NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Jake Elmore reached safely in all six of his plate appearances Monday night, as the Reno Aces split a doubleheader with the Nashville Sounds at Herschel Greer Stadium.
Reno was blanked 5-0 in the opener, but rallied for a 5-1 victory in the nightcap.
In game two of the double-dip, the Aces pushed across three runs in the first inning and never trailed. Spot starter Taylor Sinclair held the Sounds to just a run over 2.2 innings of work in his Triple-A debut, and four Reno relievers limited Nashville to no runs and just three hits over the game’s final 4.1 frames. Mike DeMark (3-2) earned the victory out of the bullpen, and Nashville’s Seth McClung (0-4) took the loss. Elmore singled twice and drew a walk, and David Winfree hit his first home run of the season.
In the opener, the Aces were limited to just three hits—two off the bat of Cole Gillespie. Elmore doubled and drew a pair of walks, accounting for the rest of Reno’s offense in the game. Charles Brewer (1-3) took the loss, surrendering five runs on 13 hits over all six innings in a complete-game effort. The win went to Sounds starter Michael Fiers (1-2), who dealt seven scoreless frames.
The Aces and Sounds wrap-up this four-game series Tuesday morning at Herschel Greer Stadium. LHP Zach Kroenke (3-1, 5.23 ERA) will get the nod for Reno, while Nashville will counter with RHP Mark Rogers (0-2, 4.03 ERA). First pitch is set for 9:05 a.m. PT, and the action can be heard live on Fox Sports 630 AM or by visiting RenoAces.com.
Reno returns to Aces Ballpark on May 17 to kick-off an eight-game homestand.