The Aces pushed across three runs in the top of the third, using a two-run double by Josh Bell and an RBI single for Cole Gillespie to take a 3-0 lead. The advantage would, however, be short-lived. Omaha took its first lead in the home half of the frame and added on in the next inning, building a three-run lead that would prove to be enough.
Reno starter and Omaha native Zach Kroenke (5-3) took the loss, surrendering six runs on nine hits through five innings of work. After his exit, Sam Demel dealt two scoreless frames, and Joe Paterson worked a scoreless eighth.
The win went to Storm Chasers starter Doug Davis (6-2), who scattered three runs on six hits over six innings. Vin Mazzaro picked-up the save, his fourth of the season.
At the plate for Reno, Bell led the way two RBIs, while Adam Eaton and Taylor Harbin registered two-hit efforts for the Aces.
The series continues Thursday night. RHP Joe Martinez (10-7, 5.64 ERA) gets the nod for Reno, while Omaha will counter with LHP Ryan Verdugo (7-3, 3.82 ERA). First pitch is set for 5:05 p.m. PT at Werner Park, and the action can be heard live on Fox Sports 630 AM or by visiting RenoAces.com.
The Aces return to downtown Reno on Aug. 10 to kick-off an eight-game homestand.
Tickets are on-sale now at RenoAces.com, by calling (775) 334-7000 or by visiting the Aces Ballpark Ticket Office.