The Red Wing Republican Eagle covers local sports in Goodhue County and surrounding areas.
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The Red Wing baseball team made it two wins in a row with a 3-1 victory over Waconia on Friday. The Wingers got a lead in the fifth inning thanks to a three-run double off the bat of Caden Benway. Andrew Ball started on the mound for the Wingers and struck out six batters in 5 1/3 innings. Bear Blaney and Taite Shelstad each had two hits.
The Randolph softball team had no shortage of offense in a 20-0 win against Nicolet on Thursday. The Rockets scored in every inning with eight runs in the first, two in the second and five in the third and fourth. Morgyn Otte had a game-high four hits for the Rockets. Kenna Foss and Kenna Otte each had three hits. Morgyn and Foss each drove in four runs, while Megan Erickson had three RBI. Randolph improved to 7-0 overall. Other Area Scores Zumbrota-Mazeppa 11, Cannon Falls 1 Tuesday
Cannon Falls won 5-4 over Goodhue in the final inning on Thursday. The Bombers trailed 4-3 heading into the bottom of the seventh. Luke Sjoquist scored the winning run to move the Bombers to 6-1 overall and 4-0 in the HVL. Soquist led the Bombers at the plate with two hits, two stolen bases, an RBI and the winning run. Wildcat Ethan Schafer pitched six and ⅔, striking out 10 batters. Goodhue fell to 1-4 overall. Tuesday It took extra innings, but Goodhue defeated Kenyon-Wanamingo 4-3 in 11 innings on Tuesday.
The Red Wing girls' golf team got its season off to a good start with a 315-364 win over Rochester John Marshall on Tuesday. With the recent snow, the grounds, especially the putting greens, were a bit rough. Nevertheless, the Wingers enjoyed some early success. "Putting was kind of an issue for us today, but we overall a good first match," said Red Wing head coach Mark Herzog.
The Red Wing softball team fell 12-2 to John Marshall on Tuesday. The Rockets grabbed an early 3-0 lead in the first inning and extended the lead with a run in the second, three in the third and fourth and two more in the sixth. The Wingers managed a single run in the second and sixth. Dani Deming led the Wingers with two hits. Red Wing next faces Faribault at home on Thursday.
The Red Wing boys' tennis team split its doubleheader on Tuesday, losing 5-2 to Albert Lea and winning 5-2 over Austin. Against Albert Lea, Josh Kolby won 6-4, 6-4 in No. 3 singles over Shine Thu. The other match win came in No. 3 doubles with Jacob Angell and Dan Boisen winning 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 over Connor Veldman and Tim Chalmers.
First team Lindsay Reps (Red Wing, sr., guard) 17.2 ppg, 4 rpg, 3.7 apg, 2.5 spg, 48.0 3-point percentage, Class AAA All-State, All-Big 9, 2019 Republican Eagle Player of the Year
The Winona baseball team defeated Red Wing 15-5 in five innings on Monday. The Wingers found themselves in a hole early as the Winhawks plated eight runs in the bottom of the first inning. The Wingers got four back in the second inning, but the Winhawks answered with four runs of their own in the third. The Winhawks added three in the fourth and held the Wingers to just a run in the fourth. Bear Blaney went 1-for-3 with an RBI and scored two runs for the Wingers. Taite Luhman had a hit and two RBI, while Jack Carlson hit a solo home run.
The Lake City baseball team was held to just two hits in an 8-1 loss to Rochester Lourdes on Monday. The Tigers jumped to a 1-0 lead in the first inning, but the Eagles regained the lead with two runs in the third. The Eagles put the game out of reach in the sixth with a six-run inning. Kylar Ruffel had one of the two hits for the Tigers. New Life Academy 10, Cannon Falls 1 New Life Academy got off to a fast start thanks to some Bomber errors in the first. Eleven batters came to the plate in a six-run first inning for the Eagles.
Cannon Falls cruised to 12-2 victory over St. Croix Lutheran on Monday. The Bombers ran away with the game after an eight-run second inning. The big inning was punctuated by Kayley Frenette's three-run triple. Frenette ended the game with a team-high four RBI for the Bombers. Ali Larson went 3-for-3 and scored three runs, while Abby Breuer struck out 11 batters in five innings. Stewartville 4, Lake City 3 Lake City had the winning run on base in the final inning, but Stewartville held on to win by one run.