For Immediate Release
April 21, 2013
WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif.-The Reno Aces combined for 13 hits en route to a dramatic 10-8 victory over the Sacramento River Cats on Sunday night at Raley Field.
Reno's bats were alive in the top of the first, as four of the first five Aces batters reached base. Cleanup hitter Kila Ka'aihue singled to drive in the first run of the game, and was followed by a two-RBI double from outfielder Brad Snyder. With two outs, Ed Easley singled to drive in Snyder, giving Reno a 4-0 lead.
Despite not collecting a hit in the fourth inning, the Aces pushed across two runs to extend the lead to 6-0. Tyler Bortnick scored on a balk, and Snyder's sacrifice fly plated Chris Owings.
Aces RHP Chase Anderson gave up only one hit through the first three innings, until he allowed the River Cats to post two runs in the bottom of the fourth on three hits.
A dramatic fifth inning saw Sacramento pushing across five runs to take the lead. Stephen Vogt began the onslaught with an RBI double to plate Adam Rosales, who was on a Major League Rehabilitation Assignment from Oakland.
A pair of RBI singles and a two-RBI double put Sacramento up 7-6. Reno fought back in the top of the next frame, driving in three runs to regain the lead.
Easley, Evan Frey, Ka'aihue and Chris Owings each had a multi-hit game. Ka'aihue and Snyder registered three RBIs each.
Reliever Garrett Mock earned the win for Reno, his second of the season. Mock gave up one earned run on two hits through 1.1 innings pitched. Evan Marshall was credited with a hold and Will Harris was credited with his second save of the season. The pair combined to shutout the River Cats through the final three frames of the game.
Sacramento reliever James Simmons was charged with a blown save and a loss. He gave up four runs on six hits through 1.2 innings.
The series continues Monday night at Raley Field. RHP Charles Brewer (0-1, 7.24 ERA) gets the nod for Reno, while Sacramento will counter with LHP Justin Thomas (0-1, 3.68 ERA). First pitch is set for 7:05 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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