The Aces fell for their second time in a row, as the Baltimore Redbirds got the best of the Aces by a score of 7-1. The Aces got a run in the top of the first inning but that was it, and the Redbirds would dominate the game from the 1st through the 9th. This was standings wise a meaningless game as both teams already knew what seed they would be, with the Aces being the 3 seed, and the Redbirds the 2.
The game started with a Max Schuemann (Eastern Michigan) leadoff walk, and then Eli Boggess (Morehead St) brought him home with an RBI double and that would be all the offense to mention for the Aces in the game.
In the bottom of the first the Redbirds would answer right away when AJ Lee singled home Jack Cunningham and the game was tied at 1. The Redbirds would take the lead in the second when Christian Long hit an RBI double to put the Redbirds up 2-1 over the Aces.
Things got messy for the Aces in the third when three singles and a walk allowed the Redbirds to plate 4 runs and they were up 6-1 over the Aces. They would get to 7 when Jack Cunningham crushed ball to left field for a solo home run in the 6th inning.
For the Redbirds Zach Attianese got the start going 4 innings and allowed 2 hits, 1 run, 2 walks, and he struck out 5. Colin Peluse then came on in relief for 2.2 shutout innings, followed by Evan Odum and Culver Hughes to finish out the game for the Redbirds.
For the Aces Chase Evans (West Florida) threw three innings and only allowed the one run on the home run, then Kevin Kelly (James Madison) put in a scoreless inning of work. In the 8th Ethan Cady (Lipscomb) made his season debut on the mound, showing that not only does he lead the team in average, he can also pitch as he threw a scoreless inning allowing only one hit.
Up next for the Aces is the regular season finale at the Rockville Express, first pitch will be at 7:00 and If you can’t make it to Montgomery College the action will be on Aces Radio or you can follow along on the Aces on Twitter at @Alexandria_Aces.
Author: Andrew Walker