Amateur Baseball: Red Wing throws combined no-hitter against HamptonThree runs were more than enough for the Red Wing Aces Sunday against Hampton in a 3-0 victory at the Red Wing Athletic Field.
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
Three runs were more than enough for the Red Wing Aces Sunday against Hampton in a 3-0 victory at the Red Wing Athletic Field.
Heck, one hit was more than Hampton could muster as manager Andy Gibart along with Josh Thygesen and Dustin LaRue combined to throw a no-hitter for Red Wing in the first game of the season. A first inning error and another in the fifth was the only blemish in an otherwise perfect outing for the Aces.
“Pitching usually dominates early in the year and it was clearly a great game for us,” Gibart said. “We didn’t hit the ball all that well. More than anything, it was a product of the first game of the year.”
Gibart threw five innings, striking out two to get the win. Thygesen threw two innings with two strikeouts and LaRue struck out four in two innings to get the save. Steve Boldt finished 1-for-3 with two runs scored, Dave Jensen went 2-for-3 and Thygesen was 1-for-3 with a run scored for Red Wing.
Steve Boldt scored the Aces’ first run in the fourth after leading off with a single and coming around to score on a fielder’s choice.
Red Wing added another run in the seventh inning on an RBI double by Zach Laffey that scored Thygesen. Alex Quiding knocked in the Aces’ final run on a single in the eighth inning. Both Laffey and Quiding were pinch hitters in their at-bats.
“Two very big hits by both those guys,” Gibart said.
Sunday wasn’t the first time Red Wing held Hampton hitless.
Augie Lindmark threw a complete game no-hitter against Hampton in Hampton two years ago.
The Aces host the Minneapolis Angels Friday at the Red Wing Athletic Field.