Aces lose to the Braves (Recap)

Aces drop fourth in a row to start the season

The Aces lost the fourth game of the year to the FCA Braves by a score of 5-0, but it was a promising game as we look ahead.

Seth Marano (Lansing CC) put together a pretty good outing on the mound, tossing 5.0 innings and giving up three runs on six hits, while striking out six Braves. He gave up a run in the first inning, but settled in nicely after that, giving up just two more the rest of the way.

Casey Mayes (Michigan State) was the bright spot for the Aces’ offense in this game, going 3-4 with a pair of doubles. They were his first three hits of the season and each of them were hit hard off his bat. Mayes said a conversation with Head Coach Chris Berset helped his approach at the plate and led to his breakout performance.

“You honestly got to fake it. Tell yourself, I feel good. My swing feels good and at the end of the day, that’s literally all I did,” Mayes said.

Mayes said Berset’s advice helped him mentally while he was struggling and credits his head coach for his breakout against the Braves.

The Braves offense was too much for the Aces in this game, however. Ryan M. Davis and Ryan P. Davis combined to go 6-10 with a home run, three doubles and four runs batted in.

The Aces still only managed five hits in this game, so the bats need to start coming alive for this early season funk to end. With some solid starting pitching and a few more hits, the Aces can start to turn around this 0-4 start.

The Aces will return home on Saturday against Gaithersburg and will look for their first win of the season.