A trip to Dundas on Sunday left Red Wing with its third loss in four games as the Dukes scored a pair of runs in the sixth and eighth innings to take a key Section 1B game, 4-2.
The Aces led off the Classic Cannon Valley League tilt with a 1-0 lead when Steve Boldt drove in Josh Thygesen with a single in the top of the first inning. That would be all Red Wing would get until a one-out, ninth-inning RBI single from Brady Schroeder gave the Aces some late life.
Dylan Gausman and Drew Sathrum each had run-scoring plate appearances in the sixth while Carson Jones’ two-RBI triple in the eighth put the game away for Dundas.
Aaron Johnson took the loss for Red Wing, going seven innings on the hill. Johnson did not give up an earned run, but was tagged for nine hits and a walk to go with five strikeouts. Schroeder gave up two earned runs in his lone inning of work, striking out three and allowing three hits in the process.
Todd Mathison threw a complete game for the Dukes, striking out five and giving up nine hits.
Red Wing, Hampton split twin bill
Two Ty Buck RBI, and seven strong innings from JT Cunningham, helped Red Wing to a 3-1 victory over Hampton Friday in Game 1 of a Classic Cannon Valley League doubleheader. The Cardinals rebounded with a 3-0 win in Game 2.
Buck singled in Zach Garner in the top of the first inning in Game 1, and then followed with a double in the fifth that scored Steve Boldt. Brady Schroeder knocked in Dixon Irwin in the second.
Hampton’s Alec Knop had his team’s lone RBI in the bottom of the third, pushing across Josh Sharp on a groundout to short stop.
Cunningham, who struck out four and walked two, allowed four hits while counterpart Lincoln Hochmuth gave up six hits in six innings in taking the loss.
In Game 2, Knop allowed a leadoff single to Garner, then shut down the Aces’ bats. Knop saw just two more runners reach base, and both were issued walks. Tait Kelly took ball four in the third, and Garner got the pass in the sixth. Neither reached second base.
Knop struck out 11 batters over seven innings, and was backed by an offense that managed two runs off of Red Wing starter Aaron Stoneberg. In addition to three hits allowed, Stoneberg struck out one Cardinal in six innings of work. Isaac Oeltjen allowed two runs in the top of the seventh on a hit and three walks.
Lyon’s Pub 7, Red Wing 2
Four Red Wing pitchers had a tough time slowing Lyon’s Pub on Tuesday as the Warriors turned an early deficit into an easy 7-2 victory.
Steve Boldt and Jimmy Bohmbach each had had an RBI for the Aces in a two-run fourth inning. But Lyon’s Pub responded in the top of the fourth to tie the game, then added a run in the fifth, two more in the sixth and solo runs in the seventh and ninth.
Brady Schroder took the loss for Red Wing, allowing five runs, three earned, in 5 1/3 innings. Schroeder struck out five, walked three and gave up six hits.
John Spanier earned the win for the Warriors, throwing eight innings, giving up eight hits and striking out 10.