Aces' bats big for second straight night

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RENO, NV - Batting practice was scheduled to end two hours prior to the 7:05 p.m. first pitch tonight but continued long into the evening. Reno tallied 14 runs on 15 hits and four home runs in their 14-3 victory over the visiting Tacoma Rainiers Wednesday night. Jon Duplantier made his first Triple-A appearance since May 24 after a brief stint on the Diamondbacks’ Injured List. Duplantier went 3.1 innings, allowed one run on three hits and struck out three. He was lifted in the top of the fourth inning for right-hander Braden Hagens who earned the win in relief. Blake Swihart joined the Aces hit parade tonight on Major League rehab. Swihart went 1-for-4 in his first Triple-A action of the year with a homer and a walk. Domingo Leyba, Andy Young, and Juniel Querecuto all homered as well. Reno will go for the series sweep tomorrow night against the Rainiers. Right-hander Taylor Widener will take the mound for Reno and will be opposed by southpaw Sean Nolin for the Rainiers.

Top Performers - Reno
• Andy Young (3-for-4, HR, 2 RBI)
• Domingo Leyba (1-for-4, HR)
• Juniel Querecuto (2-for-4, HR, 3 RBI)
Top Performers – Tacoma
• Ian Miller (2-for-4, HR)
• Jose Lobaton (2-for-4)
• Kelby Tomlinson (1-for-4, 2B, R)

Notes & Information
Prospect Update: MLB Pipeline released an updated Top 100 prospect list today, as well as the top 30 prospects for each team. Shortstop Jazz Chisholm of Double-A Jackson remained at the top of the list for the Arizona Diamondbacks like he has all season. However, several Aces made the cut. Jon Duplantier was listed as the D-backs No. 2 prospect and No. 58 overall in baseball. Taylor Widener came in at No. 4 for Arizona. Andy Young came in at No. 10. Domingo Leyba at No. 23. Kevin Ginkel was listed at No. 28, and last but not least, Kevin Cron came in at No. 30 for the organization.

Too Young For You: Andy Young recorded his third three-hit game in the month of July tonight. Young finished 3-for-4 with a homer, three runs scored and two RBI. The D-backs number 10 prospect had four three-hit performances with Double-A Jackson this season and is 8-for-26 (.307) with three home runs this homestand.

If it’s fair, it’s gone: With four home runs tonight, the Aces now have 39 longballs against the Rainiers this season. It is the most against any one team and the clubs have one remaining contest to play. Kevin Cron has eight big flies against Tacoma this year, Yasmany Tomas is second on the team with six. Reno has hit four home runs against Tacoma for back-to-back nights.