 13th save. The win sealed a season series win for El Paso over Las Vegas, giving the Chihuahuas the tiebreaker advantage if the two teams finish the year with the same record.

Gameday Box Score:

Team Records: El Paso (74-64), Las Vegas (75-64)

Next Game: Thursday, 8:05 p.m. at Cashman Field in Las Vegas. El Paso RHP Daniel McCutchen (8-8, 3.73) vs. Las Vegas RHP Seth Lugo (2-1, 3.52). Game coverage begins at 7:55 p.m. on 600 ESPN El Paso and

El Paso 2 Las Vegas 1 – Wednesday – 11 Innings

WP: Thayer (2-0)

LP: Bradford (5-4)

S: Jackson (13)

Time: 3:07

Attn: 2,651

Two EP Chihuahuas named to 2015 All-PCL Team

ROUND ROCK, Texas – The Pacific Coast League announced today the 2015 All-PCL Team, as elected by the league’s field managers and media representatives.

The elected infield features Tacoma’s Jesus Montero at first base, Nashville’s Joey Wendle at second base, Fresno’s Matt Duffy at third base and Albuquerque’s Cristhian Adames at shortstop.

Duffy’s run production has been one of the best in the league, as he leads the circuit with 101 RBI and 88 runs scored. Wendle has recorded a PCL-high 156 hits for the year, while Montero (.346) and Adames (.311) both rank in the top six in batting average.

Austin Barnes earned the nod at catcher, after hitting .315 and swiping 12 bases for Oklahoma City. Reno’s Jamie Romak was voted in as the designated hitter, having hit the second-most home runs in the PCL with 25 round-trippers.

The outfield is led by Domingo Santana who owns the highest slugging percentage in the circuit with a .573 mark. Santana has played for Colorado Springs and Fresno this season, having been traded on July 30 from the Houston Astros’ organization to the Milwaukee Brewers.

The other two outfield spots belong to El Paso’s Alex Dickerson and Reno’s Peter O’Brien.

Dickerson has led the Chihuahuas with a .309 average and 82 runs scored in his first campaign at the Triple-A level. O’Brien’s 96 RBI is one shy of tying the Aces’ single-season record.

Iowa’s Carlos Pimentel was elected as the top right-handed starting pitcher, tabulating a league-best 12 wins and 2.92 ERA. The native of the Dominican Republic has also struck out 109 batters in 132.1 innings this season.

Adam Conley received the most votes among left-handed starters, winning ten games and recording a 2.52 ERA for New Orleans, before joining the Miami Marlins’ pitching staff in August.

Jon Edwards was voted the league’s best relief pitcher, thanks to a 1.26 ERA and a PCL-high 22 saves that he accumulated during his time with El Paso and Round Rock. Eight players on the All-PCL Team were also named to the PCL All-Star Team in July, that represented the league at the Triple-A All-Star Game in Omaha, Nebraska.

The 2015 All-PCL Team also consists of seven players who have played in the major leagues this season, including MLB debuts by Barnes, Dickerson, and Conley.

*Statistics are through Sunday, August 30



Author: Pacific Coast League

Dodgers down Dogs 4-1; EP trails Las Vegas by 2.5 games

Oklahoma City starter Mike Bolsinger pitched seven shutout innings Saturday in the Dodgers’ 4-1 win over the El Paso Chihuahuas.

Bolsinger struck out 11, setting a new 2015 single-game high for the Dodgers’ pitching staff. Daniel McCutchen threw well in the loss, surrendering only two runs and also pitching seven innings.

The Chihuahuas had early chances but left five runners on base in the first four innings. El Paso left 10 on base in the game. Down 4-1 in the ninth, Jason Hagerty and Ramiro Pena both reached to bring the tying run to the plate but Dodgers’ closer Juan Gonzalez got Hunter Renfroe to fly out and end the game.

Jake Goebbert went 2-for-4 with an RBI for El Paso. The Chihuahuas’ loss fell on the same night first place Las Vegas lost in Round Rock, keeping El Paso in second place, 2.5 games out of first with 10 games remaining.

Saturday’s crowd of 9,144 was the 50th sellout of the season at Southwest University Park.

Gameday Box Score:

Team Records: Oklahoma City (81-53), El Paso (71-63)

Next Game: Sunday, 1:05 p.m. at Southwest University Park. Oklahoma City LHP David Huff (4-1, 1.66) vs. El Paso RHP Casey Kelly (0-1, 7.71). Game coverage begins at 12:55 p.m. on 600 ESPN El Paso and

Oklahoma City 4 El Paso 1 – Saturday

WP: Bolsinger (3-3)

LP: McCutchen (8-8)

S: Gonzalez (11)

Time: 2:25

Attn: 9,144

Chihuahuas Win 4-3 Sunday Night; Close in on Las Vegas

 For the second straight game, the El Paso Chihuahuas fell behind early and came back to win, defeating the Nashville Sounds 4-3 Sunday night. Robbie Erlin allowed only one earned run in 6.1 innings, his longest start of the season.

The Sounds hit four singles and took advantage of an El Paso error in the bottom of the first to go ahead 3-0. The Chihuahuas got within one in the top of the third when they scored twice on Alex Dickerson’s RBI fielder’s choice and Will Middlebrooks’ RBI single.

El Paso tied the game on a bizarre inside-the-park home run by Dickerson in the fifth, who hit a ground ball down the left field line and into the corner. Nashville left fielder Jake Smolinski appeared to think the ball was dead, but it was live and Dickerson rounded the bases. It was Dickerson’s first inside-the-park home run since April 7, 2013 for Double-A Altoona and the second inside-the-park home run in Chihuahuas’ history, with the first coming from Rico Noel on August 10, 2014 in Salt Lake.

Hector Gomez hit a sacrifice fly in the sixth to bring home the eventual game-winning run. El Paso hitters compiled nine walks against Nashville pitching. The Sounds have used 11 pitchers in the first two games of the series. Nine of El Paso’s last 13 games have been decided by one run.

El Paso 4 Nashville 3 – Sunday

WP: Erlin (6-5)

LP: Leon (1-5)

S: Jackson (12)

Time: 3:13

Attn: 5,879

Gameday Box Score:

Team Records: El Paso (64-57), Nashville (55-67)

Next Game: Monday, 6:05 p.m. at First Tennessee Park. El Paso LHP Jason Lane (8-8, 5.80) vs. Nashville RHP Zach Neal (7-7, 3.84). Game coverage begins at 5:55 p.m. on 600 ESPN El Paso

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

Author: El Paso Chihuahuas

Chihuahuas Announce 2016 Home Schedule

EL PASO – August 14, 2015 – First pitch for the 2016 El Paso Chihuahuas home season will be on April 15th versus the Reno Aces (Arizona Diamondbacks) at Southwest University Park the team announced today.

“We are pleased to share the schedule and begin our work on planning a fun-filled 2016 season with all of these great Chihuahuas fans,” said Brad Taylor, Chihuahuas general manager.

Opening Night kicks off an eight-game homestand in April. May and June are the heaviest of the 72-game schedule with 17 and 16 games, respectively. The team will play 11 games in July and 15 in August and close with five games in September, including the final game of the regular season on September 5 (Labor Day).

The team will play on Mother’s Day (May 8) and the three games leading up to the Fourth of July (July 1-3). The Chihuahuas will take a break from play, July 11-13, for the Triple-A All-Star game.

As members of the Pacific Coast League (PCL) the Chihuahuas will face Albuquerque, Fresno, Las Vegas, Sacramento, Salt Lake City and Tacoma, twice. The team will take on the New Orleans Zephyrs (May 14-17) and the Round Rock Express (May 19-22), both in four-game series. They will play the Nashville Sounds and Memphis Redbirds in an eight-game homestand, July 14-21.

The Chihuahuas welcomed their 1-millionth fan during the 2015 campaign, less than two years since opening the gates at Southwest University Park.

The Chihuahuas are taking deposits for 2016 Season Seat Packages. Fans interested in groups and hospitality areas are also encouraged to reserve now. For more information call (915) 533-BASE or visit Individual game ticket sales, game times and promotions will be announced at a later date.

Fetch the Fun! 

2016 El Paso Chihuahuas Home Schedule


DATE                            TEAM                                                 AFFILIATE

April 15-18                  Reno Aces                                          Arizona Diamondbacks

April 19-22                  Tacoma Rainiers                              Seattle Mariners

May 2-5                        Las Vegas 51s                                   New York Mets

May 6-9                        Fresno Grizzlies                               Houston Astros

May 14-17                    New Orleans Zephyrs                     Miami Marlins

May 19-22                    Round Rock Express                      Texas Rangers

May 31-June 3             Sacramento River Cats                   San Francisco Giants

June 9-12                      Sacramento River Cats                   San Francisco Giants

June 13-16                   Albuquerque Isotopes                    Colorado Rockies

June 21-24                   Salt Lake Bees                                  Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

June 30-July 3             Reno Aces                                          Arizona Diamondbacks


July 11-13                    All-Star Break


July 14-17                    Nashville Sounds                             Oakland A’s

July 18-21                    Memphis Redbirds                          St. Louis Cardinals

Aug. 3-6                        Tacoma Rainiers                              Seattle Mariners

Aug. 7-10                      Fresno Grizzlies                               Houston Astros

Aug. 20-23                   Salt Lake Bees                                  Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Aug. 29-Sept. 1           Las Vegas 51s                                   New York Mets

Sept. 2-5                       Albuquerque Isotopes                    Colorado Rockies


Dates subject to change.

Times to be determined in the future.

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