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Red Wing Legion Post 54 picked up its second doubleheader sweep in three days against St. Paul Park Saturday at the Red Wing Athletic Field. Post 54 won both games by one run, getting a walk-off win in Game 1, 3-2, and a 2-1 victory in eight innings in Game 2. Marcus Leach pitched 6 1/3 innings in Game 1, allowing two runs on six hits and four walks. He struck out six.
Red Wing picked up two victories Thursday night on the road against South St. Paul. Post 54 won Game 1, 16-5 in six innings. South St. Paul took a 2-0 lead in the second inning, but Red Wing responded with nine runs in the top of the third inning and added seven more runs in the sixth inning. Preston Blaney finished 2-for-5 with a double, a home run and three RBI for Post 54. Michael Bigelbach went 2-for-4 with five RBI in the win. In Game 2, Red Wing grabbed a 5-2 victory.
Red Wing used two big innings to thump Pine Island, 12-0, in seven innings Friday at the Red Wing Athletic Field. The Aces (22-5) tallied 14 hits and two walks while the Pioneers made three errors. Steve Boldt went 2-for-4 with a double, four RBI and a stolen base to lead Red Wing and Kyle Blahnik was 2-for-4 with two RBI. Zach Garner finished 2-for-4 with an RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base in the victory. Andy Gibart picked up the win for the Aces, throwing five innings and allowing three hits and two walks while striking out three.
Led by a strong pitching performance from Andrew Werner, and big offensive outings by David Vogelgesang and Colin Keefe, Miesville cruised to a 14-0 seven-inning Classic Cannon Valley League victory Sunday in Northfield. Werner picked up a complete-game victory, striking out four and giving up just three hits and a walk. Vogelgesang finished with a home run, four RBI and two runs, and Keefe went 2-for-3 with a home run, four RBI and two runs in the Mudhens’ victory.
Few teams get on a roll like Red Wing was riding heading into Thursday’s Independence Day matchup with Miesville at the Red Wing Athletic Field. The Aces had won 11 straight games and were 15-0 at home but between the rivals, all records and streak are thrown away. Red Wing grabbed a lead in the first inning but the Mudhens led the final six innings en route to an 8-5 victory. David Vogelgesang went 3-for-5 with two RBI, two runs scored and two stolen bases for Miesville (11-5), while David Olson was 2-for-4 with three RBI.
The Lake City Serpents’ woes continued on Sunday after getting roughed up in a 16-0 seven-inning loss to Northfield in a Classic Cannon Valley League game in Northfield. Lake City was held to one hit: a fourth-inning double by Austin Baab. Eric Sandstrom was pegged with the loss after allowing four hits and six runs (five earned) before recording an out in the first inning. Finishing with 15 hits, the Knights were led by Matt Larson, who was 3-for-4 with three RBI, two runs scored and a double.
The Missota Conference recently released its list of All-Conference teams, and numerous Red Wing athletes made the cut. The Wingers’ boys tennis team received the most nominations after finishing second in the conference behind Shakopee.
Red Wing legion baseball’s rough week ended on a sour note on Friday as Post 54 was roughed up by Eastview in a 13-2 five-inning loss at the Red Wing Athletic Field. Up 4-1 going into the top of the fifth inning, Eastview laid down three straight bunts on the soaking-wet grass at the Ath. Putting Red Wing’s defense in flux, Eastview blew the game wide open with nine runs in the frame. “Eastview was always hustling and putting pressure on our guys,” said Red Wing head coach Justin Plein.
Mike Stegora continued his hot streak at the plate Thursday, going 3-for-4 with a triple and a home run, as Red Wing defeated Kewaskum (Wis.) 7-3 at the Red Wing Athletic Field. Stegora tallied three RBI, scored two runs and stole two bases in the victory.