Every Omaha hitter reached base in a 20-hit game as the Royals bombed Reno 10-2 on a chilly night at Aces Ballpark in the series opener, the O-Royals fifth straight win on the road.
Wilson Betemit wasn’t schedule to start, but he had four hits and four RBIs as the Royals scored all ten of their runs in the first five innings. Marc Maddox also had four hits for the Royals in their first-ever game at Aces Ballpark.
Alex Gordon hit a solo homer off Reno starter Bryan Augenstein (1-5) in the first inning. Gordon finished the game 2-for-4 with three runs and two RBIs. Gordon is getting good marks for his effort in left field down at AAA as he learns that position. Coaches say his attitude is great and he’s diving all over the field trying to make plays…they think he’s got the talent and right mind set to make the switch.