RENO, Nev.—A perfectly executed suicide squeeze in the ninth inning gave the Las Vegas 51s a 7-5 win over the Reno Aces on Friday night at Aces Ballpark.
An RBI double off the bat of Ed Easley in the seventh had given Reno a 5-4 lead. After a scoreless eighth frame, the 51s mounted a ninth inning comeback, posting three runs.
Back-to-back doubles to start the ninth tied the game at five, before Eric Campbell’s sacrifice bunt plated Matt den Dekker for the lead. The third double of the inning tacked on another run for Las Vegas.
At the plate for Reno, Mike Jacobs blasted his 11th home run of the season. Four Aces batters recorded a multi-hit game, including a 3-hit night for Josh Wilson.
Reno starter Nate Adcock had a shaky fourth inning, allowing four runs, but was otherwise solid. Reliever Matt Wright gave up three runs over 1.2 innings, and was charged with a blown save and the loss.
The series continues on Saturday night at Aces Ballpark. RHP Mike Bolsinger (4-3, 3.91 ERA) will get the nod for Reno, while the 51’s will counter with RHP Rafael Montero (1-2, 4.36 ERA). First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. PT, and 2,000 lucky fans will receive a Reno Aces duffle bag at the gates, courtesy of KOLO 8 News Now.