RENO, NV – The Aces strapped up their boots and turned Greater Nevada Field into the Wild West. Partnering with the Reno Rodeo, the Aces celebrated the Rodeo’s 100th anniversary with in-game entertainment, custom on-field jerseys, specialty food options, and an Aces win. Reno defeated the visiting Tacoma Rainiers by a score of 6-3. Jon Duplantier started the game and exited in the fourth due to pitch count allowing just one earned run. However, Anthony Vasquez played John Wayne out of the bullpen. The southpaw tossed 4.2 innings of scoreless baseball to pick up his second win of the year. The win moves Reno to a record of 16-26 on the season and 2-1 against the Rainiers in this five-game series.
Reno jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning. Outfielder Tim Locastro got the rodeo started with a leadoff double. Ildemaro Vargas moved him over to third with a single and Kevin Cron drove him in with a sacrifice fly. Domingo Leyba launched the biggest swing of the day with a two-out two-run homer. Locastro extended the lead in the second inning on a RBI-single to score Matt Szczur to give the Aces a 4-0 advantage. They would add a run in the 6th inning on an RBI-groundout from Caleb Joseph and in the 7th on an RBI-single from Yasmany Tomas. Right-hander Kevin Ginkel picked up his first Triple-A save of his career striking out two in the ninth in the process. The Aces will look for three straight tomorrow with lefty Alex Young taking the ball at 1:05 p.m.
Top Performers - Reno
• Tim Locastro (2-for-5, 2B, R, RBI)
• Domingo Leyba (2-for-4, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI)
• Anthony Vasquez (W, 4.2 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 1 K)
Top Performers – Tacoma
• Braden Bishop (2-for-3)
• Jose Lobaton (2-for-4)
• Kristopher Negron (1-for-3, RBI, R)