Mathisen’s 3-run go-ahead homer wins it for the Aces
Saturday night’s game was slow if you were judging by time. The game clocked in at four hours and thirteen minutes, the longest of the season. However, by excitement, not slow at all. The Aces were victorious, 7-6, over the Sacramento River Cats on the road. Sacramento got ahead early putting up three runs in the first inning and chased Aces’ starter Jon Duplantier out of the game and the game looked bleak at that point for Reno. Sacramento would extend their lead to 6-1 by the fifth courtesy of a RBI double off the bat of outfielder Anthony Garcia.
The Aces did not record their first hit until the sixth inning when Domingo Leyba doubled. The Aces scored their first four runs on just one hit thanks to two errors by the River Cats. The Aces would trail 6-4 until the top of the eighth inning when Aces third baseman Wyatt Mathisen picked a great time for his first home run of the year. A 3-run shot to left-center field gave the Aces a 7-6 lead and the team would never look back. Joey Krehbiel, Rubby De La Rosa, and Jimmie Sherfy were stellar out of the bullpen throwing five scoreless innings while striking out ten in the process. Sherfy picked up his PCL leading sixth save. The Aces will be back at it tomorrow at 1:05 p.m. with right-hander Taylor Widener taking the ball for Reno.
Top Performers - Reno
• Wyatt Mathisen (1-for-3, HR, 3 RBI, R)
• Rubby De La Rosa (2.0 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 5 K)
• Travis Snider (1-for-3, 2 BB, 3 R)
Top Performers – Las Vegas
• Anthony Garcia (1-for-4, 2B, 3 RBI)
• Aramis Garcia (1-for-5, 3B, 2 RBI)
• Sam Moll (2 IP, 0 H, 2 K)