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Friday, July 12, 2013

Alexandria Aces Looking for First Winning Season

Alexandria Aces Looking for First Winning Season

Alexandria improves to 14-8 with shutout of Southern Maryland

The Alexandria Aces are looking for their first winning record in six seasons of existence.
The Alexandria Aces are looking for their first winning record in six seasons of existence. Photo by Louise Krafft.
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Blake Ream earned the win against Southern Maryland on Tuesday, allowing two hits in six shutout innings.
 — The Alexandria Aces last season produced the best record in club history, finishing 20-21 in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League.
This year, the Aces have their sights set on earning their first winning record in six seasons of existence.
Alexandria blanked the Southern Maryland Nationals 10-0 on Tuesday night at Frank Mann Field, improving its record to 14-8 with fewer than half its games remaining. Entering Wednesday’s contests, the Aces had won seven of their last eight games and owned the second-best winning percentage in the league behind the perennial power Bethesda Big Train.
“We’ve been a clutch team,” third-year Aces pitcher Colin Milon said. “We didn’t start off too hot, but I think we’ve really come together; we’re starting to really figure things out. As a pitching staff, the starters have done a good job just keeping us in the game and the bullpen has been lights out all year. I think we probably have the best bullpen in the league. They’ve been phenomenal.”
On Tuesday, four Aces pitchers combined to throw a two-hit shutout against the Nationals. Blake Ream (Longwood) earned the victory, allowing two hits while walking three and striking out six in six innings. Ben Kennedy (Eastern Illinois), Tyler Brown (Wingate) and Tyler Fries (Wilmington) each tossed a hitless inning of relief, dropping Alexandria’s team ERA to 3.29, good for sixth out of 12 teams.....More

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