Wolf Pack-Aces Exhibition Raises $15,000 For Nevada Dugout Club
RENO, Nev. - The University of Nevada and Reno Aces Baseball Club played the Silver City Classic, an exhibition game at Aces Ballpark on Tuesday night before 3,728 fans. Tonight's game marked the second year in a row the two teams played an exhibition contest just prior to the start of the Aces season and for the second time $15,000 was raised for the Nevada Dugout Club. The Aces won tonight 9-3 and last year 11-1.
The Aces are the Triple A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks. The contest was played using spring training rules as Aces pitchers and catchers were used by both teams.
Former Wolf Pack standout Konrad Schmidt, who has been assigned to the Aces this season, caught for the Pack and batted cleanup. A member of the 2007 Pack baseball squad, Schmidt had three of Nevada's eight singles in the game.
Other than Schmidt's three singles, shortstop Brady Shipley, outfielder Curtis Frisbie, infielder Matt Rutledge and infielder Ray McIntire had singles on the night. Jamison Rowe had the big hit for the Pack with a triple in the top of the ninth inning that scored Schmidt and McIntire. Rowe scored the Pack's third run on a ground out by Brian Barnett.
Britton Murdock, a member of the Nevada softball team also joined the team and played left field in the game. Murdock made a long run in the top of seventh inning to run down a ball off the bat of Tony Abreu which turned into a sacrifice fly that scored John Hester from third base.
Nevada opens a three-game series with Seattle University on Friday at Peccole Park with first pitch scheduled for 2:00 p.m.