LAS VEGAS AVIATORS® HOST INTRASTATE RIVAL RENO ACES IN FINAL HOMESTAND OF THE REGULAR SEASON FROM TUESDAY-SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19-24;
$2.00 BEER NIGHT ON THURSDAY, SEPT. 21; FIREWORK FRIDAY (SEPT. 22); AVIATORS AUTO RACING JERSEY NIGHT ON SATURDAY, SEPT. 23;
TRIPLE-A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (IL VS. PCL) ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 AT LAS VEGAS BALLPARK®
(Las Vegas, NV) – September 17, 2023 – The Las Vegas Aviators® professional baseball team of the Pacific Coast League, Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics, will host intrastate rival, the Reno Aces, Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, in the opener of the six-game series on Tuesday, September 19 at 7:05 p.m. at Las Vegas Ballpark®. The 11th homestand of the regular season will consist of six games against the Aces from Tuesday-Sunday, September 19-24. All games on the final homestand of the regular season will begin at 7:05 p.m. except for the season finale on Sunday at 12:05 p.m.
The series opener on Tuesday, September 19 will feature the final live broadcast of the season (10 games) on YurView Cox Channel 14.
The Silver State Sports & Entertainment Network (SSSEN), channel 5.2 and on Cox cable channel 125, will televise two games against Reno on Wednesday, September 20 and Friday, September 22.
The Aviators, under manager Fran Riordan, are 74-69 (.517) overall and 40-29 (.580) in the second half in the West Division. The following are the standings for the second-half of the 10-team PCL:
PCL Standings (10 teams, second-half winner):
W L Pct. GB Remaining Schedule
Round Rock Express 41 28 .594 – – at Tacoma (September 19-24)
Las Vegas Aviators 40 29 .580 1.0 vs. Reno (September 19-24)
Reno Aces 39 30 .565 2.0
Tacoma Rainiers 38 31 .551 3.0
NOTE: The Oklahoma City Dodgers are the winner of the PCL first-half and will host the winner of the second half in the best-of-three league championship series (LCS) from Tuesday-Thursday, September 26-28 at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. The Dodgers have the best overall record in Triple-A (30 teams) at 87-55 (.613).
The Aviators concluded a six-game Texas road trip against the Round Rock Express, Triple-A affiliate of the Texas Rangers, on Sunday, September 17. The PCL will have an off day on Monday, September 18.
The Aviators are in their 40th Anniversary season in the Silver State and have the proud distinction of being Nevada’s longest enduring professional sports franchise.
PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE: The Pacific Coast League (120th season, 1903-2020, 2022 -) will consist of two divisions for a total of 10 teams. Western Division: Las Vegas Aviators, Reno Aces, Sacramento River Cats, Salt Lake Bees, Tacoma Rainiers; Eastern Division: Albuquerque Isotopes, El Paso Chihuahuas, Oklahoma City Dodgers, Round Rock Express, Sugar Land Space Cowboys.
Tuesday, September 19: Las Vegas Reyes de Plata “Silver Kings”
Wednesday, September 20: Bark in the Park, Presented by Subaru of Las Vegas
Thursday, September 21: $2.00 Beer Night
Friday, September 22: Firework Friday & 1983 Las Vegas Stars Throwback Game
Saturday, September 23: *Aviators Auto Racing Jersey Night
Sunday, September 24: Fan Appreciation Day (Weekend)
*first 2,000 fans through the gates
KEVIN KRUGER CEREMONIAL FIRST PITCH, FRIDAY, JULY 22: UNLV Runnin’ Rebels head basketball coach Kevin Kruger will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. The Runnin’ Rebels basketball team will also be in attendance for the pre-game festivities. Kruger guided UNLV to a 19-13 (.594) overall record in his second season as head coach in 2022-23. He played point guard at UNLV and was a member of the 2007 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 team as a senior. The Runnin’ Rebels compiled an overall record of 30-7 under head coach Lon Kruger.
TRIPLE-A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30):
The winners of the two LCS (Tuesday-Thursday, September 26-28) will advance to Las Vegas Ballpark, which also hosted last season’s Triple-A Triple Championship Weekend, for the Triple-A National Championship Game (International League vs. Pacific Coast League) on Saturday, September 30 at 7 p.m. PT on the MLB Network.