Blues post league win

OWATONNA — Ben Moen and Brian Ness both drove in three runs as the Rochester Blues beat the Owatonna Aces 10-1 in Southern Minny League amateur baseball on Wednesday.

Moen had a three-run single in the third inning. The Blues put the game away with five runs in the sixth.

Derek Hovick pitched seven innings of three-hit ball and Sam Levisen added two innings of scoreless relief.

"The key for us was clutch hits, a good eye (at the plate) and solid pitching," Moen said. "We got a good outing from Derek and good closing from Sam."

Hovick was making his first appearance since playing in the JUCO World Series a little over a week ago.


The Blues (3-5 overall, 1-1 in Southern Minny League) play at the Austin Blue Sox on Sunday at 6 p.m. at Marcusen Park.

Blues 10, Owatonna 1

Blues 000 325 000 — 10 9 6

Owatonna 010 000 000 — 1 4 5

Blues:Brian Ness 2-for-3, 3 RBIs; Charlie Hinsch 2-for-4, 2 RBIs; Ben Moen 3-for-5, 3 RBIs. WP: Derek Hovick 7 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 H, 2 BB, 7 K; Sam Levisen 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 BB, 0 K.

Owatonna:LP: Brian Seibrink 3 1/3, 3 R.

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