Amateur baseball: Aces start 4-game weekend with winRyan Boldt delivered a base hit to right field in the bottom of the 11th Friday that allowed his brother Steve to come around and score the winning run from second as the Aces defeated St. Joseph 5-4.
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
Ryan Boldt delivered a base hit to right field in the bottom of the 11th Friday that allowed his brother Steve to come around and score the winning run from second as the Aces defeated St. Joseph 5-4.
It was the third big game of the season for Ryan Boldt, who just finished his sophomore year of high school.
In his Aces debut, Ryan Boldt went 2-for-2 with an RBI against Cannon Falls. He also contributed a sacrifice fly in a 2-0 win over Hastings.
"He's such an even-keel kid and he has such a great approach at the plate," Red Wing assistant manager/player Andy Gibart said. He added: "He's a very polished hitter for such a young age. Again he came through in the clutch."
Gibart pitched the first 10 innings and allowed four runs, but just one of them was earned. He walked four, struck out one and gave up six hits.
"I didn't pitch great by any means, but I held them in check," said Gibart, adding that he threw for 10 innings because the Aces play three more games this weekend.
Two of St. Joseph's unearned runs came in the top of the 10th. With the bases loaded, right fielder Josh Thygesen dropped what would have been the third out and St. Joseph pulled ahead 4-2.
Red Wing answered in the bottom half of the inning. Adam Thygesen was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to drive in one run, and then Jake Laffey scored on a passed ball.
"It wasn't a pretty game," Gibart said. "We didn't play great. We're going to have to play a lot better this weekend to win a couple league games."
Not only does Red Wing play at Hampton at 1 p.m. today and at Lake City at 2 p.m. Sunday, but the Aces also play at Minnetonka at 7:30 p.m. today.