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Aces’ two-out rally in ninth comes up short

RENO – Jeff Bailey had a three-hit afternoon and the Aces mounted a late rally, but fell Reno just short in a 9-6 loss to the Salt Lake Bees on Wednseday afternoon at Aces Ballpark.

With the game tied at 1, Reno took an early 3-1 lead in the second inning. Drew Macias led off the inning with a solo shot to right field, and Mark Hallberg singled in Yunesky Sanchez past a drawn-in infield to give Reno a two-run advantage. The lead lasted until the fourth, when Salt Lake scored two runs to tie the score. The Bees then took a six-run lead into the ninth before Reno mounted a two-out rally, before Brandon Allen left the tying run on deck with a game-ending popout.

Aces’ starter Cesar Valdez (0-1) took the loss after allowing five earned runs in six innings of work. Valdez struck out six without allowing a walk, but the Bees used a pair of two-run homers to chase the Reno starter from the game.

Bees’ starter Sean O’Sullivan (1-1) struggled early but settled down to earn his first victory of the season. The right-hander struck out nine Aces’ hitters and allowed only six hits in 6 2/3 innings to secure the win.

Bailey’s three-hit afternoon raised his average to .423, while Macias added a pair of hits and his first home run.

Reno and Salt Lake complete the series Thursday evening. Reno righty Bryan Augenstein (0-1, 7.94 ERA) will take the hill against Salt Lake left-hander Daniel Davidson (1-0, 3.00 ERA). First pitch is set for 6:05 p.m.


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