Game 2: Aces vs Red Birds Preview
After falling to the Silver Spring Thunderbolts 8-3, the Aces look to get their first win of the season against the Baltimore Red Birds, the league’s runner up last season, on Wednesday at 6:00pm.
Baltimore is looking for its first win of the season as well. On Tuesday, while trailing 5-3 to the Rockville Express, Mother Nature interfered and forced their game to be suspended due to rain.
The Aces should keep an eye on Redbirds outfielder Bo Majowski. The son of former NFL QB Don Majowski, earned the first hit of the season for the Red Birds and had a two-run RBI double, scoring two of their three runs on Tuesday. He has serious power as a highly touted prospect from Clemson University. Going into his freshman year for the Tigers, he was ranked as the ACC’s 40th Best Freshman according to Perfect Game. A multi-sport athlete lettering in baseball, football, and basketball, Majowski brings tremendous athleticism in addition to his power at the plate. They should also look out for shortstop Mac Starbuck. Fresh off his high school graduation, the Clemson commit contributed two hits and an RBI single to score the third Red Birds run against Rockville. He has a great baseball IQ who isn’t afraid to get dirty in the field.
On the hill for the Aces is Carter Bosch, who head coach Chris Berset says has a great arm and a lot of potential. Fresh of donning his cap and gown at The Potomac School, the Georgetown commit loves to strikeout his opposing batters. He has great fastball command throwing with a velocity of 89 miles per hour. The 6’0 right hander is not afraid to use either his changeup or slider, both topping out at 76 miles per hour as well.
Bosch will be opposed by Red Birds pitcher Ryan Okuda. The 6’1 freshman from Virginia Tech made 21 appearances for the Hokies this season pitching a total of 36 innings with 31 strikeouts and only 16 walks. While he had an ERA of 6.25 for the season, he showed fast improvement throughout the season dropping his ERA from 13.25 in February to 3.96 in May. The former Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Player of the Year in 2017 likes movement on his pitches; so look for the tall lefty to paint the corners against the Aces.
The Aces will face the Red Birds at Calvert Hall High School in Towson, MD. Coverage begins on Aces Radio at 6pm. If you can’t attend the game, you can follow on Twitter @Alexandria Aces.