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Kenyon-Wanamingo traveled to Goodhue on Monday and was promptly welcomed with rain for the start of Game 1 in a doubleheader. The wet conditions aided both offenses early as defenders struggled to acclimate. The Knights prevailed in the end, winning 6-5. Tate Erlandson won the game in the top of the fifth inning with a fielder's choice, scoring Micah Johnson. Johnson and Owen Hilke led the Knights with two hits each. Johnson also scored two runs and hit a triple. Goodhue was led by Carter Danielson's two hits, two RBI and one run.
Thomas Huettl fired a three-under-par 69 to lead Lake City to the team championship at the Bomber Invitational, held Monday at the Cannon Golf Club. The Tigers' team score of 313 was four shots better than second-place Hill-Murray. Cannon Falls came in third with 336 and LaCrescent was fourth with 338. Lake City was led by medalist Huettl, Parker Schurhammer (80), Riley Fritz (81) and Tanner Frank (83). Schurhammer finished tied for sixth and Fritz was eighth.
Red Wing traveled to Albert Lea on Monday and came back with its first Big Nine Conference win, a 5-3 victory. The two teams were deadlocked at 3-3 until the sixth inning when Red Wing's Haddie Furlong scored on a wild pitch. The Wingers would add one more insurance run in the seventh after a Hailey Ehlers double drove in Meg Grove. Furlong led the way for the Wingers with two hits, two runs and one RBI. Hannah Rodgers was the winning pitcher. She struck out four and gave up one earned run on eight hits through seven innings.
The Red Wing girls' golf team finished 29 strokes ahead of Winona during a Big Nine quadrangular on Wednesday in Winona. The Wingers shot 345, while Winona finished second with 374. Sophia Yoemans led the way for Red Wing with a 71. Leah Herzog finished with 74, Ava Bremseth (99) and Bri Novak (101).
Red Wing scored one run in the third inning — a Seth Yeatman RBI single that brought home Bear Blaney — and that was all the Wingers would need to secure the victory over Mankato East on Monday. The Wingers logged six team hits with Zach Harding leading the way with two. Marcus Walm was the winning pitcher. He struck out and walked two batters through seven innings on three hits. Saturday Wingers split with Austin
What was a narrow 2-0 lead through four innings quickly escalated for Randolph in the second game of Friday’s doubleheader against Alden-Conger/Glenville-Emmons. The Rockets scored seven runs in the fifth inning to come away with a 9-0 victory and the sweep. Andrew Wenstrom, Isaac Stoesz and Alec Otte recorded two hits each. Wenstrom led the team with two runs — he also hit a triple. Otte had three RBI, while Dane Ehleringer and AJ Weidner both had two RBI.
Lake City did all of its damage in the first inning with five hits and three runs. The 3-0 lead would hold the entirety of the game as the Tigers would defeat the Bombers in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday. Lake City had eight hits — Elyse Dalager and Jamee Norland both had two hits. Cannon Falls had five hits, all from different players.
Red Wing endured an early deficit and unfavorable weather conditions and pulled off the 8-3 victory over Rochester Century on Tuesday. Century opened the game with a double by Sterling Homard and a single by Travis Rittenhouse, which ended up resulting in two runs due to two Red Wing errors. The only hit Century would get the rest of the way, however, would be a home run by Rittenhouse in the third inning.
The Red Wing Elks Soccer Shoot will be held Sunday, June 3, at the A.P. Anderson Park soccer fields. Participants must register before 4:30 p.m. that day. The soccer shoot will be held rain or shine with the competition starting at 4:30 p.m. The competition is open to ages 5-13. Winners in each age group advance to the District Elks Soccer Shoot on July 22 in Red Wing with the chance to advance to the state shoot Aug. 24-26 in Brainerd.
The Red Wing boys' tennis team had some close matchups with Albert Lea on Thursday but ultimately took the loss, 6-1. Lincoln Bryan at No. 2 singles logged the lone victory for the Wingers. He won 6-2, 6-4. At No. 3 singles, Kris Betcher fell 4-6, 4-6, while at No. 4 singles, Jackson Hull lost his first set 3-6, came back to win the second set 7-6, but lost the tiebreaker, 6-10. Next up for Red Wing is the Big Nine Conference meet at 9 a.m. on Saturday in Rochester. Tuesday Northfield 7, Red Wing 0