Galloway's career weekend spurs series split

Galloway adds two homers to weekend total in 'Cakes victory

May 14, 2017 7:15 PM ET

Isaac Galloway hit a pair of solo home runs to add to an impressive weekend, and the New Orleans Baby Cakes held off the Reno Aces on Sunday afternoon, 9-7.

In his 10th professional season, Galloway had just one career multi-homer game entering the series, but went deep twice in both the series opener and in Sunday's finale. He added a home run on Saturday and finished 7-for-16 in the four games with seven runs scored.

The 'Cakes jumped on Aces starter Keyvious Sampson in the first inning scoring, three times. New Orleans took advantage of three walks and Moises Sierra drove home a pair on a single ahead of Matt Juengel's sacrifice fly.

New Orleans scored three more times in third to take a 6-0 lead, keyed by Destin Hood's RBI double. Hood reached base three times in the game and scored twice.

Galloway's first home run came in the fourth inning to stretch the Baby Cakes' lead to 7-0, and he went yard again in his next at-bat.

Vance Worley (2-5) pitched six innings and allowed three runs on seven hits to earn the win, but not before Reno put together another late rally.

The Aces, who stunned New Orleans with a six-run ninth inning on Saturday night, sent eight batters to the plate in the ninth on Sunday.

Illdemaro Vargas, Saturday's extra-innings hero, blasted a three-run homer off Chris O'Grady. Brandon Cunniff came out of the bullpen with two outs and surrendered an RBI single to Christian Walker before retiring Jeremy Hazelbaker for the final out to pick up his second save.

Sampson (3-2) struck out six and walked six in five innings, allowing seven runs and six hits to suffer the defeat.

The 'Cakes earned a split of the four-game series and wrapped up its west coast road trip with a 3-5 record.

New Orleans opens an eight-game homestand on Monday at 7 p.m. against the Salt Lake Bees.

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

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