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15U Clinches 2nd place at GSL Summer Slam 2019

By Aces Baseball Club, 06/08/19, 10:15AM PDT

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3-2 record earns 2nd place

Game 1: Aces Baseball Club 15U fell behind early and couldn't come back in a 5-2 loss to New Level Kings 15U — Barnett on Wednesday May 29th, 2019.  RBI's by A. Andrews and M. Hernandez drove in two runs  (S. Cushman and B. Hinkley). Hinkley threw 40 strikes in 74 pitches over 4 innings. 5 stikeouts with 3 only 3 walks. 

Game 2: Aces came ready to work Saturday led by Shaun Cushmans on the mound who put up great numbers allowing zero runs and besting Rochester Renegades by a score of 8-0. Cushman pitched Aces Baseball Club 15U to victory. He surrendered zero runs on one hit over five innings, striking out seven. Aces 15U fired up the offense in the first inning with Anthony Andrews ground out RBI, and continued to put up four runs in the fifth inning. Brady Hinkley, Nick Hellmund, Kolby Wheadon, and Malaki Hernandez all drove in runs in the frame. Aces Baseball Club 15U tallied seven hits in the game. Keaton Fisher and Cushman all had multiple hits for Aces Baseball Club 15U. Cushman and Fisher each collected two hits to lead Aces Baseball Club 15U. Aces Baseball Club 15U didn't commit a single error in the field. Austin Baalman had seven chances in the field, the most on the team.

Game 3: Saturday afternoon the tempo continued as Aces Baseball Club 15U jumped on an early lead. We pulled away for good with three runs in the fourth inning, starting with Nick Hellmunds single on a 2-1 count, scoring one run, Anthony Andrews drew a walk, scoring one run, and Austin Baalman singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring one run. Andrews got the start pitching five innings, allowing four runs on nine hits, striking out three and walking one. Shaun Cushman, Hellmund, and Brady Hinkley each  collected two hits to lead Aces Baseball Club 15U to the 6-4 victory.

Game 4 Semi final: The 15u squad battled to win the semi final game Sunday June 2nd 6-5 defeating Seattle Select Black. Although Seattle Select got on the board in the first inning, Aces stayed focused and kept pace with runs in the first three innings, then took the lead for good with three runs in the fourth inning as Nick Hellmund doubled on a 1-1 count, scoring two runs and Shaun Cushman doubled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run. Keaton Fisher toed the rubber for the Aces going three and two-thirds innings, allowing five runs on six hits and striking out three. Bats were hot as Aces tallied 12 hits on the day led by Fisher, Hellmund, and Brady Hinkley each collected two hits. 

Game 5 Championship Game:  Aces Baseball Club 15U opened up scoring in the bottom of the first inning with RBI's from  Conner Dow and Braden Rogers, and ground out by Brady Hinkley to grab a 3-2 lead over Washington Rush.  Aces Baseball Club struggled to keep the offense going, and allowed 8 runs over the the following  4 innings to loose 11-3. Brayden Rogers was on the hill for Aces Baseball Club 15U. He lasted three and two-thirds innings, allowing seven hits and six runs while striking out two. Nick Hellmund and Connor Dow entered the game from the bullpen, throwing one inning and one-third of an inning respectively. Rogers, Hinkley, Dow, Shaun Cushman, and Kolby Wheadon each collected one hit to lead Aces Baseball Club 15U.

Coach Hayden ended the tournament with pride and words of encouragement, "Great tourney! Didn’t end how we wanted but playing in the champo is always a great accomplishment!! ...Thanks again everyone for making this team a great Aces family! Couldn’t ask for a better group of kids and parents!". We look forward to more sucessfull showings like this one, and are proud to hang another piece of hardware in the facility. #ALLIN