Only two games on the docket last night, both critical playoff tilts, and both came out the Dbacks' way. Reno took a 2-1 lead over Las Vegas in their best-of-five series with a come-from-behind 7-5 win. Mobile also came from behind and won in 11 innings to even their best-of-five series with Jacksonville at one game each. Both series continue on Saturday with Charles Brewer expected to start for Reno and Aaron Blair slated to go for Mobile.
3 Stars: Braden Shipley, Mobile 7 IP, 5 H, 2 BB, 5 K, 3 ER
2 Stars: Nick Ahmed, Reno 2 for 3, 1 BB, 2 R, 1 DBL, 1 SB
1 Star: Roger Kieschnick, Reno 2 for 3, 1 BB, 1 R, 3 RBI
0 Stars: Bradin Hagens, Reno 4.1 IP, 4 H, 6 BB, 2 K, 5 R, 3 ER
AAA: Reno 7 Las Vegas 5. Bradin Hagens got the start and he dug the team a hole allowing 5 runs in 5 innings, though a couple of Garrett Webber errors didn't help the cause. The Aces were not to be denied though and put up a big fat 5 spot in the bottom of the 5th to take a 7-5 lead thanks primarily to Mike Jacobs' 3-run homer. Nick Ahmed and Roger Kischnick did the damage at the top of the order getting 2 hits and a walk each with Kischnick picking up 3 RBI. The bullpen was fantastic holding that 2-run for the rest of the contest though Jake Barrett made it interesting in the 9th with a couple of walks.
AA: Mobile 4 Jacksonville 3. Braden Shipley had a rough start giving up a 3-run homer in the top of the 1st inning. But he was dominating after that allowing just 1 hit over the next 6 innings. Mobile scored a couple of runs in the 2nd but the score remained 3-2 until the 8th inning when Tom Belza doubled home Ryan Court to tie it up. It stayed tied until the 11th when Tom Belza doubled again and scored on Todd Glaesmann's single for the walk-off win. The bullpen got the job done with Bryan Woodall pitching the 8th, Seth Simmons the 9th and 10th, and RJ Hively the 11th to earn the win. Mitch haniger had 2 hits with a double and Evan Marzilli had a couple of hits and an RBI.