After plenty of rain – clear skies are in forecast as Aces travel to Gaithersburg


The Alexandria Aces travel to Gaithersburg taking on the Giants Friday from Criswell Field at 7 p.m.
The Aces are yet to beat the Giants this summer after two matchups and still seek their first win of the season on an 0-6 record. Gaithersburg leads the Ripken League at 5-2, just half a game up on the three-time defending champion Bethesda Big Train.
Jared Lyons (George Mason) is set to start for the Aces. His last outing against the Giants leads the club with five innings pitched for a perfect 0.00 ERA behind seven strikeouts in the lone start. The only run he allowed in the 3-2 loss reached on an error before swiping two bases and then home on a passed ball.
Zach Adams is slated to pitch for Gaithersburg. The right-hander made a single appearance going into Friday tossing one scoreless inning June 11 at D.C. in a 4-3 victory.
The Aces top the league in errors – 19 to their name – but have come alive offensively their past two ballgames averaging eight hits and seven runs per night over the span.
Additionally, the recent addition of Stephen Hill (Morehead State) has added a much-needed spark to lineup. His first game in pinstripes saw savvy defense at the hot corner to pair with an RBI single, RBI double, and a walk at the three hole.
The Aces missed their Thursday action with the Thunder Bolts in the schedule’s third rainout. Makeup dates will be announced soon as they are available.