David Freita had a three-RBI double and a solo home run as the San Antonio Missions beat the Reno Aces 8-3 Sunday at Wolff Stadium.
Nate Orf drove in the Missions’ first run of the game in the bottom of the fifth. Orf was one of three Missions to score when Freitas doubled with the bases loaded later in the inning to give the Missions a 4-2 lead.
Michael O’Neill had an RBI double and scored on a single by Mauricio Dubon as the Missions added two more runs in the sixth to make it 6-2.
Freitas hit his fourth home run of the season to lead off the bottom of the seventh and make it 7-2.
Orf doubled in O’Neill in the bottom of the eighth for the Missions’ final run.
The Aces scored the first two runs of the game on solo home runs by Abraham Almonte in the third and fifth innings.
Missions starting pitcher Aaron Wilkerson (6-1) went five innings and got the win. He gave up the two home runs to Almonte – the only runs Wilkerson has allowed in home games at Wolff this season.
Michael O’Neill joined Triple-A San Antonio on May 26 when the Missions were short on outfielders.
Through eight games, O’Neill is hitting .240 with two RBIs.
The 26-year-old right-hander started the season in Double-A Biloxi, where he batted .290 with four home runs in 45 games.
This is O’Neill’s seventh season of pro baseball, all in the minors. He was drafted by the New York Yankees in 2013.
He spent most of last year in the Texas League, including playing against the then-Double-A Missions. He hit .255 with 12 home runs and 39 RBIs in 121 games for the Texas Rangers’ farm club in Frisco. He became a free agent at the end of the season.
O’Neill was signed by the Milwaukee Brewers to a minor league contract on March 9.