A big win for the El Paso Chihuahuas Saturday night has fans celebrating.
In a thrilling extra inning game, the team beat the Oklahoma City Dodgers, making them the Pacific Coast League Champions. A video on the Chihuahuas Facebook page shows them celebrating with a bottle of champagne.
Chihuahuas General Manager Brad Taylor tells ABC-7 the team is savoring the moment as they're preparing to be in the national spotlight.
"I think one of the coolest things about that game is we're going to be on national TV so El Paso will have a three hour stage to be talked about in a positive light," Taylor said. "I hope it gives our city and our fans something again to feel great about."
The Chihuahuas will play the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders on Tuesday in Memphis in the Gildan Triple-A National Championship game. The RailRiders are the Triple-A affiliate of the New York Yankees.
Borderland fans say Saturday's win is great for the city.
"Just going to the games is a great atmosphere and now going to the championship, hell yeah," one fan said.
Taylor says there will be a viewing party at the ballpark Tuesday night.
Gates open at 5:30. Tickets will cost $5 with proceeds benefiting the Chihuahuas Foundation.