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Over ten innings, hits and runs came at a premium between Red Wing and Winona on Saturday. Through the first nine innings, neither team could put a run up on the scoreboard. Then the Wingers' Grant Rolen led the top of the 10th with a single. Then after a sacrifice bunt from Teddy Lillico, Seth Yeatman brought Rolen home for the first run of the game. Then after a wild pitch let Yeatman score, Red Wing took a 2-0 lead. Then with Ben Domagala on the mound in relief, the Wingers were finally able to lock up a win over the Winhawks, 2-0.
Randolph needed 12 innings to sweep a doubleheader against Houston on Friday, taking the first game, 10-0, and the second, 13-3. Morgyn Otte had 14 strikeouts and one walk, and allowed two hits in Game 1 to pick up the win. Skyler Turek and Andrea Splichal each went 3-for-4 for the second-ranked (Class 1A) Rockets, with each driving in two runs as well.
At one of the top track and field meets of the season, Kenyon-Wanamingo senior Mara Quam set a new school record in the girls' long jump on the way to a second-place finish at the Hamline Elite Meet Friday at Hamline University in St. Paul.
Tied 3-3 after four innings, Zumbrota-Mazeppa pulled away in the final three innings, outscoring Chatfield 11-0 en route to a 14-3 non-conference victory on Friday. Carter Cordes went 3-for-4 with a double, three runs scored and three RBI to pace the Cougars’ offense. Sam Adams, Alex DeBlieck and Isaiah Nolte each had two hits for Z-M, with Nolte driving in a run while crossing home plate twice.
Randolph opened its home doubleheader against Houston with an 11-1 win, then closed the evening with a 15-6 victory. The Rockets scored once in the first inning, five times in the second and then ended Game 1 with five more in the fifth. Matt Weber had one hit, a pair of walks and four RBI for Randolph, with Matt Olson scoring three times. Nick Drinken got the win, throwing three innings of three-hit ball with one unearned run and two strikeouts.
Rochester Lourdes led by four after two innings, but Kenyon-Wanamingo came back to take the Hiawatha Valley League contest, 9-6, on Thursday. Matt Houglum held on for the win, going 6 1/3 innings. The Eagles scored three earned runs off Houglum, and one unearned. Houglum struck out four, but walked three and gave up seven hits.
Pine Island's bats came through with 11 hits in a 10-5 Hiawatha Valley League victory over Zumbrota-Mazeppa on Thursday. Braden Aakre and Drew Lohmeyer each had two RBI, with Lohmeyer coming through with three hits. Keegan Majerus earned the win in relief of Joe Bauer, allowing three earned and one unearned run over five innings on five hits and two walks. Lohmeyer also had seven strikeouts.
Andrew Wenstrom's RBI single in the bottom of the fifth inning propelled Randolph to a 3-1 victory over Lyle-Pacelli on Thursday. Wenstrom finished the game 2-for-3, coming up with one-third of the Rockets' six hits. Nick Drinken had one hit and one RBI for Randolph as well. Wenstrom went all seven innings on the mound, striking out six and walking three with the Athletics’ one run coming on three hits.
LAKE CITY — Cannon Falls had nine hits off Josh Brown, but the Lake City pitcher got out of some jams and his offense picked him up as the Tigers knocked off the Bombers, 6-2, during Hiawatha Valley League play on Thursday. Brown's seven innings included just two earned runs, one in the first inning and one in the fifth. Brown also only issued one walk, and struck out three to get the win.
PINE ISLAND – Pine Island took its first loss of the spring on Thursday as Stewartville came to town and no-hit the eighth-ranked (Class 2A) Panthers 10-0 in six innings. In just 73 pitches, O'Byrne struck out 15 while allowing just one walk to Katelyn Kennedy. O'Bryne was also 2-for-4 at the plate with two doubles and three RBI.