Aces Outslug Tucson, 15-9

By Reno Aces | June 13, 2011 9:42 PM

RENO, Nev.- Wily Mo Peña belted his league-leading 19th and 20th home runs of the season Monday night, propelling the Reno Aces to a 15-9 victory over the Tucson Padres at Aces Ballpark.

Peña used the whole field-hitting a second-inning blast to left and adding an opposite-field shot in the third-on his way to becoming the first Pacific Coast League hitter to reach the 20-homer mark. It was Peña's third multi-homer game this season, and the Aces' fifth as a team.

Collin Cowgill belted his 12th home run and added a pair of singles, while Cody Ransom chipped in with three doubles for the Aces, who equaled their season high with 15 runs.

Jordan Norberto (4-1) earned the win in relief, throwing two scoreless frames and striking out a pair of batters. Zach Kroenke started and took a no decision, surrendering four runs-three earned-in three innings of work.

T-Pads starter Juan Oramas (0-1) was tagged with the loss in his Triple-A debut after allowing seven runs-six earned-in 3.1 innings. Tony Abreu added a pair of hits for Reno, and Konrad Schmidt became the 13th Aces hitter to record a triple this season after hitting his first three-bagger of the 2011 slate.

First-place Reno and Tucson square off again Tuesday evening at Aces Ballpark, with the Aces sending RHP Matt Torra (4-1, 4.94 ERA) to the hill against Padres RHP Jeremy Hefner (3-4, 4.66 ERA). First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. PT, and is 50-Cent Hot Dog Night presented by KTVN Channel 2 News.

Tickets can be purchased at the Aces Ballpark Box Office, online at www.RenoAces.com or by phone at (775) 334-7000. A variety of partial season ticket plans as well as prorated full-season tickets are available today.

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

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