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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.
Megan Erickson hit a walk-off home run for Randolph on Saturday, giving the Rockets a 7-5 win over Goodhue in the first game of the Randolph Invitational. Blooming Prairie would hand the Rockets their second loss of the season in Game 2, a 3-2 win for the Awesome Blossoms. Erickson finished 3-for-4 with a double and three RBI in Game 1, and Morgyn Otte added three hits to her two-inning victory in the circle that yielded no hits and three strikeouts.
Hailey Meincke and Allison Hanson each had three RBI to lead Lake City to an 8-4 win over Goodhue on Tuesday. Ashley Thieren allowed nine hits and three earned runs over seven innings, but got the win for the Tigers with five strikeouts in her effort. Kate Opsahl led the Wildcats with two hits and an RBI. Abby Doerhoefer took the loss, allowing five earned runs on nine hits and two walks over six innings to go with six strikeouts.
Lake City was close to its eighth-straight girls Section 1A True Team championship, but Lanesboro/Fillmore Central/Mable-Canton edged the Tigers, 866.5-848.5. Dover-Etota came in a close third with a 844.5. Lake City's Liv Kozlowski had a second-place finish in the 400-meter dash, posting a time of 27.55 seconds. Riley Pennington was third in the 100 hurdles with a 17.62, and the 4x100 relay team took silver in 52.72. The Tigers' had one other top-three finisher in Grace Adler, who was third in the long jump with a leap of 16 feet, 3 inches.