Reno rally falls short in Round Rock
The Reno Aces never quit. Down by six runs entering the top of the seventh inning, Reno turned it on.
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Round Rock, Texas – The Reno Aces never quit. Down by six runs entering the top of the seventh inning, Reno turned it on. Chris Cron’s offense scored two runs in the seventh inning, two runs in the eighth inning and three runs in the ninth. Caleb Joseph and Wyatt Mathisen both had chances with the bases loaded in the top of the ninth inning. Mathisen’s out came following a towering fly ball that was caught with a leaping snap at the wall. Joseph’s was a similar ball, hit well into left field but didn’t have the magical power to clear the bases resulting in an Aces 10-8 loss. Mathisen finished 3-for-3 with a two-run homer and three RBI. Matt Koch allowed five runs in five innings of work and struck out six. Taylor Widener will take the mound for Reno tomorrow night and look steer the Aces away from a series sweep. The first pitch is scheduled for 5:05 p.m. and can be heard on KPLY 630 AM.
Notes & Information
On Deck – Following tomorrow night’s contest in Round Rock, the Aces will hop on a bus for San Antonio for the first time in franchise history. San Antonio joined the Pacific Coast League this season from Double-A and is the Milwaukee Brewers Triple-A affiliate. Since joining the league, San Antonio is one of two teams with 40 wins and sits in first place in the American Southern Conference.
Shohei: Shohei Ohtani, two-way player for the Los Angeles Angels, became the first Japanese-born player in Major League history to hit for the cycle tonight. Ohtani’s cycle came against the Tampa Bay Rays. His cycle is the third all-time at Tropicana Field: B.J Upton, TB (10/2/09) and Carlos Guillen, DET (8/1/06). According to Stats by Stats, Ohtani is the second player in the modern era (since 1900) to win multiple games as a pitcher and hit for the cycle as a batter in his career.
Soccer Ball: Reno 1868 FC is set to defend their home pitch Saturday night at Greater Nevada Field against the visiting LA Galaxy ll. Reno leads the all-time series with LA 4-0-0, and has yet to lose a home match this season. Saturday’s action gets underway at 7:15 p.m. PT, with gates opening at 6:15 p.m. PT. The first 1,000 fans in attendance will receive an 1868 FC soccer ball, and the first fireworks show of the season will start after the match. Tickets are still available at reno1868fc.com or the Greater Nevada Field ticket office.