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Andrew Wenstrom (Randolph, sr., P/2B/SS) All-Section 4A, All-Southeastern Conference; .402 AVG, 33 H, 20 RBI, 33 R, 8-2, 0.67 ERA, 93 K. From head coach Chris Stanton: "Andrew has played varsity for four years and has pitched in some very intense games and I always had confidence that we would win when he pitched." Zach Sharpen (Lake City, sr., OF/P) All-Hiawatha Valley League, Team Mr. Hustle; .463 AVG, 31 H, 11 2B, 1 3B, 6 RBI, 16 SB, 4-1, 1.50 ERA, 26 K, 13 BB.
Avery Steffen (Zumbrota-Mazeppa, so., P) Class AA All-State Second Team, All-Hiawatha Valley League; .443 AVG, 35 H, 9 2B, 4 3B, 5 HR, 19 RBI, 30 R, 17-5, 1.54 ERA, 203 K, 51 BB. From head coach Kevin Nelson: "Avery is a very good all-around player, but plays mainly the pitching position. She is as good of a hitter as Z-M has had since I have been here. She hits for power and can hit to the opposite field, and she has great speed on the bases. She will be a very tough out for teams the next two years."
SATURDAY, JUNE 29 Amateur baseball Burnsville at Red Wing, 6 p.m. Cannon Falls vs. Baseball 365 (at Waterville), 12 p.m. Cannon Falls at Waterville, 5 p.m. Legion baseball Red Wing at Parkers Prairie, 4 p.m.
By Jason Feldman email@example.com The list of accomplishments the Red Wing girls’ golf team has piled up over the past three decades is lengthy. As in, four sheets of paper. Single-spaced. Tiny type.
After Round 1 of the Class AA State Girls Golf Tournament, Red Wing's Sophia Yoemans leads all individuals. Yoemans is the only golfer to shoot under par for the round. After playing an even first nine, Yoemans birdied the first three holes on the back nine en route to a 69 by day's end. Winger Leah Herzog sits in a tie for second after the first round with a 73. Ava Bremseth shot an 86. Sydney Flack had a 91. Grace Dube shot a 99 and Ashton Chandler finished with a 104. The Wingers as a team sit in second place, six strokes behind first-place Minnetonka.
In the Class A third-place game, the second-seeded Randolph softball team left no doubt. The Rockets scored 10 runs in the first two innings of play and continued to pile on the runs in a 16-3, five-inning victory over top-seeded New York Mills at Caswell Park in North Mankato on Friday. The Eagles used four pitchers, but none could slow the Randolph offense. The Rockets had 11 hits and walked five times, scoring four runs in the first, six in the second, four in the third and two more in the fifth. New York Mills scored three unearned runs in the bottom of the third.
The Minnesota State High School League made some big decisions on Monday, including voting down the proposal of a shot clock for all classes of boys’ and girls’ basketball. The league’s board of directors voted 13-5 against a 35-second shot clock that has wide support among the state’s coaches but little among athletic directors and region committees.
TUESDAY, JUNE 4 Amateur baseball Eau Claire at Red Wing, 7:30 p.m. Baseball Section 4A Tournament Elimination semifinal (at high seed), 4:30 p.m.
The Section 1A track and field meet held Tuesday, May 28, and Thursday, May 30, gave area athletes a chance to qualify for the Class A state meet. In all, 14 area boys and girls left Cotter High School in Winona with the qualifications necessary to head to Hamline University next week. The top two finishers in the finals automatically qualified for state while others finishing third or below would have to match or beat the state standard to gain entry to the season's final event.
Falling behind on the back nine, the Lake City girls' golf team (328-327--655) came in second place at the Section 1AA tournament in Cannon Falls. The Tigers were led by Ava Wallerich (74-79--153) who finished third among individuals. Wallerich wasn't the only Tiger to have a good tournament. Three other Tigers finished in the top 10 individually. Marah Rothgarn came in fifth (77-84--161), while Jordana Windhorst-Knudsen finished in sixth (84-85--169).