Amateur Baseball: Red Wing's bats crush Randolph
For a team that has struggled for offense all season, Sunday’s game against Randolph was a welcomed change of pace.
Opening the game with a five-run first inning, the Aces put together 15 hits on the way to a 14-2 seven-inning Classic Cannon Valley League victory over the Railcats in Randolph.
After a fielding error allowed Mike Hommes to reach home for the game’s first run, Red Wing pounded out four straight RBI singles by Alex Quiding, Josh Thygesen, Kyle Blahnik and Jordan Warren to increase the lead. Then in the second, Quiding and Thygesen strung together back-to-back RBI singles.
Zach Laffey added to the Aces’ lead with a one-out solo home run in the fourth. Then Red Wing went into double digits with a four-run fifth inning and a two-run top of the seventh.
Quiding was the Aces’ top hitter, going 4-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored. Thygesen went 3-for-5 with three RBI and a run, and Blahnik and Warren each collected two hits and two RBI. Dave Jenson and Laffey each reached home three times in the victory.
On the mound, Brady Schroeder got the complete-game victory, striking out six while allowing two runs, six hits and three walks.
Paul Weidner and Nick McIntee each had two hits for Randolph, with McIntee scoring both of the team’s runs in the loss.
The Aces continue their road trip on Friday for their annual Independence Day game against Miesville at Jack Ruhr Field. Back on Memorial Day, the Mudhens defeated Red Wing 8-4.