2013 Aces Schedule
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2013 Season Highlights
Three Aces named All-League
ALEXANDRIA – The Cal Ripken League has announced its All-League team for the 2013 season. Three Aces were named to the first and second teams combined.
Nick Collins (Georgetown) was named first-team designated hitter for the league. Collins finished his first season with the Aces by hitting .313 with 30 RBIs and 14 doubles. His 14 doubles led the Cal Ripken League while his 30 RBIs were second in the league behind MVP Ian Rice. Collins split time as a catcher and a designated hitter.
Ryan Mincher (Penn) was named a second-team shortstop. The rising sophomore hit a team-high .315 in his first season with the Aces. He hit 2 home runs, tied for the team lead, and added 20 RBIs, third most on the team. Read more
Fall short in 5-4 loss
BETHESDA, MA -by Lukas Favale -The Alexandria Aces had their season cut short with a 5-4 loss to the Bethesda Big Train in the final game in the loser’s bracket of the Cal Ripken League LCS. The Aces lost to the Baltimore Redbirds 7-5 earlier in the day, forcing them to travel to Bethesda for the elimination game.
The Aces finished the regular season with a franchise-best 27-17 record and the #2 seed in the LCS. They picked up their first playoff win in franchise history with a win over the Rockville Express on Wednesday.
Make up set for 2 p.m. tomorrow
ALEXANDRIA, VA – Tonight’s playoff game between the Alexandria Aces and Baltimore Redbirds has been postponed due to rain. The two teams will play on Friday at 2 p.m. at Frank Mann Field in the final game of the winners bracket in the Cal Ripken League LCS.
The winner of tomorrow’s game will move on to the championship round on Saturday, while the loser will have to play the winner of the Rockville Express and Bethesda Big Train in the loser’s bracket final, tentatively set for tomorrow night, depending on scheduling.
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Bobby Burns’ grand slam leads to first playoff win
ALEXANDRIA, VA – by Lukas Favale – Colin Milon threw seven strong innings and Bobby Burns knocked a grand slam down the right field line as the Alexandria Aces beat the Rockville Express 6-2 in the first game of the double-elimination Cal Ripken League LCS. It was the first home playoff game in Aces history and also the first playoff win in Aces history. The Aces move on in the winners bracket of the tournament and will face the Baltimore Redbirds, 3-2 winners on Wednesday, at Frank Mann Field on Thursday at 7 p.m. The Rockville Express and Bethesda Big Train will play in an elimination game on Thursday.
The Aces got off to a quick start in the bottom of the first, after Colin Milon (George Washington) worked a scoreless top of the inning. Dylan Riner (Austin Peay State) led off the bottom of the inning with a solo home run to right field, his first long ball of the season. The Aces would then proceed to load the bases with no outs, but failed to score, taking a 1-0 lead into the second. Read more
1st home playoff game in Aces history on Wednesday
ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Alexandria Aces will open their playoff schedule with a home game at Frank Mann Field on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The opponent will be decided today and will either be the Gaithersburg Giants, Rockville Express, or Youse’s Orioles. It’ll be the first home playoff game in Aces history.
The Aces finished the regular season with a 6-1 win over the Bethesda Big Train on Monday night, ending the season with a 27-17 record, the best in franchise history. It put the Aces in second place in the league standings, earning a first round bye into the League Championship Series.
Tickets can be purchased at the main gate at Frank Mann Field and will be $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors and $5 for children ages 6-12. Kids wearing their baseball or softball jerseys will enter free.
UPDATE: The Rockville Express beat Youse’s Orioles 8-5 on Tuesday, setting up the matchup against the Aces on Wednesday. The two teams played four times during the regular season, with the two teams splitting the four games. They split a pair of doubleheader during the last two weeks of the season.