(Photo by Jared Bayer/Vegas Desert Sports)

RENO - Tonight the Las Vegas Aviators were kept off of the scoreboard as Aces win 2-0.

In the loss, Aviators starting pitcher Daniel Mengden gave the Aviators six solid innings of work on the hill tonight as he surrendered two runs off of three hits to the Reno Aces in the bottom of the third inning. Mengden's six-inning performance included three walks and five strikeouts. He recorded his second loss on the season for Las Vegas. 

The only threat of the night happened in the bottom of the third inning as Tim Locastro started things off for Reno in a mini two-out rally with his third double on the season to center field.

That would be followed up with a single from Juniel Querecuto to center field which drove in Locastro that put the Aces on the board first. 

Reno's Travis Snider hit the second double of the inning to center field that drove in Querecuto for the second Aces run. This gave Snider his 10th double on the season with Reno. 

With three at-bats in his rehab assignment for Las Vegas, first baseman Matt Olson walked once and was left on base one time.  

For the Reno Aces, their starting pitcher Taylor Clarke thru five innings of work allowed just two hits, walked one, and recorded a single strikeout. In the victory, Clarke earned his third win on the season and improved to 3-2. 

With tonight's 2-0 defeat to the Aces, Las Vegas has lost seven of their last eight games. 

Tomorrow the Aviators wrap up their four-game series against Reno with first pitch scheduled at 6:35 p.m PDT.