Aces season comes to close
The 2019 season ended on Saturday as the Aces dropped the game two of the second round series against Bethesda by a score of 24-4.
The lone bright spot of the night was a grand slam by Casey Mayes (Michigan State) in the sixth inning.
Not much else went right for the Aces in the game. Bethesda scored multiple runs in five different innings and scored four or more runs in four of them. The fifth and the ninth innings were the only two the Big Train failed to plate a run.
The Aces season started off slowly with an 0-6 start, but they turned it around to win five of seven after that.
A slow stretch in the middle hurt, but the team rallied at the end of the regular season to win three straight to finish the year.
That momentum led to Chris Berset’s first playoff win at the helm of the Aces. That was a 6-4 victory against the Braves on July 25th.
The team may not have had the success it strived for in the regular season, but battled hard and found a way to get that playoff win.
The second round of the playoffs meant facing a historically good Big Train squad that was just too much for the Aces to handle.
With the pitching staff running on fumes, the Aces didn’t have enough left in the tank to stop the Big Train offense.
They scored 25 runs in the two-game sweep of the Aces on 32 base hits. The Aces weren’t bad offensively, scoring four runs in each game, but the Big Train was too powerful.
That does it for the 2019 season. The Aces thank you for following along throughout the summer and hope to see you back next season!