Aces Top Bees 7-5
The Aces were led offensively by Chris Owings who went 2-for-4 with two runs scored.
In the game one opened between the Salt Lake Bees and Reno Aces, Reno was victorious by a score of 7-5. The Aces were led offensively by Chris Owings who went 2-for-4 with two runs scored. Starting pitcher Neftali Feliz went 6.0 strong innings, striking out four Salt Lake batters, and allowed two earned runs on four hits. The win improves the Aces to a record of 63-60 and remains in second place in the Pacific Northern Division.
Christian Walker delivered the Aces first score in the bottom of the first inning on a sacrifice fly that scored Chris Owings to give Reno the 1-0 lead. Juniel Querecuto extended the Aces lead to three two-run run RBI to center field which scored Owings and Rosario. Salt Lake cut the Reno lead to 3-1 when Joe Hudson hit an RBI single to left field. In the middle innings, both teams traded runs which made the score 4-2, Aces. The Bees went on top in the eighth via a Bo Way two RBI double and then Alberto Triunfel hit a sacrifice fly that would score Jose Rojas to give the Bees the 5-4 advantage. Reno wouldn’t go quietly as Kevin Cron crushed his 21st homer to right field to tie the contest up at 5-5. Later in the eighth inning, Alberto Rosario singled to right field to plate Rey Fuentes and Kristopher Negron to give the Aces the 7-5 advantage. Silvino Bracho came out of the bullpen to throw a 1-2-3 inning with two strikeouts and to give him his 7th save of the season. Game two of this four game series is set for tomorrow night when right hander Joel Payamps will face off against Bees starter Jose Suarez.
Top Performers - Reno Aces
• Christian Walker (1-for-4, HR)
• Kevin Cron (1-for-4, 2B)
Top Performers – Salt Lake
• Jose Rojas (2-for-4, R)
• Bo Way (1-for-3, 2B, 2 RBI)
• Jared Walsh (1-for-4, R)
Notes & Information
Cron Bombs: Kevin Cron launched his 21st home run of the season tonight. In Cron’s first Triple-A season, he has recorded 46 extra-base hits and driven in 86 RBI. Since May 4th, Cron’s first game in the Pacific Coast League, he leads the league in RBI, is second in home runs (21), and is second in extra-base hits. Cron won the 2017 Southern League MVP Award in Double-A and will likely receive many votes for the All-PCL team this month.
Blood Saves: In conjunction with United Blood Services, the Reno Aces hosted their second annual Battle of the Badges Blood Drive at Greater Nevada Field. We had an incredible turn out as officers and public officials came out in force to donate. In all, we gathered 69 life-saving pints of blood, up from 52 the previous season. With 69 pints, donors helped save up to 207 lives in our Northern Nevada community.