Missions Use Offensive Explosion to Complete Sweep
SAN ANTONIO - For the second straight night the San Antonio Missions pounced on the Reno Aces early and never looked back. San Antonio put up a crooked number in each of the first four innings as they walloped the Aces 19-1 in front of 5,960 fans at Wolff Stadium. The victory clinched a four-game series sweep for the Missions.
The Missions compiled 22 hits to set a new season-high led by Cory Spangenberg, Tyler Saladino, and Jacob Nottingham who all had four. Nottingham drove in a career-high six runs while Saladino matched a career-high with five RBI.
Reno's Abraham Almonte drilled the first pitch of the game out of the ballpark and that would be all the offense the Aces would muster on the night as the Missions responded with all their might. Burch Smith picked up his fifth win of the season with another stellar night on the mound. He limited Reno to the lone run on just two hits and dropped his season ERA back below 3.00 to 2.91.
10 Missions batters came to the plate in the first inning, eight came to bat in the second, and 10 more made plate appearances in the third inning as they put the game out of reach in a hurry.
Spangenberg came within a home run of the cycle. The center fielder singled in the first, tripled in the second, doubled in the third, and singled again in the seventh inning. All four of his hits drove in a run.
The Missions head to Omaha for a five-game series beginning Thursday night at Werner Park. Right-hander Thomas Jankins (5-2, 3.62) will start for the Missions while Omaha has yet to announce its starter. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m.
* With the win, San Antonio improved to 46-26 on the season.
* San Antonio is now 20 games over .500, which is a season-high water mark.
* Dubon moved his hitting streak to a season-high 10 games.
* The Missions batted around in three of the first four innings.
* The 19 runs were the most the Missions have scored in a game since they defeated Double-A Frisco 20-4 on May 1, 2018...they were the most scored by the Missions at Wolff Stadium since May 2, 2011 when they knocked off Double-A Midland 17-6.
* The 22 hits were the most the Missions had accumulated in a game since they tallied 22 on August 4, 2017 at Double-A Midland.
* The Missions have now won six games in a row to match their season-long stretch.
* David Freitas extended his hitting streak to 13 games
* All nine starters in the lineup recorded at least one hit for the Missions for the third time this season.
2019 is the 118th season of baseball in San Antonio and first as the Triple-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers. Single game tickets are on sale now at the Wolff Stadium Box Office or online at samissions.com. Season seat memberships are available now by calling 210-675-PARK (7275).
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