RENO, Nev. — The night belonged to Aces right-hander Charles Brewer, who tossed eight scoreless innings and ripped a three-run double to help his cause in the Aces’ 6-0 win over the Albuquerque Isotopes Monday night at Aces Ballpark.
Brewer retired the side in order in the first, and then worked around a lead-off double by Clint Robinson in the second inning. He then retired 15 of the next 16 batters, and when all was said and done only allowed three hits in the game
The Aces put runners on in each of the first three innings but couldn’t push anything across against former Aces hurler Barry Enright.
They finally broke through in the fifth inning with six runs. Mike Freeman led off with a double, followed by a Bobby Wilson single and a Ronny Cedeño walk to load the bases.
After falling behind 0-2, Brewer fouled off three pitches before lacing his double into right-center field.
Roger Kieschnick, Aaron Cunningham, and Freeman all drove in a run a piece in the frame.
Reno’s six-run outburst marked the eighth time this season it scored six or more runs in an inning, and the second time this series.
Brewer locked it down from there, cruising through eight innings to record his longest outing of the season for the Aces.
Will Harris came in to work the ninth inning and seal the shutout for Reno. The blanking was the eighth of the season for the Aces, putting them two shutouts behind the single-season club record.
Reno travels to Fresno tomorrow to open a four-game series against the Grizzlies. The Aces will send Lucas Harrell (4-2, 5.59) to the hill for the start in game one, and Fresno will counter with Mike Kickham (7-5, 3.61). First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.
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