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Aces waste Roemer’s quality start

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RENO – Wes Roemer tossed a quality start for Reno, holding Salt Lake to just four hits and two runs over six innings, but the Aces dropped a 4-1 decision to the Bees on Friday night in front of 7,546 fans at Aces Ballpark on Military Appreciation Night.

Roemer kept the Aces close, but Bees’ starter Fernando Rodriguez was better, holding the Aces to two hits and no runs over six frames. Reno came back with a run in the eighth on an RBI triple by Drew Macias, and got the tying run to the plate in the form of Jeff Bailey. Bees’ reliever Amalio Diaz struck out Bailey to end the threat, as the Aces dropped their second straight game against the Bees and third straight overall.

Roemer (1-2) took the hard-luck loss for Reno, striking out four and walking three. Zach Kroenke tossed the seventh and eighth innings before Jason Urquidez came on and threw a scoreless ninth for Reno.

Rodriguez (1-1) earned his first victory of the year for the Bees in dominant fashion, and the Salt Lake bullpen held the Aces in check for the second straight night. Rafael Rodriguez faced the minimum in the ninth to earn his eighth save of the season.

Pedro Ciriaco was the lone Ace to record a multihit game, as he went 2 for 3. Drew Macias added a triple for the Aces, who were held to just five hits.

The Aces and Bees square off again Saturday night,


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