Amateur Baseball wrap: Aces knock off top-ranked Dundas
A four-run lead was just enough for Red Wing to hold off Dundas on Sunday. The Dukes battled back with three runs in the eighth, but the Aces had just enough offense for a 4-3 victory.
Red Wing took advantage of two Dundas errors, plating two unearned runs to go with RBI singles from Nick Taranto, in the second inning, and Brady Schroeder, in the third.
Trey Eckstrom picked up the win despite walking five batters and allowing three earned runs in the eighth. Eckstrom struck out just one batter, and allowed six hits. Isaac Oeltjen pitched 1 1/3 innings for the save.
Mick Dudero was given the loss for the Dukes after Red Wing tagged him for nine hits in five innings.
Kyle Blahnik had Red Wing's hot bat, going 3-for-4 with a run. Schroeder and Mitch Matter each had a pair of hits for the Aces, who will host Lake City on Friday.
Wanamingo 4, Stewartville-Racine 0
Two runs in the fourth, and two more in the seventh were plenty of support for Derek Greseth, who threw a complete-game three-hitter for Wanamingo on Sunday. The Jacks won 4-0, with Greseth allowing five total base runners, including a pair of walks.
Brady Anfinson went 0-for-3 for Wanamingo, but did drive in a run. Eric Sviggum also had an RBI in a 1-for-4 performance that included a solo home run. Peder Sviggum, Aaron Holmes and Andrew Anfinson each had two hits.
The Jacks will put a five-game winning streak on the line Wedensday at Waseca.
Part of that streak included a 7-3 win over Plainview-Elgin-Millville on Saturday. In that game, Sam Roosen hit a solo home run, and Brady Anfinson picked up the win. Brady threw eight innings, allowed three runs (two earned) on eight hits with seven strikeouts.
Roosen, Brady, Alex Roosen, Kirby VanDeWalker and Gerseth had a pair of hits, with Alex driving in two runs.
Cannon Falls 0-3 at SCC
Cannon Falls opened the Stearns County Classic on Saturday against Cold Spring, and the Rockies were dominant over the seven innings, beating the Bears 11-4. It was a sign of things to come for Cannon Falls, which also lost to Chanhassen, 14-4, and Sobieski, 13-2.
Jared Woodward was saddled with the loss to Cold Spring, leaving after three innings, eight runs, seven hits, four strikeouts and three walks.
Cannon Falls had just five hits against the Rockies, and got RBI from Rich Burr and Brandon Voth.
Ben Smith's four innings ended with seven earned runs against Chanhassen, with the Red Birds scoring seven runs on seven hits and four walks. Smith struck out eight, but took the loss.
Voth and Jonathan Sharot had run-scoring singles as the Bears again managed just a handful of hits.
On Sunday, Cannon Falls tournament ended by being one-hit by the Skis. Hunter Blakeslee drove in two runs, one each in the third and fifth, but Sobieski ended the game early with a five-run fifth.
Carter Dombeck pitched four innings in his loss, with nine of his 10 runs earned on eight hits and three walks.
Brock Peterson's double was the only hit for the Bears, though Cannon Falls did walk seven times.
The Bears will look to get back on track Wednesday, at home, against Pine Island.