Three-run fourth inning sends Reno to 6-3 victory over 51s

Nick Evans and Zach Borenstein hit back-to-back doubles to open Reno’s three-run fourth inning that sent the Aces past the 51s 6-3 in a Pacific Coast League game Wednesday in Reno.

Danny Worth and Mike Freeman each hit an RBI single in the tide-turning fourth against Las Vegas reliever Zach Thornton (0-1), giving the Aces a 4-2 lead they didn’t relinquish.

Freeman and Worth each had two of Reno’s nine hits. Peter O’Brien hit his sixth homer of the season for the Aces (8-6), a first-inning solo shot that opened the scoring.

Darrell Ceciliani’s two-out RBI double in the third tied the score, and Johnny Monell’s leadoff homer in the fourth gave the 51s (6-8) a 2-1 lead.

Monell’s run-scoring groundout in the sixth, following singles by Ceciliani and Matt Reynolds, cut the Aces’ lead to 4-3.

But Reno tacked on two runs in the seventh when Cody Satterwhite issued three straight walks after Freeman’s leadoff single and then gave up a sacrifice fly to Blake Lalli.

Las Vegas starter Tyler Pill lasted three innings, giving up one run on two hits and two walks.

Reno starter Blake Beavan went 3 2/3 innings and gave up two runs on three hits and one walk and struck out three. Caleb Clay (2-0) got the win with 2 1/3 innings of relief.

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