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After getting only one hit on Saturday, the Wingers bounced back in a big way on Monday by cruising past Albert Lea, 10-0. With a 1-0 lead going into the third inning, the Wingers blew the game open by scoring three runs, including singles by Teddy Lillico, Grant Rolen, Teddy Tauer, Jack Carlson and Marcus Walm.
Red Wing had little trouble in their Big Nine Conference triangular with Rochester John Marshall and Rochester Mayo on Thursday. The Wingers won with a 340, while Mayo logged a 385 and JM a 408. Leah Herzog led the way for the Wingers with a 68. She birdied six of her last 10 holes. Sophia Yoemans had a 72, Ava Bremseth (97), Grace Dube (103), Bailie Roschen (106) and Brianna Novak (116). "Great start for the girls," Red Wing head coach Mark Herzog said. "Leah had a career low and Sophia was very solid. Ava and Grace are making nice progress at the No. 3 and No. 4."
Goodhue lost a heartbreaker to Rushford-Peterson on Saturday as the Trojans knocked in two runs in the top of the ninth inning to defeat the Wildcats, 13-11, in their second extra-inning game of the day.
Red Wing had a 6-3 lead going into the fifth inning but gave up four runs in the fifth and five in the sixth before falling to Big Nine rival Northfield on Thursday, 12-7. Red Wing started the game with two singles by Abby Boxrud and Dani Deming before a home run by Hailey Ehlers gave the Wingers an early 3-0 lead.
Goodhue recorded its first win of the season and Cannon Falls was tagged with its first loss as the teams split Thursday’s doubleheader in Goodhue. In Game 1, the Wildcats needed an extra inning to secure the victory but did so in dramatic fashion as Carter Danielson hit a walk-off single to put Goodhue over the top, 4-3.
Goodhue was unable to come back from an early three-run lead built up by Cannon Falls on Thursday, ultimately falling to the Bombers, 4-1. <.p>Cannon Falls got the scoring started in the first inning with an Abby Breuer RBI single to drive in Tatum Pickar. Breuer scored later that inning on a fielder’s choice.
Lake City won three out of four singles matches against Winona Cotter but lost all three doubles matches in a narrow 4-3 loss to the Ramblers. Mitch Medvec won No. 1 singles for Lake City (6-0, 6-0). At No. 3 singles, Jacob Miller won the first set 6-3, lost the second set 1-6 and won the tiebreaker 6-1. Ryan Heise also took his opponent to three sets, winning (7-5, 5-7, 6-2).
In a rematch of last year’s Section 1AAA championship game, Northfield was able to get revenge on its prior loss with a 5-3 victory over Red Wing on Thursday. With only three hits on the day, the Wingers struggled offensively, and with six errors, defense was a challenge as well.
Thursday’s matchup with Owatonna. Instead the Wingers found themselves on the other end of a sweep at the hands of the Huskies. The No. 1 doubles team of Coby Castner and Logan Johnson were the only Wingers to win a set. They took the first set 6-4 before dropping both the second set 4-6 and the tiebreaker 5-10.
The Red Wing boys' track and field team was back outside on Tuesday and performed well while fending off Rochester Century and Northfield in a three-team triangular in Red Wing.