Baseball: Rally falls short as Wingers split with Mayo
Facing a 6-2 deficit entering the final half inning, Red Wing was tasked with a big rally. After scoring three runs it appeared the Wingers might just be able to pull it off but they fell short, losing to Mayo, 6-5, in the first game of a doubleheader.
Zach Harding got the seventh-inning rally started with a leadoff double. Teddy Lillico and Seth Yeatman followed up with singles before Grant Rolen hit a sac fly to bring in the second run of the inning. Teddy Tauer and Marcus Walm proceeded to hit two consecutive singles and the Wingers had two on with one out. Taite Luhman singled to load the bases with two outs but Mayo’s Evan Kaese was able to get out of the jam and earn the save.
Walm paced Red Wing by going 3-for-4 with a double. Lillico, Yeatman and Tauer all had two hits.
Tauer got the start and pitched 5 ⅔ innings. He struck out three, walked four and gave up seven hits.
In the nightcap the Wingers once again used late-game heroics but were able complete the task this time with a 6-3 victory.
Tied at 3-3 entering the bottom of the sixth inning, the Wingers benefited from errors, a hit batter and three walks to score three runs to seal the win.
Walm, Luhman and Bear Blaney all recorded two hits for Red Wing. Walm hit his second double in as many games and Luhman led the team with two RBI. Tauer led the way with two runs.
Gage Peine received the start and pitched five innings in a no-decision. He struck out one, walked three and gave up three hits. Tre Moore earned the win after pitching the final two frames.
Red Wing, 9-6 (8-6 Big Nine), will travel to Siebert Field on Saturday to take on Hill-Murray.
Winona 3, Red Wing 1
The last time Red Wing faced off against Easton Gamoke of Winona, he struck out 11 and didn't allow a hit. The Wingers didn't fare any better the second time around and fell, 3-1, on Tuesday.
Teddy Tauer recorded the only hit of the game for Red Wing with a double in the second inning. Due to a Winona error and two walks issued by Gamoke, Tauer came around to score the only run of the game for Red Wing.
Ben Kuehni took the loss after pitching all six innings. He struck out six, walked one and gave up one earned run on seven hits.
Gamoke struck out 14 and walked three while allowing just the one hit through 6 ⅓ innings to earn the win.