Owings (1-0) worked five frames in the Aces victory, striking out four and not allowing a free pass. And the Reno bullpen picked up right where Owings left off, as Jason Urquidez and Ron Mahay combined to hold the Sky Sox to no runs on four hits over the game’s final four frames.
The Aces scored three runs in the second inning and would never trail on Tuesday. Reno added two in the third, two more in the fourth and four insurance runs in the seventh to pick-up the victory.
Konrad Schmidt and Josh Wilson each hit their first home run of the season for an Aces club that banged out 14 hits. One night after collecting two triples, Cole Gillespie recorded a three-hit effort on Tuesday — including his third triple of the series in the seventh inning. Wily Mo Peña and Tony Abreu each extended their hitting streaks to a season-long five games.
Tuesday’s loss fell to Colorado Springs starter John Maine (0-1), who allowed seven runs on nine hits over four innings of work.
The Aces and Sky Sox will hook up again today at Security Service Field. LHP Tom Layne (0-0, 3.00 ERA) takes the ball for Reno, while Colorado Springs will counter with RHP Alan Johnson (0-0, 0.00 ERA. First pitch is set for 10:05 a.m. PT. The action can be heard live on Fox Sports 630 AM or by visiting www.RenoAces.com.
After this season-opening road trip, the Aces’ home opener at Aces Ballpark is set for Friday, April 15. Limited tickets are still available for the home opener. Tickets can be purchased at the Aces Ballpark Box Office, online at www.RenoAces.com or by phone at (775) 334-7000.