Amateur baseball: Aces winJosh Thygesen pitched six solid innings and the Aces defeated Shakopee, the two-time defending Class B state champions, 9-5 Friday at the Red Wing Athletic Field.
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
Josh Thygesen pitched six solid innings and the Aces defeated Shakopee, the two-time defending Class B state champions, 9-5 Friday at the Red Wing Athletic Field.
Thygesen struck out nine and walked one. He gave three earned runs, but Aces assistant manager/player Andy Gibart said Thygesen could have held Shakopee without a run if not for a ball that dropped between second base and center field.
He held Shakopee to six hits in a game that was delayed at the start by an hour because of the wet weather.
"Josh Thygesen pitched a great game," said Gibart, adding, "He kept them off balance and went after hitters and made strikeout pitches when he needed to."
The Aces collected 19 hits. Jimmy Bohmbach went 4-for-5 with two RBI and three runs while Adam Thygesen was 3-for-4 with an RBI, two runs and a double.
"Patience is a big thing at the plate," Gibart said. "Everyone's waiting for their ball and driving it."
Red Wing (6-1) plays host to Dundas on Sunday in Classic Cannon Valley League action.