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Fives Aces home runs lead the way in victory over Wolf Pack

Five Aces Home Runs Lead the Way in Victory Over Wolf Pack

The Aces bats were in midseason form in Tuesday’s 13-1 exhibition win over the Nevada Wolf Pack. All 13 runs scored by Reno came courtesy of the long ball. Second baseman, Rob Refsnyder, led the way with a two-run home run, then added a grand slam the very next inning. Shortstop, Domingo Leyba, also had two home runs and on the night and left fielder Andrew Aplin had grand slam of his own.

Five Aces took the mound tonight allowing just three hits. The lone Wolf Pack run came off the bat of the sophomore infielder, Joshua Zamora, on a home run that hit off the left-field scoreboard. Taylor Clarke is slated to take the ball to open the season, Thursday, when the Aces take on the Fresno Grizzlies on the road at 7:05 p.m.

Top Performers - Reno

Rob Refsnyder (3-for-4, 2 HR, 6 RBI)

Domingo Leyba (2-for-3, 2 HR, 3 RBI)

Andrew Aplin (2-for-3, Grand Slam)

Top Performers – Wolf Pack

Joshua Zamora (1-for-3, HR)

Matt Clayton (1-for-3, 1B)

Jaylon McLaughlin ( 1-for-3, 2B)

Notes & Information

Pros vs. Student Athletes: The Aces hold a commanding series advantage over the Nevada Wolf Pack all-time, (9-1). Nevada’s lone victory came in 2012, the same year the Reno Aces won their one and only Triple-A National Championship.

Ship: Braden Shipley, a Nevada Wolf Pack alum, was selected as the 15th overall pick of 2013 MLB draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks. He is the highest selected athlete in the history of Nevada athletics and was the Mountain West Co-Pitcher of the year as a junior.

New Kids on the Block: Last night, Merrill Kelly (win) and Jon Duplantier (save) became the first duo to earn the victory and pick up a save while making their Major League debuts in the same game {source: Elias Sports Bureau]/Arizona Diamondbacks}.

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