Aces’ skid reaches six games |

Aces’ skid reaches six games

RENO – Cole Gillespie’s towering three-run homer in the second inning gave Reno an early lead, but the Aces couldn’t hold on, dropping the series finale to Sacramento 11-8 Monday afternoon at Aces Ballpark.

Down 1-0 in the second, the Aces five runs on the board to take a commanding early lead. Gillespie’s blast capped a five-run rally that began with a Sean Coughlin sacrifice fly and Doug Deeds’ RBI single to left. Reno added three more in the fifth to take an 8-3 lead, but the River Cats wound up hitting five home runs on the day to hand the Aces their first series sweep of the season and sixth straight loss overall.

Wes Roemer started for Reno, tossing 5 1/3 innings and allowing seven runs. T.J. Beam pitched through the seventh before Daniel Stange (4-2) took the loss for Reno, allowing four runs in two innings of relief.

Sam Demel (2-0) earned the win in relief for Sacramento, throwing a perfect two frames. Henry Rodriguez pitched a scoreless ninth for his sixth save of the season and second of the series.

Gillespie finished 1 for 3 with two walks for Reno, while Deeds was the only Ace to record a multi-hit game, going 2 for 5 and raising his average to .305 for the season. The Aces drew 11 walks in addition to six hits, but only went 2 for 11 with runners in scoring position.

The Aces hit the road for a four-game set in Colorado Springs beginning Tuesday evening.