Amateur Baseball: Aces return to win column in extra-inning battle
Red Wing got back in the win column after a four-game skid with a 4-3 win over Randolph on Sunday.
The win wasn't without difficulty, however, as the Railcats pushed the Aces into extra innings. Adam Thygesen scored the winning run in the 10th inning off of a Randolph error.
Randolph opened the game by putting up two runs in the first inning off of two walks, a single and an error. Red Wing battled back to tie the score at 2-2 through four innings after near identical scoring circumstances when Brodie Smith scored on two Seth Cushing at bats.
The Aces claimed the lead in the seventh inning when Mitch Matter brought home Seth Yeatman after his leadoff double. The lead wouldn't last, however, as Randolph responded with a run of its own in the bottom half of the inning.
Red Wing had six different batters record one hit. Brodie Smith led the team with two runs scored.
Brady Schroeder received the starting nod and pitched nine innings. He struck out nine, walked four and gave up one earned run on three hits.
Red Wing (9-7), will be back at home on Wednesday when it takes on the Rochester Royals.
Lyon's Pub 13, Red Wing 10
It was a hitters' game on Friday, as both Lyon's Pub and Red Wing each recorded 15 hits. The Aces were unable to keep pace on the scoreboard, however, and fell, 13-10.
The Aces started the game hot, batting through the order in the first inning en route to an early 4-0 lead. Lyon's Pub responded with three runs of its own in the next half inning, however, to trim the lead to 4-3 through two innings.
Red Wing held Lyon's Pub off the scoreboard in the third and fourth innings while also extending its lead to 7-3. Once again, Lyon's Pub responded with a big inning, scoring four in the fifth, one in the sixth and two in the seventh inning, whereas Red Wing could only muster one run in that span.
Trailing 10-9 heading into the ninth inning, the Aces had a chance to come away with a victory, but Lyon's Pub closed the door with a three-run inning to hold off Red Wing.
Kyle Blahnik led the way offensively for Red Wing, going 4-for-6 with two runs and three RBI. Mitch Matter also logged four hits to go with three runs and one RBI.
Sam Palmatier was the starting pitcher for Red Wing, going five innings while walking two and giving up five earned runs on seven hits. Spencer Schroeder came on in relief for the final four innings. He struck out three, walked two and gave up five earned runs on eight hits.