Amateur Baseball: Aces shake off slow start in big winIt took Red Wing six innings to heat up but the Aces scored five runs in both the seventh and eighth innings to secure a 13-3 eight-inning victory against the Minneapolis Angels Friday at the Red Wing Athletic Field.
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
It took Red Wing six innings to heat up but the Aces scored five runs in both the seventh and eighth innings to secure a 13-3 eight-inning victory against the Minneapolis Angels Friday at the Red Wing Athletic Field.
Kyle Blahnik went 2-for-3 with four RBI to lead the Aces. Jimmy Bohmbach was 2-for-3 with three RBI and Chris Guetzlaff finished 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored. Red Wing walked 10 times in the victory.
Aaron Johnson pitched the final three innings for Red Wing, giving up one hit and striking out five to pick up the win. Jordan Warren pitched the first five innings for the Aces.
In the seventh inning, the Aces strung together three singles, a walk and a hit-by-pitch to score five runs. In the eighth inning, it was more of the same as Red Wing tallied five runs without recording an out on four singles, three walks and an error.
Chad Naegeli pitched the first five innings for Minneapolis and kept the Aces (2-0) off-balance, giving up just two hits and two unearned runs while striking out seven.
“He pitched well,” Red Wing manager Andy Gibart said. “He was just pounding the outside of the strike zone.”
The Aces play Pine Island Tuesday at home.