Big Innings Lift Aces, 9-4
Alexandria, LA Sunday August 27, 2007- The Alexandria Aces exploded for seven combined runs in the sixth and seventh innings to come from behind the Rio Grande WhiteWings by the score of 9-4 in front of a packed house of 2,369 fans at Bringhurst Field.
Aces starter Adam Frey dominated early, but then ran into a bit of trouble in the sixth. allowing four runs on four hiys. Frey, who got the no decision, worked 5.1 innings, allowing four runs on six hits, while striking out a season high 10, without walking anyone. Charlie Foster once again came into a pressure cooked situation and thrived for the Aces. Foster (1-0) got Brian Nichols to line out to Selwyn Langaigne in right field, then struke out Alejandro Martinez to end the inning and keep the Aces with in two runs.
Juan Carlos Ovalles worked a perfect 2.0 innings in relief, working the seventh and eighth innings, striking out three. Justin Dowdy worked a scoreless ninth, allowing a single to Nichols. The combination of Ovalles and Dowdy are proving to be to overpowering for the WhiteWings.
Palmer Karr is making a claim for the 2007 MVP of the Championship Series with four more runs driven in. Karr was 2-for-4 with two home runs, one a solo shot in the sixth to cut the WhiteWings lead to 4-3, and a three run blast in the seventh to make it a 9-4 game the Aces way. Palmer has 11 rbi and three homeruns in the first three games of the series. Luis Guance was also 2-for-4, with a solo home run to tie the game at 4-4 in the sixth. Richard Paz also had a multiple hit game for Alexandria going 2-for-4 with a run scored and a rbi. Selwyn Langaigne, Josh Tranum, Bryan Sabatella, Evan Cherry, and Eddie Fitzpatrick also contributed with hits.
WhiteWings starter Maximino DeLaCruz (0-1) took the loss. DeLaCruz worked 5.2 innings, allowing five runs on six hits, while walking five and striking out two. Joey Cress did not fair as well either, only working 0.2 of an inning, allowing three runs on four hits. Chris Gale worked the final 1.2 innings, allowing one run on one hit, the home run to Palmer Karr.
Omar Bramasco and Brian Nichols both had multiple games going 2-for-4 with solo home runs each for Rio Grande.
The Aces out hit the WhiteWings 11 to 7 tonight and hold 32 to 19 hit advantage through the first three games, and have outscore them 27 to 8.
The Aces take a 3-0 lead in the Championship Series.
Tomorrow's Probable Starters: ALX-- Pedro Flores RGV-- Julian Williams
Next home game:Tuesday August 28, 2007. Two for Tuesday presented by KZMZ.
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