Allen Craig went 5-for-5 with two home runs, a double and five RBIs in the El Paso Chihuahuas’ 9-1 win over the Colorado Springs Sky Sox Wednesday afternoon.
Craig was the first Chihuahuas player with five hits in a game since Christian Villanueva on May 19, 2017 versus Oklahoma City. Craig’s 12 total bases Wednesday set a Chihuahuas team record.
Chihuahuas starter Walker Lockett had one of his best starts of the season Wednesday, allowing only one run in seven innings. Forrestt Allday reached base four times in the leadoff spot for El Paso on two hits, a walk and a hit by pitch.
The Chihuahuas are now 34-11 when scoring first.
One day after Colorado Springs collected 20 hits, the Chihuahuas held the Sky Sox to only five hits Wednesday. The two teams have split the first two games of the series.
El Paso 9 Colorado Springs 1 – Wednesday
WP: Lockett (4-9) | LP: Espino (3-3) | S: None | Time: 3:01 | Attn: 3,554
Box Score | Team Records: El Paso (55-48), Colorado Springs (55-46)
Next Game: Thursday, 6:40 pm at Security Service Field. El Paso RHP Brett Kennedy (9-0, 2.53) vs. Colorado Springs RHP Aaron Wilkerson (3-2, 1.82). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.
— epchihuahuas (@epchihuahuas) July 25, 2018