Martinez exited after six frames with Reno trailing 1-0 and after Fresno tacked on three insurance runs. Ransom put the Aces on the scoreboard for the first time with a two-run shot in the ninth. That was as close as Reno would get, though, falling for the fourth-straight game.
Martinez (0-1) was the tough-luck loser, allowing just a run on eight hits over six innings of work. Martinez struck out two and didn’t walk a batter.
Fresno starter Eric Hacker (3-0) picked up the victory, tossing seven scoreless frames with three strikeouts and no walks.
The Aces were limited to just four hits on the night, with singles for Randy Ruiz, Konrad Schmidt and Taylor Harbin supplementing Ransom’s ninth-inning homer.
The Aces and Grizzlies now will match up in a today matinee. Left-hander Zach Kroenke (1-1, 3.27 ERA) toes the slab for Reno, while RHP Andrew Kown (2-0, 1.59 ERA) gets the nod for Fresno. First pitch from Chukchansi Park is set for 12:05 p.m. PT, and all the action can be heard live on Fox Sports 630 AM or RenoAces.com.
Reno returns home to Aces Ballpark on Saturday, April 21 to kick off a four-game series. Tickets are on sale now at RenoAces.com, by calling (775) 334-7000 or by visiting the Aces Ballpark Ticket Office.