In the opener, Reno trailed by a run entering the seventh and final frame. With two on and the Aces down to their final out, pinch-hitter Sean Burroughs hit a two-run single that gave Reno its first lead of the game and a 5-4 victory.
Jason Urquidez (2-0) dealt 1.2 scoreless frames to earn the win in game one1. Starter Zach Kroenke allowed four runs on six hits over 5.1 innings of work.
In the nightcap, Tom Layne (3-1) was excellent in a spot start, earning the victory after holding Salt Lake to just one run over six innings. Former Bees reliever Rafael Rodriguez picked up his third save of the season following a perfect frame in a 4-1 Aces win.
At the dish for Reno on the day, Peña's three homers give him a Pacific Coast League leading 12 on the season. He recorded four hits on the day-including three of Reno's four in the nightcap.
The series continues Sunday at Spring Mobile Ballpark. RHP Matt Torra (1-0, 5.00 ERA) toes the slab for the Aces, while the Bees will counter with LHP Ryan Ketchner (1-0, 3.13 ERA). First pitch is set for 5:35 p.m. PT, and all of the action can be heard live on Fox Sports 630 AM in Reno or online at www.RenoAces.com.
Reno returns home on Tuesday, May 10, for an eight-game homestand against the Omaha Storm Chasers and Iowa Cubs. Military, police and fire personnel have the chance to pick-up a complimentary ticket to any game on the homestand in person at the Aces Ballpark Box Office with a government-issued ID. All other tickets can be purchased at the Aces Ballpark Box Office, online at www.RenoAces.com or by phone at (775) 334-7000.
A variety of partial season ticket plans as well as prorated full-season tickets are available today.