After losing eight of their last ten games, the Aces won with their bats in a 12-1 victory over the DC Grays.
The hit parade started in the top of the second inning. Scotty Morgan (George Mason) got things started with a 2-run RBI. That was followed by an RBI from Luke Balanger (Radford). With the score 3-0 Aces and the bases loaded, Chris Alleyne (Maryland) smacked a three-run single to extend the Aces lead to 6-0.
With the same score heading into the fourth inning, Kris Kremer (Penn State) lined a three-run shot to left-centerfield to break the game wide open for the Aces. Alleyne would lead the team with four RBI’s as the Aces bats lit up the scoreboard with an astounding 12-1 victory over the Grays.
Aces starting pitcher Carter Bosch (Georgetown), despite pitching on an innings limit, went four scoreless innings with five strikeouts. He takes his Cal Ripken League leading ERA to 0.35, converting on his fastball, changeup, curveball, and recently his slider. After getting out of the first inning with the bases loaded, the Grays batters couldn’t muster a hit against the stuff Bosch was throwing at them.
“This summer I have been working on my slider,” said Bosch. “I started working on it my senior year and have been mixing it inside and outside of the strike zone. I’m also working on my changeup. It’s all about the work I’ve put in the summer, night in and night out, and I’m humbled about the amount of success I’ve been having so far”.
Aces Head Coach Chris Berset was pleased with his team at the plate today as well; a much better performance after losing three of four games in back-to-back double headers. He was most impressed with his team’s approach.
“I was very happy with our performance today,” said Berset. “You could see that we had a lot of hits, not just going pull-side, but they were able to line balls into the gap. We had a lot of hard hit balls tonight and it resulted in a great performance by the guys”.