Aces split with Grays

In a double-header hosting of the D.C. Grays, the Alexandria Aces carded a 1-1 series split. The Aces move to 7-12 on the season and 7.5 games out of the lead.
Going shot for shot in game one, the Aces had their backs against the wall after a gutsy call – Javon Fields (Towson) thrown out at the plate in an attempted walk-off stealing of home plate – fell short.
In extras however, Daniel Brooks (GMU) put D.C. to bed with a solo moon-shot to right-center field. The college juniors first career walk-off dinger posted a final score of 7-6.
Game two played a new tune, although it looked to gearing up similar to game one. Max Romero (Vanderbilt) tugged a fastball to the right-center alley scoring two runs on a standup double knotting the score up at 5 all.
The future Commodores’ effort fell short though, as the visitors posted one run off of a hit and an error – one of four in the ballgame charged to Alexandria – for the go-ahead nod. The Pinstripes were unable to answer in the inning’s home-half dropping game two on a 6-5 mark.
Romero notably ended the evening hitting 3-4 with two doubles, four RBI, and three walks. He reached base in seven on eight plate appearances. Scotty Morgan (GMU) also extended is hitting streak to 10 games.
The Aces are back Saturday hosting the T-Bolts in a double-header. First pitch set for 4:30 p.m. from Frank Mann Field.