Aces, Wolf Pack to Play Annual Exhibition April 2

Proceeds to benefit Nevada Dugout Club

Wolf Pack players crowd the railing of the visitors dugout before the 2011 exhibition game at Aces Ballpark.

February 27, 2013 7:20 AM ET

For Immediate Release
Feb. 26, 2013

RENO, Nev.-The Reno Aces and the University of Nevada baseball team will renew their annual exhibition contest at 6:05 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2 at Aces Ballpark, with proceeds once again benefiting the Nevada Dugout Club, the entities jointly announced today.

The University of Nevada Ticket Office is selling discounted tickets for only $10, while supplies last. Tickets can be purchased at Legacy Hall from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, by calling 348-PACK option #2 or on

Tickets for the game are $14 for adults, $10 for college students and $7 for children 12 and younger and seniors 62 and older. Aces season-ticket holders will have the chance to purchase tickets at a discounted rate of $10, and will be eligible for an exclusive presale opportunity. Tickets may be purchased online at or at the Reno Aces Ticket Office beginning Saturday, March 16 at 10 a.m.

The 2013 game will mark the fourth-straight exhibition contest between Reno's Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks and the NCAA Division I Wolf Pack. The Aces were defeated 7-3 by the Wolf Pack last season, before going on to win the Triple-A National Championship. The Aces won 9-3 in 2011, on the heels of an 11-1 victory in the inaugural game in 2010.

"We are excited to partner with the University of Nevada to again host the exhibition game this year," said Stuart Katzoff, Aces President and Managing Partner. "The chance to give back to the community by supporting the local university is a great opportunity, and we look forward to making another donation to support the Wolf Pack baseball team."

In each of the last three seasons, the Aces have made a $15,000 donation to the University of Nevada Dugout Club, an organization that serves as the main fundraising body of the University of Nevada baseball team.

The game will serve as the final tune-up for the Aces before opening the 2013 season on April 4, while Nevada's student-athletes will have the opportunity to compete against some of professional baseball's top prospects at the Triple-A level.

Once again this season, the game will be played in an exhibition format, with Aces pitchers and catchers playing for both squads. All players will use wood bats, and the contest will last seven and a half innings. Utilizing the traditional Minor League Spring Training format, pitchers will be placed on a pitch count, and should a pitcher reach his limit, the game will immediately proceed to the next half inning.

The Aces begin their defense of the Pacific Coast League Championship and Triple-A National Championship on Thursday, April 4 in Colorado Springs. Reno will host the Aces Ballpark home opener on Friday, April 12, with first pitch slated for 6:35 p.m. Discounted full and partial season tickets are on sale now. All ticket plans include tickets to the 2013 All-Star Game and Home Run Derby. For more information, and to purchase an Aces ticket plan, call (775) 334-4700. For up-to-date news and notes throughout the offseason, visit, follow the club on Twitter (@aceball) or like the team on Facebook.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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