Aces Travel to Gaithersburg for Game #2
The Aces dropped the season opener at home against DC last night 10-6. Tonight, the team travels to Gaithersburg with hopes of securing the team’s first win of the season.
The Aces got off to a quick start in the opener, scoring in each of the first three innings. However, the bats went cold in the last six innings. The Aces combined for six runs in the first three frames, leaning on the bottom half of the order to get the job done.
The team will look for the entire order to get going and put together a more consistent effort tonight against the Giants. Aces hitters struck out 13 times in the game last night. Still, all nine Aces starters managed to reach base during the game. Javon Fields (Towson), Adam Schwartz (UConn), and Stephen Karis (Eastern Michigan) all reached base three times.
Defensively, the team made seven errors. A few of them leading to Grays runs. In addition to defensive miscues, Aces pitching struggled with command, walking 11 Grays batters.
Tonight, the Aces will look to put together a complete team performance and get the team’s first win of the season.
Gaithersburg won its first game of the season against the FCA Braves last night by a score of 3-1. It was a much different type of game than the Aces played a night ago. The Braves and Giants combined for five hits and four runs.
Gaithersburg scored two in the first and one in the fifth and that was all the Giants needed. David Hutchison got the win and Matt Watters picked up the save for Gaithersburg. Watters was effective against the Braves, so it will be important for the Aces to have a lead going into the late innings against Gaithersburg.
Expect a lower scoring game and a much cleaner game for the Aces in the second contest of the season.
First pitch is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. and you can catch all the action on mixlr.com/alexandriaaces.