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Take me out to the ball game: Chihuahuas vs Aviators

The El Paso Chihuahua’s scored a win against the Las Vegas Aviator’s July 5. Photo courtesy of Ken Lund/ Wikipedia Commons

The atmosphere of a baseball game is desired by many in this triple-degree weather. Refreshing lemonade and popcorn can be enjoyed by families at Southwest University Park. The energetic Andy Imfeld often raises spirits throughout the innings, playing games such as “Finish the Lyric” and “Imitate that Emoji” with children and adults alike. As the sun sets and the night cools, the El Paso Chihuahuas games are a fun, local event to attend in the summer.  

The El Paso Chihuahuas scored a win against the Las Vegas Aviators July 5, breaking their losing streak of six games, their longest in history. Within the first inning, Eguy Rosario was able to score the only homerun made in the game, which lit the feeling of hope for the Chihuahua’s early on and overall led to their victory.  

Two hitters that shined on Wednesday’s game were Chihuahuas Eguy Rosario and Brett Sullivan, both helped lead their team to victory. Rosario, a San Diego Padre temporarily playing with the Chihuahuas due to an ankle injury, scored a home run in the first inning, giving the Chihuahuas the upper hand until the fifth inning. During the fifth inning, Las Vegas Aviator Zack Gelof’s hit allowed Max Schuemann to score.  

The tied score led the teams to a ninth inning, where the Chihuahuas were able to take the win. Sullivan broke the tie when his hit resulted in a walk-off, allowing outfielder Taylor Kohlwey to score. Wednesday’s game made a total of five wins from a walk-off this season, with the previous one being June 20 against the Tacoma Rainiers. The overall score was 2-1, with the El Paso Chihuahuas breaking their six-game losing streak.  

After the game, Chihuahuas fan, Elijah Jay Agpaoa, was ecstatic.  

“Once I saw Rosario score the homerun early on in the game, I knew we were going to win,” Agpaoa said. “I feel like many people assume that the losing streak will bring the Chihuahua’s down.”  

Although the Chihuahuas have had a tough season so far, one can still expect over 9,000 people in attendance. There was a total of 9,417 people in attendance June 4, and this number was still low compared to an April 15 game against the Albuquerque Isotopes where a total of 9,639 people attended. 

Going to an El Paso Chihuahuas game is on many El Paso families’ bucket lists for this summer. Taking a picture with Chico the Chihuahua, or even participating in one of Imfeld’s games attracts many El Paso families to the games, besides seeing the players shine.  

No game is the same, as the Chihuahuas add unique twists, like fireworks or exclusive merchandise to each game. As the season is ending, the Chihuahuas encourage families to come to a game and have fun, whether it is a win or loss.  

For information on tickets and dates, visit there website. 

Sofia Sierra is a contributor and may be reached at [email protected] 

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Sofia Sierra, Contributor/Reporter
Sofia Sierra is a junior at the University of Texas at El Paso majoring in multimedia journalism and minoring in creative writing. She is currently aiming to be able to expand her writing skills, both creatively and objectively. In the future she hopes to be travel the world solely because of her writing.
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    ErickJul 12, 2023 at 11:44 PM

    mucho Bueno