Reno, Nev.—Reno posted a four-run first inning, but it was not enough, as the club fell 7-5 to the Salt Lake Bees on Monday night at Aces Ballpark.
RHP Zeke Spruill worked himself out of a bases-loaded jam with two outs in the first, turning things over to the Aces offense. The first four Reno batters to the plate reached base, and Josh Wilson scored on a wild pitch to put the Aces on the board. Reno tacked on three more runs in the inning, but the commanding lead was short-lived.
Salt Lake posted three runs in both the second and fourth to take over, and did not surrender the lead. A solo homer off the bat of Mike Jacobs in the sixth scored Reno’s final run of the night.
At the dish for Reno, Jacobs went 3-for-4 with two RBI and a pair of runs. Juan Rivera also recorded a multi-hit game, going 2-for-4 with a run scored.
Spruill, who was charged with three runs—none earned—did not factor into the decision. LHP Eury De La Rosa was charged with the loss, giving up three runs—all earned—on three hits through 2.0 innings.
Five Aces pitchers combined for 13 strikeouts in the game.
The series continues Tuesday night at Aces Ballpark. RHP Nate Adcock (4-4, 7.14 ERA) will get the nod for Reno, while the Bees will counter with RHP A.J. Schugel (4-5, 6.43 ERA). First pitch is set for7:05 p.m.