The Reno Aces hosted the El Paso Chihuahuas this week and won the series, 3-1. Prior to this series, Reno struggled against the Albuquerque Isotopes, dropping 3 games out of 4.
Here’s a quick recap of the series:
The Reno Aces began its 4 game series against the El Paso Chihuahas with a 2-1 win on Saturday.
The Aces combined for 5 hits in a low hit affair for both teams. Christian Walker led the team with 2 hits, a walk, and a huge home run with one on.
Taylor Clarke (3-5) was on the mound for the Reno Aces. He pitched for 7 innings and only allowed 2 hits and 1 run off of a home run from El Paso Right Fielder Franmil Reyes.
The Reno Aces extended its win streak to 2 games on Sunday in a 5-4 victory over the El Paso Chihuahuas.
Aces First Baseman Christian Walker led the team with 3 hits, an RBI, and a walk. Second Baseman Jack Reinheimer also had a good day and reached home on each of his 2 hits.
Clay Buchholz (1-1) was on the mound for Reno and allowed 3 runs off of 6 hits in his 5.2 innings pitched. He also struck out and walked 4 batters.
Joey Krehbiel (2-1) would be credited with the win and Neftali Feliz would earn his first save of year after allowing a 9th inning home run to bring El Paso within 1.
The Reno Aces win streak was snapped on Monday as the team lost to the El Paso Chihuahuas, 6-3.
Reno combined for 10 hits, but left 12 runners on and struck out a combined 9 times.
Center Fielder Evan Marzilli was 2 for 4 with 1 run and an RBI. First Baseman Christian Walker and Left Fielder Yasmany Tomás had two hit ballgames as well.
Aces Pitcher Albert Suarez (0-0) had a short day on the mound, pitching for 3 innings and allowing 1 run off of 4 hits. Suarez would be replaced by Anthony Vasquez (3-1), who pitched for 4 innings and allowied 2 runs off of 5 hits. Vasquez also struck out 7 batters, but was credited with his first loss of the season.
The Aces returned to the winning column on Tuesday as the club defeated the El Paso Chihuahuas 3-1 in the series finale.
Right Fielder Socrates Brito earned 2 RBIs with a ground out in the 1st inning and a home run in 3rd. Evan Marzilli stayed hot with his second consecutive 2 hit game.
Jake Buchanan (2-3) allowed no runs off of 5 hits in his 7 innings pitched. Silvino Bracho would be credited with his first save of the season.
Reno remains last in the Pacific Northern Division and is 7 games behind the first place Fresno Grizzlies. Reno’s current overall record is 17-23 and is 5-5 in its last 10 games.
This series was the last series before a long 13 game road trip. The Reno Aces’ next game at Greater Nevada Field will be on May 30 at 7:05 against the visiting Las Vegas 51s.
Featured photo by John Macaluso