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Ninth-ranked (3A) Winona jumped on Red Wing early with five runs in the second inning and six in the third for an 11-0 five-inning victory in Big Nine Conference play Tuesday at Winona. Ashton Hoeppner struck out nine in the Winhawks' win while giving up just one hit, to Meg Grove in the fourth inning. Justine Swenning was charged with the loss after 11 Winona hits and two walks allowed with no strikeouts.
Rain cut the game down to just five innings, but the Red Wing baseball team was able to win its fourth straight game Tuesday with a 2-1 Big Nine Conference win against Winona at the Red Wing Athletic Field. Scoreless through three innings, the Winhawks struck first as Daniel Rohde led the top of the fourth off with a single. With two outs, Zach Schmit drove Rohde home from second base with a double to left field.
Dundas pitcher Shelby Samuels gave up just one hit over seven innings to lead the Dukes to an 8-2 victory over Cannon Falls on Sunday. Samuels struck out four and walked two before giving way to the bullpen, which surrendered two hits and two earned runs in two innings. Jonathan Bishop had a double, a home run and six RBI for Dundas. The Bears got a couple of RBI from pinch-hitter Nolan Rechtzigal in the bottom of the ninth. Jared Woodward completed three innings, giving up three runs (zero earned) on five hits and a couple of walks. Friday
With a 3-0 win against Triton on Monday, Cannon Falls secured the Hiawatha Valley League Blue division title thanks to a 12-3 conference record. The Bombers' Hayden Strain finished 3-for-3 with a run and a stolen base from the lead-off spot. Andrew Egge was 2-for-3 with a solo home run off the foul pole in left field to open the sixth inning. Jared Anderson tallied five strikeouts while holding the Cobras to one hit and six walks over 6 2/3 innings. Chase Reber got the save after recording the final out.
Playing a pair of Hiawatha Valley League games Saturday against Triton, Zumbrota-Mazeppa split the series with a 6-3 loss in Game 1 before taking a 15-5 win in the follow-up. Held to three hits in Game 1, the Cougars were led by Zach Hutton’s 2-for-4 showing at the plate. Hutton also had two runs scored. Kevin Nordquist was 1-for-3 and was charged with the loss after striking out seven with six runs (four earned), three hits and five walks allowed.
Saturday at Bill Kieffer Field, the Lake City baseball team picked up a pair of wins over Hiawatha Valley League foe Stewartville. Lake City opened with a 14-12 Game 1 win, followed by a 9-7 victory to complete the sweep. Josh Brown and Luke Meincke both went 3-for-4 for Lake City, with Meincke driving in a pair of runs. Hunter Grimm was 2-for-3 with two RBI, and Nate Baer finished 2-for-3 with a run driven in. Brown got the win after going six innings.
Kenyon-Wanamingo snapped a four-game losing skid on Saturday after sweeping Goodhue in a Hiawatha Valley League doubleheader. The Knights opened with a 6-1 Game 1 win before completing the sweep against the Wildcats with a 9-2 victory.
For two games, Cannon Falls shut down Hayfield in a Hiawatha Valley League doubleheader at John Burch Park Saturday. Game 1 went the Bombers' way in a 6-0 victory before clinching the sweep with an 11-0 six-inning win in Game 2.
Red Wing had a pair of games at the Plainview-Elgin-Millville Invitational on Saturday, and lost both games by a combined two runs. In the opener, the Wingers fell 3-2 to Dover-Eyota, and then dropped a 9-8 game to PEM.
The two teams combined for just nine hits, but Zumbrota-Mazeppa scored the only run ins a 2-0 win over Robbinsdale Cooper at the Jackson County Central Invitational on Saturday. The Cougars also beat New York Mills, 10-0, at the tournament.