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Amateur Baseball: Aces fall to Miesville on Fourth of July; split with Mudhens

Brady Schroeder comes off the mound and fields a bunt, then throws over the first. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia1 / 4
Brady Schroeder pitched four innings in relief for the Aces in their loss to the Mudhens. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia2 / 4
Ben Domagala pitches for the Aces during their game in Miesville on the Fourth of July. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia3 / 4
Josh Thygesen stretches at first as Red Wing attempts to double off a Mudhen runner but are just a second too late. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia4 / 4

The Red Wing Aces traveled to Jack Ruhr Field on the Fourth of July for the second game of their holiday series against the Miesville Mudhens. The Aces took down the Mudhens, 3-0, in Red Wing on Memorial Day earlier in the season and headed to Miesville looking for the series sweep. However, it was not to be as the Mudhens' power was on full display, scoring seven of its eight runs on three home runs, defeating the Aces 8-2.

Red Wing managed just two runs on six hits as the Mudhens' Shannon Ahern cruised through most of the game. The Aces scored one run in the top of the fourth on a fielder's choice by Corey Tauer that scored Mitch Matter. They added another run in the top of the sixth when Brady Schroeder brought in Adam Thygesen on an RBI double. Miesville scored in four straight innings — two in the third, three in the fourth, one in the fifth and two in the sixth — for its eight runs. Matt Van Der Bosch hit a two-run home run in the third, Brian Sprout added a three-run home run in the fourth, Deryk Marks brought in Brad Goulet with an RBI-single in the fifth and Reed Collins capped off the Mudhens' scoring with a two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth.

Sam Palmatier started the game on the mound for the Aces and went three innings, giving up two runs on just two hits. He was pulled after giving up Van Der Bosch's home run in the third and was relieved by Ben Domagala, who threw just one inning in which he gave up the home run to Sprout. Brady Schroeder finished the game for Red Wing, going four innings and giving up three runs on four hits with two walks and a strikeout.

Schroeder was also productive at the plate for the Aces, going 2-for-4 with one of two RBI for Red Wing. Tauer had the other RBI, while Matter, Thygesen, Kyle Blahnik and Zach Garner all had hits.

Red Wing hosts the Dodge County Diamondbacks on Tuesday, July 10, go to Lake City on July 12 and then welcome the Burnsville Bulldogs on July 13. The Aces are fourth in the Classic Cannon Valley League with a record of 7-4 (10-9 overall).

Alec Hamilton

Alec Hamilton is a RiverTown Multimedia sports reporter covering Hastings, Farmington and Rosemount athletics. He graduated from Drake University with a journalism degree in 2014. 

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