Reno, Nevada (Sunday, July 21) - The Fresno Grizzlies (52-49) rocked the Reno Aces (42-59) 11-4 from Greater Nevada Field. Behind a six-run seventh, Fresno earned their first sweep of the 2019 campaign while extending the win streak to four games (ties season-long). The Grizzlies finished the 11-game road trip at 6-5 as well. Taylor Guilbeau (2-0) relished the decision and Ben Lively (5-2) suffered the loss.
Fresno's offense roared for 17 hits with seven players picking up multi-knock affairs. Brandon Snyder had three hits, two for dingers, giving him a squad-high 23 (knots career-high). It was his fifth multi-homer contest of the year and third in July. Snyder also drove in five runs, the third time he has achieved that feat. Jose Marmolejos blasted a go-ahead clout in the sixth before the Grizzlies blew the gates open.
Both Andrew Stevenson and Carter Kieboom lengthened their hit streaks with multi-knock performances. Stevenson's streak is at a current club-high 13 games while Kieboom boosted his streak to nine contests. Taylor Gushue, Jake Noll and Matt Reynolds combined for six hits and four doubles for Fresno.
Josh Prince led the Reno lineup with a hit, RBI, run and two walks. Prince has six hits in his last five contests. Abraham Almonte and Carlos Asuaje grabbed the other Aces' RBI in the defeat.
Top Performers: Fresno Grizzlies (Washington Nationals)
• 2B Brandon Snyder (3-5, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 2 R)
• 1B Jose Marmolejos (2-5, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R)
• CF Andrew Stevenson (2-2, 3B, R)
• SS Carter Kieboom (3-5, RBI, R)
Top Performers: Reno Aces (Arizona Diamondbacks)
• 1B Josh Prince (1-2, RBI, R, 2 BB, SB)
• RF Abraham Almonte (1-5, 2B, RBI)
ON THAT FRES-NOTE: After 25 series, the Grizzlies have finally swept an opponent. On the other hand, Fresno has not been swept yet. That streak continues on into Tuesday night as Sacramento comes to Fresno for a three-game set. The PCL will enjoy a league-wide off day on Monday.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.