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LOCAL SPORTS July 1, 2024

Sunday Scores:

Amateur Baseball:

Red Wing Aces 3 Cannon Falls Bears 1-The Aces rallied for a win over the Bears at the Red Wing Athletic Field.

The game was scoreless through five innings. Cannon Falls scored their lone in the sixth inning against Aces starting pitcher Aaron Johnson when Beau Zimmerman tripled with two out and scored on an rbi single by Riley Miller. Zimmerman pitched six scoreless innings for the Bears before Keith Meyers came in to pitch the bottom of the seventh inning for Cannon Falls. The Aces promptly scored two runs to take the lead. Brodie Smith had an infield single and a sacrafice bunt by Zach Harding moved Smith to second base. Marcus Walm's rbi double tied the game and Dixon Irwin's rbi single scored Walm to make it 2-1.

The Aces added an insurance run in the bottom of the eighth inning against Luke Winchell, the third pitcher of the day for the Bears. Ethan Loos singled, moved to second base on a sacrafice bunt by Mitch Seeley and scored on an rbi single by Josh Thygesen.

Aaron Johnson (aka The Big Unit) was the winning pitcher for the Aces. In eight innings he allowed just one run on seven hits with no walks and 12 strike outs. Johnson's ERA for the season is 0.90 and he has 61 strike outs in 37 1/3 innings pitched. Drew Ball pitched the ninth inning and picked up the save.

Red Wing is 12-6 on the season and host Stockman's Irish Tuesday at 7:30pm. Cannon Falls is 8-10 on the season and plays at Hampton Thursday.

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