Braves Can't Match Ace Offense in Loss
June 8, 2017
VIENNA, VA – Thursday night played host to an Alexandria offensive outburst as the Aces struck for eight runs to defeat Herndon by a score of 8-3.
The Braves’ bats heated up late in the game, but it would prove to be too little, too late against a stingy Alexandria staff that managed to contain the Herndon offense. Leading the way in the batter’s box for Herndon was Nick Wheeler, collecting two hits, one run and a stolen base on the night.
The Aces notched a run in the second inning of the unearned fashion, and followed up with a two-out RBI double in the third inning to make it 2-0 early on.
The score would remain as such until the sixth inning, where the Aces would explode for five runs in the form of a two-run double and three-run homer.
Herndon would find life in the bottom half, however, as a Ciaran Devenney single would bring in the home team’s first run of the game.
The runs continued in the seventh thanks to Sammy Stevens, who blasted a two-run longball over the right field fence to cut the deficit to four.
Alexandria would reclaim a run in the top of the eighth, as an RBI single up the middle would allow the team’s eighth run to cross the plate, what would prove to be the game’s final tally.
On the mound for the Braves, Blake Stelzer was bright in his relief appearance, throwing an inning of one-hit ball, striking out three in the process.
With the loss, the Braves fall to 1-2.
Herndon’s next game will be tomorrow on the road against the Rockville Express. Game time is set for 7:00 p.m.