Archive for 'Alexandria Aces'

Alexandria Aces secure playoff berth

Alexandria Aces secure playoff berth

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Mark Briscoe) The Alexandria Aces have made their third trip to the playoffs in as many years, winning a first round game against Gaithersburg only to stumble late against league powerhouse Bethesda Tuesday [...]

Behind the scenes, interns perform vital work for Aces

Behind the scenes, interns perform vital work for Aces

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Jim McElhatton) Dozens of players from the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League are drafted each year by Major League Baseball teams, including former Aces pitcher Kyle Zimmer, a first-round pick for the Kansas [...]

Alexandria Aces best Bethesda Big Train, Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts

Alexandria Aces best Bethesda Big Train, Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Mark Briscoe) The Alexandria Aces climbed to 16-11 after a breakout offensive performance Tuesday, beating the Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts 16-11 after a five-run sixth inning. The victory pushed the Aces to 5-2 in July, after [...]

River Dogs rally to upset Aces

River Dogs rally to upset Aces

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Mark Briscoe) The Alexandria Aces posted a respectable 3-2 win-loss record from June 25 to July 1, but the second defeat was as hard as any the team experienced all summer and it [...]

Aces in playoff contention after decent start to season

Aces in playoff contention after decent start to season

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Mark Briscoe) It’s been an up and down season so far for the Alexandria Aces. After roaring out to a 5-0 start, they were pulled back to a respectable 9-8 record a little [...]

Q&A with Alexandria Aces coach Dave DeSilva

Q&A with Alexandria Aces coach Dave DeSilva

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Mark Briscoe) The Alexandria Aces, who play in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League each summer, are coming off their best season in franchise history, when they finished with a 27-17 record. As [...]

A season of healing

A season of healing

By Jim McElhatton (Courtesy photo) Even in the snowy days of early March, Pat Malone can’t help but think about watching baseball on muggy summer nights. As co-founder of the Alexandria Aces — an 8-year-old franchise [...]

Aces come up short in playoffs

Aces come up short in playoffs

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Mark Briscoe) BETHESDA, MD — The game wasn’t over, but it sure seemed that way as the Alexandria Aces’ chances for a trip to the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League championship slowly slipped [...]

A field of their own

A field of their own

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Jackson McElhatton) City groundskeeper William Douglas sits alone on a bench by the right-field foul line when the Alexandria Aces play home games during the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League season. But before [...]

Grand slam puts the Aces over the Express in first playoff matchup

Grand slam puts the Aces over the Express in first playoff matchup

By Jim McElhatton (File Photo) The Alexandria Aces played small ball on their way to a second place finish in the regular season of the wooden bat Cal Ripken Collegiate Summer League. Their scrappy style of [...]