Alexandria Aces Historic 2017 Season Ends in Heartbreaking Loss

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Alexandria Aces versus Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts at Frank Mann Field in Alexandria, virginia

The Alexandria Aces, in their 10th Season in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League, lost a heartbreaking extra inning playoff game last night against the Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts. The Aces won a team record 28 games this season.


After being up by 11 runs, the T-Bolts came back to win in extra innings.

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There was a point in Monday’s Wild Card game around the fifth inning where, in looking at the box score, it appeared as though the Aces were back to their peak form from earlier in the season. The lineup was placing hits all over the field, Andrew Coker (Clemson) was locked in on the mound, and the Aces were cruising against the Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts. Winning 13-2 at the end of the fifth inning, Alexandria was in the driver’s seat and looked to be a substantial playoff threat. However, it all came crashing down as the Thunderbolts stormed back and eventually won the game in the tenth inning.

Because of a substantial amount of rain, the game was moved to the Bethesda Big Train’s Shirley Povich Field. It didn’t matter where the game was, because it started fast for the Aces, as Ray Zuberer (Western Kentucky) and Max Schuemann (Eastern Michigan) reached to lead off in the bottom of the first. That set up Nick Slaughter (Houston) who hit a home run to put the Aces up 3-0.

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