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Green defeats Black on the diamond

 

Andrew Hines

Green team's first baseman, Jared Douglas, gets the out as Black team's Josh Naslund sprints to first at Evans Field, in Arlington, on Aug. 3.

The undefeated Green team matched up against the Black team in the Arlington Aces Baseball League, on Aug. 3. From the first inning the Green team looked like the favorites once again, as they blew out of the gates with a quick five runs. The Black team slowed them down the rest of the way, but it turned out to be too much as they lost by a score of 13-8.

"I came, showed up and just threw. I had a shoulder problem a couple of years ago so I dropped my arm angle down to throw side-arm. I do a lot of off-speed stuff and since it brings trouble to others team, I really like it. I didn't try to do anything special. Defense struggled a little bit getting five unearned runs, but I'm hoping that we get some more competition in the next few weeks," said Jake Richards, Green team pitcher.

Richards ended the game with seven innings pitched, six runs allowed and five strikeouts. He also contributed on the offensive end with two hits, one run and one RBI. Jordan Neville led the Green team at the plate with a game-high four hits, three runs, two RBIs and five steals. Mitch Davis and Joe D'Amelio also put up some numbers with a combined total of two hits, two runs and two RBIs.

Andrew Hines

runner on base for the Green team at Evans Field, in Arlington, on Aug. 3.

For the Black team, Josh Naslund and Wade Smith pitched a strong four innings, combining for seven strikeouts. At the plate, Ronnie Alumbaugh led the team as he racked up two hits, one run, three RBIs and one steal. Colton Schorsch and Dominic Andrilla had a strong outing on offense as well, as they combined for two hits, five runs and five stolen bases. Unfortunately, even with the strong play of these men the team was unable to string together a comeback in the second half of the game.

"We just tightened up on defense a little bit and then put the ball in play more. I think getting used to the lefties is kind of hard, but as long as we put runners on base then we will score runs. They're a balanced team, they're good. They have got pitching, fielding and hitting. We've just got to put runners on base, score runs and just try to outscore them," said Ronnie Alumbaugh, leading scorer for the Black team.

If you want to check out a game, the Arlington Aces Baseball League plays every Wednesday and Friday at Evans Field in Arlington, at 6:30 p.m. More information about the games or joining the league can be found at http://www.arlingtonaces.webs.com.

 

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