Aces fall 18-13

to Sky Sox

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.- An early seven-run Aces lead and the chance for a series sweep was spoiled by an eight-run fourth inning for Colorado Springs on Thursday, as the Sky Sox rallied past Reno, 18-13, at Security Service Field.

Reno jumped ahead early with a three-run first and plated five in the fourth to take 7-2 lead over the Sky Sox.

But the Colorado Springs offense, which had scored just six runs in the previous three games of the series, posted eight runs on seven hits in the home half of the fourth to climb out of its deficit and take a one-run lead.

Reno re-took the lead after scoring twice in the sixth, but the Sky Sox would push across eight more runs over the sixth, seventh and eighth innings to avoid the series sweep.

Andy Tracy, Cody Ransom and Wily Mo Pena homered for an Aces club that recorded 16 hits on the day. Three Aces-Collin Cowgill, Ransom and Pena-finished with three hits, and David Winfree drove in three runs. Tony Abreu hit a pinch-hit double in the eighth to extend his hitting streak to a season-long seven- games.

Reno Bighorns move to semifinals

RENO - The Reno Bighorns advanced to the NBA D-League semifinals by knocking off the Erie Bayhawks 99-87 before a partisan crowd of 2,242 at the Reno Event Centers Thursday night.

Reno outscored Erie 28-19 in the fourth quarter to secure the win. Reno, which led just 71-68 after three quarters, won the series 2-1.

Anthony Richardson led the Bighorns with 22 points, while Marcus Landry added 20.

Donald Sloan added a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Andre Emmett finished with 18 points.

Former Nevada star Mo Charlo scored nine points, pulled down five rebounds and dished out three assist in his 34-minute stint. He was a team best plus-17 while on the floor.


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