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Amateur Baseball: Aces fall in extra innings

Red Wing third baseman Mitch Matter fields a ground ball in a game against Hampton earlier this season. File photo

Red Wing dropped its third game in its last four tries as the Aces lost to the Dukes, 6-5, after an 11-inning battle on Saturday at Dundas.

The Aces started the scoring in the third inning after Kyle Blahnik hit an RBI single to score Brady Schroeder. In the next at bat, Brodie Smith reached on an error and then Josh Thygesen hit a sac fly to score Blahnik.

In the fourth inning, Mitch Matter would extend Red Wing's lead to, 3-1, but the Dukes would respond in the bottom half of the inning to trim the lead to one.

After Spencer Schroeder came across to give the Aces a 4-2 lead in the sixth inning, Dundas scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth to tie the game. Neither team could score in the ninth and the game went into extra innings.

Blahnik put the Aces on the board with his second RBI single of the game to give Red Wing a 5-4 lead in the top of the 11th inning, but Dundas would respond with two runs in the bottom half of the inning to secure the victory.

Brady Schroeder, Spencer Schroeder and Blahnik led the Aces with three hits apiece, while Blahnik led with two RBI.

Brady Schroeder started on the mound and pitched 6 ⅔ innings. He struck out six, walked six and gave up two earned runs on five hits. Spencer Schroeder came on in relief to pitch 3 ⅔ innings. He walked three and gave up four earned runs on six hits.

Red Wing, 8-4, hosted Austin on Tuesday and will return home on Friday against Lake City.


Aces 12, Roadrunners 2

Red Wing wasted no time getting its offense going, putting up nine runs in the first two innings en route to a 12-2 victory over Rochester on Friday at the Ath.

The Aces started the game with four of its first five batters reaching base safely. After a Dixon Irwin sac fly, Red Wing opened up a 3-0 lead through one inning.

In the second inning, Red Wing put the game away as it scored six runs, nearly batting through the order before recording its second out.

Mike Stegora led the Aces, going 3-for-4 with one RBI and two runs. Irwin also had a big day with two hits, four RBI and one run.

Elsewhere, Zach Garner and Blahnik hit two RBI each, and Adam Thygesen, Brady Schroeder and Blahnik all scored two runs.

Kyle Hawe received the start on the mound and earned the win after pitching six innings. He struck out three, walked one and gave up one earned run on four hits.

Kevin Hayes and Ben Domagala each pitched one inning in relief.

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