The Las Cruces Vaqueros (16-41) beat the Roswell Invaders (32-26) 5-2 on Thursday behind John Hotta, who went 2-2.He singled in the fifth inning and tripled in the seventh inning.
The Las Cruces Vaqueros relied on Richard Cruz-Sanchez to eat up innings en route to the win. Cruz-Sanchez pitched six innings and allowed two earned runs, four hits and no walks while striking out three.
The Roswell Invaders were led by Danny Grauer's hitting. Grauer went 1-3, drove in one and scored one run. He homered in the fourth inning.
Corey Lathram-Skillman was charged with his sixth loss of the year. He lasted just 4 2/3 innings, walked five, struck out five, and allowed three runs.