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Thanks to a six-run third inning, the Randolph baseball team topped Lyle-Pacelli 11-3 on Monday. The Rockets took advantage of some L-P errors. Joey Erickson reached on an error to load the bases, AJ Wiedner plated a run on a ground out to first and Dane Ehleringer followed with a three-run home run. Two singles and another error later, the Rockets had a 6-1 lead.
On Monday, the top-ranked Randolph softball team proved there was no confidence lost from the weekend. After traveling to Coon Rapids and coming up short, the Rockets shut out South St. Paul at home thanks to a few home runs and Morgyn Otte’s pitching. Before the game, the team talked about the importance of beating South St. Paul -- a Class AAA team. “Our pregame pep talk was about QRF and how we are ranked second in QRF,” said Randolph catcher Megan Erickson. “(The challenge) still doesn't phase us because of the difference between our conference and the bigger schools (we've played this year).”
The Red Wing softball team swept Rochester Century on Saturday, winning 5-3 and 12-5. Kennedy Knopp led the Wingers with two hits and three RBI in the first game. For Knopp, she collected her first two varsity hits. In the circle, Justine Swenning earned the win while striking out 12 batters. In Game 2, Elle Brandt had two doubles and Skyla Reed went 3-for-4 to lead the offense. Hannah Rodgers, in the circle for the Wingers, picked up the win.
The Lake City boys' tennis team fell to Schaefer Academy 6-1 on Friday. Mitchel Medvec earned the lone point for the Tigers in singles play. Medvec defeated Dane Bothun 6-2, 6-3 in No. 1 singles. Lake City next competes in the Section 4A Tournament on Thursday.
At the midway point of the boys' golf season, two players have played well and are steadily improving their scores. Cecil Belisle and Michael Stoffel lead the Red Wing boys' golf team and are the two with a path to state. Red Wing head coach Nate Gale said the team as a whole shouldn't be focused on state right now, but said Stoffel, and especially Belisle, are probably setting their sights on state competition.
A six-run fifth inning lifted Randolph to a 10-0 win over Mable-Canton in the first game of Friday’s doubleheader. The Rockets got on the board with four runs in the top of the second, then put the game away in the fifth. Randolph’s Andrew Wenstrom, Isaac Stoesz and Jack Bennerotte each had two hits with Bennerotte knocking in three runs as well. Rocket starter Matt Weber threw all of 64 pitches to pick up the win. Weber allowed three hits and a walk and struck out five.
After falling behind early the Red Wing softball team couldn’t make up the difference in a 5-3 loss to Rochester Mayo on Friday. Down three runs after a half inning of play, the Wingers got one back in the bottom of the first inning. Unfortunately, the Wingers were unable to score again until the seventh inning.
The Red Wing boys' tennis team fell 5-2 to Northfield on Tuesday. Nathan Farrar and Josh Kolby each recorded a win in singles play. Farrar won at No. 2 singles 1-6, 7-5, 6-2 over Oden Hoffs. Kolby won at No. 3 singles 6-2, 6-3 over Micah Olson. Red Wing next travels to Winona on Thursday.
Rochester Mayo pitching held the Red Wing baseball team in check as the Wingers fell 6-1 on Thursday. In the top of the third inning, the Wingers took a 1-0 lead after Bear Blaney worked a two-out walk and scored on an error. The Spartans answered with a run in the bottom half to tie the game, then scored three in the fourth and never looked back.
The Lake City boys' tennis team fell 6-1 to Cotter on Tuesday. Mitchell Medvec won the lone match for the Tigers. Medvec defeated Tony Wan 6-4, 6-1 in No. 1 singles. Lake City's match against Rochester Lourdes Wednesday was cancelled. The Tigers return to action May 14 in the Section 4A tournament. Monday Lake City narrowly lost 4-3 to Shattuck St. Mary's on Monday.