The 51s lost a pair of two-run leads to Albuquerque on Monday night.
But catcher Johnny Monell made sure it didn’t matter.
Monell launched a walkoff home run to center field in the bottom of the 10th inning to snap a four-game losing streak and send Las Vegas to a 6-5 Pacific Coast League victory over the Isotopes.
Monell’s homer was his first of the season and just the team’s third since Opening Day. Monell, who entered as a pinch hitter in the third inning and remained in to catch, went 2-for-4 with two runs batted in.
The game was back and forth throughout, with the two teams tied at 1-1, 3-3 and 5-5.
The 51s took a 5-3 lead lead in the fourth inning shortly after surrendering their first two-run lead, but the Isotopes chipped away, scoring both in the sixth and eighth.
WHO: Albuquerque Isotopes at Las Vegas 51s
WHEN: 10:35 a.m. today
WHERE: Cashman Field (9,334)
STARTERS: Ryan Carpenter (1-1, 4.76 ERA) vs. Gabriel Ynoa (0-0, 1.53 ERA)
Thursday: Tacoma at Las Vegas, 7:05 p.m.
Friday: Tacoma at Las Vegas, 7:05 p.m.
Saturday: Tacoma at Las Vegas, 7:05 p.m.
Sunday: Tacoma at Las Vegas, 12:05 p.m.
Ynoa has been the 51s’ most consistent starter this season, giving up just three runs in 17-2/3 innings. Ynoa was in line for a win in his past two starts, but the team gave up late leads in both.
The game has an early start time because it is the 13th annual school day game where Clark County School District fifth-graders take a field trip to Cashman Field.