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Blue beats Red in Arlington Aces play


August 9, 2017 | View PDF

Andrew Hines

Patrick Bliss connects and sends one over the second baseman for a Blue Team base hit at Evans Field on Aug. 4.

The Red Team faced the Blue Team in the Arlington Aces Recreational Baseball League on Aug. 4.

The Blue Team got off to a fast start as they played smart from the plate and took what they could as they strung hits together for four early runs. The Red Team did not experience that same early success, instead they had a lack of hits and inconsistency at the plate.

Over the next five innings the Blue Team kept rolling, going scoreless in only two innings while shutting out the Red Team from beginning to end. In commanding fashion, the Blue Team came out with a 9-0 victory.

After the game, the Blue Team stands at a league leading record of 6-4, and the Red Team fell to 3-6.

"We're getting a lot of wins right now off of sound pitching, defense and everyone doing what they have to do at the plate, whether it be taking the out or putting it in play. When you can work together and not allow a run, that feeds into the offense," said Blue Team catcher Chase Milless.

Chase Milless, Trevor Milless and Johnnie Machado took over from the plate for the Blue Team. Chase showed out in a big way as he had two hits, one run, a game-high five RBIs and a double. Trevor and Machado combined for a total of four hits and four runs.

Andrew Hines

Red Team's Ronnie Alambaugh throws the Blue Team out at first base at Evans Field on Aug. 4.

From the mound, Neco Settimo controlled the competition as he only allowed four hits, put together five strikeouts and allowed zero runs in a complete game shutout. He also contributed from the plate with two hits, two runs and one stolen base.

"As long as we're all having fun and getting out here to play, then I'm happy with it. We're all out here to play baseball and even when we lose it isn't the end of the world. We'll get it together and put together some wins in the next couple of weeks," said Red Team pitcher Taylor Hogue.

Hogue kept the Blue Team at bay through several innings as he racked up eight strikeouts while also adding on one of the four hits from the Red Team.

Steven Cook, Ronnie Alambaugh and Cody McLane combined for the other three Red Team hits and one double.

The Arlington Aces Recreational Baseball League will be having a game every Wednesday and Friday on Evans Field, Arlington, at 6:30 p.m.


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