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Red Team defeats Blue Team 9-4


August 2, 2017 | View PDF

Andrew Hines

Joel Carson throws a strikeout in the bottom of the third inning against the Red Team at Evans Field on July 26.

The Red Team and the Blue Team competed in the Arlington Aces Recreational Baseball League on July 26.

In the top of the first inning the Blue Team managed to string a few hits together and score a run for an early lead. However, that didn't last long as the Red Team played smart at the plate and took their opportunities to push in four runs in the bottom of the same inning.

Neither team scored over the next couple of innings until the Blue Team rallied early in the fourth inning, driving in two runs and narrowing the gap down to one run, 4-3.

In the bottom of the fifth inning, the Red Team put the final dagger into the Blue Team as they drove in a run, and then hit for a grand slam. This huge inning put them up by a score of 9-3, and even with a late Blue Team score, the Red Team walked away with a 9-4 victory.

"I used to play way back in little league and I play a lot of golf now so it's good to get out and enjoy the game of baseball. I haven't really had a hit yet this season, so I just wanted to make contact and it ended up going deeper than I expected," said Red Team grand slam hitter, Nick Rothrock.

Rothrock came in the clutch for the Red Team as he had one hit, one run, four RBIs and the game clinching grand slam. Taylor Hogue also contributed heavily on the offensive end as he had one hit, two runs, two RBIs and a double.

Drew McDonald controlled the game from the mound as he tallied a monstrous 12 strikeouts while pitching a complete game. He also managed to contribute from the plate with one hit, one run and one RBI.

"The biggest part of our 'not-losing' this season has definitely been our hitting. We've been able to put the ball in play and make the defense work. Our pitching has been consistent so we just need to keep our energy up and make the other team beat us," said Blue Team catcher Neco Settimo.

Settimo stayed consistent throughout the whole game as he managed to put together two hits, a team-high two RBIs and a double. Patrick Bliss also managed to put together two hits as well as two runs, a stolen base and a double.

Johnnie Machado came in for the last inning and put together three strikeouts to go along with his one hit, two runs and stolen base.

If you want to catch an Arlington Aces game they are held every Wednesday and Friday at 6:30 p.m. on Evans Field.


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