The Aces scored multiple runs in five-straight frames to build a lead that was never seriously threatened. First-place Reno has now won three-straight games and moved to 13 games over .500—a new high-water mark for the 2011 season.
At the dish for Reno, Schmidt finished his night 4-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI. Ransom hit solo homers in the first and third innings, while Brandon Allen added a two-run blast in the fourth. All nine Aces starters recorded a hit Tuesday, with seven Reno batters finishing with a multi-hit night.
Starter Barry Enright (6-2) dealt a quality start for the Aces, scattering two runs on five hits over six innings of work to earn his fifth-straight victory.
The loss fell to Las Vegas starter Brad Mills (6-6), who surrendered nine runs—seven earned—on 14 hits through four innings.
The Aces and 51s continue the Silver State Diamond Challenge with a Wednesday matinee at Aces Ballpark. LHP Tom Layne (6-2, 5.27 ERA) gets the nod for Reno, while Las Vegas counters with RHP Rey Gonzalez (1-1, 5.00 ERA). First pitch is set for 1:05 p.m. PT.
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.