After the All Star Game last night the Aces came into tonight’s doubleheader looking to continue to inch away from the Bethesda Big Train in the South Division. The Aces won the first game by a huge score of 15-1, but lost the second game 6-1 to the Loudoun Riverdogs on a very hot summer day.
Andrew Coker (Clemson) drew the start in the first game for the Aces and threw a seven inning complete game allowing nine hits one run, and struck out three while walking none. The Riverdogs scored first when Cam Richins scored Patrick Jackowski and that was all the Riverdogs would get against Coker.
The offense for the Aces started in the first when they strung together 3 singles and a walk, with all the runners who reached base coming around to score and the Aces had a 4-1 lead. Mack Nathanson (Wofford), Mason Nadeau (Penn St), David Martinez (Austin Peay), and Kam Smith (Northern Illinois) all had RBIS in the frame. The Aces would add on another run in the 5th when Mason Nadeau (Penn St) walked scoring Ethan Cady (Lipscomb). In the 6th the Aces got three more thanks to a couple singles, and then in the seventh the Aces got seven more runs, three of them coming on a Mack Nathanson (Wofford) double and the Aces had their 15-1 lead.
Game 2 for the Aces wouldn’t go quite as well as the Riverdogs got three runs in the first thanks to three RBI singles. They would add on another runs thanks to a bunch of walks before Kevin Kelly (James Madison) came in with the bases loaded and one out, and worked out without allowing a run to score. In the 6th the control would be a problem again as the Riverdogs a run on a bases loaded walk and hit by pitch. The Aces would answer with a Mack Nathanson (Wofford) home run, but that would do it for the game and the Aces had fallen 6-1
Up next the Aces will take on the DC Grays at home in Alexandria. First pitch will be at 7:00 at Frank Mann Field. If you can’t make it to Alexandra the action will be on Aces Radio or you can follow along on the Aces on Twitter at @Alexandria_Aces.
Author: Andrew Walker