Amateur Baseball: Cold Spring holds off Red Wing for Super Section titleCold Spring hung on for a 6-5 victory over Red Wing Sunday in the Super Section championship game at the Red Wing Athletic Field to secure the top seed for the state tournament from the Super Section.
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
Cold Spring hung on for a 6-5 victory over Red Wing Sunday in the Super Section championship game at the Red Wing Athletic Field to secure the top seed for the state tournament from the Super Section.
The game mattered only for seeding as both teams had already clinched spots in the Minnesota Baseball Association Class B state tournament but both teams made a game of it.
The Springers jumped out to a 6-0 lead before the Aces got going, but Red Wing made it interesting late. The Aces cut the lead to 6-4 with a four-run seventh inning and made it a one-run game in the eighth when Steve Boldt scored after drawing a leadoff walk.
Jordan Warren drove in two runs while Adam Thygesen went 2-for-3 with an RBI and Alex Quiding finished 1-for-4 with an RBI. Red Wing had seven hits in the game.
Brady Schroeder started for the Aces and went 4 1/3 innings. Schroeder allowed six runs, four earned, on eight hits and walked two. JT Cunningham and Zach Garner combined for 3 2/3 innings of relief and only allowed one hit and one walk.
Zach Hinkemeyer led Cold Spring with a 3-for-4 performance while Ben Griffin, Drew VanLoy, Alex Jungels and Garrett Fuchs all drove in runs.
Mathias Butala got the victory with 6 2/3 innings of work. Butala gave up four runs, all unearned, on five hits, walked three and struck out five.
Red Wing will face Mankato Friday at 8 p.m. at Joe Faber Field in St. Cloud to begin the Class B state tournament. Cold Spring will face Austin Friday at 5 p.m. at Dick Putz Field.