For Immediate Release
April 20, 2013
RENO, Nev.-Reno Aces infielder Kila Ka'aihue blasted a solo homerun in the first inning against his former team on Saturday night, but the Aces went on to fall 6-4 to the Sacramento River Cats at Raley Field.
RHP Randall Delgado surrendered three hits and four walks in the bottom of the frame, leading to a four run inning for the River Cats. Sacramento tacked on two more runs against Delgado, including a solo homerun by Stephen Vogt, before the pitcher's exit in the fourth inning.
Reno attempted to mount a comeback in the top of the seventh, pushing across three runs with two outs in the inning. Singles by Tony Campana, Evan Frey and Chris Owings drove in the runs and brought the Aces within two, down 6-4.
Campana went 2-for-3 on the night, marking his first multi-hit game of the season. He also scored a run and registered an RBI.
Delgado was charged with the loss for Reno. He gave up six earned runs on six hits through 3.1 innings pitched, giving up seven walks and striking out four. The Aces bullpen combined to throw 4.2 shutout innings, giving up only one hit to close the game.
Reliever Pedro Figueroa earned his first win of the season for Sacramento. Figueroa gave up two runs on two hits through 2.1 innings. Dan Otero, who threw a perfect inning of relief to close the game for the River Cats, was credited with a save.
The series continues Sunday night at Raley Field. RHP Chase Anderson (1-2, 4.67 ERA) gets the nod for Reno, while Sacramento will counter with RHP Dan Straily (2-0, 1.42 ERA). First pitch is set for 5:05 p.m. PT, and all of the action can be heard live on KPLY 630 AM.
Reno returns to Aces Ballpark on April 25 for an eight game homestand against the Fresno Grizzlies and Las Vegas 51s. Tickets are on sale for all Aces home games, at RenoAces.com, by calling (775) 334-7000 or by visiting the Aces Ballpark Ticket Office.
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