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All three of Red Wing’s doubles teams tallied victories while Mankato East’s singles completed a sweep, sealing a 4-3 Big Nine Conference victory for the Cougars Friday at Red Wing High School.
Down by a slim 1-0 margin after the fourth inning, Hayfield tacked on four runs in the top of the fifth inning, followed by a pair of sixth-inning runs, to pull away from Goodhue for a 6-2 Hiawatha Valley League victory on Friday.
Haddie Furlong and Natalie Boxrud accounted for Red Wing’s two hits on Friday as the Wingers fell 13-0 in five innings to Big Nine Conference foe Rochester John Marshall at Red Wing High School.
Willingers Golf Club in Northfield is tough. And Red Wing posting a 329 shows that. But the Wingers were still the class of the field, beating second-place Lakeville North (341) by 12 strokes. Stephanie Herzog's 72 was good for medalist honors individually, and came after she was 3-over par after seven holes. But birdies on holes 8, 9 and 10 got her back on track to an even-par finish.
Kyle Hawe fired a one-hit shutout on Thursday, leading Red Wing to a 2-0 Big Nine Conference victory over Mankato West. Not many Winger bats made the trip, with the team managing just four hits, led by Teddy Tauer's two. But it mattered little as the defense was strong behind Hawe, who struck out four and walked just one. Red Wing (5-4) heads north to Cold Spring to face Rocori on Saturday.
The offense sputtered a bit, pulling Randolph down to a 6-1 loss to St. Croix Lutheran on Thursday. Grant Otte and Alex Ratzlaff each had two hits for the Rockets, combining for most of the team's five hits. Nick Drinken took the loss, allowing four runs (three earned) over four innings. Drinken issued three walks and gave up five hits before being pulled for Matt Weber, who was hit for two runs over the final six outs.
Zumbrota-Mazeppa took a two-run lead after the top of the first inning, but Stewartville clawed back with single runs in the second and third, then walked off winners in the bottom of the seventh on Adam Koenigs' RBI single for a 3-2 victory. Isaiah Nolte was the tough-luck loser, going 6 1/3 innings on the hill with six hits and five walks allowed and two earned runs. Tyler Grudem had two hits for the Cougars, as did Nolte. Both also doubled.
Kenyon-Wanamingo had all kinds of trouble with Brendan Knoll, who threw a complete-game shutout on Thursday to lead Kasson-Mantorville to a 7-0 Hiawatha Valley League victory over the Knights. Micah Johnson and Tyler Ryan combined for K-W's two hits, while Gavin Roosen took the loss allowing three runs, all earned, over four innings on the mound.
Both teams had a six-run inning, but Lake City managed to outscore Goodhue 3-2 over the other seven frames to take the Hiawatha Valley League tilt, 9-8, on Thursday. Luke Meincke had three RBI for the Tigers, with Tyler Pribyl adding two. Josh Brown had a solo home run. Thomas Lewis got the win, allowing eight runs (six earned) on 11 hits and a trio of walks over 5 2/3 innings.
At the six-team Lake City Invitational on Thursday, the host Lake City girls and the Zumbrota-Mazeppa boys both won team titles. In the girls' competition, Lake City put together a score of 165.5, followed by Kenyon-Wanamingo (116), Cannon Falls (114), Wabasha-Kellogg (78), Zumbrota-Mazeppa (53.5) and Triton (25).