Red Wing’s Jimmy Bohmbach pounds Miesville pitching in winRed Wing manager Corey Tauer benched his whole starting lineup in the sixth inning of Saturday’s sloppy 4-1 loss to Hampton. The wake-up call was heard loud and clear by Aces catcher Jimmy Bohmbach, who was the only position player not pulled in the loss.
By: Brett Boese, The Republican Eagle
Red Wing manager Corey Tauer benched his whole starting lineup in the sixth inning of Saturday’s sloppy 4-1 loss to Hampton. The wake-up call was heard loud and clear by Aces catcher Jimmy Bohmbach, who was the only position player not pulled in the loss.
Bohmbach finished 4-for-5 with two homers and a double in Monday’s 9-7 victory over rival Miesville.
His two-out double in the first put Red Wing ahead before his homers in the third and fourth expanded the lead to 7-2. He finished with four RBI.
“He’s in the zone,” Tauer said. “He even admits the ball is really big for him right now. He’s come up big in key situations.”
Josh Thygesen (4-0) worked the first seven innings to pick up the win. He allowed four runs (two earned) and struck out eight, which Tauer believes to be a career high.
However, the Mudhens were able to mount a rally when the lefty left the mound.
Augie Lindmark allowed two hits against the two batters he faced in the eighth inning. They both came around to score after Dustin LaRue took the mound as Miesville pulled to within 9-7.
LaRue allowed a leadoff single in the ninth, which prompted another pitching change for the Aces.
Tauer had to choose between a pair of tired arms in Steve Boldt and Andy Gibart. He chose the soft-tossing southpaw and Gibart rewarded him with three quick outs to pick up the save.
Gibart threw the first seven innings Sunday against Hampton, while Boldt worked the last 2 1/3 to take the loss.
“If (Gibart) threw harder, I’d have been more concerned,” joked Tauer.
Andrew Werner took the loss for the Mudhens, who fall to 4-3 overall and 1-3 in the Classic Cannon Valley League. After a strong start, Miesville has struggled lately with a limited lineup.
A number of their players are still competing in college, including the University of Minnesota’s Luke Rasmussen and manager Chris Olean with St. Thomas.
Werner allowed five runs on nine hits in four innings.
Mike Wilfahrt and Josh Loewen worked the final five innings to keep the Mudhens within striking distance.
Matt Vanderbosh finished 3-for-6 with two runs scored and Dave Johnson was 3-for-4 with two RBI.
The Mudhens committed three errors — after committing six on Sunday — and the Aces had two.
“By no means was it either team’s best game,” said Tauer, who finished 3-for-5 with two runs and two RBI.
“Not as clean as you’d expect from these two teams.”
Boldt, Chris Guetzlaff and Kyle Blahnik all chipped in two hits for Red Wing, which improves to 8-1 overall and 3-1 in the CCVL. Blahnik had two RBI and two stolen bases.
Red Wing travels Saturday to play in the Arlington Tournament. Miesville returns to action Thursday at Eagan.