Aces win slugfest
Amarillo, Texas - August 22, 2008 - When Alexandria Aces All-Star starter Chad Linder left the game in the third inning, and the Aces trailing 7-2, things looked bleak for the Aces. Alexandria then mounted a five-run comeback to tie the United League Championship Series 1-1 with an 11-9 win over the Amarillo Dillas Friday. With the Aces trailing 8-3, in the fifth, Alexandria got four unearned runs back. With one out, Brian Nichols hit a groundball to short that pulled first baseman A.J. Johnson off the bag for an error. Two batters later, Homy Ovalles singled home Nichols. After a walk to Eddie Fitzpatrick walked to load the bases, Bryan Sabatella hit a dribbler down the first-base line that was booted by former Ace and reliever Robbie Wooley. After a strikeout by Luis Guance, Rafael Ozuna hit a two-run single to pull the Aces within one run. The Dillas added a run in the bottom of the seventh on an RBI single by Jonathan Reynoso and give the Dillas a two-run lead. Alexandria came back with three runs in the eighth for a 10-9 lead. With one out, Ozuna walked and moved to second on a single by Selwyn Langaigne. A single by Andre Marshall loaded the bases. Nichols walked to force home a run and bring the tying run to third. Langaigne then scored on a wild pitch by reliever Nathanial Mateo to tie the game, moving the runners to second and third. Homy Ovalles drove home Marshall with a deep sacrifice fly to right to give the Aces the lead. Closer Juan Carlos Ovalles ended the game with two scoreless innings to for Game 3 Saturday. Alejandro Martinez will pitch for the Aces against Ron Lowe with the first pitch scheduled for 7:05.
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