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Chihuahuas bark up 8-4 win against Grizzlies

Jake Noll and Taylor Gushue deliver back-to-back homers
12:49 AM EDT

El Paso, Texas (Wednesday, July 3) - The El Paso Chihuahuas (52-33) bit the Fresno Grizzlies (44-42) 8-4 in the series finale from Southwest University Park. Both clubs combined for 24 hits with seven going for extra-bases. Fresno starter Joe Ross (2-1) suffered the loss against his former organization. The

El Paso, Texas (Wednesday, July 3) - The El Paso Chihuahuas (52-33) bit the Fresno Grizzlies (44-42) 8-4 in the series finale from Southwest University Park. Both clubs combined for 24 hits with seven going for extra-bases. Fresno starter Joe Ross (2-1) suffered the loss against his former organization. The righty struck out seven over six innings. El Paso reliever Kazuhisa Makita (1-0) relished the decision after three shutout frames. He fanned five.
Jake Noll (two-run) and Taylor Gushue rocketed back-to-back homers in a four-run second for the Grizzlies. Noll and Gushue became the second Fresno duo this season to accomplish the feat, after Jacob Wilson (two-run) and Raudy Read did it on April 16th versus Salt Lake. Brandon Snyder picked up the other RBI, a single to center prior to the clouts. Snyder tied his season-high hit streak at seven games.
Michael Gettys headlined the Chihuahuas offense with a three-run dinger in the bottom of the eighth. His 21st longball of the year made it a four-run advantage, allowing Eric Yardley to secure his fifth save. Ty France pounded three hits and Luis Urías added a pair of knocks in the victory.
Top Performers: Fresno Grizzlies (Washington Nationals)
• C Taylor Gushue (1-3, HR, RBI, R, BB)
• 1B Jake Noll (1-4, HR, 2 RBI, R)
• 3B Brandon Snyder (2-4, 2B, RBI, R)
• RF José Marmolejos (2-4, 2B, R)
Top Performers: El Paso Chihuahuas (San Diego Padres)
• LF Michael Gettys (2-4, HR, 3 RBI, R)
• SS Luis Urias (2-4, 2B, RBI, 2 R, BB)
• RHP Kazuhisa Makita (3.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K)
ON THAT FRES-NOTE: The Grizzlies have not been swept or have swept a series this season. Fresno won three of five games in their most recent trip to El Paso.