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Goodhue’s Alissa Bien and Elise Tipcke both showcased their power on Thursday, but it wasn’t enough to overtake Kasson-Mantorville, losing the Hiawatha Valley League game 8-5. With two outs in the bottom of the fifth Bien and Tipcke hit back-to-back solo home runs. Both were also 2-for-4 on the day with a double, with Bien collecting three runs and an RBI while Tipcke drove in two runs. Abby Jonsgaard went 3-for-4 in the loss.
Randolph wrapped up its fifth straight Southeast Conference title on Thursday thanks to a 14-2 win over Lyle-Pacelli in Austin. Skyler Turek finished 3-for-4 at the plate for the Rockets with a pair of doubles and an RBI. Mackenna Otte and Megan Erickson were both 2-for-3, with Mackenna tallying a double and an RBI. Morgyn Otte was credited with the win after one strikeout with one hit and one walk allowed over three scoreless innings.
Red Wing won a relatively low-scoring Game 1 on Thursday, 5-3, before Rochester Mayo split the doubleheader with a 15-9 win in Game 2. Teddy Tauer went the distance in the first game, giving the Wingers seven innings on the mound with one earned run coming on four hits and four walks while striking out six. Seth Morem had three RBI for Red Wing.
Josh Brown shut down Byron's lineup while Lake City's batters knocked out the Bears' starter and then battered the bullpen in an 8-1 Tigers' victory on Thursday. Brown threw a compete game, allowing four hits and an earned run. Trent Meyer had two hits, including a double, and two RBI for Lake City, with Luke Meincke scoring two runs for the Tigers. Lake City ends the regular season 7-13 with the Section 1AA tournament on deck for next week. Cannon Falls 1, K-W 0
Trailing by one, Pine Island broke the game open in the top of the fifth inning for a 9-4 Hiawatha Valley League victory over Lake City on Tuesday. Joe Bauer went 3-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI, and also picked up the win after five innings on the mound. Bauer allowed one run on three hits with two strikeouts.
Carter Cordes and Tyler Grudem held Goodhue to five hits on Tuesday, and the Cougars' offense overcame four unearned runs from the Wildcats to win a Hiawatha Valley League game, 6-4.
Hayfield tried to extend the game, but Kenyon-Wanamingo stopped it in five innings with an 11-1 Hiawatha Valley League victory on Tuesday. Mathew Houglum had two hits and four RBI, and Jack Buelke had two hits and three RBI to lead the Knights offensively. Dylan Craig and Calvin Steberg each contributed two hits to K-W's total of nine.
Pounding Hayfield for 14 hits, Zumbrota-Mazeppa secured an 11-4 Hiawatha Valley League win Tuesday in Zumbrota. Tara Matuska was 3-for-4 at the plate with a double, three RBI and a pair of runs for the Cougars. Lyndsey Quam was a perfect 3-for-3 with three runs and an RBI, and Brianna Albers drove in four runs as part of a 2-for-4 effort. Z-M plays host to Lake City on Thursday.
Up 2-0 through three innings, Pine Island pulled away from Lake City with a six-run fourth en route to a 12-4 Hiawatha Valley League win on Tuesday. Autumn Pin paced the Panthers' offense, going 3-for-5 with a double, two RBI and a run scored. Katelyn Kennedy had two hits, including a double, with two runs and an RBI, and Katie Jackson finished 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI. The winning pitcher was Jordyn Mathison, who had five strikeouts with eight hits and four walks given up over seven innings.
Ninth-ranked (3A) Winona jumped on Red Wing early with five runs in the second inning and six in the third for an 11-0 five-inning victory in Big Nine Conference play Tuesday at Winona. Ashton Hoeppner struck out nine in the Winhawks' win while giving up just one hit, to Meg Grove in the fourth inning. Justine Swenning was charged with the loss after 11 Winona hits and two walks allowed with no strikeouts.