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Amateur Baseball: Red Wing notches another CCVL victory

The Aces won their seventh Classic Cannon Valley League game of the season Friday night with a 5-3 win over Cannon Falls. The Aces used solid pitching outings from a pair of southpaws in Josh Thygesen and Aaron Johnson in the home victory.

Josh Thygesen started on the mound and lasted 6 2/3 innings, scattering eight hits and giving up three runs. Johnson picked up the save while throwing 2 1/3 innings of hitless baseball. He walked only one.

Thygesen had to survive a scare, though, in the top of the first. The lefty took a throw down to second base from Aces catcher Jimmy Bohmbach in the back on an attempted steal. The ball ended up in right field and it took Thygesen a couple of minutes to recover, according to Red Wing's player/assistant manager Andy Gibart.

"(Thygesen) recovered nicely and settled down in the middle innings," Gibart said.

The Aces used a two-out rally in the fifth to take the lead for good. Zach Laffey provided the final blow with his double that knocked in Steve Boldt and Bohbmach, both of which walked in the previous at-bats.

"That was kind of the dagger," Gibart said. "They had just scored two in the top of the inning, so (Laffey's double) was the difference maker."

Dave Jensen went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI and Andy Schilling had an RBI double in the second.

Zeke Williams and Keith Meyers both recorded two hits for the Bears, while Cory Hedeen took the loss. He went 6 1/3 innings while giving up five earned runs on 11 hits.

Red Wing improved to 16-4 on the year and 7-2 in the CCVL. The Aces play Randolph at 2 p.m. on Sunday at home. The Bears also play Sunday, when they host Wanamingo at 2 p.m.