Baseball: Wingers complete comeback against ShakopeeRed Wing completed a late-game comeback with a run in the sixth inning to defeat Shakopee 5-4 Tuesday in Shakopee.
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
Red Wing completed a late-game comeback with a run in the sixth inning to defeat Shakopee 5-4 Tuesday in Shakopee.
The Wingers (12-1, 10-1 Missota) scored four runs in the fifth inning, taking advantage of errors by the Sabers to tie the game at 4-4 and tallied another run in the sixth to take the lead. Shakopee committed three errors in the game.
“We’ve been able to get the momentum back,” Red Wing head coach Jim Bohmbach said. “They got frustrated by throwing the ball around a little bit and we capitalized on their errors. They gave us some opportunity there. Everybody was just starting to hit the ball.”
Senior Zach Garner went the distance for the Wingers, holding onto the one run lead in the seventh inning to get the victory. He allowed three earned runs on nine hits and three walks. He struck out eight.
“Zach got better as the game went on,” Bohmbach said. “I don’t think he had his best stuff going early.”
Senior Mike Stegora led Red Wing’s offense, going 3-for-3 with a two-RBI double in the fifth inning. He also walked and scored a run. Junior Ryan Boldt was 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Eight players tallied a hit as the Wingers had 11 hits in the win.
Nicholas Mendez finished 2-for-3 with two RBI to lead Shakopee. Scott Bode and Matt Conrad each went 2-for-3 with one RBI in the loss.
Red Wing will play Chanhassen Thursday at the Red Wing Athletic Field.