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With a team score of 45.5, the Red Wing boys' track and field team placed second in a three-team Big Nine Conference triangular Tuesday at Mankato West. The host Scarlets won the meet with a score of 103, followed by Red Wing and Northfield (37.5). The Wingers' distance runners thrived on Tuesday, with 1-2 finishes in the 1,600- and 3,200-meter runs. In the 1,600, Weston Wyatt won with a time of 4 minutes, 40.46 seconds, followed by teammate Tucker Wallin in 4:42.24. Then in the 3,200, Asa Beckner took first in 10:34.98, with Tom Nemanich in second at 10:38.84.
Zumbrota-Mazeppa took its first Hiawatha Valley League loss on Thursday after getting shut out by Rochester Lourdes, 4-0. Natalie Majerus, Tara Matuska and Megan Johnson each had a hit as the Cougars were held to three hits on the day. Matuska threw all seven innings for Z-M, allowing seven hits, one walk and four runs (two earned) while striking out seven.
Kara O’Bryne struck out 19 with just one hit and three walks given up as Stewartville edged Lake City for a 2-0 Hiawatha Valley League victory on Thursday. Lake City’s lone hit came from Allison Hanson, who was 1-for-3 on the afternoon. Ashley Thieren took the loss for Lake City, allowing eight hits, two runs (one earned) and zero walks while striking out two. Lake City was also done in by giving up three errors.
Abby Doerhoefer struck out nine while holding Triton to four hits, and was also 3-for-3 at the plate with a pair of runs and two doubles to lead Goodhue to a 10-1 Hiawatha Valley League victory Thursday. Abby Jonsgaard went 4-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored, Ari Thomforde went 2-for-3 with a pair of runs, Alissa Bien finished 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI and Elise Tipcke blasted a home run while going 2-for-5 with three RBI.
Led by pitcher Briggs Carlson's 11 strikeouts, Mankato West, last year's Class 3A state champions, took an 8-0 Big Nine Conference victory over Red Wing Thursday in Red Wing. Hailey Ehlers, Meg Grove and Natalie Boxrud each had one hit for the Wingers, and Skyla Reed took the loss after striking out one and allowing no walks. The top-ranked Scarlets finished the game with 15 hits. On Friday, Red Wing will try to snap a six-game losing streak against Rochester John Marshall. Tuesday Faribault 15, Red Wing 1
Kaitlin Otterness was a force at the plate and in the circle for the Cannon Falls softball team in a 12-2 non-conference win Tuesday against Glenville-Emmons. Otterness went 3-for-4 in the batter's box with a double, three RBI and a run scored. Pitching for the Bombers, Otterness struck out seven while surrendering two runs on five hits and three walks in the victory. Elsewhere on offense, Bobbi Cromer was 1-for-2 with a double, two runs scored and two RBI, and Tatum Puckar finished 1-for-4 with a double and three runs scored.
Top-ranked (1A) Randolph took its first loss of the season Tuesday with a 9-1 defeat against Waterville-Elysian-Morristown. “We were not sharp tonight and made too many mistakes in the field,” said Rockets head coach Dennis Trom. Megan Erickson was 1-for-3 with an RBI, followed by Mackenna Otte going 1-for-3 with a run scored. Morgyn Otte took the loss after allowing seven runs on three hits and four walks to go with three strikeouts. Lindsey Grant threw 3 1/3 innings of relief, with two runs, three hits and five walks allowed with one strikeout.
Cannon Falls got an early lead, with Lourdes fighting back to within one. But the Bombers scored seven more runs while holding the Eagles to two over the final four innings to complete an 11-4 Hiawatha Valley League win on Wednesday. Liam Franken was a perfect 4-for-4 for Cannon Falls, with three RBI and three runs scored. Hayden Strain went 3-for-4 with an RBI and three runs, while Gage Hildebrandt and Isaac Banks each scored twice for the Bombers. Andrew Egge pitched six innings, allowing six hits and two walks, with two earned and on unearned run.
Ben Domagala completed six innings and held Faribault to just two hits while the Red Wing offense went off for eight runs in the first inning in a 9-0 Big Nine Conference victory for the Wingers on Tuesday. Domagala walked one and struck our four, and had a long wait to get back on the mound for the top of the second.
By the end of the second inning, Rochester Lourdes led by 10, which allowed the Eagles to coast the rest of the way to an 11-4 Hiawatha Valley League victory over Zumbrota-Mazeppa.