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Wilson walks-off Reno in front of capacity crowd

A Cheney Stadium season-high 7,037 fans watched Marcus Wilson homer twice (5 RBI) in an 8-6 victory
May 14, 2022

Tacoma, WA (5/13/22) – The Tacoma Rainiers (11-23) homered with two on and two out in consecutive innings on Friday night against the Reno Aces (16-18), and their third homer was of the walk-off variety as they evened the week-long series at two games apiece with a second straight win.

Tacoma, WA (5/13/22) – The Tacoma Rainiers (11-23) homered with two on and two out in consecutive innings on Friday night against the Reno Aces (16-18), and their third homer was of the walk-off variety as they evened the week-long series at two games apiece with a second straight win.

Reno strung together a seven-batter third inning to take a 4-0 lead, which ended with three consecutive run-scoring hits from Stone Garrett (single), Drew Ellis (double, 2 RBI) and David Canzone (single).

The three-run Tacoma nukes, each to left field, were in the third and fourth frames. Miguel Perez, playing in only his second career Triple-A game, drove in Sam Haggerty and Erick Mejia after a pair of walks for his first home run at the level. Marcus Wilson went yard an inning later, also after two walks; Forrest Wall and once again courtesy of Haggerty. Wilson has gone deep in consecutive games.

The Aces tied the game 6-6 on a homer of their own in the sixth; Dominic Miroglio hit his second of the year, a two-run shot with two out, following Canzone’s second hit of the night.

The Rainiers did not allow a hit after the sixth inning; Patrick Weigel (2.0 IP) and Matt Koch (1.0 IP, win) combined to strikeout four.

In the bottom of the ninth, chasing Haggerty’s fourth walk, Wilson blasted a towering fly ball to right-center field, collecting his fourth and fifth RBI of the night to end the game. Wilson enjoyed Tacoma’s third two-homer game of this season on Friday (Kevin Padlo, 4/14 at Albuquerque and Zach Green, 4/22 vs. Sugar Land), and has pulled within one of Green for the club lead, with seven on the year.

The penultimate game of this series will be on Saturday, a 5:05 p.m. first pitch at Cheney Stadium. RHP Daniel Ponce De Leon (3-1, 4.50) is Tacoma’s scheduled starter, as is RHP Dan Straily (1-2, 6.43) for Reno.

Rainiers broadcaster Mike Curto will have full coverage on TacomaRainiers.com. All 2022 Rainiers games, home and away, can also be heard for free on the MiLB First Pitch app. HD video broadcasts of every home game can be viewed with a MiLB.TV subscription.

About the Tacoma Rainiers

The Tacoma Rainiers are the Triple-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners. The Rainiers are a member of the Pacific Coast League and have been a Mariners affiliate since establishing the Rainiers moniker in 1995.

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