Missions’ big inning plagues Aces, Reno falls 8-3
[RENO ACES RELEASE]
San Antonio, Texas – The Aces were cruising along with a 2-0 lead into the fifth thanks to two solo home runs off the bat of Abraham Almonte. However, a four-run fifth gave the San Antonio Missions the lead and they never looked back in their 8-3 victory over Reno. The big blow in the inning came from San Antonio first baseman David Freitas who cleared the bases for a 3-RBI double. He would add his fourth RBI in the game on a solo home run in the seventh. Alex Young got the start on Father's Day, he also threw on Mother's Day, allowing four runs over five innings in the loss. Aaron Wilkerson picked up his sixth win of the season for San Antonio in the game. The Missions would add some insurance in the bottom of the sixth with RBIs from outfielder Michael O'Neill and infielder Mauricio Dubon. Right fielder Nate Orf would double in the eighth to drive in San Antonio's eighth run. The loss brings Reno to 29-40 on the season. They will look to rebound tomorrow with MLB veteran Ricky Nolasco taking the ball with first pitch scheduled for 5:05 p.m. PT.
Notes & Information
Adopted Home: Alex Young grew up in Illinois, but played his collegiate ball at Texas Christian University, about a four hour drive from Wolff Stadium where today's game was played. The lefty compiled a 17-10 record to go along with a 2.39 ERA during his college days. He earned First Team Big-12 and Louisville Slugger 2nd-team All-American selections in his final season going 9-3 with a 2.22 ERA with 103 K's over 97.1 IP. Young competed in the 2014 (teammates with Kevin Cron) and 2015 College World Series with the Horned Frogs before being drafted in the second round of the 2015 draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Homecoming: Aces southpaw Anthony Vasquez grew up in San Antonio, Texas and attended Ronald Reagan High School just about 30 minutes from where today's game was played at Wolff Stadium. Vasquez threw two innings allowing three earned runs on five hits in today's game.
Welcome Andy Young: Infielder Andy Young was added to the Aces roster prior to today's game. Young came over from St. Louis in the offseason in the part of the deal that sent Diamondbacks' slugger Paul Goldschmidt to the Cardinals. Young in listed as the D-backs' no. 11 prospect according to MLB Pipeline. The Indiana State alum was batting .260 with eight home runs and 28 RBIs for Double-A Jackson over 65 games before his call up. Young leads all of Minor League baseball with 19 hit by pitches.
Last Time That Happened: Abraham Almonte homered twice in the game. The last time that happened was on 9/03/09 while Almonte was playing for the Charleston RiverDogs of the Class Single-A South Atlantic League.