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Friday, October 17 2014
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    38

    Franklin

    41

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  • Andress

    66

    Jefferson

    6

    AT
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  • Andrews

    47

    San Elizario

    8

    AT
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  • Austin

    10

    El Paso

    21

    AT
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  • Brownsfield

    45

    Tornillo

    0

    AT
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  • Burges

    0

    Canutillo

    52

    AT
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  • Chaparral

    6

    Centennial

    41

    AT
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  • Cobre

    21

    Hatch

    0

    AT
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  • Coronado

    48

    Socorro

    34

    AT
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  • Del Valle

    48

    Bel Air

    3

    AT
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  • Fabens

    7

    Mountain View

    3

    AT
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  • Hanks

    28

    Ysleta

    35

    AT
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  • Horizon

    20

    Riverside

    50

    AT
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  • Irvin

    0

    Chapin

    55

    AT
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  • Las Cruces

    48

    Gadsden

    6

    AT
    10/17 - Final
  • Los Lunas

    51

    Santa Teresa

    19

    AT
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  • Oñate

    49

    Deming

    14

    AT
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  • Parkland

    0

    Eastlake

    27

    AT
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  • Wink

    30

    Van Horn

    19

    AT
    10/17 - Final

Chihuahua's score keeper recording El Paso baseball history

KTSM
El Paso Chihuahuas

POSTED: Friday, July 25, 2014 - 9:18pm

UPDATED: Monday, July 28, 2014 - 1:12pm

There are a lot of moving parts that make sure the Chihuahuas franchise runs smoothly on game day. Perhaps one of the most important parts, at least to the players, is the guy keeping score.

The official scorekeeper is literally writing baseball history. A statistical reference of every single pitch in every single game. At the Triple-A level, those stats can decide who may get that call into the Major Leagues so the pressure is on to be accurate, and who better to do the job for the Chihuahuas than a long time El Pasoan.

Bernie Ricono is in the press box at Southwest University Park each and every home game for a job that most people may not know even exists and goes largely unnoticed on game day. The former UTEP Defensive Coordinator under Bill Michael, in the late 70's, has also been keeping score for baseball in El Paso for the last 36 years covering the Diablos at Dudley Field, then Cohen Stadium and into Independent baseball.

"It was different because Independent ball, you don't have to be so precise. Double A, of course, you need to be more precise but here every error, every hit, every earned run in there may keep someone from going up or going down," said Ricono.

Bernie still keeps score the old fashioned way by hand and his assistant, Matt Mika, does the rest through a computer program.

"You know, in a day where it is technology driven, everything is on social media, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, everything is done on a computer. For Bernie to do it the old school way is fantastic to see," said Mika.

Despite almost four decades as a scorekeeper, Bernie still takes the job very seriously.

"It's not easy and you're affecting a lot of people's lives. A lot of young men who have dedicated their life to this particular game. For you to make a call that say, hey that's an error on you. And the big league clubs say, we can't bring you up, you can't field! You have got to be very careful and I'm cognizant of that."

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