Aces Blow Out Bees to Snap Skid

By: Aces Email
By: Aces Email

For the second night in a row, the Aces jumped out to an early lead in Salt Lake City.

Unlike Saturday night, however, Reno kept adding to the lead on Sunday night, and beat the Bees, 19-4, to snap its losing streak at four games.

The Aces recorded four multi-run innings in the game, including a 10-run outburst in the sixth inning that featured 14 batters and nine hits. The mark is tied for the second-most runs in an inning in franchise history, behind only the 11 runs the club scored on June 21, 2010 at Fresno.

Reno opened the scoring in the second inning with back-to-back singles by Mike Jacobs and Andy Marte, and a sacrifice fly by Aaron Cunningham.

The Aces added to it in the next frame with four runs, including a two-run home run by Nick Evans.

Evans hit his second home run of the night in the fourth inning, another two-run shot. It was Evans’ second multi-home run game of the season. Before this season, Evans hadn’t recorded two or more multi-home run games in a season since 2010 when he was with the Binghamton Mets.

The sixth inning started with the first six runners reaching base safely. After Bobby Wilson grounded into a double play, the next six runners reached base safely as well.

Tony Campana, Didi Gregorius and Jacobs each had two hits in the inning. The last time three Aces players had two hits in an inning was on May 2, 2011 against Las Vegas when Cole Gillespie, Sean Burroughs and Willy Mo Peña each had two hits in the fifth inning.

Every player in the Aces’ lineup got a hit in the game, and six players had multi-hit games. Evans finished 3-for-5 with two home runs, four RBI and four runs. Marte went 4-for-6 with two RBI and three runs scored, and Tony Campana went 3-for-6 with two RBI, three runs scored and a stolen base in his first game with the Aces this season.

Randy Wolf got the win, his fourth in a row. Alex Sanabia and Jess Todd worked the last 3.1 innings without allowing a run to preserve the victory.

The two teams meet in the series finale tomorrow with the Aces looking for a split of the four games. RHP Lucas Harrell (0-0, 2.25) will start for Reno, and LHP Wade LeBlanc (3-1, 5.33) will go for Salt Lake. First pitch is scheduled for 5:35 p.m.

Single-game tickets for the upcoming 12-game homestand are on sale now. For more information, and to purchase an Aces ticket plan, call (775) 334-4700. For up-to-date news and notes throughout the offseason, visit www.RenoAces.com, follow the club on Twitter (@aces) or like the team on Facebook.


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