Four position players and two pitchers to play for South Team
ALEXANDRIA, VA – by Lukas Favale – The Cal Ripken League announced today the full rosters for this summer’s All-Star game. The Aces will send six players to Bethesda to compete on the South Team. Only one team (Baltimore) will send more players than the Aces will send.
The Aces will be represented by Nick Collins (DH/C – Georgetown), Ryan Mincher (SS – UPenn)), Dave Schanz (2b/3B – Binghamton), Blaine Bower (OF – Elon), Colin Milon (P – George Washington), and Ronnie Glenn (P – UPenn). David DeSilva was named an assistant coach for the South Team as well. Read more
Bats come alive in 10-0 win
ALEXANDRIA, VA – by Lukas Favale – Four Aces pitchers combined for a two-hitter and six different hitters had RBIs as the Alexandria Aces thumped the Southern Maryland Nationals 10-0 Tuesday night at Frank Mann Field in Alexandria. The win gives the Aces a 14-8 record, good for second in the Cal Ripken League.
Blake Ream (Longwood) got his first start of the season for the Aces, and he would get all the run support he needed in the bottom of the first. Dylan Riner (Austin Peay State) started the inning with a single and moved to second on an error. Ryan Mincher (UPenn) knocked him in with a two-out RBI single to center. Blaine Bower (Elon) then singled and both came around to score on Nick Kranick (Flager) 2-run double for a 3-0 Aces lead. Read more
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Walk-off loss snaps Aces 6-game winning streak
WASHINGTON, D.C. – by Lukas Favale – Cody Walker connected on a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth as the D.C. Grays rallied from a 3-0 deficit to beat the Alexandria Aces 5-4 Monday night in Washington. The setback moves the Aces to 13-8 as the franchise-best six-game winning streak comes to an end.
The Grays took a 4-3 lead into the top half of the ninth, but the Aces pushed across a run to tie it up. Pinch hitter Ronnie Glenn (UPenn) was hit by a pitch and then pinch run for by Zach Bynum (Transylvania). Brandon Burris (Appalachian State) followed with a hard single to center putting two on with one out. After a Blaine Bower (Elon) fielder’s choice left runners at the corners and two outs, Dylan Riner (Austin Peay State) chopped a broken bat infield single towards second base, which scored Bynum to tie the game at 4.
Aces move into second place with a pair of tight wins
ALEXANDRIA, VA – by Lukas Favale – The Aces got strong pitching and scratched across enough runs playing small ball as they swept a doubleheader with Youse’s Orioles, with 5-3 and 1-0 victories Sunday evening at Frank Mann Field. The wins pushed the Aces franchise-best winning streak up to six games, and they’re now 13-7 on the season, good for second place in the Cal Ripken League.
Playing their first home game at Frank Mann Field since June 22 in Game 1 of the doubleheader, the Aces jumped on the Orioles quickly, pushing across four runs in the bottom of the first. Back-to-back walks for Dylan Riner (Austin Peay State) and Colton Konvicka (Longwood) started the inning. Those were followed by RBI singles from Nick Collins (Georgetown) and Ryan Mincher (UPenn) for a 2-0 lead. Brett Carlson then smashed a 2-run double into the alley in right center to put the Aces up 4-0 after one inning. Read more
Best start in franchise history continues with 7-2 win
SILVER SPRING, MD – by Lukas Favale – Ronnie Glenn allowed two runs over six innings and the Aces bats pushed across three runs in the fourth en route to a 7-2 victory of the Silver Spring/Takoma Thunderbolts Saturday night. The Aces have now won four straight games for the first time in franchise history and are now 11-7 on the season, the best 18-game start in franchise history.
The Aces jumped out quickly on the T-Bolts, plating a run in the first. After Dylan Riner (Austin Peay State) led off with a walk, he stole second and moved to third on a throwing error by the catcher. Nick Collins (Georgetown) followed with a run scoring single into right field for a 1-0 lead. Collins has hit safely in all but one game this season. Read more
Aces win third straight as Colin Milon improves to 4-0.
GAITHERSBURG, MD – by Lukas Favale- Colin Milon (George Washington University) allowed four runs over six innings, and the bullpen pitches three shutout innings as the Alexandria Aces beat the Gaithersburg Giants 5-4 Friday night in Gaithersburg. The Aces scored runs in four of the first five innings, including a pair in the first, to win their third straight game and improve to 10-7 on the season, the best 17-game start in franchise history.
The Aces jumped on the board in the top of the first. The first three batters all reached to load the bases with no outs. Two batters later, Brett Carlson (Austin Peay State University) smacked a 2-run single into right field to stake the Aces to an early 2-0 lead. Read more
Pitching keys Aces second straight win
WASHINGTON, D.C. – by Lukas Favale – Brett Kennedy allowed one run over 5 2/3 innings, and the Aces scored two unearned runs in the second to beat the D.C. Grays 2-1 Wednesday night in the Nation’s Capital. Three other Aces pitchers held the Grays scoreless over the final 3 1/3 innings as the Aces picked up their second straight win to improve to 9-7 on the season.
The Aces acted as the home team, as the game was moved from Alexandria to D.C. because of unplayable field conditions in Alexandria. Read more
6-run 6th leads to a 12-1 blowout
HERNDON, VA – by Lukas Favale – Blaine Bower (Elon University) knocked in five runs and Brian O’Neill (Washington and Jefferson College) threw six shutout innings as the Alexandria Aces thrashed the Herndon Braves 12-1 Tuesday night in Herndon. The Aces moved above .500 to 8-7 on the season.
After the start of the game was delayed 13 minutes because of rain, neither team got on the board in the first four innings. Then in the fifth, Christian Choman (Iona College) led off with a single. With a threatening forecast and a chance to take a lead and get close to make it an official game, Aces manager David DeSilva decided to play small ball. Dave Schanz (Binghamton University) laid down a sacrifice bunt to move Choman to second. Zach Bynum pinch ran for Choman and he came around to score on Blaine Bower’s (Elon University) RBI double to give the Aces a 1-0 lead. Two batters later, Colton Konvicka (Longwood University) hit an infield single for another run and a 2-0 lead. Read more
Aces win game 1 before stumbling in game 2
GLEN BURNIE, MD – by Lukas Favale – The Alexandria Aces split a doubleheader with Youse’s Orioles Saturday evening at Bachman Park in Glen Burnie. The Aces grabbed game 1 with a 3-2 before dropping game 2 10-5. The Aces temporarily moved above .500 after winning the first game, but quickly fell back to .500 (7-7) after the game 2 defeat.
In the first game, the Aces did all their scoring in the third inning. With two outs and nobody on, Blaine Bower (Elon University) walked and stole second. He would score on Dylan Riner’s (Austin Peay State University) RBI single into right field. Colton Konvicka (Longwood University) followed with a single, then Nick Collins (Georgetown University) knocked both of them in with a 2-run double and a 3-1 Aces lead. Read more