UPDATED: Aces' huge rally leads to extra-inning win
The Aces won what Red Wing player/manager Corey Tauer called a "wild one" Wednesday.
Red Wing defeated Minneapolis Rocks 9-8 in 11 innings at the Red Wing Athletic Field to improve to 9-0 on the year -- its best start in team history. The Rocks fell to 8-2 with the loss.
The Aces were down 7-2 heading into the bottom of the ninth but they rallied to tie the game at 7-7 to force extras. The Rocks took the lead in the top of the 10th inning on a solo home run, but a Kyle Blahnik single scored Josh Thygesen to tie the game at eight.
In the 11th, Tyler Goering walked with the bases loaded on five pitches to give Red Wing the victory.
"It was a great comeback and I like how we are finding ways to win," Tauer said. "We are getting big hits from many different guys and right now it is contagious."
Augie Lindmark earned the win in five innings of relief. Tauer went 3-for-4 with a run and an RBI. Red Wing is hitting .379 as a team on the season.
"Augie really battled as he was gassed after his first three innings," Tauer said. "He basically served as a closer in college this spring so he was not used to stretching himself out over many innings."
Tauer went 3-for-4 with a run and an RBI. Zach Laffey had two RBI on two hits. Thygesen came off the bench and went 2-for-2 with two runs scored.
Red Wing will host the St. Paul Capitals on Friday on Youth Baseball Night. The game starts at 7:30.