Six-Run Second Inning Powers Aces Past Aviators, 11-3
Las Vegas, Nev. - An early six-run barrage in the second inning proved to be the difference-maker for the Reno Aces (82-63) in an 11-3 series finale win against the Las
Vegas Aviators (70-77) Sunday afternoon in front of 8,023 fans at Las Vegas Ballpark.
With the victory, the Aces finish with a 22-8 record against the Aviators this season in the Silver State Diamond Challenge presented by Nevada Donor Network.
After Buddy Kennedy's first inning solo homer gave the Aces an early 1-0 lead, Reno's bats continued to bop with a six-run second inning capped off by a three-run shot from Blaze Alexander for a 7-0 Aces advantage.
Drew Stankiewicz cemented Reno's 11-3 victory in the sixth with a solo dinger, his first as an Ace. The Arizona State product stayed hot at the plate with a 3-for-4 performance including a homer, three RBI and two runs scored.
The win was awarded to Miguel Aguilar (W, 3-2) after the southpaw tossed a scoreless inning in relief, allowed one hit, no walks and struck out a batter.
Blaze Alexander: 2-for-5. HR (2), 3 RBI, R.
Buddy Kennedy: 1-for-4, HR (7), RBI, R.
Cole Tucker: 2-for-5, 2B, 2 RBI, R.
Dominic Miroglio: 3-for-5, 2B, 2 R.
Jeff Bain: (N/D) 4.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K's.
The Aces will return home for a final three-game slate against the Tacoma Rainiers, Triple-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners, beginning Monday, September 26 at 6:05 p.m. Tickets for the final homestand of the 2022 season are available at RenoAces.com or Text 21003.
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