Series Recap: Tacoma Rainiers @ Reno Aces

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Pitcher Jake Buchanan on the mound for the Reno Aces during game 1. Photo by John Macaluso

The Reno Aces won the series against the Tacoma Rainiers, winning the first 3 and dropping the last. Reno came into this series amidst a 2 game win streak, one that would reach 5 until their loss in the season finale.

Here’s a quick recap of each of the four games:

5/4

The Reno Aces returned home on Friday, bringing a huge offense with it in a 10-1 victory over the Tacoma Rainiers. 

The club combined for 10 hits for a combined AVG of .303. Evan Marzilli led the way with 3 RBIs, 2 hits and 1 walk in 4 at bats. 

Jake Buchanan (1-2) was on the mound for Reno and struck out 4 while only allowing 1 run off of 5 hits in his 7 innings pitched. In relief, Neftali Feliz allowed 1 hit and struck out two batters.

5/5

The Aces extended its winning streak to 4 as they defeated the Tacoma Rainiers on Saturday, 7-4.

The Reno Aces combined for 7 hits en route to the win and were led by Ildemaro Vargas, who had 2 hits and 2 RBIs on 4 hits.

Albert Suarez (0-0) had a rough day, pitching 3.1 innings and walking 5 batters while allowing 3 runs off of 3 hits. Anthony Vasquez (2-0) was credited with the win and Jimmie Sherfy earned his sixth save.

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Designated Hitter César Puello after one of three hits. Photo by John Macaluso

5/6

On Sunday, the Reno Aces took game 3 from the Tacoma Rainiers, 5-1, for the team’s 5th consecutive win.

The home team combined for 10 hits and 3 walks. Designated Hitter Cesar Puello was 3 for 3 with 1 run, 1 rbi, and a walk.

Braden Hagens (1-0) notched his first win of the season after pitching through 5 innings and allowing only 1 run off of 3 hits and 4 strikeouts.

5/7

The Reno Aces dropped Monday’s series finale against the Tacoma Rainiers, 3-1. The loss snapped Reno’s 5 game win streak, but the Aces still won the series.

Reno struggled offensively, only notching 5 hits and leaving 8 runners on base. 2 of those hits belonged to Right Fielder Socrates Brito and another two belonged to First Baseman Yasmany Tomás. 

Taylor Clarke (2-5) pitched 5 innings for Reno and allowed 2 runs off of 6 hits. He struck out 6 batters en route to the loss.

The Reno Aces remain in last place in the PCL Pacific Northern Division with and overall record of 13-19. The club is behind the division leading Fresno Grizzlies by 6.5 games.

The Aces next series begins on May 8 as the Reno Aces host the Albuquerque Isotopes at 6:35pm at Greater Nevada Field.

Featured photo by John Macaluso

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