Bailey knocks in eight runs as Aces rout Portland
RENO – Jeff Bailey’s record-setting eight-RBI afternoon led Reno to a 14-7 victory over Portland on Sunday afternoon at Aces Ballpark.
Bailey set the tone with a grand slam in the first inning, and followed it up with a three-run double in the second to put the Aces ahead 7-0 in a game that saw the teams combine for 21 runs and 24 hits. The Beavers tried to close the gap, cutting the lead to 9-5 in seventh, but Reno answered with a four-run frame to extend the lead.
In the seventh, Ed Rogers knocked an RBI double to the right-field corner, and Brandon Allen delivered a knockout blow with a three-run triple to right field that gave the Aces a 13-6 lead.
Bryan Augenstein (3-6) earned the win for Reno, allowing just two runs over six inning of work. Augenstein struck out five without allowing a walk, before three Aces’ relievers closed the door on the Beavers.
Matt Buschmann (0-4) took the loss for Portland, as he was lifted after just 1 1/3 innings of work. The Beavers’ starter allowed seven runs – six earned – before handing the ball to the bullpen, who kept Portland in the game before the Aces’ four-run seventh.
Bailey set a new Aces’ franchise record with eight RBI on the afternoon, while Allen added three RBI and drew two of Reno’s 10 walks. Carlos Corporan continued his hot hitting Sunday, going 3 for 5 with a double and his sixth home run of the season, a towering blast leading off the eighth inning.
The two teams square off for game three of this four-game set Monday evening.