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June 23, 2008 - United League Baseball (ULB) - Alexandria Aces News Release

Alexandria, La. - June 23, 2008 - Two players made the most of their Alexandria Aces debut Monday night at Bringhurst Field as the Aces beat the Colts 7-3. In the fourth, Rafael Ozuna collected his first hit as an Aces as he took Colts starter Billy McKinney deep for a two-run homer giving the Aces a 4-1 lead. Andre Marshall also made his debut for the Aces on Monday. He also hit his first homer Monday as he hit a solo shot in the eighth giving the Aces a 7-2 lead. Aces starter Chad Linder pitched possibly his best outing of the year going 7.2 innings and giving up only two runs on six hits. He struck out nine and only walked two. Down 1-0 in the third, the Aces took the lead on back-to-back sacrifice flies to left field by Luis Guance and Selwyn Langaigne to give the Aces a 2-1 advantage. Langiagne also added his fifth homer of the year by hitting a solo home run in the fifth. The Aces will throw Ramon Portillo against the Colts' Luke Massetti. Game time is 7:05 PM.

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