Aces Avoid Sweep in New Orleans 11-7
The Aces stole the series finale against the New Orleans Baby Cakes Thursday night in extra innings.
The Aces stole the series finale against the New Orleans Baby Cakes Thursday night in extra innings. The Aces entered the top of the 9th inning down by one run and Socrates Brito set to leadoff. Brito gave Reno a glimmer of home with a double into center field. He advanced to third base on a throwing error by New Orleans center fielder Isaac Galloway. Jack Reinheimer scored Brito in the following at-bat with a deep sacrifice fly ball to right field to tie the game at six. Jake Buchanan tossed a scoreless bottom half to give Reno a chance in extra innings. Cesar Puello began the top of the 10th inning on second base, per the new Minor League Baseball rules. Kristopher Negron was hit-by-pitch to put runners on first and second with no outs. Newcomer Alberto Rosario put down a perfect sacrifice bunt to move each runner up 90 feet. The combination of Reinheimer, Christian Walker and Kevin Cron gave the Aces a 11-7 advantage with two hits and a fielding error. Jimmie Sherfy closed out the ballgame with a perfect 1-2-3 bottom of the 10th to secure the victory. The win moves Reno to a record of 51-53 on the season with 36 games left to play.
Top Performers - Reno
• Kevin Cron (2-for-5, 2B, 2 RBI
• Jake Barrett (2.0 IP, 1 H, 3 K, W (4-0)
• Yasmany Tomas (1-for-1, HR, 4 RBI)
Top Performers – New Orleans
• Eric Campbell (3-for-4, 2B)
• Jonathan Rodriguez (1-for-3, HR)
• Austin Dean (2-for-5, R, RBI)
Notes & Information
Being Extra: Tonight’s extra inning victory was just their second of the season. Reno has only played in three extra-inning contests this season. Their first came on April 13, 2018 in Fresno (L, 7-6). Their second came on May 24th, also in Fresno (W, 4-3). Jake Barrett has won both of the Aces extra-inning contests and they make up 50% of his 2018 win total.
Streak Watch: Ildemaro Vargas did not get an opportunity to continue his season-best 24-game hit streak tonight in New Orleans. Vargas was not in the starting lineup tonight and did not get a pinch-hit appearance.