Amateur Baseball: Red Wing shut out by RochesterRed Wing’s offensive woes continued Friday against the Rochester Royals in an 8-0 loss at the Red Wing Athletic Field.
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
Red Wing’s offensive woes continued Friday against the Rochester Royals in an 8-0 loss at the Red Wing Athletic Field.
Rochester’s Phil Bray threw a complete-game three-hitter and piled up 10 strikeouts in the victory.
“(The ump) had a pretty big zone,” Red Wing’s Jimmy Bohmbach said. “He was giving him the outside and he stayed out there and it was tough for us to hit. (The ump) was consistent. We didn’t make the adjustment.”
The Aces’ top three hitters each provided one hit and that was the extent of Red Wing’s offense. Adam Thygesen led off the first inning with a base hit, Chris Guetzlaff ripped a single to right field in the third inning and Steve Boldt blasted a double off the center field fence in the sixth. The Aces did not have a hit in the final three innings and struck out five times.
“We can’t get a clutch hit,” Bohmbach said. “Our defense has been playing great and our bats aren’t catching up. Our pitchers are feeling like they need to throw shutouts every game.”
Jordan Warren threw five solid innings for Red Wing, allowing two earned runs on three hits and two walks, and the Aces trailed just 2-0 until the eighth inning when the Royals pushed the deficit to 5-0 on a single and three doubles. Rochester added another three runs in the ninth inning with four more hits.
Chuck Krom went 2-for-4 with two doubles, two RBI and two runs scored to lead the Royals. Kris Long was 2-for-5 with an RBI and Andrew Nelson went 2-for-4 with two runs scored.
“We’re in a very tough stretch here,” Bohmbach said. “It doesn’t really slow down. These (pitchers) are the guys we’ll face in playoffs. If we can’t hit them we don’t deserve to win.”
The Aces will play Hastings Sunday at 2 p.m. at Red Wing Athletic Field.