Chris Owings went 3-for-5, but an early deficit and a late rally were too much for the Aces to overcome Wednesday night, as the Las Vegas 51s downed Reno, 14-8 at Aces Ballpark.
51s 10, ACES 2
Reno jumped on the board in the first inning for the fourth time this homestand, but ultimately fell 10-2 to the Las Vegas 51’s on Tuesday afternoon at Aces Ballpark.
The Aces first run came on an RBI groundout by Kila Ka’aihue in the bottom of the first. The RBI extended Ka’aihue’s team-leading RBI count to 26.
Reno did not score again until the bottom of the ninth.
Garrett Mock was charged with the loss in his first start of the season.
He gave up three earned runs on three hits through 4.0 innings, while walking three batters. Bo Schultz and Will Harris each had scoreless relief outings for Reno.
Zack Wheeler, the New York Mets No. 1 Prospect, earned his first win of the season for Las Vegas. Wheeler gave up just one earned run on five hits through 6.2 innings, while striking out eight.