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Every team at the Mankato quad was within nine strokes of each other. But Red Wing was able to keep the field at bay for a Big Nine Conference victory Tuesday at Mankato Golf Club. “That quad always tends to be very closely contested and not well-played for us,” said Wingers boys’ golf coach Nate Gale. “We always seem to struggle there.” Red Wing closed out the day with a team score of 323, followed by Mankato West (326), Winona (329) and Mankato East (332).
An early two-run lead did not hold for Red Wing in a 6-3 Big Nine Conference loss to Austin on Friday. Marissa Kelly and Natalie Boxrud each had two hits for the Wingers, with Hailey Ehlers and Kelly scoring runs. Abby Boxrud walked twice and stole a base in the loss. Red Wing (2-14) will look to end its 11-game losing streak next week in the Section 1AAA playoffs. Seeding for the tournament is Sunday.
The Lake City girls’ golf team breezed through the competition Thursday in a Hiawatha Valley League meet at Willow Creek Golf Club in Rochester. The Tigers won with a team score of 333, beating Stewartville (376) and Kasson-Mantorville (393). Among local teams, Kenyon-Wanamingo placed sixth with 407, followed by Cannon Falls in seventh with 422.
Red Wing was unable to get a win in its final road game of the year Thursday, taking a 10-1 Big Nine Conference loss against Rochester Mayo. The Wingers’ lone run came in the third inning on a solo home run from Hailey Ehlers. Teammate Haddie Furlong finished 3-for-3 in the batter’s box as the two accounted for all four of Red Wing’s hits. Justine Swenning was pegged with the loss, giving up nine hits and three walks with four strikeouts.
Cannon Falls’ first win since May 2 proved elusive in the regular-season finale Thursday as the Bombers took a 12-2 loss against Hiawatha Valley League foe Hayfield. Hannah Singewald was 1-for-3 with two RBI for Cannon Falls while Amanda Holscher finished 2-for-2. Anja Black and Delanie Otto both crossed the plate for the Bombers. Rachel Huseth was charged with the loss after surrendering 16 hits and 12 runs (all earned).
Goodhue’s Alissa Bien and Elise Tipcke both showcased their power on Thursday, but it wasn’t enough to overtake Kasson-Mantorville, losing the Hiawatha Valley League game 8-5. With two outs in the bottom of the fifth Bien and Tipcke hit back-to-back solo home runs. Both were also 2-for-4 on the day with a double, with Bien collecting three runs and an RBI while Tipcke drove in two runs. Abby Jonsgaard went 3-for-4 in the loss.
Randolph wrapped up its fifth straight Southeast Conference title on Thursday thanks to a 14-2 win over Lyle-Pacelli in Austin. Skyler Turek finished 3-for-4 at the plate for the Rockets with a pair of doubles and an RBI. Mackenna Otte and Megan Erickson were both 2-for-3, with Mackenna tallying a double and an RBI. Morgyn Otte was credited with the win after one strikeout with one hit and one walk allowed over three scoreless innings.
Red Wing won a relatively low-scoring Game 1 on Thursday, 5-3, before Rochester Mayo split the doubleheader with a 15-9 win in Game 2. Teddy Tauer went the distance in the first game, giving the Wingers seven innings on the mound with one earned run coming on four hits and four walks while striking out six. Seth Morem had three RBI for Red Wing.
Josh Brown shut down Byron's lineup while Lake City's batters knocked out the Bears' starter and then battered the bullpen in an 8-1 Tigers' victory on Thursday. Brown threw a compete game, allowing four hits and an earned run. Trent Meyer had two hits, including a double, and two RBI for Lake City, with Luke Meincke scoring two runs for the Tigers. Lake City ends the regular season 7-13 with the Section 1AA tournament on deck for next week. Cannon Falls 1, K-W 0
Trailing by one, Pine Island broke the game open in the top of the fifth inning for a 9-4 Hiawatha Valley League victory over Lake City on Tuesday. Joe Bauer went 3-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI, and also picked up the win after five innings on the mound. Bauer allowed one run on three hits with two strikeouts.