Aces Advance to Championship Round, Defeat TBolts 10-0

The Aces won Game Two of the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League Semi Finals by beating the Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts 10-0 in Silver Spring. Left hander Colton Book pitched five scoreless innings while giving up three hits and striking out four. He picks up the win (1-0).

The Aces blasted 15 hits. Garrett Farquhar had three hits, scored three runs, picked up two stolen bases and drove in a run. First baseman Mark Kattula knocked out three hits, driving in two runs and bringing his team leading RBI total to three in the playoffs. Justin Cassella has hit home runs in both playoff games and designated hitter Scotty Morgan hit a bomb in the top of the ninth to put the icing on the cake for the Aces.

Relievers John Armstrong and Blake Burkhalter each pitched two innings in relief and only allowed one hit each. Burkhalter struck out the side in both of his innings.

The Aces advance to the CRCBL Championship Series and will face the Bethesda Big Train. The series starts Thursday evening at Shirley Povich Field and will continue at Frank Mann Field on Friday evening. Game Three, if necessary, will be played on Saturday.

Alexandria Aces
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Aces 10 15 0
T Bolts 0 5 2

SS-T T Bolts
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