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Aces take double dip

May 16, 2008 - United League Baseball (ULB) - Alexandria Aces News Release

The Alexandria Aces swept a doubleheader from the Harlingen WhiteWings Thursday at Bringhurst Field. The Aces and WhiteWings had to finish the game that was suspended from Wednesday.

In the bottom of the 11th, Brian Sabatella scored when a grounder by Jose Umbria was bobbled by Candelario Perez and gave the Aces a 4-3 win.

The day started when Madison Edwards, with two out in the bottom of the ninth with a runner on second, grounded out to first to send the game into extra innings. Each team held the other scoreless for an inning until Umbria's grounder.

The second game was dominated by Alexandria winning 10-1. Starting pitcher Angel Guzman was nearly unhittable. Guzman (1-0) pitched a complete game working all seven innings of the second game of the doubleheader. He struck out nine "Wings and only walked one while giving up one run on six hits.

The Aces also put double digits on the board for the first time this season, scoring in all seven innings.

Second baseman Homy Ovalles broke an 0-11 slump to start the season by hitting a two-run homer to right in the first to take an early 2-0 lead.

In the third, Alexandria scored three more runs thanks to RBI singles by Eddie Fitzpatrick and Patrick O'Sullivan and a wild pitch that allowed Albert Gonzalez score.

Blake Butler led all hitters with three hits. Butler hit his third double of the season and added two RBIs.

Harlingen starter James Beever (0-1) was chased out of the game after 2.2 innings. He gave up seven runs, four earned on nine hits and a walk.

The Aces host the San Angelo Colts for a three-game series starting Friday. M&M Dodge will be giving away seat cushions and kids will be allowed to run the bases after the game. Game time is scheduled for 7:05 PM.

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