RENO, NV - The Salt Lake Bees brought their power stroke to Greater Nevada Field this Sunday. Four home runs and four doubles powered the Bees past the Reno Aces by a score of 9-3. Former Aces outfielder Cesar Puello provided the biggest shot of the day, a grand slam in the top of the fifth inning off Reno right-hander Ben Taylor. Dustin Garneau, Taylor Ward and Luis Rengifo had the other home runs for the Bees.
Salt Lake has now picked up wins in the first two contests of the four-game set and will look to win the series tomorrow against Reno starter Taylor Clarke. The loss drops the Aces to a record of 14-23 this season and 4-8 in the month of May.
Shortstop Ildemaro Vargas was a bright spot in the Aces lineup as he went 3-for-4 on the day with two doubles and two RBIs. He picked up his 1,000 career MiLB hit in the game on a third-inning single to right field. Vargas is now 6-for-7 with four extra-base hits in his two games with the Aces this season.
Top Performers - Reno
• Tim Locastro (1-for-5, leadoff HR)
• Ildemaro Vargas (3-for-4, 2 2B)
• Kevin Ginkel (2.0 IP, 6 K, 2 R)
Top Performers – Salt Lake
• Jarrett Parker (2-for-4, R, 2B)
• Dustin Garneau (1-for-4, HR)
• Cesar Puello (1-for-4, Grand Slam)