Amateur baseball: Depleted Aces fallRed Wing struggled to hit the ball and lost its first game of the year Friday, falling to visiting Elko 5-1. The Aces managed six hits at the Athletic Field.
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
Red Wing struggled to hit the ball and lost its first game of the year Friday, falling to visiting Elko 5-1. The Aces managed six hits at the Athletic Field.
"We had chances early and (later in the game) and we just didn't come through with the clutch hit," Red Wing player/manager Jimmy Bohmbach said.
Bohmbach said a shorthanded lineup was part of the problem. Adam Thygesen and Aaron Johnson were in uniform because their Southwest Minnesota State baseball team has concluded play this spring and the Aces still had just nine players.
Poor approaches at the plate didn't help either.
"We're swinging at some bad pitches," Bohmbach said. "We're not being patient."
Josh Thygesen suffered the loss. He allowed two runs (one earned) on six hits over six innings. Thygesen struck out one and didn't walk a batter. Relief pitcher Tyler Goering had a tougher time. He walked five batters in 2 2/3 innings of work and was charged with three earned runs.
Red Wing didn't help itself by committing three errors.
The Aces (3-1) travel to Hastings on Sunday.