Kevin Cron etched his name into the Reno Aces’ record book on Sunday.
Cron launched his 33rd homer of the season in the first inning against the Oklahoma City Dodgers, passing former Aces first baseman Christian Walker for the single-season franchise record.
His 55 home runs in 170 career games with Reno is tied with Brandon Allen and Mike Jacobs for the most all-time in franchise history.
Cron’s two-run blast has topped-off a monstrous 2019 campaign. The slugging first baseman leads the minor leagues in homers and his 90 RBIs are third in the Pacific Coast League.
With the regular season nearing the end, Cron is well on his way to taking home the 2019 PCL MVP award. Walker, who now plays with the Aces’ parent club Arizona Diamondbacks, was named the 2017 PCL MVP.
The red-hot Aces won their season-high fifth-straight series on Friday against the New Orleans Baby Cakes. Reno is 56-62 on the season, good for second in the PCL Pacific Division. The Sacramento River Cats lead the division at 64-55.
Reno returns to Greater Nevada Field on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 7:05 p.m. to start a four-game series against the River Cats. Thursday’s matchup marks the final Copa de la Diversion game of the season.
— Isaiah Burrows