Baseball: Red Wing starts fastNEW PRAGUE, Minn. - Red Wing scored five runs in the top of the first inning and the Wingers' staff protected the lead in a 12-5 victory Tuesday over New Prague.
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
NEW PRAGUE, Minn. - Red Wing scored five runs in the top of the first inning and the Wingers' staff protected the lead in a 12-5 victory Tuesday over New Prague.
In the first inning, Red Wing had six hits in a row and "everything was hard hit," Wingers coach Jim Bohmbach said.
Red Wing also scored five runs in the seventh inning.
Senior Blake Schammel led the attack, going 3-for-5 with four RBI. Junior Justin Lance and senior Kevin Hayes were both 2-for-3 with two RBI. Pat Kelly, a sophomore, and Dan Roschen, a senior, added an RBI apiece.
Bohmbach has made changes to his lineup each game and the moves have worked well of late.
"Those people that come in produce," he said. "It's been real competitive. It's turning out to be a lot of fun."
Platoon players like senior Thomas Friedrich also are making a difference in the field. Friedrich made several nice catches in left field while battling the wind.
Hayes started and went 2 1/3 innings. He struck out one, walked three, gave up two hits and allowed three runs.
Lance came on in relief. In 3 2/3 innings he walked and struck out one. He gave up two hits and one run.
"Justin Lance mowed them down for three innings," Bohmbach said.
Kelly pitched the final inning and gave up his first earned run of the season.
Red Wing (6-6 overall, 5-4 Missota Conference) plays host to Shakopee on Thursday.
"They've got a taste of winning. Hopefully they can keep rolling," Bohmbach said.