Amateur baseball: Defense leads Aces to winAugie Lindmark and the defense behind him made it easy for the Aces Wednesday evening in Eau Claire, Wis. Red Wing came out on top 7-4 against the Cavaliers.
By: Ryan Hill, The Republican Eagle
Augie Lindmark and the defense behind him made it easy for the Aces Wednesday evening in Eau Claire, Wis. Red Wing came out on top 7-4 against the Cavaliers.
Will Sabness hit a three-run home run for Eau Claire in the bottom of the third that barely cleared the fence, according to Red Wing player/assistant manager Andy Gibart, but that proved to be the only threat Eau Claire could come up with against Lindmark.
"(Lindmark) mixed his pitches well," Gibart said. "Besides that home run he kept them off balance. We played flawless defense."
Lindmark went seven innings, striking out five and walking one. All four runs were earned.
Red Wing broke it open in the sixth, scoring three of its runs in the frame.
Adam Thygesen led the Aces offensive attack, going 3-for-5 with two runs, an RBI and a stolen base. Dave Jensen also had three hits and scored a run.
"Again we had timely hitting," Gibart said.
Jordan Warren pitched the final two innings for the Aces to record the save.
Red Wing, which improved to 10-2, plays St. Joseph and former Aces player Chad Krueger on Friday at the Red Wing Athletic Field. The game starts at 7:30 p.m.