Aces work split in twin bill with Gaithersburg
After an ominous forecast delayed the start of game one for an hour, the Aces and Giants battled to a split in the double header that ended just before 11 p.m.
In game one, the bats fell almost silent. Ben Jordan was perfect through five innings against the Aces, but a Ryan Peltier (Ball State) single ended that in the sixth. It was tied 1-1 after six, but Gaithersburg took the lead back in the top of the seventh.
Steve Hill (Morehead State) however, had the answer in the bottom of the last inning. Hill mashed a homerun to left center field to tie the game in the seventh. The Aces then gave up two in the eighth and dropped game one of the double header 4-2.
Andre Orselli (Ball State) didn’t get the win, but pitched well in his first start of the year. He threw 6.1 innings and gave up just two runs on six hits. He didn’t walk a single hitter and struck out four.
Game two was a much different ball game. The two teams combined for 27 hits and 22 runs in the Aces’ 14-8 victory.
Scotty Morgan (George Mason) led the way offensively in game two. Morgan was 4-5 at the plate with a double, three runs batted in and a run scored.
Javon Fields (Towson) walked three times and scored twice in game two. Max Romero (Vanderbilt) scored three runs in the ball game.
The Aces took the lead early with four runs in the first, two in the second and five in the third.
The early outburst catapulted the Aces to a 14-8 win and a split in the double header. The Aces are now 6-10 on the year and are tied with the FCA Braves in last place.
The Aces face those same Braves at South County High School in their next game on Wednesday.