Amateur Baseball: Aces rough up Hubbers for first win
Ellsworth may have gotten the first run in Tuesday’s game with Red Wing, but the Aces went on to score 11 unanswered runs, rolling through the Hubbers for an 11-1 eight-inning victory at the Red Wing Athletic Field.
In the top of the first, Ellsworth drew three walks, with Scott Dewyre scoring on a passed ball. While the Hubbers watched the ball go by in the first, Red Wing was on the attack in the bottom half, scoring five runs in the frame. Zach Laffey drove in Mike Hommes with an RBI double, and Zach Garner scored on a wild pitch. Alex Quiding belted a two-run double that scored Laffey and Josh Thygesen, and Quiding came home on a single by Tyler Goering.
In the bottom of the third, Quiding reached home on an error, and in the sixth, Garner scored on a sacrifice fly by Laffey. Quiding reached home one more time in the seventh, scoring on a groundout from Mitch Matter.
The Aces put the 10-run rule into play with a three-run eighth inning, with runs by Kyle Blahnik, Dave Jenson and Aaron Johnson.
Brady Schroeder got the win for Red Wing, striking out nine and holding the Hubbers to two hits and six walks in seven innings. Jordan Warren threw a scoreless inning of relief. Ellsworth’s Mitch Johnson was charged with the loss after allowing six hits and six runs (five earned) in three innings of work.
The Aces (1-2) stay at the Ath for their next game, hosting the Minneapolis Angels on Friday. The Hubbers (0-1) travel to Hager City on Saturday.