Aces Bats Hot in Win vs. South County Braves

By Peter Rainey

The Alexandria Aces (16-2) won their ninth in a row last night in an 11-4 thumping of the Metro South County Braves (8-14) at Frank Mann Field. Headlining what was a powerful night for the Aces’ offense were two three-run homers, the first coming from Aces’ Vandy commit Matt Ossenfort in the bottom of the first inning.

“My lower half works so well, and I rotate really efficiently,” Ossenfort said. “They laid me a fastball, and it felt good.” Ossenfort’s four home runs on the season are good for a team-high.

Trailing right behind Ossenfort in the home run tally is Aces’ Cory Taylor of Eastern Michigan. Taylor sent out the team’s second three-run shot in the fifth inning, tallying his third of the season and keeping the chase in high pursuit for Ossenfort’s home run crown.

“I’m gonna beat [Ossenfort],” Taylor said. “No question about it.” Taylor batted 4-4 on the night, just a triple shy of the cycle.

The Aces return to action tonight looking to extend the winning streak into double-digits; in their way stand the D.C. Grays (8-14).

“Just gotta keep rolling,” Aces head coach Chris Berset said. “Just taking it game by game . . . hopefully we can stay hot with the bats.”

The first pitch tonight versus the D.C. Grays is set for 6:30 PM at Frank Mann Field.