The Alexandria Aces come into this afternoon’s doubleheader against the Herndon Braves with a 25-9 record after a touch loss to the DC Grays which pushed the Big Train to a full game over the Aces in the standings. The Braves come in off an off day yesterday. The last game for the Braves was supposed to be this double header, but the game was rained out with no score in the bottom of the second. The first game will resume from that position. The last time these two teams met the Aces offense exploded for 15 runs. The Aces hold a 3-0 season record against the Braves and will be looking for the season sweep. Both games of the doubleheader will be 7 innings.
This game represents a chance for the Aces to work back into a tie of first with the Big Train, but the Big Train have the tie breaker over the Aces. The Big train are off today.
Neither the Aces nor the Big Train have announced who will be stating the games, but following the rotation the Aces have been using next up would be Andrew Coker (Clemson) and Mark Tindall (Trinity), however with the amount of double headers the Aces have played the Aces could be forced to shake things up in the rotation. Coker has thrown 27.1 innings of 3.29 ERA ball. Tindall has trown 29 innings with a 2.79 ERA.
Some players to watch on offense for Braves are Richard Constantine who is hitting .425 in 87 at bats, and has 5 home runs, and Ciaran Devenney who has 6 home runs and leads the Braves in RBIS.
For the Aces Eli Boggess (Morehead St) and Max Schuemann (Eastern Michigan) come in hot. Boggess had the lone RBI last night, and Schuemann came up with two hits, the only player other than Boggess to record multiple hits.
Author: Andrew Walker