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With three runs in the fourth inning, Goodhue managed to keep Triton at bay for a 5-1 victory Tuesday in Dodge Center. Cooper Davidson, Jack Gadient and Lucas Thomforde each had two hits for the Wildcats. Davidson was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored, while Gadient and Lucas were 2-for-3 with a run scored. Nicholas Thomforde finished 1-for-3 with a double, and Taylor Buck went 1-for-3 with a pair of runs scored.
Tara Matuska threw a complete game, and Zumbrota-Mazeppa played perfect defense, to lead the Cougars to a 9-1 Hiawatha Valley League victory over Kasson-Mantorville on Tuesday. Matuska gave up one earned run on seven hits and a pair of walks, but struck out nine. Matuska also had two hits, a stolen base and an RBI. Anna Haugen and Natalie Majerus both had two RBI for the Cougars with Makayla Arendt adding a solo home run as well. Z-M (5-1) had 14 hits in the game, and is to host Byron on Thursday.
Byron broke a 1-1 tie with two runs in the top of the seventh inning to take home a 3-1 Hiawatha Valley League victory over Lake City. Charlie White, taking over in relief for Thomas Lewis, was given the loss for the Tigers, pitching two innings and allowing two hits and two earned runs with five walks and two strikeouts. Lewis struck out four, walked two and gave up one earned run on eight hits over five innings. Drew Bailey had the lone RBI for Lake City. Keegan Kuhn pitched two perfect innings to get the win in relief for the Bears.
Randolph picked up its first win on the road Tuesday, beating Southeast Conference foe Mabel-Canton 9-5. Brandon Ratzlaff had a team-high three hits for the Rockets while driving in a pair of runs. Matt Olson also had two RBI. The Rockets were able to capitalize on five Mabel-Canton errors en route to the victory. Randolph returns home Friday for a conference doubleheader against Glenville-Emmons.
Junior left-hander Teddy Tauer struck out 10 and limited Austin to one hit and two walks in a 7-0 Big Nine Conference win on Tuesday. Along with his strong day on the mound, Tauer was 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored. Tyler DeFore went 2-for-3 with a pair of runs and an RBI for the Wingers, and Zach Harding finished 1-for-3 with a double and a run.
With four golfers in the top 10, the Lake City girls’ golf team took top honors at the Lake City Invitational Tuesday at Lake City Golf Course. Lake City had a team score of 332, besting Woodbury (365), Rochester Century (388), Stewartville (396) and Kasson-Mantorville (410).
Trailing 2-0 after three innings, a three-run fourth propelled Zumbrota-Mazeppa to a 4-2 non-conference win against Hudson on Monday. Lyndsey Quam got the complete-game win for the Cougars, holding Hudson to four hits while striking out five and allowing seven walks. Tara Matuska finished 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI and Brianna Albers finished 3-for-4 with a run scored for Z-M.
Kenyon-Wanamingo scored three runs in the fifth inning to make it a one-run game with Stewartville. But the Tigers were able to keep the Knights at bay, leading to a 5-3 Hiawatha Valley League victory on Monday. Carter Leininger went 2-for-2 with a double and an RBI to lead K-W’s offense. On the mound, Gavin Roosen took the loss after allowing three runs over two innings. Mitch Boyum went five innings in relief, allowing three hits and three walks to go with a pair of strikeouts.
FRONTENAC — With Cecil Belisle taking medalist honors with a score of 69, the Red Wing boys' golf team eked out a 306-313 victory over Lake City Monday at Mount Frontenac Golf Course. “It was the best score we've shot since I've been coach,” said Gale, who is in his third year as Wingers' head coach. “Cecil's 69 was a bonus, but we had three sub-80s scores.
Kyle Hawe held Bemidji in check through five innings, but the Lumberjacks broke out in the sixth and rallied for a 10-9 victory over Red Wing on Friday. Bemidji scored five runs in the sixth, three in the seventh and then a game-deciding two in the eighth. The Wingers had a 7-0 lead going into the sixth, and left the tying run on third to end the game.