SACRAMENTO, CA - The Aces returned to Raley Field in Sacramento for the second consecutive night and for the second consecutive night walked away with a victory. Behind an outstanding start from Bradin Hagens (7.0 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 7 K), Reno defeated the Pacific Northern Division leaders by a score of 5-4. Solo home runs by Carlos Asuaje, Josh Prince and Domingo Leyba provided the spark for the Reno offense Tuesday night. Andy Young got the Aces scoring going with a RBI single in the top of the second inning. Asuaje drove in the second run of the inning with a deep sacrifice fly to score Matt Szczur. Sacramento got two back in the bottom half of the inning but Reno would respond in a big way. Back-to-back homers by Leyba and Prince pushed Reno ahead in the fifth and Asuaje added an insurance run in the sixth. The win keeps Reno’s playoff hopes alive with six games remaining in the 2019 campaign. Reno must win all six of their games (2 vs. Sacramento & 4 vs. Salt Lake) while Sacramento must lose their remaining six games (2 vs. Reno & 4 vs. El Paso). Both teams will square off tomorrow night with the first pitch slated for 7:05 p.m. Right-hander Braden Shipley will look to duplicate Hagens’ success against Sacramento righty Justin Haley.
Top Performers - Reno
• Josh Prince (1-for-4, HR)
• Domingo Leyba (1-for-3, HR, 2 BB)
• Bradin Hagens (7.0 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 7 K)
Top Performers – Sacramento
• Francisco Pena (1-for-3, 2 RBI)
• Abiatal Avelino (1-for-3, BB)
• Willaims Jerez (1.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 2 K)
Notes & Information
Former Ace Different Place: 2017 Reno Aces infielder Ketel Marte has had a career year with the Arizona Diamondbacks this year. He was selected as a National League All-Star for the first time in his career and has put up career-highs in almost every category. Tonight, he set his career-high with a 21-game consecutive on-base streak. Marte hit .338 in 70 games with Reno in 2017, posted a .391 OBP and hit 23 doubles.
Back-to-Back: Josh Prince and Domingo Leyba hit back-to-back home runs in the top of the 5th inning tonight. They became the 8th pair of Aces to hit back-to-back bombs this season. Juniel Querecuto and Travis Snider (4/26 vs. FRE), Tim Locastro and Domingo Leyba (4/28 vs. FRE), Ildemaro Vargas and Kevin Cron (5/14 vs. SL), Wyatt Mathisen and Matt Szczur (6/4 vs. NAS), Kevin Cron and Yasmany Tomas (6/27 @ SL) Abraham Almonte and Domingo Leyba (6/29/19 @LV), Andy Young and Juniel Querecuto (8/5 vs. OMA).