Albuquerque starter Jeff Criswell pitched 7.2 innings in the Isotopes’ 7-1 win over the El Paso Chihuahuas Sunday afternoon. It was the longest start by an Isotopes pitcher this season. Criswell pitched 13.2 innings in the series and allowed only two runs.
El Paso’s run came on a 452-foot home run by Rangel Ravelo in the top of the seventh. It was Ravelo’s eighth home run of the season and second of the series. Chihuahuas left fielder Tirso Ornelas went 2-for-4 with a double and has multiple hits in his last six Triple-A games.
Chihuahuas reliever Kevin Kopps pitched a 1-2-3 sixth inning and hasn’t allowed an earned run in his first two Triple-A outings. El Paso starter Aaron Leasher struck out a season-high seven batters in four innings.
Albuquerque 7 El Paso 1 – Sunday
WP: Criswell (5-9)
LP: Leasher (1-1)
Team Records: El Paso (21-24, 53-67), Albuquerque (23-22, 50-70)
Next Game: Tuesday at 6:35 p.m. Mountain Time at Southwest University Park. Sacramento TBA vs. El Paso RHP Nolan Watson (0-3, 7.20). The game will air on 600 ESPN El Paso and www.epchihuahuas.com.