The Aces got their biggest win of the season Thursday night over the league leading Bethesda Big Train winning by a landslide 10-2. The Aces fresh off of beating the second best record in the league last night the Herndon Braves, came through big time and beat the 11-1 (now 11-2) Big Train that showed domination in all of aspects of the game of baseball as they out pitched, out fielded, and out slugged a team that many have predicted to take the league championship for a third straight year this time. Chris Berset noted after the game on how impressed he was with the “aggressiveness” provided by his team tonight.
The beat down of Bethesda started with the pitcher for the Aces Jacob Grzbinski of Georgetown University who pitched outstanding against the best offense in the league. Grzbinski, the tall lefty put together 6 innings of work with 4 strikeouts, but most importantly held the Big Train lineup who have scored upwards of 15 runs multiple times this year to just one run. Georgetown is gonna be thanking their lucky stars next year as they are not only going to have Grzbinski as a starter, but fellow talented Ace Carter Bosch who is an incoming freshman for the Hoyas next year.
The lineup was most likely the best we’ve seen all year. Ethan Cady (East Tennessee State) was on top of his game as he reached base 4 times in 5 plate appearances and thanks to Kris Kremer’s (Penn State) absolute no doubter 3 run home run in the bottom of the fifth, things really went the Aces way. Solid performances from other Aces standouts included Reid Powers who called an incredible game from the catching position (South Alabama), Tristan Jorah who had a massive RBI double in the top of the fourth (Wayne State), and Isiah Thomas’ (Vanderbilt commit) who had two base hits as well as two stolen bases, it’s clear that the lineup was as impressive as we’ve seen it all season long.
After 6 innings of work from Grzbinski, the bullpen took over as Matt Moore (Purdue) pitched 1 and 2/3rds and looked impressive getting four of his 5 outs by strikeout. The Boilermaker has really carved out a spot in the bullpen for the Aces and it appears Coach Chris Berset has no plan to stop using the lefty anytime soon. The last four outs came from right hander John Cerratani (Sacred Heart) who completely shut the door on the talented lineup from the Big Train. Cerratani a right hander, looked as good as we’ve seen him for the final four outs as the Aces moved into a tie for second place in the league with the Baltimore Redbirds and the FCA Herndon Braves.
The Aces will look to keep the magic alive tomorrow on the road as they take on the Rockville Express at 7:00 PM. If not able to attend, please listen live to the Aces broadcast at www.mixlr.com/alexandriaaces as well as following us on twitter for live updates @alexandriaces.