Las Vegas, Nevada (Sunday, April 14) - On Sunday at Las Vegas, Jacob Wilson collected the first multi-homer game of the season for Fresno, and the first two-homer game in the history of Las Vegas Ballpark. With a pair of two-run homers (2nd & 4th innings), Wilson was the second Grizz to drive in four runs in a game in 2019, joining Matt Reynolds on April 6 at home against Reno (grand slam). Fresno's 6-5 victory made them the first visiting club to win at Las Vegas Ballpark; the homestanding Aviators (9-2) had been 5-0 at their new home following a sweep of Sacramento April 9-11, and two wins over the Grizzlies (6-4) on Friday and Saturday.
With Fresno leading 5-0 in the fourth, Las Vegas tied the game with an RBI single from Beau Taylor and Skye Bolt's first career Triple-A grand slam. Andrew Stevenson's bases loaded walk in the sixth inning put the Grizzlies back in front for good; Carter Kieboom also chipped in an RBI single in the third as part of a two-hit day, scoring Stevenson after a lead off triple. Kieboom's four multi-hit games tie him for the team lead with Wilson, and Alec Keller.
Following Vegas's fourth inning outburst, the Fresno bullpen strung together five scoreless innings (2 H, 1 BB, 7 K), courtesy of right-handers Derek Self (2.0 IP), Dakota Bacus (2.0 IP) and Austin Adams. Adams tidied things up with a perfect ninth inning and two swinging strikeouts to end it, earning his first save of the season, improving Fresno to 3-2 in one-run games, and 4-1 in day games.
Top Performers: Fresno Grizzlies (Washington Nationals)
• 3B Jacob Wilson (3-4, 2 HR, 4 RBI)
• RHP Derek Self (2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 K)
• RHP Dakota Bacus (2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K)
Top Performers: Las Vegas Aviators (Oakland Athletics)
• RF Skye Bolt (2-4, GS, 4 RBI)
ON THAT FRES-NOTE: Thanks to the Las Vegas three-game sweep of Sacramento April 9-11 to open brand new Las Vegas Ballpark, Sunday's Grizz victory gives Fresno the first visiting win in each of the last two new facilities to open in the PCL. On April 28, 2014, the San Francisco Giants-affiliated Grizzlies defeated the El Paso Chihuahuas 2-1 in the inaugural game at Southwest University Park.
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