CRCBL Championship Series Game One Preview

The Aces travel to Bethesda tonight for Game One of the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League’s Championship Series. They face off against the first place Bethesda Big Train, which won the CRCBL division with a 27-8 record. The Aces placed second with a 20-15 record. Both teams swept their first round opponents to advance to the championship round.

Left hander Nate Young of George Mason will start for the Aces. Young was 1-0 in 12 games pitched during the 2021 summer season with 20 strikeouts and a 2.93 ERA.

Mark Kattula leads the team in hits during the playoffs with five. Four players are tied with three hits. Kattula also is the team leader in RBI with three. Justin Cassella has two home runs in the playoffs.

The League Championship Series schedule is as follows:
  • Game 1: 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 29 at Shirley Povich Field.
  • Game 2: 6:30 p.m. on Friday, July 30 at Frank Mann Field
  • Game 3 (if necessary): 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 31 at Shirley Povich Field.