Aces Fall to In-State Rival Las Vegas
Reno dropped game two of the three-game set with in-state rival Las Vegas by a score of 5-4. Ildemaro Vargas extended his hit streak to a season-best 21-games tonight with a double in the third inning.
Reno dropped game two of the three-game set with in-state rival Las Vegas by a score of 5-4. Ildemaro Vargas extended his hit streak to a season-best 21-games tonight with a double in the third inning. Vargas would end the night 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored. Starting pitcher Taylor Clarke went 6.0 innings, striking out two Las Vegas batters and allowing four earned runs. The loss drops the Aces to a record of 50-50, slotting the Aces 7.0 games behind first-place Fresno.
Kevin Cron opened the scoring tonight in the first inning with an RBI double to left field scoring Christian Walker to give Reno the early 1-0 lead. The 51’s would go on top in the third on a pair of RBI singles from Christian Colon and Jeff McNeil to give Las Vegas the 2-1 advantage. Christian Walker would answer right back in the bottom of the inning with his 16th double of the season to score Ildemaro Vargas and Juniel Querecuto to give the Aces a 3-2 lead. In the sixth frame, Las Vegas would tie and retake the lead on a Peter Alonso sacrifice fly and a Luis Guillorme RBI single scoring former Ace Zach Borenstein, to make the score 4-3. Querecuto would make things interesting in the bottom of the inning on an RBI single to left field scoring Kristopher Negron, knotting the ballgame up at four. In the top of the seventh, Jared Miller would walk the bases loaded and would be on the hook for the loss. Joey Krehbiel entered the game and would walk in one run, but worked out of the bases loaded jam. In the last three frames, Reno failed to plate another run and Las Vegas would earn the 5-4 victory.
Top Performers - Reno
• Ildemaro Vargas (2-for-4, 21-game hit streak, 2B)
• Juniel Querecuto (2-for-5, RBI, 2B)
• César Puello (2-for-5)
Top Performers – Las Vegas
• Zach Borenstein (1-for-2, 1 R)
• Patrick Kivlehan (2-for-5)
• Jose Lobaton (1-for-4, 2B, R)
LHP Anthony Vasquez vs.
RHP Corey Oswalt
Notes & Information
Weekend Warrior: Christain Walker's weekend is off to a good start. In the first two games against in-state rival Las Vegas, he is 6-for-10 with a home run and seven RBI. He's raised his average to .292 on the season and 52 RBI.
Blackjack: Ildemaro Vargas went 2-for-4 last night to continue his season-best 21-game hit streak. Vargas is 38-for-94 (.404) since June 24th with 7 doubles, 16 runs scored and 11 RBI. There have only been five players in Aces history with streaks of 20+ games. Tony Abreu (24, 2011), Jake Elmore (31, 2012) Chris Owings (23, 2013), Ketel Marte (22, 2017), Ildemaro Vargas (21, 2018). In 2017, Ketel Marte went 37-for-98, .378, with nine 2B, three 3B, one HR and 16 RBI from April 29 through May 22.
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