• October 24, 2021
 11th Inning Walk-Off Home Run Lifts Chihuahuas over New Orleans 10-8

File: El Paso third baseman Ryan Schimpf went 2-for-3 with two home runs and three RBIs in the game 1 loss.

11th Inning Walk-Off Home Run Lifts Chihuahuas over New Orleans 10-8

The El Paso Chihuahuas lost an eight-run lead but won a game against the New Orleans Zephyrs Saturday night. Ryan Schimpf whacked a pinch-hit, game-ending two run home run in the bottom of the 11th inning to give El Paso a 10-8 victory.

It was the second walk-off homer in Chihuahuas’ history and the first since Jake Lemmerman’s game-ending grand slam on May 5, 2014.

The Chihuahuas scored four runs in the third inning and added four more in the eighth to go ahead 8-0 entering the top of the ninth inning. That’s when New Orleans shocked the Southwest University Park audience by scoring eight runs on eight hits, two walks and a hit by pitch.

The final out of the eight-run rally came when Manuel Margot threw out Dan Black from center field on a play at the plate.

Two pitchers who arrived from Double-A San Antonio in the last two days combined to pitch eight shutout innings Saturday. Fabio Castillo tossed seven shutout innings in his Chihuahuas’ debut and sidearming righty Eric Yardley pitched a 1-2-3 eighth inning out of the bullpen.

The Chihuahuas are now above .500 for the first time in 2016.

Gameday Box Score: http://www.milb.com/gameday/index.jsp?gid=2016_05_14_nozaaa_elpaaa_1&mode=gameday

Team Records: New Orleans (15-20), El Paso (18-17)

Next Game: Sunday at 1:05 p.m. vs. New Orleans at Southwest University Park. New Orleans RHP Dylan Axelrod (1-1, 5.21) vs. El Paso RHP Carlos Pimentel (2-2, 6.19). Game coverage begins at 1:00 p.m. on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com

El Paso 10 New Orleans 8 – Saturday – 11 Innings

WP: Eitel (3-0)

LP: Nappo (2-2)

S: None

Time: 3:35

Attn: 8,965

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