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Reno Aces Lose Back-and-Forth Series Finale to Bees

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The Reno Aces (@Aces) had a 5-0 lead, trailed 8-5, led 9-8, and ultimately came up short, 11-9, to the Salt Lake Bees Tuesday afternoon at Aces Ballpark. 

The Aces raced out to an early 5-0 lead only to see it disappear in the middle innings.  

Danny Dorn and Nick Evans produced a run in the first inning to give the Aces a 1-0 lead. Dorn doubled to left-center and came around to score on a single by Evans two batters later. 

The two were at it again in the third with some help from Garrett Weber (@_weber5) and Peter O'Brien. Weber and Dorn collected back-to-back singles to start the inning and O'Brien followed with a line drive triple into the right-center gap to score both runs and make it 3-0. Evans then came through with a base hit to right-field to score O'Brien and up the lead to 4-0. 

Before the inning ended, Tom Belza (@TomBelza) chipped in with another run-scoring base hit to give the Aces a 5-0 lead. 

That's when the game began to unravel as the Bees scored in every inning outside of the sixth. Former Ace Roger Kieschnick brought the Bees within two when he hit a booming three-run home run in the fourth. 

Reno led 5-4 heading to the top of the seventh inning but the bullpen couldn't hold the lead. Kieschnick delivered again - this time a two-run single to give Salt Lake a 6-5 lead. 

Alex Yarbrough's RBI single and Kyle Kubitza's sacrifice fly put the Bees in front, 8-5, in the eighth. 

Facing reliever Chad Smith, Reno rallied to take a 9-8 lead in the home half of the eighth. Trayvon Robinson's fielder's choice and Danny Dorn's sacrifice fly cut the deficit to 8-7. With Weber at first base, O'Brien hit a towering fly ball just inside the foul pole down the right-field line for a two-run homer and a 9-8 lead. 

It didn't last as closer Jake Barrett (@BJBace99) coughed up the lead in the ninth. The first five batters in the top of the ninth reached on hits. Josh Rutledge tripled to right-center to tie the game, and Daniel Robertson's run-scoring base hit proved to be the game-winner. 

Salt Lake closer Jeremy McBryde worked a 1-2-3 bottom of the ninth to close out the win for Salt Lake (18-21) who took three of four in the series. 

The Aces (18-21) have an off-day Wednesday before heading to Omaha to begin a four-game series with the Storm Chasers on Thursday. First pitch in game one of the set is scheduled for 5:05 PST. 

Following the eight-game road trip to Omaha and Des Moines, the Aces return home for an eight-game homestand set to begin Friday, May 29 against New Orleans. Ticket packages are on-sale now at or by calling (775) 334-4700. For up-to-date news and notes throughout the season, follow the club on Twitter (@aces) or like the team on Facebook. 

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