Amateur baseball: Aces split Saturday gamesThe Aces were on the road twice Saturday, winning in Hampton 10-6 and falling in Minnetonka 13-3 in eight innings.
By: Ryan Hill, The Republican Eagle
The Aces were on the road twice Saturday, winning in Hampton 10-6 and falling in Minnetonka 13-3 in eight innings.
In the afternoon game against Hampton, Aaron Johnson shook off a shaky start to collect the win. The big lefty went eight innings, surrendering nine hits while giving up four earned runs. He gave up a run in each of the first two innings but settled down from there. Jake Laffey threw the final inning, giving up two earned runs.
"Aaron threw great," Aces player/manager Jimmy Bohmbach said. "He got in a big groove there."
Jorgen Karlsrud racked up four of the Aces' 14 hits and also had an RBI. Bohmbach went 2-for-5.
"We started off a little slow, and then after a couple innings we started swinging the bats a little better," Bohmbach said.
In the night game in Minnetonka, Red Wing committed four costly errors to fall to the Millers.
Brandon LaRue started for Red Wing and only lasted one inning. He gave up five runs, three of which were earned.
"We had one or two (errors) in the first that killed us," Bohmbach said. "We probably could've kept it to one or two (runs)."
Joe Shallenberger hit a grand slam in the fourth inning for the Millers, breaking the game open even more.
Karlsrud, Steve Boldt and Zach Laffey all collected two hits for the Aces.
Jordan Warren, Steve Boldt and Zach Laffey combined to relieve LaRue.