The Aces were able to pull out a much needed victory over the Baltimore Redbirds after a three day delay due to rainouts and scheduled off days. The Aces were anchored by starting pitcher Carter Bosch a Georgetown commit and local Alexandria resident who looked electric posting 8 strikeouts in 6 and 2/3rd innings. The Redbirds, a team with players from the top divisions in all of college baseball were fooled by Bosch’s pitch selection and pin point accuracy on his breaking ball/fastabll combos. It is all the more impressive when you consider he hasn’t even set foot on a college campus yet and just recently graduated high school from the area.
Aces really got their offense started in the top of the 5th with an epic two out rally which brought home 3 runs through three straight RBI Doubles. Starting with a Joe Pace (University of Michigan) single, which lead to Chirs Alleyne, Tristan Jorah (Wayne State), and Justin Kelly (Wayne State) who doubled to really make a huge impact giving not only the Aces, but Bosch the run support he needed.
Chris Alleyne (University of Maryland) continues to be outstanding at the top of the order as he has been on fire the last 3 games. Alleyne sparked the team with two extra base hits as he not only had his RBI double in the fifth, but delivered an RBI triple in the top of the 8th to allow the Aces to build a comfortable 4-1 lead against a talented Redbirds team. Alleyne, who wasn’t a starter on day one and replaced an injured Ryan Tassone has been sensational and it appears Chris Berset has every reason to keep Alleyne his hottest hitter at the top of the order.
In the ninth trotted out South Alabama reliever Austin Gossman who is widely reffered to by friends and teammates as “Goose”. Goose shut down a tough part of the order for the Redbirds, even recording a couple strikeouts to completely shut down Baltimore. Goose collected his second save of the season as the redbirds move to a record of 3-3 on the season, their first time they have been at the .500 mark. The Aces will take on the Silver Springs Thunderbolts tomorrow night at Frank Mann Field @ 6:30 or check us out on mixlr.com/alexandriaaces or follow us on twitter @AlexandriaAces