Enright was removed from the game in the second inning after colliding with catcher Konrad Schmidt while attempting to field a bunt. Layne came on and held the RedHawks down, while the Aces offense rallied from an early deficit to take a sixth-inning lead it would not let slip away.
Angel Berroa hit a game-tying two-run triple in the fourth, homered in the sixth, then scored an important insurance run in the eighth after his second triple of the game.
The win for Reno snaps a five-game losing skid and prevents a series sweep. The first-place Aces now return home for a crucial four-game series against the Tacoma Rainiers with first place in the division and a postseason berth on the line.
Layne (9-6) earned the victory, scattering a run on three hits with three walks and two strikeouts. After Layne’s exit, Kam Mickolio collected a hold, and Ryan Cook slammed the door on his third save.
Tacoma starter Ryan Rowland-Smith (2-8) was pinned with the loss, surrendering four runs on seven hits with seven strikeouts over six frames.
At the plate for Reno, Berroa registered a 3-for-4 night with three RBIs and two runs scored. Cole Gillespie also finished with three hits and a home run.
The Aces return home on Saturday night to begin a four-game series with the Tacoma Rainiers, who currently are battling with Reno for the division lead. In the opener, RHP Kevin Mulvey (3-7, 6.97 ERA) gets the nod for Reno, while the Rainiers will counter with RHP Erasmo Ramirez (3-0, 3.26 ERA). First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. PT.
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