Archive for 'Alexandria Aces'

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 [...]

2013 Aces break the franchise’s single season win record

2013 Aces break the franchise’s single season win record

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Mark Briscoe) The Alexandria Aces had just finished their most grueling stretch of the season, playing seven games in the four hot, muggy days leading up to the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League [...]

The comeback kids

The comeback kids

By Jim McElhatton Three weeks ago, right-hander Brian O’Neill lasted just three innings for the Alexandria Aces, giving up two runs in his third loss in as many games. Replaced early against the Baltimore Redbirds, O’Neill [...]

Aces hit the sweet spot

Aces hit the sweet spot

By Jim McElhatton Reid Clary’s at-bat in the top of the fifth inning of a 7-2 win against the Presstman Cardinals on Monday night went down as a walk — an afterthought in a road victory [...]

Aces fall in season opener

Aces fall in season opener

By Jim McElhatton (Photo/Mark Briscoe) Alexandria Aces owner Don Dinan stood behind the fence along the first base line watching his team’s home opener Saturday night, but his thoughts momentarily turned to a heartbreaking game 11 [...]