Rogers’ ninth-inning single makes Reno a winner |

Rogers’ ninth-inning single makes Reno a winner

RENO – Ed Rogers’ walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth gave Reno a series split on getaway day, as it beat Salt Lake 7-6 on Thursday night in front of 5,606 fans at Aces Ballpark.

Reno took the lead in the first on a Jeff Bailey two-run home run to left, his second of the season. After tacking on four more runs in the second, the Aces enjoyed the lead until Hank Conger’s two-out, ninth-inning solo home run tied the score at 6.

Reno came right back in its half of the ninth, when Sean Coughlin led off with an opposite-field double. After a sacrifice bunt and two intentional walks, Rogers fouled off a suicide squeeze attempt before lining the game-winning single to left.

Reno starting pitcher Bryan Augenstein tossed five innings, allowing four earned runs before giving way to the bullpen. Daniel Stange (2-0) earned his second win of the season, allowing just the Conger home run in two innings of work.

Daniel Davidson started for the Bees, allowing six early runs before settling down to throw six innings, striking out four. Bobby Cassevah (0-1) was tagged with the loss for Salt Lake after allowing the game-winning run in the ninth.

Reno finishes its season-opening homestand at 4-4, as it hits the road for an eight-game road trip to Sacramento and Fresno.

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