The Aces spotted Spring Township a 5-2 lead in the second inning before mounting a resounding comeback to post a 15-5 victory in five innings of their Ches-Mont Senior Babe Ruth League game at "Doc" Kennedy Field.
Kimberton (15-3) recorded nine hits and took advantage of six errors by the visitors along with seven walks and other mistakes by the visitors, who had just nine players dressed for the outing. Spring Twp. first baseman Jason Robinson acts as manager of the squad.
Devon Rile gained the mound victory for the Aces. He worked four innings and allowed five hits and two earned runs with six strikeouts and five walks. Designated hitter Dan Kennedy hurled the final frame and gave up one hit with three strikeouts.
Chris Wood suffered the loss with Jordan Krause coming on for two batters in the fifth inning before the 10-run rule was evoked.
On Tuesday night, the Aces made the trek to Mohnton and came home with a 12-6 victory in eight innings after trailing 6-1 into the sixth inning. Justin Fedick was the winning pitcher in that one with 3 2/3 innings of shutout ball.
Aces manager Matt Sortino thought his club may have felt the effects from that encounter.
"It is not always going to be pretty," Sortino said. "Last night (Tuesday) was a long night. We didn't get there until 6 o'clock and had an eight-inning game with 18 runs scored. It was really long and then had to come right back today. We just really looked sluggish and tired. We started to pick it up and I am proud of the guys for their effort."
Kimberton scored two runs in the first inning, three in the second, three in the third and seven in the fifth. A wild pitch accounted for the Aces' 15th run of the contest.
"We took advantage of some things, but we hit the ball hard and had some timely hits," Sortino said.
Right fielder Andy Coffman, the cleanup batter, went 2-for-4 with a double, two runs batted in and two runs scored. Catcher Kurt Yannelli also plated a pair of runs with one hit, a walk and run scored from the No. 2 spot in the order.
Leadoff man Tom Coffman, the center fielder, jolted a first-inning triple with one RBI and two runs scored.
Fedick, who played first base, scored three times with one hit and second baseman Steve Coppins also crossed the plate twice. The Aces stole seven bases.
Sortino is priming his team for the upcoming playoffs, which are just weeks away.
"We have to stay sharp and get ready for the playoffs," Sortino said. "Devon Rile settled down, but there were some errors, walks and hits. He threw 100 pitches. At this level you have to get them out. Dan Kennedy did a good job. He was on vacation and had not pitched in 14 days. He threw strikes, which is what we have stressed to these guys all year."
The Aces can now rest up for a meeting at home against Boyertown next Tuesday night.