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Needing 10 innings to decide a victor, the Hadley Buttermakers were able to slip by the Cannon Falls Bears with a 3-2 victory in the opening round of the Class C state tournament Sunday in Norwood Young America. Hadley's Max Zwart belted a single to right field, which allowed base runner Nick Bruning a chance to score the game-winning run. Bruning beat the throw home, giving the Buttermakers the decisive edge.
The Northfield Knights' pitching duo of Cameron Gray and Dave Picha managed to hold the Red Wing Aces to two hits in an 11-0 seven-inning Classic Cannon Valley League victory Sunday in Red Wing. The Aces' two hits came from brothers Josh and Adam Thygesen, who were both 1-for-3 with singles. On the mound, Sam Palmatier took the loss with eight runs given up on 11 hits and one walk with three strikeouts over four innings.
Brady Braaten (sr. 2B/P, Pine Island) .520 average, 6 doubles, 25 RBI, 26 R, 11 SB; 38.2 IP, 5-1 record, 2.29 ERA, 28 Ks, 22 BB. All-Hiawatha Valley League, Class 2A All-State, All-Section 1AA-West, All-Star Series participant.
With two runs and four straight hits in the bottom of the fourth inning, the Red Wing Legion baseball team was able to string together some quality offense. But with Prior Lake scoring six runs in the top of the frame, Post 54 was in too deep a hole in a 12-2 loss Thursday at the Red Wing Athletic Field.
Scoring four runs in the top of the fifth inning, Red Wing picked up a Classic Cannon Valley League win on Sunday, beating Randolph 12-5. Brodie Smith was the Aces' top hitter, going 3-for-4 with a double and a pair of runs scored. Brady Schroeder was 1-for-5 with a home run, three runs scored and two RBI. Mitch Matter and Josh Thygesen were both 2-for-5, with Thygesen hitting for a double with three RBI and a run scored for Red Wing. Ben Domagala recorded the win after giving up three runs on nine hits with one strikeout and two walks over six innings.
Libertie Ryan and William Meacham competed in the National Youth Weightlifting Championships June 23-25 in Atlanta. Both Red Wing lifters ended up in the top 10 of their respective weight classes at the conclusion of what was the largest-ever U.S. Weightlifting competition.
Miesville has scored in double digits six times in nine games, including a 16-0 win over the Austin Blue Sox on Wednesday. Ronnie Sweeney had five RBI for the Mudhens, with Deryk Marks adding four RBI with his 3-for-5 night. Shannon Ahern got the seven-inning victory, allowing seven hits with four strikeouts. New Market 10, Cannon Falls 6
Brianna Albers (Zumbrota-Mazeppa, sr., 2B) All-Hiawatha Valley League, All-Section 1AA, second team Class 2A All-State, Academic All-State; .398 AVG, .419 OBP, .548 SLG, 37 H, 12 2B, 1 3B, 23 RBI, 17 R
Red Wing had three golfers in the top four, but Edina's last scorer was the difference to give the Hornets a 310-326 lead heading into Wednesday's final round of the Class 3A girls golf meet at Bunker Hills Golf Club in Coon Rapids. Sophia Yoemans' 75 was good for third individually, and tops for Red Wing, after 18 holes. Stephanie and Leah Herzog had matching 76s to tie for fourth, with Sydney Flack firing a 99. Edina's Joanna Kim leads the field with a 73, followed by Lakeville North's Megan Welch, who finished with a 74. The Hornets also had scores of 77, 80 and 80.
Red Wing's Cecil Belisle was a stroke ahead after nine holes, and ended up tied after 18 to set up a showdown on Wednesday for the final round of the Class 2A state golf meet at The Ridges at Sand Creek in Jordan. Belisle shot 34s on both the front and back nine, while Holy Family's Lincoln Cizek went 35-33 to tie the Winger sophomore. Jack Michel (Holy Family), Esten Stensrud (Minnewaska) and Jacob Zosel (Morris) are tied for second with 69s. Two others lurk with 70s, and a trio chases with 71s.