Aces Ninth Inning Rally Falls Just Short in 9-7 Loss to Chihuahuas
Reno Aces 7, El Paso Chihuahuas 9 W: Knehr (3-1) L: Vizcaíno (2-1) S: Lugo (2) First pitch: 5:35 p.m. PST | Attendance: 5,963 | Time: 2:44 El Paso, Tex. – Southwest University Park Click Here for Video Highlights Next time out: @ El Paso, 5/26/23 at 5:35 p.m. (PST)
Reno Aces 7, El Paso Chihuahuas 9
W: Knehr (3-1) L: Vizcaíno (2-1) S: Lugo (2)
First pitch: 5:35 p.m. PST | Attendance: 5,963 | Time: 2:44
El Paso, Tex. – Southwest University Park
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Next time out: @ El Paso, 5/26/23 at 5:35 p.m. (PST)
(RNO) LHP Blake Walston (5-1, 2.60 ERA) vs. (ELP) RHP Ángel Sánchez (0-1, 5.56 ERA)
EL PASO, Tex. – Despite a valiant effort late, the Reno Aces (29-19) lost to the El Paso Chihuahuas (21-27) 9-7 Thursday night at Southwest University Park.
Ali Sánchez delivered a two out, two-run single in the first to put the Aces in front out of the gate. Yairo Muñoz followed with a single of his own, driving in another run to take a 3-0 lead before the Chihuahuas took their first at-bat.
El Paso cut Reno’s lead to one before Dominic Canzone smashed a solo homer to right center in the fifth, his team-leading 11th of the season. Canzone added a double in a multi-hit effort while P.J. Higgins singled and doubled twice in the loss.
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The Chihuahuas rallied with four hits and four runs in the sixth, including a key two out, two-run go-ahead single from Matthew Batten. Diego Castillo drove in two runs in the ninth, pulling the Aces within two. Sánchez lined a ball hard to the right field gap but Luis Liberato flagged it down to finish the game.
The six-game series continues Friday night with first pitch set for 5:35 p.m. PT. The Aces send their ERA leader, Blake Walston, to the mound.
- Dominic Canzone: 2-for-2, HR, 2B, 3 BB
- J. Higgins: 3-for-4, 2 2B
- Ali Sánchez: 2-for-4, 2-run single
- Diego Castillo: 1-for-4, 2-run single
Following a two-week road trip to El Paso and Oklahoma City, the Aces will return to Greater Nevada Field on Tuesday, June 6th. In a six-game series, they will face the Tacoma Rainiers, Triple-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners.
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