Kevin Cron became the all-time home run king in Reno Aces franchise history Tuesday night, with the big slugger picking up a hat trick of dingers in the process.
Cron smacked three homers against Oklahoma City in a 10-6 loss at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark to push past Mike Jacobs and Brandon Allen, who had been tied for the franchise record for homers with 55. Cron broke the record with his 56th homer in Reno in the first inning before adding two more.
"It was awesome," Cron told MiLB.com. "I didn't even really know about the Reno career home run record. I think my hitting coach (Jason Camilli) congratulated me in the dugout. I think I asked him, 'For what?' And he told me, so that was kinda cool to find that out. I think that might have been after the first one, but then it was good to get those other two."
It was the second three-homer game and sixth multi-homer game for Cron this season. It took Cron only 172 games to break the record. Jacobs played in 318 for the Aces and Allen logged 228. Over the weekend, Cron set the Aces' single-season homer record, passing Christian Walker, who hit 32 in 2017.
On the season, Cron is hitting .325 with 36 home runs, 95 RBIs and 73 runs scored in 68 games. He also got his first call to the big leagues earlier this season, hitting .207 with five homers in 58 at-bats over 27 games with the Diamondbacks.