Series Recap: Tacoma Rainiers @ Reno Aces

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:


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.


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.

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


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.


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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