Aces drop Fresno finale; home opener set for Tuesday

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Fresno, Calif. – The Aces have completed their first road trip of the season and are ready for some home cooking. Reno dropped to 1-4 on the young season with a 7-6 loss to the Fresno Grizzlies Monday Afternoon. Left-hander Anthony Vasquez was tagged for four runs in five innings of work, but did not get a decision. Travis Snider continued his blazing-hot start with a 2-for-4 performance, increasing his average to .455 through five games. Reno tied things up in the top of the 9th but saw the tie disappear in the bottom half on a Raudy Read walk-off double.

Fresno got into the scoring column in the bottom of the second inning with a Yadiel Hernandez home run (2) off Vasquez. Reno responded immediately, posting three runs in the top of the third. Kelby Tomlinson got the rally started with a double into left field. Vasquez helped his own cause with an RBI single into right, scoring Tomlinson and tying the ballgame at one. Abraham Almonte followed immediately with a two-run shot, his first of the season, to give Reno a 3-1 advantage. Fresno took a 6-4 advantage through six innings of play, but Reno chipped away to tie things in the top half of the 9th inning. Unfortunately for the Aces, Read sent them packing with a double on a Jimmie Sherfy heater. The Aces return home tomorrow night and will take on the Albuquerque Isotopes at 6:35 p.m.

Top Performers - Reno
• Abraham Almonte (1-for-2, 2 RBI, HR)
• Travis Snider (2-for-4, BB)
• Andrew Aplin (2-for-5, R, RBI)

Top Performers – Fresno
• Carter Kieboom (4-for-5, R, RBI)
• Yadiel Hernandez (3-for-3, 3 R, RBI 2 BB)
• Jacob Wilson (2-for-4, R, 2 RBI)

Notes & Information
Opening Night at Greater Nevada Field: Northern Nevada will welcome the 2019 Aceball season on April 9th at Greater Nevada Field. Reno will take on the Albuquerque Isotopes at 6:35 p.m. Former Bachelorette contestants Diggy Moreland and James Taylor, along with Ryan O'Flanagan (of Remo, Siracha fame) will be greeting fans throughout the game on the concourse, in addition to the first 1,000 fans receiving a 2019 Magnet Schedule!

Home Opener Stats / Facts: Christian Walker homered in the home opener in 2017 and 2018. If Yasmany Tomas homers tomorrow, he’ll tie that record. 2012 was the coldest home opener (35 degrees with 12 MPH wind). The Aces have scored seven runs in the first innings of home openers. The franchise-record for most RBI in an opener is four, held by Jack Reinheimer and Trent Oeltjen.