The Red Wing Republican Eagle covers local sports in Goodhue County and surrounding areas.
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Behind the pitching of Justine Swenning and the hitting of Skyla Reed the Red Wing softball team past Austin 8-2 on Thursday. The Wingers scored three runs in the third to break the scoreless tie. After giving up two runs in the bottom of the third, the Wingers scored a run in the fourth and fifth before adding three runs in the seventh.
Holding a slim lead, the Red Wing baseball team fell behind in the later innings. Austin forged ahead to win 7-2 over the Wingers on Thursday. The Wingers scored two runs in the bottom of the third. Jack Carlson and Caden Benway each drove in a run. The Wingers offense couldn’t string together many hits after scoring in the third.
Leah Herzog made Red Wing girls golf history on Thursday when she became the first Winger to have three consecutive rounds with a sub-70 score. Her effort led the Wingers to a win over Rochester Century, 326-384./p> Herzog led all participants with a 69. Sophia Yoemans had her second consecutive under par round, finishing with a 71./p>
The Cannon Falls softball team defeated Goodhue 6-3 on Tuesday. After Goodhue scored first in the third inning, Cannon Falls answered with three runs to take a 3-1 lead. The Bombers never relinquished the lead as the team scored one run in the fourth and two in the fifth while holding the Wildcats to two runs in the final four innings.
The Cannon Falls baseball team earned a 8-5 win over Lake City on Tuesday. After two innings of play, the game was tied 4-4. In the fifth inning, the Bombers forged ahead with a three-run inning. The Bombers added an insurance run in the sixth. Bomber Luke Sjoquist went 2-for-4 while driving in two runs. Roan Reardon had two hits and scored a run. Josh Matanich reached base safely four times and hit a three-run home run. Kylar Ruffel had three hits and had two RBI.
The Red Wing boys' tennis team took down Faribault 6-1 on Tuesday. Winger Aidan Coyle led off singles with a win over Jon Caron 6-2, 6-1. Nathan Farrar won his No. 2 singles match 6-0, 6-3 over Sang Le. Josh Kolby won at No. 3 singles 6-1, 6-2 over Luke Leppert and Aidan Hull beat Sam Liffengren in No. 4 singles 6-3, 6-3. The lone Winger loss came in No. 1 doubles. Jackson Hull and Graham Achen fell 6-4, 4-6, 12-14 to Carter Remillard and Ryan Kline.
First team Nathan Heise (Lake City, jr. guard) 21.9 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 4.5 apg, 2.2 spg, All-HVL, HVL Player of the Year, All-State Tournament Team, 2019 Republican Eagle Player of the Year
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.