Apr 13, 2011 1:03 AM
The Reno Aces trounced the Colorado Springs Sky Sox by a score of 11-1 Tuesday night in front of 3,920 fans at Security Service Field.
Reminiscent of game one of the series, Reno jumped out to an early lead and never looked back. The scoring started with a trio of RBI singles by Josh Wilson, Collin Cowgill, and Tony Abreu to give the Aces a 3-0 lead in the second inning. The Sky Sox would respond with their only run of the game on a solo home run by Mike Jacobs, his first of the year.
The Sox would get no closer as Reno would post two runs in the third and fourth innings highlighted by a Konrad Schmidt two-run home run. The Aces would tack on four more in the seventh with Josh Wilson's two-run blast accounting for half of the runs surrendered by Sox reliever Sean White in the inning.
The pitching for the Aces was nearly as dominant as their offense. Starter Micah Owings (1-0, 1.80) picked up the win with five strong innings allowing only two hits and a run with four strikeouts. Both hits allowed by Owings were off the bat of Jacobs. The Aces bullpen followed with four scoreless innings from Jason Urquidez and Ron Mahay.
Sky Sox starter John Maine (0-1, 14.14) took the loss tossing four innings and allowing seven runs on nine hits.
With the loss, the Sox fall to 2-4 on the year while Reno improves to 4-1.
The Sox and Aces are back at it Wednesday with an early 11:05 a.m. start. RHP Alan Johnson (0-0, 0.00) will take the bump for the Sox against Reno LHP Tom Layne (0-0, 3.00).