Aces drop doubleheader to Sky Sox |

Aces drop doubleheader to Sky Sox

Provided to the Tribune

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Jeff Bailey went 3 for 6 with four RBI, but the Aces dropped both ends of a doubleheader Saturday, losing 7-6 and 12-7 at Security Service Field.

Bailey put the Aces ahead with a three-run blast in the top of the first inning of Game 1, but Reno faltered after that. The Sky Sox answered with three runs in the bottom half of the first and took a 7-4 lead into the sixth of the seven-inning contest. Reno rallied for two runs in the sixth to cut the lead to one, but ultimately left the potential tying run at second base in the frame before being retired in order in the seventh.

In Game 2, the Sky Sox put up six runs before Aces’ starter Cesar Valdez recorded an out and coasted to their third straight victory over Reno. The Aces fought back, but the Sky Sox’ seven-run first inning was too much for Reno to overcome.

Kevin Mulvey (3-6) took the loss in Game 1, while Valdez (2-5) was tagged with the defeat in Game 2. Both starters allowed seven runs in their respective starts.

Sky Sox starter Chaz Roe (6-9) earned his sixth victory of the season in Game 1, despite allowing six earned runs in 5 1/3 innings pitched. Scott Rice earned his first save of the season in Game 1, before Alan Johnson (8-4) earned the victory in the nightcap.

Bailey paced the Aces’ attack with three hits and four RBI, while Ryan Roberts completed a perfect evening with his eighth home run of the season in Game 2, finishing 3 for 3 with a walk and three RBI in the twin bill. Yunesky Sanchez recorded a hit in each game, extending his hitting streak to 16 games and breaking the Aces’ franchise record of 15 set by Brandon Allen in 2009.