By: David A. Gest Twitter: @davidagest Instagram: davida.gest
The El Paso Chihuahuas set a new team single-game runs record to close out their five-game series in Alququerque with Monday night’s 21-10 win over the Isotopes.
After scoring four runs in the first, El Paso continued to dominate with eight more in the second, tying a single-inning season high. Heading into the third, the Chihuahuas led 12-0, by the end of the fifth they were up 18-4.
The previous team runs record was set on May 4, 2016 vs. Las Vegas when El Paso scored 17.
The team’s 22 hits included two from starting pitcher Jerry Keel, and were one shy of setting a record mark. All nine starting players had at least one extra-base hit.
The Chihuahuas totaled five home runs in the victory, including two each from Josh Naylor and Jacob Scavuzzo. El Paso returns home tonight to host the Reno Aces for four games, finishing their 10-day road trip with five wins and four losses.
First pitch is at 7:05 PM MDT. El Paso’s lefty Dillon Overton (0-2, 8.53 ERA) will look to limit the chances of the Aces vs. Reno’s RHP Matt Koch (0-1, 7.04 ERA).