The Red Wing Aces were unable to hold onto an early 2-0 lead as Northfield scored four runs total in the eighth and ninth innings to leave the Red Wing Athletic Field with a 6-3 Classic Cannon Valley League victory on Sunday.
The Aces tacked on their first run in the bottom of the first on an RBI single by Ty Buck that scored Adam Thygesen from second. Then in the fourth, Red Wing went up 2-0 on a sacrifice fly from Alex Quiding that scored Kyle Blahnik.
The Knights tied the game briefly after an error allowed a pair of runs to score in the top of the fifth, but the Aces quickly retook the lead when Buck scored on a groundout by Blahnik.
Starting with an RBI triple by Eric Pittman that tied the game at 3-3, the Knights got an RBI double by Tim Maus and a sacrifice fly from Troy Deden that made it a 5-3 lead after the top of eight. Jake Mathison added an insurance run in the ninth after scoring on an Aldon Severson double.
Buck, Dave Jenson and Quiding each finished with three hits apiece, helping the Aces to a 12-hit afternoon. Aaron Johnson went seven innings for Red Wing, striking out 10 while giving up two runs and four hits in a no-decision.
Aaron Stoneberg took the loss after giving up four runs and five hits in two innings of relief.
The Aces (5-2) will host the Rochester Royals on Wednesday.