RENO, Nev.—The Reno Aces and the University of Nevada baseball team will renew their annual exhibition contest at 6:05 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3 at Aces Ballpark, with proceeds once again benefiting the Nevada Dugout Club, the entities jointly announced today.
The 2012 exhibition will mark the third-straight exhibition contest between Reno's Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks and the NCAA Division I Wolf Pack. The Aces defeated Nevada 9-3 last season, on the heels of an 11-1 victory in the inaugural game in 2010.
In each of the last two seasons, the Aces have made a $15,000 donation to the University of Nevada Dugout Club, an organization that serves as the main fundraising body of the University of Nevada baseball team.
The game will serve as the final tune-up for the Aces before opening the 2012 season on April 5, while Nevada's student-athletes will have the opportunity to compete against some of professional baseball's top prospects at the Triple-A level.
Once again this season, the game will be played in an exhibition format, with Aces pitchers and catchers playing for both squads. All players will use wood bats, and the contest will last between seven and nine innings, depending on the status of the Aces pitching staff. Utilizing the traditional Minor League Spring Training format, pitchers will be placed on a pitch count, and should a pitcher reach his limit, the game will immediately proceed to the next half inning.
Tickets for the game are $14 for adults, $10 for college students and $7 for children 12 and younger and seniors 62 and older. Aces season-ticket holders will have the chance to purchase tickets at a discounted rate of $10, and will be eligible for an exclusive presale opportunity. Tickets may be purchased online at www.RenoAces.com beginning Monday, March 20 and at the Reno Aces Ticket Office on Saturday, March 10.
The Aces begin their defense of the Pacific North Division Championship on Thursday, April 5 at Aces Ballpark. All full and partial Aces season tickets are available now by calling (775) 334-4700. For up-to-date news and notes throughout the offseason, visit www.RenoAces.com, follow the club on Twitter (@aceball) or like the team on Facebook.