The Alexandria Aces were able to capture their first win of the season Thursday night against the D.C Grays by a score of 6-2. The Aces looked like the complete team coach Berset believed they could be in their home opener with the team seemingly clicking on all cylinders looking sharp at the plate, the field, and looked nearly flawless out of the bullpen to shut down the Grays.
The Aces starter and local Georgetown standout Jacob Grzebinski lead the way by throwing five innings of work while striking out 7 and allowing only two earned runs. His counterpart Issac Olson (Cinncinatti the starting pitcher for the Grays, looked dominant at times striking out 8 of the 12 outs allowing two earned runs, but only went 4 innings.
The Aces were able to break the game open after the Grays pulled Olson to start the 5th with Luke Burton (Davidson). Things got underway quick when Kris Kremer hit a solo shot off of Burton the first batter he faced. The aces then capitalized even more when Justin Kelly (Wayne State) and Reid Powers (South Alabama) responded with back to back doubles that gave the Aces a 4-2 lead.
From there the bullped took over, most notably when 16 year old phenom Jolon Lun struck out three batters for all three outs in the seventh. It was the first appearence from the young gun, and marked the youngest player to ever appear in the CRCL.
When the Bottom of the 7th arrived, the Aces put two more on the board lead by Scott Morgan’s (George Mason) RBI triple that slid down the first base line. Moore also was able to score from third on a pass ball that got behind hitter Tristan Jorah (Wayne State).
From there, Auston Grossman (Alabama State) shut things down finishing the game in relief and retiring the final 6 batters to finish a 6-2 victory for the Aces.
Stay tuned for tomorrow’s game against one of the tougher opponents on the Aces schedule, the Bethesda Big Train. Follow @Alexandria Aces