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Aces Doubled Up by Sounds

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Nashville starter Aaron Brooks shut down the Reno Aces’ high-powered offense in the Sounds’ 8-4 win Sunday night at Aces Ballpark.

It’s not the first time Brooks has smothered the Aces. In the deciding game five of the 2014 Pacific Coast League Championship Series, Brooks threw a complete-game shutout to lift the Omaha Storm Chasers to the PCL title over the Aces.

Fast forward to Sunday night and Brooks retired the first ten batters he faced on the way to seven strong innings. He allowed one run on three hits and improved his record to 7-5 on the season.

Aces starter Allen Webster was sharp early but faltered in the middle innings. Joey Wendle’s two-out base hit scored Craig Gentry to give the Sounds a 1-0 lead in the third.

In the fourth it was Gentry who supplied the second run of the night. His two-out single scored Rangel Ravelo who previously reached via walk.

The Sounds (59-70) added a pair of runs in the sixth to extend their lead to 4-0. The Aces (61-67) got on the board in the bottom half of the inning when Todd Glaesmann led off the inning with a double and reached third on an error by right fielder Jason Pridie.

Jordan Pacheco lifted a fly ball to right field deep enough to score Glaesmann on a sacrifice fly to make it a 4-1 game.

Webster was finished after six innings and was tagged with his sixth loss of the season. He allowed four runs on 12 hits.

Nashville added three runs in the eighth, one in the ninth, and totaled 21 hits on the night – a season high. Brent Morel had four hits while Bryan Anderson, Craig Gentry and Tyler Ladendorf had three apiece. 

The Aces staged a rally in the ninth as Mike Freeman extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a leadoff single. He scored on an RBI groundout by Nick Evans to cut the deficit to 8-2.

Consecutive hits from Brandon Drury and Peter O’Brien scored runs to cut Nashville’s lead in half at 8-4. They loaded the bases but R.J. Alvarez got Nick Buss to fly out to center to half the rally.

Game two of the series is set for Monday night at Aces Ballpark. Right-hander Caleb Clay (7-7, 5.43) starts for Reno against right-hander Zach Neal (7-8, 3.79) for Nashville. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

Reno Aces Press Release


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