Benson, Deeds deal Bees a stinging loss |

Benson, Deeds deal Bees a stinging loss

RENO – Kris Benson allowed no earned runs in five innings and Doug Deeds hit his first home run with the Aces, as Reno defeated the Salt Lake Bees 7-2 Monday night at Aces Ballpark.

Trailing 2-0 in the third, Deeds blasted a two-out solo home run to bring the Aces within one. Reno took the lead for good in the fifth inning on a Carlos Corporan sacrifice fly after Sean Coughlin tied the game with an RBI single. Cole Gillespie added a run-scoring single to extend the lead, and Reno held on for the victory.

Benson (1-0), a former major league pitcher, tossed five innings, striking out five and allowing just two unearned runs. Jason Urquidez was masterful out of the pen, tossing 2 2/3 innings and striking out four batters. Daniel Stange closed out the game by striking out three in 1 1/3 innings.

Deeds and Coughlin contributed three hits apiece for Reno, and combined to drive in four of the Aces’ seven runs. Ryan Roberts added a triple and scored a run, while Jeff Bailey extended his hitting streak to five games with a two-hit night.

Reno and Salt Lake continue the series Tuesday with right-hander Kevin Mulvey (0-0, 2.84 ERA) squaring off against Salt Lake lefty Trevor Reckling (0-0, 0.00 ERA). First pitch is set for 6:05 p.m.

Tickets for all Aces games start at just $7 and are available by calling the Reno Aces box office at (775) 334-7000 or by visiting

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