Meet the Front Office: Ed. 21

Unfortunately, the Aces’ season has come to an end; however, we still have some great front-office staff to learn about. In this edition of our Meet the Front Office series, we catch up with Kait Inman, our Graphics and Digital Marketing Coordinator.

Hailing from Boise, Idaho, this 25-year-old has been working with the Aces since February and never fails to bring our social media presence to life. In her free-time she likes to be outdoors, like any true Northwesterner.

Read on to learn more about Kait Inman…


Colleges attended/degrees earned?

kait

Kait and her brother enjoying an Aces baseball game.

University of Idaho – Bachelor of Fine Arts: Graphic Design.

Previous Job?
Production Artist at Bucks Bags Inc., designing athletic uniforms.

Favorite Sports Team?
Seattle Mariners, New York Yankees.

Favorite Athlete?
Shawn Johnson.

Favorite place in the Reno/Tahoe area?
Midtown – Centro & Chapel Tavern.

Hobbies?
Being outdoors, woodworking, and dog-sitting.

Favorite movie?
10 Things I Hate About You.

Go-to restaurants?
Mai Thai in Boise.

Celebrity crush?
Heath Ledger.

Greatest accomplishment to date?
Being Independent.

Three words to describe yourself?
Random, Honest, Genuine.

Best sporting event you’ve ever been to?
Yankees at Mariners in 2014 when Derek Jeter played at Safeco Field for the last time.

Who are your mentors, and why?
My dad – he taught me to be nice and smile, because you never know how you can positively impact someone’s day.

Favorite thing about your job?
The fans – I like seeing happy people.

Where do you see yourself in five years?
I’d like to own a house and be teaching or still be a designer.

Words to live by?
Positivity: It’s contagious.
Karma: It always comes back around.

If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
Healing.

Reno Aces Final Game Information: Reno Aces (76-67) at Tacoma Rainiers (80-62)

Game Notes: 9-5 @ TAC

Game #144: Reno Aces (76-67) at Tacoma Rainiers (80-62)
Pitching Matchup: RHP Billy Buckner (1-1, 6.00) vs. RHP Joe Wieland (13-6, 5.54)
First Pitch: 1:35 PM PT
Radio: KPLY 630 AM
TV: MiLB TV

From the Notes

The Incomparable Ildemaro: Ildemaro Vargas collected three of Reno’s eight hits on Sunday, giving him eight knocks through the first three games of the series. In 48 Triple-A games since July 17, the Venezuela native has racked up 69 hits to lead all of professional baseball. Vargas’ .356 average (69-for-194) is 80 points higher than the .276 mark (89-for-323) he posted in 83 games with Mobile.

It’s Grand Salami Time: Mitch Haniger’s seventh-inning grand slam yesterday was the Aces’ sixth bases-loaded home run this season, tying the 2009 club for the second most slams in a season in team history (2012 – 8).

By the Numbers – 7-0: The Aces own a perfect 7-0 record on the final day of the regular season. 2014 included one of the more dramatic wins in team history when the Aces won 2-1 at Sacramento to win the Pacific Northern Division title. Last season, Reno scored seven runs in the seventh and eighth innings to turn a 3-2 lead into a 10-2 win at home over El Paso.

What’s the word around Reno?

Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks)
Brandon Drury comes through again to deliver some big insurance runs! Two #Dbacks come in to score on his single in the 8th.

Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks)
Archie Bradley’s 6 quality innings helped the #DbacksWin the series in Colorado on Sunday: http://atmlb.com/2bZXLag 

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OF Mitch Haniger tallied his eighth assist defensively while homering for a 20th time in an Aces uniform this season in yesterday’s loss to Tacoma. (David Calvert/Reno Aces) 

Reno Aces Game Information: Reno Aces (76-66) at Tacoma Rainiers (79-62)

Game Notes: 9-4 @ TAC

Game #143: Reno Aces (76-66) at Tacoma Rainiers (79-62)
Pitching Matchup: RHP Matt Koch (4-2, 3.05) vs. RHP Sam Gaviglio (3-2, 3.83)
First Pitch: 1:35 PM PT
Radio: KPLY 630 AM
TV: MiLB TV

From the Notes

Bullpen Works Overtime: The Aces’ bullpen pitched 7.1 innings of two-run ball on Saturday night after starter Vicente Campos departed in the second inning with an apparent right arm injury. Reno’s relief corps now has worked six or more innings in a game on 11 occasions this season, and has allowed three or fewer runs in 10 of those games.

Aces Love to See Lee: Reno touched up Tacoma starter Zach Lee for seven earned runs on 10 hits (one home run) over 5.2 innings last night. In three starts this season against the Aces – all following his trade from the Dodgers to the Mariners on June 19 – Lee is 0-3 with a 12.86 ERA (20 ER/14.0 IP) and five home runs allowed.

Hits All Around: All nine players in the Aces batting order had at least one hit last night, with Kevin Medrano (3), Todd Glaesmann, Jack Reinheimer and Ildemaro Vargas (2 each) notching multi-hit games. Reinheimer recorded his 40th multi-hit effort of the season, matching the recently-promoted Kyle Jensen for the team lead in that category. Medrano’s three knocks marked his first multi-hit contest with the Aces this year, after he had 19 such games with Mobile (3 hits – 8 times, 2 hits – 11 times).

What’s the word around Reno?

Reno Aces (@Aces)
In honor of his birthday, flash back to @Luisgonzo20‘s visit earlier this #Aceball season. Happy Birthday Luis!

Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks)
After 8 seasons in the minors, @TheKJensen42 finally received the call: http://atmlb.com/2bOJRxt 

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Zach Borenstein has homered in each of the first two games at Tacoma over Labor Day Weekend. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

Reno Aces Game Information: Reno Aces (75-66) at Tacoma Rainiers (79-61)

Game Notes: 9-3 @ TAC

Game #142: Reno Aces (75-66) at Tacoma Rainiers (79-61)
Pitching Matchup: RHP Vicente Campos (0-0, -.–) vs. RHP Zach Lee (0-8, 7.08)
First Pitch: 7:05 PM PT
Radio: KPLY 630 AM
TV: MiLB TV

From the Notes

By the Numbers – 9-1: Friday’s win improved the Aces to 9-1 this season when tied after eight innings. Reno’s .900 winning percentage when tied after eight frames is best in the PCL, and the Aces’ nine such victories are tied with Colorado Springs (9-7) and New Orleans (9-4) for the second-most in the league (Tacoma – 10-4).

Jensen Gets the Call: Kyle Jensen was selected by Arizona earlier today, marking his first career promotion to the Major Leagues. In 133 games with Reno this season, the All-PCL performer batted .289 (144-for-498) with 30 home runs, 2 triples, 34 doubles, 120 RBI, 77 runs scored and 1 stolen base. The California native has set the Diamondbacks Triple-A single-season record for RBI, and is tied with Ernie Young of the 1999 Tucson Sidewinders for the most home runs in a year by a member of Arizona’s top affiliate. In 966 career Minor League games dating back to 2009, Jensen has a .266 average (910-for-3,427) with 178 home runs, 15 triples, 200 doubles, 631 RBI, 502 runs scored and 18 stolen bases.

Extra! Extra!: Friday’s win improved the Aces to a PCL-best 6-1 in extra-inning games this season. Reno was just 1-8 playing free baseball last year, after going 6-2 in such games in 2014. The Aces’ six extra-inning wins are tied with the 2011 and 2014 squads for the second-most in franchise history, behind the 12 extended victories during the 2012 national championship campaign.

What’s the word around Reno?

Phil Nevin (@philnev23)
Once again I am reminded why I love what I do. @TheKJensen42 is a big leaguer. MVP season, teammate and person. @Dbacks @Aces

Aces Communications (@RenoAces_PR)
Borenstein’s solo home run in the 11th is Reno’s third extra-inning homer. (#OB – 5/1 vs. ALB [walk-off], @santiagosewisch – 5/29 @ RR)

Kyle Jensen received his first promotion to the Major Leagues in the same week he was named All-PCL. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

Kyle Jensen received his first promotion to the Major Leagues in the same week he was named All-PCL. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

Reno Aces Game Information: Reno Aces (74-66) at Tacoma Rainiers (79-60)

Game Notes: 9-2 @ TAC

Game #141: Reno Aces (74-66) at Tacoma Rainiers (79-60)
Pitching Matchup: LHP Anthony Banda (4-4, 3.92) vs. RHP Cody Martin (10-7, 3.82)
First Pitch: 7:05 PM PT
Radio: KPLY 630 AM
TV: MiLB TV

From the Notes

By the Numbers – 6 & 7 of 8: If the Aces can win at least one of the four games in the season-ending series at Tacoma, they will secure a winning record against their own division for the sixth consecutive season and the seventh time in eight years in franchise history. Reno has been .500 or better against its own division every year but 2010, when the Aces were 22-26 against the Pacific South.

They Put Up a Good Fight: With their loss to Sacramento last night, the Aces were eliminated from playoff contention. Tacoma clinched the Pacific Northern Division title, punching the fourth and final ticket to the Pacific Coast League postseason.

Winning in Washington: The Aces won three of four games during their first trip to Tacoma back in June. Reno has posted a losing record at Cheney Stadium just once in franchise history, dropping five of eight games in 2012.

What’s the word around Reno?

Eric Edelstein (@EricBallpark)
.@Aces Post-season isn’t meant to be. This team was fun to watch. Thanks @Dbacks for always giving us the best chance to win.

Anthony Banda will make face Tacoma for the third time tonight. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

Anthony Banda will face Tacoma for the third time tonight. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

Reno Aces Game Information: Reno Aces (74-65) at Sacramento River Cats (67-72)

Game Notes: 9-1 @ SAC

Game #140: Reno Aces (74-65) at Sacramento River Cats (67-72)
Pitching Matchup: RHP Matt Buschmann (8-10, 5.53) vs. RHP Clayton Blackburn (6-10, 4.63)
First Pitch: 7:05 PM PT
Radio: KPLY 630 AM
TV: MiLB TV

From the Notes

Haniger Going the Extra Mile: Mitch Haniger’s one-out triple in the sixth last night gave him 3 triples with the Aces and 5 for the season. Haniger’s 62 extra-base hits (33 doubles, 5 triples and 24 home runs) are tied for 13th in all of Minor League Baseball this year. Since joining the Aces on June 10, he has racked up 41 extra-base hits (19 doubles, 3 triples, 19 home runs), the most in Triple-A and tied for fourth in MiLB.

There’s Only One Scenario: With their backs firmly against the wall and five games to go, the Aces have just one scenario where they can chase down Tacoma to win the Pacific Northern Division – win their last five games while the Rainiers lose their last five. Reno must win tonight while receiving help from Fresno at Tacoma, before the Aces head to Cheney Stadium for the final four games of the 2016 regular season.

Marshall in Town: Last night marked the 200th minor league appearance of Evan Marshall’s career. It also was his 131st appearance in an Aces uniform, tying Jason Urquidez for the second-most appearances in franchise history.

What’s the word around Reno?

Matt Buschmann (@Busch26)
I think you guys meant Kyle Jensen. I understand mistakes happen and will wait while you fix…@Aces #120and30 

Steve Hathaway (@Mr_Hath)
Huge congrats to these @Dbacks big ol’ Fall League boys! @JoeyKrehbiel @JaredMiller24 @TcuCron00 @jwesunderscore4 #Studmuffins

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Mitch Haniger has racked up 41 extra-base hits (19 2B, 3 3B, 19 HR) since his arrival to the Aces on June 10, the most since that date in Triple-A. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

Reno Aces Game Information: Reno Aces (74-64) at Sacramento River Cats (66-72)

Game Notes: 8-31 @ SAC

Game #139: Reno Aces (74-64) at Sacramento River Cats (66-72)
Pitching Matchup: RHP Billy Buckner (1-0, 5.54) vs. RHP Joan Gregorio (5-8, 5.51)
First Pitch: 7:05 PM PT
Radio: KPLY 630 AM
TV: MiLB TV

From the Notes

Danny Boy: Aces catcher Dan Rohlfing hit a single in the fifth inning last night, extending his career-high hit streak to 10 games. During the stretch, he’s batting .447 (17-for-38) with two home runs, three doubles, 10 RBI and eight runs scored.

Hit the Road, Jack: Jack Reinheimer collected two hits last night, giving him 38 multi-hit games this season with 19 each coming at home and on the road. He is batting .293 (70-for-239) away from Greater Nevada Field, while posting a .278 (67-for-241) clip in the Biggest Little City.

Vargy’s August: Ildemaro Vargas is batting a team-best .351 (39-for-111) in the month of August. His 39 hits in the month are tied for 14th in Aces lore, with Chris Owings (April 2013) and Didi Gregorius (May 2014) next in line at 40 hits in a single month.

Strikeout Tandem: Anthony Banda and Shelby Miller racked up 36 and 35 strikeouts in the month of August, respectively. Banda’s total fell one shy of matching the Aces’ single-month record of 37, set by Charles Brewer (August 2014), Trevor Bauer (August 2012) and Billy Buckner (July 2009). The 71 combined strikeouts by the two starters is the most by an Aces duo in franchise history.

What’s the word around Reno?

Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks)
OFFICIAL: #Dbacks recall Shelby Miller from the Triple-A Reno @Aces. Vicente Campos was optioned to Reno after last night’s game.

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Jack Reinheimer went 2-for-3 last night to pick up his 38th multi-game of the 2016 season. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

Meet the Front Office: Ed. 20

While our last post took place nearly two weeks ago featuring a long-term Aces employee, there was a quick realization that we haven’t had an employee that’s traveled more places than our Graphics & Game Entertainment Coordinator, Stephanie Godlewski.

First, let’s take a look into Godlewski’s voluminous career starting in Guam in 2007. Here, she held various positions including News Intern at the Pacific News Center, then the Communications Specialist at GTA Teleguam, and finally the Magazine Writer at the Pacific Daily News until 2010. She then became an Administrative Intern in New York at the Chautauqua Theater Company for a short period of time and moved on to be a Graduate Assistant at the University of Alabama during the 2011-2012 school year. Soon after her graduation from Alabama in 2012, she achieved a role as the Production and Entertainment Intern with the Erie Seawolves in Pennsylvania. After spending seven months with the Seawolves, she moved to Australia to work with the Canberra Cavalry (Australian Professional Baseball) as the Marketing and Media Coordinator. Six months later, Godlewski found herself in Jackson, Tenn. as the Manager of Production and Design for the Jackson Generals.

Now that you’ve had time to digest all of that information, we can move on…

In addition to Godlewski’s career in many different countries, she has never lived in one place for more than five years, and has lived in 4 different countries. Besides living and working in Australia and Guam, she has also lived in Toronto and the U.K. Save some travel for the rest of us, would you?

Read on to learn about this world traveler…


Steph

“Fencing deserves to be in the games!” – Stephanie Godlewski

Colleges attended/degrees earned?
Undergrad: Drew University – BA in English and a Minor in Theater and European Studies.
Post-Grad: University of Alabama – MBA.

Favorite Sports Team?
Philadelphia Flyers & Alabama Crimson Tide.

Favorite Athlete?
Scott Hartnell.

Celebrity crush?
Also…Scott Hartnell.

 

Favorite place in the Reno/Tahoe area?
Northwest Library & the 1864 Tavern. 

Hobbies?
Quilting, Knitting, & Reading.

Favorite movies?
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Miracle, Wedding Date, Elizabethtown.

Go-to restaurants?
Latasi Bistro in Guam – I went every Friday with my dad and they always had our orders ready for us.

Greatest accomplishment to date?
Getting to do all the things I’ve done and gone to all the places I’ve been to by the time I’m 32.

Three words to describe yourself?
Loyal, Adventurous, Fun.

Best sporting event you’ve ever been to?
Alabama’s A-Day Spring football game.

Who are your mentors, and why?
My dad and Thom Carter – the GM of the Canberra Cavalry (Australian Baseball League). Everything I know about managing people is from these two guys, you’re only as good as the people you manage and if you have their back, they will have yours.

Favorite thing about your job?
Getting to see my interns grow and watching others grow in their roles.

Where do you see yourself in five years?
I would really love to be working in hockey and I hope to have kids.

Words to live by?
“It doesn’t get better when you want it to or even when you need it to, but it does get better” – Dayn DeRose, my college fencing coach.

If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
Teleportation so I could see all of my friends that live across the world at any time.

Reno Aces Game Information: Reno Aces (74-63) at Sacramento River Cats (65-72)

Game Notes: 8-30 @ SAC

Game #138: Reno Aces (74-63) at Sacramento River Cats (65-72)
Pitching Matchup: RHP Edgar Garcia (3-5, 7.76) vs. RHP Chris Stratton (11-6, 4.27)
First Pitch: 7:05 PM PT
Radio: KPLY 630 AM
TV: MiLB TV

From the Notes

By the Numbers – 300: Zach Borenstein scored two runs last night, the first coming in the second inning on Carlos Rivero’s two-run homer. The run scored by Z-Bo gave him 300 for his career.

Have a Night, Carlos: Carlos Rivero totaled four RBI in the vic­tory last night to set a new season high, after previously having three separate three-RBI games this year. The four runs batted in marked the 11th four-plus RBI game of his career and first since June 17, 2014, when he was with Pawtucket playing at Rochester. Both Chris Herrmann and Dan Rohlfing were suited up for the Red Wings that day.

Keep on ‘Kochin’: Matt Koch was his fourth straight decision with last night’s victory, and he improved to 3-0 with a 1.80 ERA in three road starts on the circuit. This is the third four-plus game winning streak of his career, with the others coming from May 18-June 12, 2013, with Savannah (four games) and April 9-May 23, 2014, with St. Lucie when he began the season 6-0 through his first eight starts.

What’s the word around Reno?

Aces Communications (@RenoAces_PR)
ROSTER MOVES: RHP Drew Muren transferred from @Aces to @VisaliaRawhide. RHP Edgar Garcia transferred from @Mobile_BayBears to Reno.

Carlos Rivero has seven RBI this season against Sacramento, which is tied for second-most among Aces players. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

Carlos Rivero has seven RBI this season against Sacramento, which is tied for second-most among Aces players. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)

Reno Aces Game Information: Reno Aces (73-63) at Sacramento River Cats (65-71)

Game Notes: 8-29 @ SAC

Game #137: Reno Aces (73-63) at Sacramento River Cats (65-71)
Pitching Matchup: RHP Matt Koch (3-2, 3.57) vs. RHP Chris Heston (2-8, 3.77)
First Pitch: 7:05 PM PT
Radio: KPLY 630 AM
TV: MiLB TV

From the Notes

By the Numbers – 60: Ildemaro Vargas tallied three hits yesterday, raising his total for the Aces to 60 since July 17, the day he was promoted from Single-A Advanced Visalia. That total leads all of Triple-A and is third in all of professional baseball behind Houston’s Jose Altuve (61) and Lancaster’s Myles Straw (61).

Kyle Kruising: Jensen is riding a 12-game hitting streak going back to August 17. He’s batting .400 (20-for-50) during the run, with four homers, three doubles, 15 RBI and 11 runs scored. It’s his longest hitting streak of the year, one shy of his career-high 13 set from July 24-August 7, 2010, with Single-A Greensboro in the South Atlantic League.

All-PCL Team Announced: Jensen was selected as the first baseman to the All-PCL Team, announced by the league today. He owns the home run, RBI and total bases single-season records for Reno while becoming the 12th player in franchise history to be named to the All-PCL Team.

What’s the word around Reno?

Reno Aces (@Aces)
Infielder @TheKJensen42 earns All-PCL team honors! Congrats Kyle! Read about it here: http://atmilb.com/2bUP4BZ 

Eric Musselman (@EricPMusselman)
Pregame with @philnev23 and @tj_bruce #renoaces

RGJ Sports (@RGJsports)
Next up for Reno Aces: Ending the season on the road http://on.rgj.com/2bsWYUS 

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Kyle Jensen needs a hit tonight to match his career-high 13-game hit streak, set from July 24-August 7, 2010, with Single-A Greensboro. (David Calvert/Reno Aces)