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Amateur baseball: Aces have no trouble with Skeeters

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Red Wing captured its fifth win of the season at the Athletic Field Tuesday evening, beating Hager City 17-1 in seven innings. The Aces wasted no time getting on the board as Brandon LaRue hit a three-run double in the first frame.

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"It was again just patience at the plate," Aces assistant manager/player Andy Gibart said. "We took a lot of pitches."

Gibart started on the mound, pitching five innings of one-hit ball while walking two and striking out three. Kyle Blahnik relieved Gibart and pitched a scoreless sixth. Dustin LaRue threw the seventh and allowed one unearned run.

Tyler Goering and Brandon LaRue each racked up four RBI. Brandon LaRue was 2-for-3 with a double, a triple and two runs. Goering finished 3-for-4 with two doubles and a run.

"Tyler actually hit those two doubles on ropes," Gibart said. "They were in some clutch situations."

Blahnik had three hits and scored two runs for the Aces.

Red Wing continued its impressive offensive output in the fourth and fifth innings, scoring five and eight runs, respectively.

The Aces improved to 5-1 on the year and take on two-time defending Class B state champ Shakopee at the Athletic Field at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

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