RENO, Nev.— Wes Roemer tossed a quality start for Reno, holding Salt Lake to just four hits and two runs over six innings, but the Aces dropped a 4-1 decision to the Bees Friday night in front of 7,546 fans at Aces Ballpark on Military Appreciation Night presented by Bank of America.
Roemer kept the Aces close, but Bees starter Fernando Rodriguez was better, holding the Aces to two hits and no runs over six frames. Reno came back with a run in the eighth on an RBI triple by Drew Macias, and got the tying run to the plate in the form of Jeff Bailey. Bees reliever Amalio Diaz would strike out Bailey to end the threat, as the Aces dropped their second-straight game against the Bees and third-straight overall.
Roemer (1-2) took the hard-luck loss for Reno, striking out four and walking three. Zach Kroenke tossed the seventh and eighth innings before Jason Urquidez came on and threw a scoreless ninth for Reno.
Rodriguez (1-1) earned his first victory of the year for the Bees in dominant fashion, and the Salt Lake bullpen held the Aces in check for the second-straight night. Rafael Rodriguez faced the minimum in the ninth to earn his eighth save of the season.
Pedro Ciriaco was the lone Ace to record a multi-hit game, as he went 2-for-3. Drew Macias added a triple for the Aces, who were held to just five hits on the evening.
The Aces and Bees square-off again Saturday night, as Reno turns to RHP Bryan Augenstein (3-6, 6.09 ERA) to face Bees LHP Trevor Reckling (4-5, 6.82 ERA). First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. PT from Aces Ballpark.
Tickets for all Aces games start at just $7, and are available by calling the Reno Aces box office at (775) 334-7000 or by visiting RenoAces.com. The brand-new Freight House District, located just outside Aces Ballpark, is open seven days a week, on both game days and non-game days.