Bullpen collapses as Aces lose in extras 5-4

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TACOMA, WA (KOLO) - Reno suffered a heartbreaking loss at the hands of the Tacoma Rainiers Sunday afternoon in Tacoma by a score of 5-4. Caleb Joseph and Ben DeLuzio each had two hits this afternoon and Alberto Rosario drove in two. The Aces carried a 4-1 lead into the bottom of the seventh inning today behind a strong performance by right-hander Joel Payamps. Payamps went five innings, allowed one run on four hits and struck out six. Tacoma got two back in the bottom of the seventh inning thanks to five hits and an RBI single by Tim Lopes. The Rainiers squeaked out a run against the Aces closer Jimmie Sherfy in the bottom of the 9th to tie things up and eventually won it in the 10th on a Jake Fraley RBI single. The loss drops Reno to a record of 40-53 on the season before returning back to the Biggest Little City tomorrow night to kick off a 10-game homestand. First pitch against the El Paso Chihuahuas tomorrow night at Greater Nevada Field is slated for 7:05 p.m.

Top Performers - Reno
• Caleb Joseph (2-for-4, HR)
• Ben DeLuzio (2-for-5)
• Joel Payamps (5.0 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 6 K)
Top Performers – Tacoma
• Jake Fraley (3-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI)
• John Andreoli (2-for-4, R, 2 BB)
• Ryan Court: (2-for-4, HR)

July: With the loss today, Reno has suffered their league-worst eighth loss in the month of July. As a team, they have allowed 101 total hits, walked 53 and struck out 92. Offensively, they are batting .278 through 11 games and have hit 24 home runs and 18 doubles. Last season, Reno finished the month of July with a 17-9 record, second-best in the Pacific Coast League.

What’s Next: Reno returns home to Greater Nevada Field tomorrow night to take on the El Paso Chihuahuas in a four-game series Monday through Thursday. The Fresno Grizzlies will make their way to the Biggest Little City on Friday, July 19th for a three-game set. On Saturday, July 20th Reno will celebrate 90’s Night. Fans will turn back the clock and the first 1,000 will receive a 90’s night-themed fanny pack. For just $35, fans can purchase a 2-hour buffet, non-alcoholic drinks, guaranteed fanny packs and skip the security line. For more information visit renoaces.com or call 775-334-7000.