Reinheimer Leads Aces to Win Over Rainiers
Four two-out, run-scoring hits – the last coming on a three-run shot in the top of the ninth by Jack Reinheimer (@Reinheimer_08) – guided the Reno Aces to a dramatic 7-4 win over the Tacoma Rainiers on Saturday night at Cheney Stadium.
Four two-out, run-scoring hits – the last coming on a three-run shot in the top of the ninth by Jack Reinheimer (@Reinheimer_08) – guided the Reno Aces to a dramatic 7-4 win over the Tacoma Rainiers on Saturday night at Cheney Stadium. Carlos Rivero (@Carlos_Rivero3) added his seventh home run of the season in the victory.
One night removed from a lengthy 2-hour, 32-minute rain delay and 2-0 loss, the Aces’ bats bounced back with another double-digit hit performance, their 11th over the last 13 games. Their last of 14 hits came off the bat of Reinheimer, his second homer of the year and first since Reno’s season-opening 8-0 shutout of El Paso at Greater Nevada Field.
For the third time in as many games, the Aces (32-29) saw the Rainiers (35-26) score the game’s first run. Dario Pizzano provided the home team with a 1-0 lead in the third on a solo shot to right.
Reno bounced back against Tacoma starter Brad Mills with two runs in the top of the fourth. Reinheimer opened the inning with an infield single to short and two outs later, raced home from second on a single by Mitch Haniger (@M_Hanny19). The next batter, Ed Lucas (@ELuke21), won a long battle against Mills when he drove the 10th pitch of his at-bat down the right-field line for an RBI double.
Tacoma answered against Aces starter Kyle Drabek (@kyledrabek4) in the home half to knot the game at two. Mike Zunino clubbed a two-out RBI single of his own in the frame, but the Aces rallied again in the top of the fifth to retake the lead.
The Rainiers rallied to tie the game with one run off Drabek in the fifth and another off Enrique Burgos in the seventh. Patrick Kivlehan tripled and scored on a Dario Pizzano single to cut their deficit in half, and two innings later, three straight reached with two outs against Burgos to tie the game at four.
The game remained tied until Gosewisch and Todd Glaesmann (@toddglaesmann22) strung together a pair of two-out singles in the ninth to set up Reinheimer’s big swing.
With the win, the Aces guaranteed – at the minimum – a series split against the first-place Rainiers.
The Aces go for their third consecutive series win with the finale against the Rainiers on Sunday. First pitch is slated for 1:35 p.m. PT. Reno will send right-hander Braden Shipley (4-3, 3.23) to the bump, while the Rainiers will counter with righty Jarrett Grube (0-0, -.--).
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