Aces drop two close ones to the Big Train


Aces drop both games of double header in Bethesda

The Aces ended their seven-game losing streak on Wednesday, but their luck did not extend into Thursday as the team dropped game one 6-4 and game two 6-0 to the Big Train.

The bullpen was great for the Aces in the double header with the exception of one inning in game two.

Noah Short (West Virginia) tossed four innings in relief in game one. He only gave up one run on two hits and faced just nine hitters through his first three innings.

In game two, the Aces only knocked three base hits and the last six Aces’ hitters of the game went down in order.

Scotty Morgan (GMU) continued his powerful summer with his league-leading ninth home run in the fourth inning of game one. He came up again with the bases loaded in the seventh, but grounded out to second to end the game.

After an errorless performance on Wednesday, the Aces made one in game one and two in game two. However, both games featured very good defensive plays from both teams.

Daniel Brooks (GMU) made a diving catch at second base late in game one to keep it close. Bethesda’s middle infield also flashed the leather throughout the double header.

The Aces drop to 10-23 after the two losses and are 17.5 games behind Bethesda. They return home on Friday to play the Braves at Frank Mann Field.

That game will start at 6:30 and can be heard at mixlr.com/alexandriaaces.