Barry Enright Wins 6th Straight

Barry Enright Wins 6th Straight

Barry Enright won for the sixth time in the month of June and the offense did the rest, as the Reno Aces topped the Sacramento River Cats 9-2 Sunday afternoon.

Barry Enright (7-2) struck out a season-high nine batters in 6.1 innings, surrendering two runs—both earned—on just two base hits. With today's win, he became the first Reno Aces pitcher ever to win six games in a single month, and just the third pitcher in the entire minor leagues to accomplish the feat this season. Enright tossed 60 of his 96 pitches for strikes before being ejected for throwing behind River Cats catcher Josh Donaldson in the seventh inning.

With the game tied 2-2, Reno exploded for six runs over the fifth and sixth innings. Cole Gillespie broke the tie with a solo home run to lead off the fifth before Evan Frey made it 4-2 with a run-scoring single. In the sixth, Gillespie broke the game open with a two-run single, then Sean Burroughs and Lucas May added run-scoring hits to extend Reno's lead. The Aces' pitching did the rest, combining to toss the fourth two-hitter in franchise history.

Gillespie finished three-for-four with three RBI Sunday, hitting one of the Aces' three solo home runs. May also homered for Reno, and Frey hit his first-career Triple-A long ball to lead off the game. Burroughs recorded his fourth-straight multi-hit game, going two-for-four to raise his batting average to .412 in 32 games with Reno this year.  Tony Abreu extended his hitting streak to a franchise-high 18 games and is now batting .311 for the season.

Three Aces

  • PCL batters are hitting just .210 against Enright over 10 starts
  • Each of the 10 Aces who stepped to the plate collected at least one hit
  • Although Collin Cowgill went 1-for-5 to lower his average to .360, that is still the 4th-best mark in the league

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