LAS VEGAS, Nev.—Mike Jacobs and Josh Bell homered for Reno Monday night, but a 7-run second inning for Las Vegas pushed the 51s to a 12-4 victory over the Aces in the series finale at Cashman Field.
Las Vegas’ big frame put the Aces behind early, and Reno never recovered, dropping the series three games to one. The Aces and 51s finish the 2012 edition of the Silver State Diamond Challenge with eight victories apiece.
Aces starter Joe Martinez (10-6) took the loss, surrendering 11 runs—eight earned—on 11 hits through 3.1 frames. Out of the Reno bullpen, Bryan Henry surrendered just a run in 3.2 innings, and Mike DeMark worked a scoreless frame.
Las Vegas starter Shawn Hill (5-0) collected the win, scattering four runs over six innings.
At the plate for Reno, four Aces recorded a multi-hit effort, including a 3-for-4 day at the plate for Taylor Harbin. Bell homered and doubled, while Jacobs drove in two.
The Aces now head back to Reno to kick-off an eight-game homestand, beginning with a four-game set against division rival Colorado Springs. In Tuesday’s opener, LHP Tyler Skaggs (2-1, 2.45 ERA) gets the nod for Reno, while LHP Edwar Cabrera (3-0, 3.48 ERA) counters for the Sky Sox. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. PT, and it’ll be another 2-for-$22 Tuesday, with two tickets, two hot dogs and two sodas available for just $22.