Bees swarm Chihuahuas in El Paso’s home debut

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Right fielder Jabari Blash high fives manager Keith Johnson on his way to home base after hitting a home-run on the Chihuahuas opening night on Tuesday April 10 at Southwest University Park.

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  • The Chihuahuas had their first game on Tuesday April 10 at Southwest University Park.

  • The Chihuahuas give away towels with the fifth anniversary logo for opening night on Tuesday April 10 at Southwest University Park.

  • The Chihuahuas give away towels with the fifth anniversary logo for opening night on Tuesday April 10 at Southwest University Park.

  • Right fielder Franmil Reyes takes a moment of silence after the singing of the National Anthem on the Chihuahuas opening night on Tuesday April 10 at Southwest University Park.

  • The Chihuahuas return home on Tuesday night to begin a 9-game homestand.

  • Third basemen Diego Goris shakes hands with his number one fan on opening night on Tuesday April 10 at Southwest University Park.

  • Third basemen Diego Goris’s number one fan and Chico wait for the baseball player to come out of the locker room on opening night on Tuesday April 10, 2018. at Southwest University Park.

  • The players from both teams signed trading cards for the fans on the Chihuahuas opening night on Tuesday April 10 at Southwest University Park.

  • Starting pitcher Eric Lauer catches his balance as he catches the ball in mid air on the Chihuahuas opening night on Tuesday April 10 at Southwest University Park.

  • Short stop Luis Urias dodges a ball that is about to hit him on the Chihuahuas opening night on Tuesday April 10 at Southwest University Park.

  • First basemen Allen Craig gets second basemen David Fletcher out on the Chihuahuas opening night on Tuesday April 10 at Southwest University Park.

  • UTEP’s athletic director Jim Senter enjoys the Chihuahuas opening night with his family on Tuesday April 10 at Southwest University Park.

  • Right fielder Jabari Blash high fives manager Keith Johnson on his way to home base after hitting a home-run on the Chihuahuas opening night on Tuesday April 10 at Southwest University Park.

  • Third basemen Zach Houchins throws the ball to the second basemen to attempt to get the runner out on the Chihuahuas opening night on Tuesday April 10 at Southwest University Park.

  • Short stop Javy Guerra attempts to make it to first base without getting out on the Chihuahuas opening night on Tuesday April 10 at Southwest University Park.

  • Eric Lauer was the starting pitcher for the Chihuahuas on opening night on Tuesday April 10 at Southwest University Park.

  • Outfielder Ben Renere takes a moment before batting on the Chihuahuas opening night on Tuesday April 10 at Southwest University Park.

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After shutting out Las Vegas 14-0 on Monday, the Chihuahuas dropped their home opener in a huge fashion, losing 14-1 against the Salt Lake Bees on Tuesday night.

In front of 9,231 packed fans, the Chihuahuas fell to 4-2 overall on the season with the loss in Southwest University Park.

Former El Paso center fielder Jabari Blash hit a two-run home run to spark the Bees’ lead in the second inning. Salt Lake went on to knock five homers out of the park on Tuesday.

As the Chihuahuas inched back to the Bees lead, trailing 4-1 by the seventh, Salt Lake had two huge innings, scoring six runs in the seventh and four in the eighth.

Debuting in front of El Paso, second baseman  Javy Guerra went 2-for-4 with an RBI.

To finish out the game, infielder Diego Goris pitched a scoreless solo inning, which was his first time on the mound since 2013. Eric Lauer of the Chihuahuas was credited with the loss on the day.

Next, the Chihuhuas will take on Salt Lake on Wednesday at 11:05 a.m. at Southwest University Park.