Six-run second inning puts ex-Airmen 11-3 | New


A six-run barrage early in the second set proved to be the difference for the Reno Aces (82-63) in an 11-3 series finale win over the Las Vegas Aviators (70-77) Sunday afternoon in front of 8,023 fans at the Las Vegas Ballpark.

With the victory, the Aces finish with a 22-8 record against the Aviators this season in the Silver State Diamond Challenge presented by Nevada Donor Network.

After Buddy Kennedy’s first-inning solo homer gave the Aces a 1-0 lead, Reno’s bats continued to strike with a six-run second inning capped by a three-run shot from Blaze Alexander for a 7-0 advantage over aces.

Drew Stankiewicz cemented Reno’s 11-3 victory in the sixth with a solo dinger, his first as an ace. The Arizona State product stayed hot at the plate with a 3-for-4 performance that included a home run, three RBIs and two runs scored.

The victory was awarded to Miguel Aguilar (W, 3-2) after the southpaw pitched a scoreless inning in relief, allowed one hit, no walks and struck out a batter.

Notable aces:

  • Blaze Alexander: 2 for 5. RH (2), 3 RBI, R.
  • Buddy Kennedy: 1 for 4, HR (7), RBI, R.
  • Cole Tucker: 2 for 5, 2B, 2 RBI, R.
  • Dominic Miroglio: 3 for 5, 2G, 2 R.
  • Jeff Bain: (N/A) 4.0 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K.

The Aces will return home for a final three-game slate against the Tacoma Rainiers, Triple-A affiliate of the Seattle Mariners, beginning Monday, Sept. 26 at 6:05 p.m.

Tickets for the last homestand of the 2022 season are available at or Text 21003.

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