Bees split road series with Aces with 3-1 Win

Kyle McGowin

Kyle Mcgowan – Photo Rob Gray

The Reno Aces earned a split of the four game series against Salt Lake with a 3-1 win over the Bees on Wednesday night. Reno jumped in front in the first inning on a solo homer by Kyle Jensen, whose RBI single in the third made it 2-0. The Bees cut the deficit in half in the fourth, as Sherman Johnson walked, advanced to second on a wild pitch, stole third base and scored on a triple to right center by Brendan Ryan, but that would be the only run that Salt Lake would score. The Aces added an insurance run in the fifth on a solo homer by Ildemaro Vargas.

Bees starter Kyle McGowin (5-10) record a quality start, but took the loss, as went six innings and allowed just three runs on six hits with seven strikeouts and one walk. Greg Mahle and Lucas Luetge each worked one scoreless inning. Rafael Ortega led Salt Lake with three hits, including a double and Ryan added two hits and one run batted in. Despite the loss, the Bees won the season series over Reno ten games to six.

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