With the game knotted at 2-2 in the seventh, Collin Cowgill hit a bases-loaded double that plated two runs and gave Reno a lead it would not let slip away.
Cowgill recorded his fourth-straight multi-hit effort with a 3-for-4 night at the plate. Wily Mo Peña returned the Aces lineup and extended his hitting streak to 14 games with a two-run double in the third. Cody Ransom doubled, scored, drove in a run and collected a stolen base for Reno.
Newby did not figure into the decision, but scattered two runs on four hits over 5 2-3 innings of work. Daniel Stange (1-0) earned his first win of the season with a scoreless frame before Jordan Norberto and Rafael Rodriguez held Fresno scoreless over the game’s final 2 1-3 innings.
Grizzlies starter Doug Mathis allowed two unearned runs with seven strikeouts over six innings of work. Henry Sosa (2-1) took the loss after coming on in the seventh and surrendering Cowgill’s go-ahead double.
The series finale between the Aces and Grizzlies is set for tonight at Chukchansi Park. Left-hander Zach Kroenke (2-0, 5.09 ERA) gets the nod for Reno, and the Grizzlies will counter with RHP Andrew Kown (2-1, 3.18 ERA). First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. PT and all the action can be heard live in Reno on Fox Sports Radio 630 AM or online at RenoAces.com.
The Aces return home for a four-game homestand on Thursday night. Tickets can be purchased at the Aces Ballpark Box Office, online at www.RenoAces.com or by phone at (775) 334-7000. A variety of partial season ticket plans as well as prorated full-season tickets are available today. Visit www.RenoAces.com or call (775) 334-4700 for