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Green beats Blue on the diamond


Andrew Hines

Tre Mendenhall throws a strikeout for the Blue team, the first of 11 in the game, at Evans Field in Arlington on July 20.

The Green and Blue teams, competing in the Arlington Aces Baseball League, faced off at Evans Field on July 20. Both teams have had very different seasons as the Green team walked into the contest with a 5-0 record and the Blue team had a 0-5 record.

Over the first four innings it looked like the Green team would end up with a blow out, leading with a score of 10-4. However, the Blue team battled back throughout the next five innings, falling just short of the upset with a final score of 11-8.

"We got a little comfortable with our lead and the pitcher they brought in was really good, he had a really good curve ball and we struggled with that. Our biggest positive is our hitting. We play pretty good defense except for today. But even with that we were able to get a lot of good hits and kept getting the runs. We'd like to go undefeated the whole season, but if we lost a game it wouldn't be the end of the world. We're just trying to come out here and have fun every week," said Jordan Neville, Green team captain.

Neville led his team in hits as he racked up three to go along with two runs, two RBIs and one stolen base. Another couple of key contributors were Mitch Davis and Tristen Hayes as they combined for four hits, four runs, an RBI and six stolen bases. Hayes also contributed on the mound, as the starting pitcher, putting up five strikeouts in the first four innings.

Andrew Hines

Jordan Neville sprints to first base as he brings in two runs for the Green team in the fourth inning at Evans Field in Arlington, on July 20.

"It feels good. When you can get both to connect, with defense behind us, we played really well and then later in the game we weren't able to close that gap. We held them to 10 points for three or four innings but just couldn't come back. We started making a lot of errors and then just couldn't swing the bat as well. You can't just go one, two, three and not score. We are working on switching up our lineups to give ourselves some better offense throughout our games," said Tre Mendenhall, Blue team pitcher.

Even with the loss, the Blue team battled the whole way and came away with a great team effort. The Blue team was led by the strong play of Tre Mendenhall. He finished with a staggering 11 strikeouts over six innings while also adding on one hit, three runs and a stolen base. A couple of other key contributors were Patrick Bliss and Chase Milless as they combined for four hits, three runs, three RBIs and two stolen bases.

If you are interested in catching a game, the Arlington Aces League plays every Wednesday and Friday at 6:30 p.m., on Evans Field in Arlington. If you are interested in joining the league you can visit


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