The Aces Announce 2015 Coaching Staff

The Alexandria Aces are pleased to announce the 2015 coaching staff led by Manager David DeSilva. Newcomers Chris Metz, Steve Lenoetti, Anthony Naso and Tim Hadley round out the staff as the Assistant Coach, Pitching Coach and Bench Coach.

Meet the Coaches

Be sure to pick up the program for the 2015 season!

Did you know that the two Aces featured on the program cover are both playing baseball professionally? Josh Swirchak (left) is playing with the St. Louis Cardinals organization and Ash Fulmer (right) is with the San Francisco Giants organization.

2015 Aces Program

Welcome to the Alexandria Aces Website!
The Alexandria Aces kick off our eighth season in 2015 and we'd like for you to join our group to support, cheer and root for your 'home team', a proud member of the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League (www.calripkenleague.org). We play at Frank Mann Field, behind Cora Kelly School, located at 3700 Commonwealth Avenue, in Alexandria, which is a part of Four Mile Run Park, right behind Jack Taylor's Alexandria Toyota on Route One. Thirty-five players from college, university and JUCO baseball programs from all around the United States will be coming to Alexandria, Virginia, to play wooden bat baseball at Four Mile Run Park - 'where legends begin.' While the Washington Nationals play across the Potomac River, scouts from Major League Baseball will be joining our fans at Four Mile Run as we watch our Aces strive to win the 2015 CRCBL Championship.




Latest News

Tonight's Game POSTPONED

Tonight’s matchup between the Aces and the Herndon Braves at Frank Mann Field has been postponed due to wet conditions. No word yet on when the game will be made up.

The Aces will be back in action on July 6th in D.C. to face the Grays and will be back home on the 9th to play Bethesda.

Have a safe and fun 4th of July weekend Aces fans!

Friday, July 3rd: Aces v. Braves

The Aces picked up a much-needed win on Tuesday night in a 6-5 walk-off victory over the Bethesda Big Train. It looked as though that win would propel the Aces forward going into a tough stretch of games against the Redbirds, T-Bolts, and Braves.

Mother Nature had different ideas, however. She suspended the game against Baltimore on Wednesday with the Aces leading 1-0 in the bottom of the third inning. Her antics on Wednesday night left so much water that the Aces matchup against the T-Bolts on Thursday night had to be postponed. Mother Nature is doing her best to quell any momentum the Aces gained.

Alexandria will try to take what is left of the high-spirits and active bats into the matchup tonight against the Herndon Braves at Frank Mann Field. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. Fans who cannot attend the game can follow the action on Twitter or on Aces Radio.

(Tonight’s game is scheduled for Frank Mann Field. However, there is a chance the Aces may play at Herndon if the field is not in playable condition. Follow the Aces Twitter for updates.)

These two teams will meet for the fourth time tonight, with the Aces leading the series 2-1. The Aces (8-12) lost the first contest in Herndon, but have since won two straight against the Braves (10-11).

Jake Wersinger is expected to start for the Aces tonight. Wersinger (Wilmington) will get his 5th start in as many appearances. He has 19 innings pitched over four appearances with a 1-2 record and a 2.84 ERA. Wersinger has consistently gone either four or five innings in all of his starts and has given up 19 hits but only six earned runs. Wersinger’s second start of the season was against the Braves, a 3-2 loss for the Aces.

The Braves probable pitcher is Kyle Hassan. The junior RHP from Catholic University of America has also started four games. Hassan holds a 1-0 record with a 4.21 ERA over 10.2 IP. Hassan has 10 Ks and 11 walks in addition to giving up 16 hits. Although Hassan’s record is only 1-0, the Braves have won three of the four games he has started.

Tonight’s game will be a big matchup. The Aces could extend the win streak to two games tonight and could go into the July 4th break with their heads held high.

 

Aces @ T-Bolts Game POSTPONED

Tonight’s matchup between the Aces and the Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts has been postponed. No word yet on when the game will be rescheduled.

The Aces will be back in action tomorrow at Frank Mann against the Herndon Braves!

Thursday, July 2nd Preview: Aces @ T-Bolts

The Aces travel to Silver Spring-Takoma tonight to take on the second-place, North division Thunderbolts at Montgomery Blair High School. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. and fans can follow the action on Twitter or listen to Aces Radio.

For what seemed like the hundredth time this season, weather put a damper on an Aces game. The Aces were hosting the Baltimore Redbirds at Frank Mann Field last night and had picked up an early 1-0 lead. The Aces were at the plate, threatening again in the bottom of the third inning when rain rolled in and postponed the game. The rescheduled date for that game has not been set.

The Aces (8-12) had the momentum in last night’s contest and looked as if they had a good chance at winning the second game in a row. They will face a 13 and 9 Silver-Spring team that is second in the North division and currently on a three-game winning streak. Alexandria is on a one-game winning streak of it’s own coming off the 6-5 walk-off win over Bethesda on Tuesday night.

The Aces will turn to Jake Wersinger on the mound tonight. Wersinger, the junior RHP out of Wilmington will get his fifth start of the season with a 1-2 record and a 2.84 ERA. Wersinger has 19 innings pitched with 13 strikeouts and five walks, but has given up six earned runs on 19 hits. His most recent start was five innings of no decision in the 4-3 loss to the D.C. Grays.

Wersinger will face one of the best pitchers in the Cal Ripken League in En-Sih Huang. Huang, also a junior RHP, is an international pitcher from Taiwan playing his first season in the CRCBL. Huang has a 3-1 record and a 1.84 ERA in 29.1 innings pitched. With 25 Ks and three wins, Huang is 4th in the CRCBL with strikeouts and 5th in the league in wins. He gave up three earned runs across seven and one-third innings in his most recent outing in a 5-4 loss to the Express.

Both prior meetings between these teams have been blowouts. The Aces went to Silver Spring-Takoma on June 11th and beat the Thunderbolts 8-3. Then the T-Bolts came to Frank Mann on the 21st and left with a 6-1 win, tying the series at 1-1. With a win tonight, the Aces could extend the winning streak to two and get one step closer to .500.

Wednesday, July 1st Preview: Aces v. Redbirds

The Aces host the Baltimore Redbirds tonight in a cross-divisional matchup in the last of the three-game home stand. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. and fans who cannot attend the game can follow the action on Twitter or listen to Aces Radio.

Last night’s game against the Big Train started all too similar to many games the Aces have played this season. The Aces gave up a single run in the first and the next seven and a half innings were a slow, scoreless battle. In the top of the 8th, the Big Train added another run, making it a 2-0 ball game. The Aces then tied it up at two runs apiece. Excitement was building going into the 9th.

That excitement culminated in the Aces giving up three runs on a reversed out call, Coach DeSilva and Coach Naso getting ejected, and then the Aces scoring four runs in the bottom 9th to complete the first walk-off win of the year, 6-5.

Last night’s win was the biggest of the season by any standards. The Aces picked up a much-needed win, breaking a four-game losing streak and beating the best team in the Cal Ripken League. If the momentum from that game carries the team going forward, that win could be a turning point in the season.

The Aces will carry that win into tonight’s matchup against the Redbirds, the best team in the North division. Alexandria and Baltimore have met twice this season, one at home and one away, with the Redbirds taking both games, 7-3 and 3-0 respectively.

Nick DiEva is the Aces probable tonight against the Redbirds. DiEva (Stony Brook) will get his third start of the season. He holds a 1-0 record with a 0.75 ERA over 12 innings pitched. He began his season with one appearance of relief in Herndon, but quickly proved he was starter material. DiEva has fanned 13 batters and only walked two, giving up nine hits and one earned run along the way.

The Redbirds will start Jason Morgan on the mound tonight. Morgan, a sophomore RHP out of UNC-Chapel Hill, has become one of the Redbirds most important starters. Morgan has a 3-1 record with a 1.68 ERA in five appearances. He has pitched 21.1 innings, with all four of his prior starts going for five innings. Morgan has given up four earned runs on 13 hits, but has 16 Ks to six walks.

The Aces look to ride the momentum of last night’s win against a great Baltimore team. If the Aces can find a winning streak going into the July 4th break, the tone of the season could change completely.

So come on out to Frank Mann. We will see you there! Go Aces!

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