Rainiers Continue Series after Blowout Victory against Aces

Shed Long (Jeff Halstead)

By Tacoma Rainiers | May 17, 2019 4:48 PM

After dominating the Reno Aces (14-26) on Thursday, the Tacoma Rainiers (20-21) will play game two of their five-game set at Greater Nevada Field on Friday. Left-hander Justus Sheffield (1-2, 4.31) will get the nod from manager Daren Brown for a 6:35 p.m. PDT start.

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Tacoma is celebrating its 25th season as the Triple-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners and its 60th season in the Pacific Coast League.

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Last Game

The Rainiers defeated Reno on Thursday, 14-5, with the help of Shed Long's four-hit effort which included his sixth home run of the season. Braden Bishop led off the game with a home run and went 2-for-4 with two RBI in the victory. The Rainiers scored eight runs in the top of the fourth, making it their biggest single inning of the year, and Tacoma's 14 runs and 23 hits both marked season-highs.

Rainiers Leaders

BATTING AVERAGE: Connor Kopach, .412
ON-BASE PCT: Billy Cooke, .450
SLUGGING PCT: Austin Nola, .604
HOME RUNS: Shed Long, 6
RBI: Nola, 25
SB: Ian Miller, 7
WINS: Tommy Milone, 4
ERA: Aaron Northcraft, 2.38
STRIKEOUTS: Milone, 43

Next Up

SAT: @ Reno, 6:35 PM PDT
SUN: @ Reno, 1:05 PM PDT
MON: @ Reno, 11:05 AM PDT
TUE: vs. Fresno, 6:05 PM PDT | Get Tickets
WED: vs. Fresno, 11:35 AM PDT | NW Brew Wednesday

About Cheney Stadium

Since 1960, Cheney Stadium has stood proudly as an anchoring crown jewel in the heart of Central Tacoma. In 2010, the stadium fondly regarded as "R House" underwent a massive transformation to compete as a state-of-the-art entertainment venue in the modern era of professional sports. Once merely the grounds for the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers baseball team, Cheney Stadium is now also home to a pair of professional soccer clubs: Reign FC of the National Women's Soccer League and Tacoma Defiance, the highest-level USL squad for Seattle Sounders FC.

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The Tacoma Rainiers are the Triple-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. Season and single-match tickets for the 2019 season at Cheney Stadium, including hospitality and group ticket options, are now available at tacomarainiers.com/tickets or by contacting the We R Tacoma front office at (253) 752-7707. We R Tacoma is the overseeing body of the Tacoma Rainiers, Reign FC of the NWSL and Tacoma Defiance, USL Championship affiliate of Seattle Sounders FC.


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