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In a back-and-forth battle, Mankato East had the final blow in a two-run sixth inning. Red Wing fell 6-5 in its home opener on Monday. Playing clean, error free baseball could have resulted in a one-run win for Red Wing. Instead, it was the Cougars walking away with the narrow victory. “I don't know if I've ever coached a game where we made seven errors and won the ballgame,” said Red Wing head coach Paul Hartmann.
Trailing 4-3 in the bottom of the sixth, the Lake City baseball team scored two to go ahead. The Tigers held Pine Island off the scoreboard in the seventh to secure a 5-4 win on Monday. The Tigers grabbed an early lead with a run in the first inning. Each team scored twice in the third. The Panthers went ahead 4-3 with two runs in the fifth before the Tigers regained the lead for good.
The Randolph softball team and pitcher Morgyn Otte notched the Rocket’s second consecutive shutout with a 6-0 win over Cleveland on Monday. The Rockets scored two runs in the first inning and another in the third to give Otte early run support. From there Otte was dialed in on the mound, striking out 13 batters.
It was an offensive showcase for the Randolph softball team as the Rockets swept Schaeffer Academy on Tuesday, winning 20-1 and 25-0. In Game 1, the Rockets scored six runs in the first inning, four in the second and 10 in the third. Morgyn Otte and Meredith Taylor each drove in four runs for the Rockets. Cheyann Freundschuh collected three RBIs. On the mound, Otte pitched all four innings and didn't allow a hit while striking out 11.
The Randolph baseball swept Schaeffer Academy on Tuesday, winning 18-8 and 9-0. In the first game, the Rockets trailed 3-2 after one inning of play. In the fourth, the Rocket offense pushed across 11 runs and scored three more in the fifth to put the game out of reach. Andrew Wenstrom, Jack Bennorette and Jackson Bueckster each drove in three runs for the Rockets.
The Cannon Falls baseball team squeaked out a narrow 4-3 win over Byron in its season-opener on Monday. The Bears had runners on first and third with one out in the top of the seventh inning. Bomber Riley Miller secured the win with a back-to-back strikeouts for the final two outs. Byron opened the scoring with a run in the third. Cannon Falls answered with three runs in the bottom of the third. The Bombers added one more in the fifth to take a 4-1 lead. The Bears scored two in the sixth to cut the deficit, and fell short in the seventh.
The Red Wing softball team cruised to a 16-6 win in its season-opener against Lake City on Monday. The Wingers grabbed an early 1-0 lead with a run in the top of the first inning. Still leading 1-0, the Wingers scored six in the third. The Tigers answered with three in the bottom half. In the fourth the Wingers broke the game open, scoring nine runs to extend its lead to 16-3. In total, the Wingers scored 16 runs on 20 hits.
SATURDAY, MARCH 23 Boys Basketball Class AA Third-place Concordia University, St. Paul Lake City vs. TBD, 12 p.m. MONDAY, MARCH 25 Boys’ Tennis Practice begins
ROCHESTER—The Randolph Rockets boys' basketball team fell to the Spring Grove Lions 72-54 Friday night at the Mayo Civic Center in the Section 1A championship game. A slow start proved costly to the Rockets as they fell behind by double-digits early, and had trouble cutting the Lions' lead under 10 for most of the game. The loss ends a historic season for Randolph, which finished 26-3.
ROCHESTER—It's always a memorable night when a team heads to the state tournament. It's even more enjoyable when the team beats a rival to earn a trip to Minneapolis. That's exactly what happened on Friday night at the Mayo Civic Center as Lake City earned a 70-42 win over St. Charles to return to the state tournament for the first time since 2017.