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Amateur Baseball: Aces win in rain-shortened outing

The Tauers came back to town Friday night in a new uniform but weather cut the game short as Red Wing defeated the Burnsville Bulldogs, a 35-and-older team, 11-2 in five innings at the Red Wing Athletic Field.

Jay Tauer and Corey Tauer each started for the Bulldogs.

Andy Gibart picked up the victory on the mound for the Aces (13-4), throwing five innings and allowed one earned run on three hits and two walks. He struck out one.

Red Wing racked up 12 hits in the win. Adam Thygesen was 2-for-3 with two doubles and three runs scored, Alex Quiding went 3-for-4 with a run scored and Kyle Blahnik was 2-for-4 with a run and RBI for the Aces. Jimmy Bohmbach finished 1-for-3 with a double and four RBI while Zach Laffey was 1-for-4 with a home run and Mike Stegora went 1-for-2 with a triple, two runs scored and two RBI.

“He’s really picking it up,” Gibart, the Aces’ co-manager, said of Stegora. “Stegora’s going to be a huge part of our team. He’s a huge piece with his speed. … He’s going to be a catalyst for us moving forward if he keeps playing like this.”

Jay Tauer went 1-for-3 with a run scored and Josh Loewen was 1-for-2 with a run scored to lead Burnsville. Corey Tauer finished 0-for-2 with an RBI.

“The reason we have them down is obviously the Tauers,” Gibart said. “Me, Jimmy and Josh (Thygesen) played with both of them and Corey obviously managed a few of us for some years. It’s a fun game for us.”

The Bulldogs took a 1-0 lead in the first inning but Red Wing responded with two runs in the bottom of the first inning and added six runs in the second inning for a 7-1 lead. Burnsville second tally came in the third inning.

The Aces added a run in the bottom of the third inning and two more in the fourth inning.

Red Wing will host Randolph Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Ath.

Chris Harrell
Chris Harrell is a sports reporter for the Red Wing Republican Eagle. Previously, he interned at the St. Paul Pioneer Press and The Daily Caller in Washington, D.C. For updates on local sports, follow Chris on Twitter at @RECHarrell.
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