The Reno Aces earned their first walk-off victory of the season on Wednesday afternoon, with an 8-7 win over the Colorado Springs Sky Sox.
With the bases loaded and one out, Matt Davidson’s two-RBI single propelled the Aces over the Sky Sox. Reno overcame a 7-0 deficit, tying the record for the largest deficit overcome in Aces franchise history.
Colorado Springs peppered the scoreboard with runs through the middle innings. Corey Dickerson put the Sky Sox on the board in the third with a solo shot to right field. Dallas Tartleton drove in a run in the fourth, and a pair of sacrifice flies in the fifth extended the Sky Sox lead to 4-0.
With two outs in the top of the seventh, Colorado Springs pushed across three runs off Reno reliever Eddie Bonine. Nolan Arenado followed an RBI single by Charlie Blackmon with his third home run of the season, giving the Sky Sox a 7-0 lead.
Chris Owings broke the Sky Sox shutout bid in the seventh with his first Triple-A homer to lead off the bottom of the frame.
Reno pushed across three more runs in the bottom of the eighth to come within three, down 7-4. Mark Teahen had a chance to tie things up with runners at first and second, but he popped out to end the inning.
Evan Marshall earned his first win of the season. Marshall gave up only one hit in the ninth, and did not allow a run.
Mike McClendon was charged with a blown save and the loss. He gave up three earned runs on three hits.
ACES 5, SKY SOX 2
The Reno Aces snapped a seven-game losing skid Tuesday night, with a 5-2 victory over the Colorado Springs Sky Sox at Aces Ballpark.
Chase Anderson helped his cause with a leadoff double in the bottom of the third inning to collect his first career hit. Taylor Harbin followed with a double of his own to plate Anderson, and give the Aces an early 1-0 lead. Reno went on to add three more runs in the inning off a trio of errors by the Sky Sox.
Matt Davidson’s leadoff homerun in the bottom of the fifth tacked on another run to the Aces lead.
Anderson walked Charlie Blackmon, and then gave up a double to Nolan Arenado, as the Sky Sox jumped on the board for the first time in the top of the seventh. Colorado Springs added another run after the entrance of reliever Joe Paterson, but the threat stopped there.
Reno’s Taylor Harbin went 3-for-4 at the plate with an RBI.
Anderson dealt a quality start and earned his first win of the season. He gave up two earned runs on just three hits, while striking out seven.
Reno reliever Matt Gorgen, who pitched a scoreless eighth inning, was credited with a hold. Will Harris, who threw a perfect ninth to close out the game, earned his first save of the season.
Christian Friedrich was charged with the loss. He gave up four runs on three hits through 2.1 innings.