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April 22, 2013

2013 Aces Highlights

Come out and check out the exciting action of wood bat baseball featuring top college talent. Below are some of the 2013 highlights as captured by one of our team photographer, Mark Briscoe. Read more

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2013 Aces Highlights
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The Alexandria Aces kick off our seventh season in 2014 and we'd like for you to join our group to support, cheer and root for your 'home team', a proud member of the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League. (www.calripkenleague.org) We play at Frank Mann Field, behind Cora Kelly School, located at 3650 Commonwealth Avenue, in Alexandria, which is a part of Four Mile Run Park, right behind Jack Taylor's Alexandria Toyota on Route One. Thirty players from college, university and JUCO baseball programs from all around the United States will be coming to Alexandria, Virginia, to play wooden bat baseball at Four Mile Run Park - 'where legends begin.' While the Washington Nationals play across the Potomac River, scouts from Major League Baseball will be joining our fans at Four Mile Run as we watch our Aces strive to win the 2014 CRCBL Championship.


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July 17, 201411 days ago

Aces demolish Dodgers

Offense explodes in 13-5 win

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Eight different starters collected base hits and seven had RBIs for the Alexandria Aces as they pounded out 17 hits and a season-high 13 runs in a 13-5 win over the Baltimore Dodgers Thursday night at Frank Mann Field. It was the first game after the All-Star break and it moved the Aces to 19-13 on the season with just eight games left in 2014.

The Aces scored early and often against the Dodgers. In the first, Luke Gibbs (UNC Charlotte) led off with a walk. A sac bunt by Jake Kuzbel (Georgetown) moved him to second and a wild pitch brought him to third. Ash Fulmer (Houston) hit a sac fly for a 1-0 lead. The Dodgers would get that run back in the second against Aces starter Korey Anderson (Western Carolina), but then Alexandria scored 11 unanswered runs, starting in the third.

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July 17, 201411 days ago

Game 32 Preview: Aces vs. Dodgers

Aces begin post All-Star break stretch run against Dodgers

Game 32: Alexandria Aces (18-13) vs. Baltimore Dodgers (11-18)
7:00 p.m., Frank Mann Field, Alexandria, VA
Probable starters: Korey Anderson (2-0, 4.76) vs. TBD

The final two and a half weeks of the 2014 season begins for the Aces Thursday night as they host the suddenly hot Baltimore Dodgers. The Aces are still gunning for the number two seed in the playoffs over the final nine games of the season and they conclude the season series with the Dodgers tonight.

Alexandria entered the All-Star break with a 5-4 loss to the Baltimore Redbirds which moved them a half game ahead of the Aces for second place in the league. The Dodgers won four in a row before the break to bring their record to 11-18 on the season, but they are 11-8 after starting the season 0-10.

Korey Anderson will start for Alexandria. It will be his ninth appearance of the season, and second start for the Aces. He is 2-0 with a 4.76 earned-run average. In his only start he pitched a complete game (seven innings) against the Thunderbolts, allowing four runs on six hits and seven strikeouts. For the year Anderson has 17 innings pitched, giving up 17 hits, eight walks, and 14 strikeouts.

Coverage

Tonight’s game can be heard live on the Aces Radio Network with play-by-play broadcaster Lukas Favale starting at 6:55.

For live, in-game updates, be sure to follow the Aces on twitter @Alexandria_Aces. Check back here on Alexandriaaces.org for post-game coverage.

Last time out

The Baltimore Redbirds rallied from a 4-1 deficit to beat the Aces, 5-4, Sunday afternoon at Frank Mann Field. After the Redbirds took a 1-0 lead against Aces starter Sean Thompson in the top of the fourth, the offense went out and took the lead in the bottom of the inning with an RBI single by Josh Swirchak and sac fly by Clark Pence. A two-run triple by Ash Fulmer made it 4-1 Aces in the fifth.

In the sixth, Baltimore pushed across three runs against Thompson to tie the game 4-4. Then in the seventh an RBI double gave the Redbirds a 5-4 lead, which the Aces couldn’t overcome. Nolan Riggs pitched the final three innings for the Redbirds, shutting down the Aces while allowing just two hits but no runs as the Redbirds moved into sole possession of second place ahead of the Aces.

Scouting the Dodgers

The Dodgers have won a season-high four straight games, which does not include the conclusion of a continued game from earlier this season, which they also won. Overall they are 11-18 on the season, up to ninth place in the Cal Ripken League after starting the season 0-10.

The Dodgers offense has made significant improvements over the course of the season and they are now seventh in the league with 114 runs scored. However, as a team they’ve still struck out a league-high 254 times, 22 more than the next closest team (Orioles).

Justin Morales is the Dodgers top hitter. He’s hitting .347, which is fourth in the league, with three home runs and 22 RBIs, which is one behind the league lead. He has played in all 29 games for the Dodgers and is currently riding a five-game hitting streak, going 10-for-21 (.476).

Head-to-head

The Aces and Dodgers wrap up their season series tonight. Alexandria has won two of the first three games against the Dodgers, with one win at home and one on the road. The Aces defeated the Dodgers, 4-2,  in the first match between the teams June 7 at Joe Cannon Stadium. The second time around it was a 5-2 victory for the Aces June 26 at Frank Mann Field. The Dodgers pick up a walk-off win over the Aces, 7-6, July 9.

July 13, 201415 days ago

Game 31 Preview: Aces vs. Redbirds

All-Star break looms as Aces and Redbirds square off

Game 31: Alexandria Aces (18-12) vs. Baltimore Redbirds (16-10)
1 p.m., Frank Mann Field, Alexandria, VA
Probable starters: Sean Thompson (3-1, 3.56) vs. Aaron McGarity (2-1, 1.05)

The Alexandria Aces begin the final quarter of the season Sunday afternoon against the Baltimore Redbirds, in the final game before the All-Star break, which begins Monday for the Aces. Sunday is the third of four matches between the Aces and Redbirds, with Alexandria winning the first two.

The two teams are in a three-team race for second place in the Cal Ripken League. Entering today the Redbirds (16-10) are just percentage points ahead of the Aces (18-12) for second place, although Baltimore has played four fewer games than Alexandria.

Sean Thompson gets the start for the Aces. The righty from Texas Tech is 3-1 with a 3.56 earned-run average this season. He’s coming off of a complete game victory over the first-place Bethesda Big Train, in which he allowed just three hits while striking out eleven. In 30.1 innings this year Thompson has given up just 20 hits and has 35 strikeouts, second most in the league behind Redbirds starter Aaron McGarity (41).

Coverage

Tonight’s game can be heard live on the Aces Radio Network with play-by-play broadcaster Lukas Favale starting at 12:55.

For live, in-game updates, be sure to follow the Aces on twitter @Alexandria_Aces. Check back here on Alexandriaaces.org for post-game coverage.

Last time out

The Aces pushed their winning streak to two behind another strong start from Tyler Tobin, who allowed just one unearned run in eight innings against the D.C. Gray, as the Aces won 4-2. The Aces offense wasn’t great, but did enough to get Tobin the lead, scoring single runs in four different innings. They scored a run in the first on an error to take a 1-0 lead. It stayed like that until the fourth, when Josh Swirchak scored on a wild pitch for a 2-0 lead. Another error in the seventh made it 3-0 Aces before Tobin finally allowed the unearned run.

Alexandria would get another in the top of the eighth inning on a Swirchak sac fly to grab a 4-1 lead. Tobin’s afternoon finished with a 1-2-3 eighth inning as he ended the day allowing just four infield singles, one walk, and he recorded one strikeout. Nate Williams pitched the ninth and gave up a run but left two in scoring position to cement the win.

Scouting the Redbirds

The two-time defending postseason champion Redbirds are in the thick of the race for the number two spot in the league. At 16-10 they hold a percentage points lead over the Aces for that spot entering today. They were on a five-game winning streak before losing twice to the Dodgers Friday.

Offensively the Redbirds have the third most runs scored in the league with 139, behind only the Aces (146) and Big Train (202). As a team, Baltimore is second in the league with a .261 batting average, although only one player with significant playing time has an average above .300. That’s Gavin Sheets, who’s hitting .306 in 72 at bats and he has nine RBIs on the season.

Aaron McGarity gets the start for the Redbirds. The 6-3, 180-lb righty out of Virginia Tech is 2-1 with a 1.05 earned-run average on the season for Baltimore. In five starts McGarity has 34 innings pitched and he’s given up just 14 hits, walked three, and struck out a lead-best 41 hitters. In each of his last four starts McGarity has gone seven innings, and he’s given up just three earned runs, all of which came in one start June 23 vs. Rockville.

Head-to-head

This is the third of four meetings between the Aces and Redbirds. Alexandria has won both behind starts from John Gora. They won, 7-1, on Father’s Day at Frank Mann Field and 2-1 June 27 in Towson.  They finish the season series July 24 at Calvert Hall.

The Aces and Redbirds split four meetings in 2013, with the four games played in two doubleheaders. In Alexandria the Aces won the first game 1-0 before dropping the second game 6-2. In Towson they recorded another shutout, 3-0, before losing game two 3-1. In the playoffs, the Redbirds beat the Aces, 7-5, to advance to the championship game.

July 12, 201416 days ago

Tobin leads Aces to 4-2 win

Tobin dominates as Aces close in on second place

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tyler Tobin (George Mason) continued his impressive summer for Alexandria with another eight brilliant innings, in which he allowed just one unearned run to lead the Aces to a 4-2 win over the D.C. Grays Saturday afternoon. He now hasn’t allowed an earned run in each of his last two starts as he evened his record at 2-2 while lowering his earned-run average to 1.38.

The Aces are now a season-high six games over .500 at 18-12, just percentage points behind the Baltimore Redbirds for second place in the Cal Ripken League. Those two teams will meet tomorrow at Frank Mann Field in Alexandria at 1 p.m.

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July 11, 201417 days ago

Game 29 Preview: Aces vs. River Dogs

Aces battle River Dogs

Game 29: Alexandria Aces (16-12) vs. Vienna River Dogs (13-11)
7:00 p.m., Frank Mann Field, Alexandria, VA
Probable starters: Andrew Witczak (1-1, 1.38) vs. Dan Powers (1-1, 3.17)

After an off day Thursday the Aces are back in action Friday night as they host the Vienna River Dogs. Its the third of four matches between the teams, with the series tied at one.

The Aces lost to the Baltimore Dodgers, 7-6, Wednesday, losing in the bottom of the ninth after taking a 6-5 lead in the top of the last inning with four runs. Alexandria is now 16-12 on the season, still good for the third position in the league standing. Meanwhile the River Dogs were rained out both Wednesday and Thursday.  They’re 13-11 on the season and in fifth place in the league.

Andrew Witczak gets the start for the Aces Friday night. It will be his second start and fifth appearance for Alexandria. He is 1-1 with a 1.38 earned-run average and allowed just a run in seven innings in his start against Herndon July 5, although he did allow 10 hits in the game. In 13 total innings the lefty out of Campbell has given up 15 hits and has 11 strikeouts.

Coverage

Tonight’s game can be heard live on the Aces Radio Network with play-by-play broadcaster Lukas Favale starting at 6:55.

For live, in-game updates, be sure to follow the Aces on twitter @Alexandria_Aces. Check back here on Alexandriaaces.org for post-game coverage.

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