Amateur baseball: Aces start tournament with winThe host Aces scored four runs in the bottom of the first and six runs in the third en route to a 13-3 seven-inning victory Friday over New Richmond to kick off the Dewey Tauer Invitational.
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
The host Aces scored four runs in the bottom of the first and six runs in the third en route to a 13-3 seven-inning victory Friday over New Richmond to kick off the Dewey Tauer Invitational.
“We always get up for this tournament; it’s a product of that,” Red Wing player/assistant manager Andy Gibart said of the fast start. “We love playing in this tournament.”
Kyle Blahnik went 4-for-5 with two runs and an RBI while Jimmy Bohmbach and Josh Thygesen each drove in three runs. Andy Schilling added two runs and two RBI.
Gibart was the beneficiary of the early offense. He worked six innings, allowing three runs on four hits. Gibart struck out two and walked one.
“A big lead like that gives me a lot of room for error,” he said. “It wasn’t a bad outing, but I need to be sharper going forward.”
Gibart picked up his 74th win in an Aces uniform and is now three away from tying the all-time club record.
Red Wing is back in action in the tournament at 7:30 p.m. today when it plays the Austin Greyhounds.
With the win Friday, Red Wing likely earned a spot in either the third-place game or the title game of the six-team tournament. The third-place game will be played at 11 a.m. Sunday. The championship game follows three hours later.