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Chihuahuas’ mixed start to season

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The El Paso Chihuahuas baseball team has won seven games and lost 14, with an average of eight games behind. They also have the lowest winning percentage rate of .333 percent. Photo courtesy of El Paso Chihuahuas

This spring has brought back the offerings fans love from jumbo hot dogs to colorful in-game fireworks, and if you are a fan in the El Paso community, then you are more familiar with The El Paso Chihuahuas baseball team.  

The team has played 25 games in April, five of which were against the Salt Lake Bees. So far, the Chihuahuas have won seven games and lost 14, with an average of eight games behind. Among the teams listed in the league, the Chihuahuas have the lowest winning percentage rate of .333 percent.  

Rainier Galaviz, a first-year student studying digital media production, works at the Chihuahuas Stadium.  

“We’ve had two home games so far, the next one is next Tuesday, and I think the season is going well,” Galaviz said. “Some losses here and there but few to worry about, we had Tatis Jr. also known as ‘El Nino,’ a player who plays for the Padres in the MLB (Major League Baseball).” 

Tatis, nicknamed “El Niño,” has been a star player for the Chihuahuas, hitting seven home runs and 17 hits in total for his eight games played. Tatis was relegated to the Chihuahuas after an injury that took place in his time with the MLB’s San Diego Padres. Luis Liberto has appeared in the most games this season at 21 games. Liberto has had nine runs, 17 hits at bat, and one home run. The team’s best performance was their match against the Sugar Land Space Cowboys on March 31. With a score of 14 to 3 in the end, the team was 3-1 in the bottom of the sixth inning, soon coming back with 13 runs, lead-off hitter Mattew Batten touched base four times to secure the win for the Chihuahuas.

Iziah Salas, a mechanical engineering student at UTEP, describes himself as a lifelong Chihuahuas fan. 

“I loved the promotions when Tatis was there, it is amazing to have MLB superstars here in front of us in El Paso,” Salas said. 

With a popular 2022 season El Paso Chihuahuas fans are still excited to see how this current season plays out. Having started out with a bang but going up and down with wins and losses since then, fans still are curious where the season may end up. Fans’ support for the sport and the team may lead the team into the positive direction. 

H. Catching Marginot is a contributor and may be reached at [email protected].

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H. Catching Marginot
H. Catching Marginot, Contributor/Writer
Henry Catching Marginot is a junior at the University of Texas at El Paso majoring in multimedia journalism and minoring in English: rhetorical studies. He is a contributor at The Prospector and freelances. He plans to pursue writing in the future.
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Chihuahuas’ mixed start to season