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High school highlights for Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Top performances for area high school players.

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BASEBALL

BIG NINE CONFERENCE

Josh Auger pitched four innings of one-hit ball with five strikeouts and he did not allow a run as Mayo rolled past Austin 13-0 in five innings. Carson Beavers drove in three runs for Mayo while Sam Hruska and Jonah Alleckson were both 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Hruska hit two doubles while Alleckson hit a double and scored three runs.

Cooper Chandler allowed two earned runs on two hits over five innings as Red Wing opened its season with a 10-3 win over John Marshall. Reese Tripp hit a home run and drove in two runs for the Wingers while Mitchell Seeley went 2-for-4 with two RBIs. Aiden Smoley went 2-for-3 with a homer and two RBIs for the Rockets while Zach Carr also went 2-for-3.

HIAWATHA VALLEY LEAGUE

Isaac Wenszell went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and he scored four runs as Lourdes defeated Stewartville 11-1 in five innings. Joe Sperry allowed one earned run on two hits with six strikeouts over the first four innings to earn the win. He was also 2-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI at the plate. Gannon Fix drove in three runs for the Eagles while Brendan Davick had two RBIs.

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• Zumbrota-Mazeppa pitchers Preston Ohm and Conner Preston combined on a five-inning three-hitter as the Cougars beat Goodhue 13-0. Tyson Liffrig and Mitchell Meyer each had two hits for Z-M, and Meyer drove in two runs.

Nick Bauer tossed a three-hitter over eight innings with 11 strikeouts as Pine Island nipped Cannon Falls 3-1. Bauer also hit a double and drove in a run while Matt Horkey went 3-for-5 with a run scored. Jonny Monson pitched four innings and allowed one run on three hits for Cannon Falls before departing.

Isaiah Petersen, Riley Knudson and Tyler Fox all drove in two runs as Byron toppled Kasson-Mantorville 11-2. Logan Marx allowed one run over three innings with six K's for the win. Brooks Buchanan went 3-for-3 and Kyle Nelson was 2-for-2 for the KoMets and both players hit a double.

THREE RIVERS CONFERENCE

Alex Ronnenberg went 3-for-4 with two doubles and a triple as Rushford-Peterson topped St. Charles 13-3 in six innings. Malachi Bunke, Tommy Ekern and Riley Tesch all drove in two runs for the Trojans.

Tristan Augedahl tossed a three-hit shutout and struck out 14 as Caledonia nipped Plainview-Elgin-Millville 1-0. Jason Feils suffered the loss despite pitching a two-hitter over six innings with seven K's as he only allowed a run in the first on a sac fly by Gabe Morey.

Caden Nolte pitched a one-hitter over the first six inning while allowing one earned run with 10 strikeouts as Chatfield topped Lewiston-Altura 9-1. Nolte was also 2-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored at the plate.

SOUTHEAST CONFERENCE

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Dusty Copley threw four innings of no-hit ball and he struck out all 12 hitters he retired as GMLOK topped Houston 9-4 in five innings. Copley also went 2-for-4 at the plate. Bret Musel was also 2-for-4 for GMLOK and he hit a double and had two RBIs. Tristan Stinson had a two-run double for Houston.

• Winning pitcher Brady Lair and Kole Nelsen both had two hits and two RBIs and Landon Mattson also had two RBIs as Alden-Conger/Glenville-Emmons beat Mabel-Canton 12-6 in six innings (one extra inning) in the first game of a doubleheader. James Arneson went 3-for-3 with an RBI for M-C. Nelsen pitched three scoreless innings and he allowed one hit and struck out 10 (one hitter reached on a passed ball) as A-C/G-E completed the sweep by winning in the nightcap 5-4. James Arneson (three innings) and Tyler Larson (one inning) combined to pitch four hitless innings for M-C, but they combined for 11 walks as A-C/G-E won without the benefit of a hit.

NON-CONFERENCE

Will Van Epps went 2-for-3 with three RBIs and Kenyon-Wanamingo scored twice in the bottom of the seventh to nip Winona Cotter 5-4. Trevor Steberg earned the win in relief as he allowed one unearned run on one hit over four innings. Vonya Schultz and Brett Biesanz both had two hits for Cotter.

SOFTBALL

BIG NINE CONFERENCE

Teigan Mancuso went 4-for-5 with a home run, two RBIs with three runs scored and Hailey Lamers hit a three-run homer as Mayo outscored Austin 14-8. Raiven Heise went 4-for-4 with two RBIs for Mayo while winning pitcher Alexa Carlstrom was 2-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs scored and Santana Heise had two hits and two RBIs.

Kennedy Knopp and Amira Ramstad combined for six of Red Wing’s 14 hits as the Wingers used a big offensive explosion to get past John Marshall 13-3 in six innings. Knopp drove in four runs as part of a 3-for-4 day, while Ramstad finished 3-for-3 with three runs scored and also picked up the win in the circle.

HIAWATHA VALLEY LEAGUE

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Abby Breuer dominated in the circle, recording all 15 outs via strikeout and allowing just one hit, to help lead Cannon Falls to a 11-1 victory in five innings. The only hit allowed by Breuer was a home run by Allison Ritter. Madison Burr led the Cannon Falls’ offense with a double, a home run and four RBIs.

THREE RIVERS CONFERENCE

Jaiden Zimmerman went 4-for-4 with a double and three RBIs in Chatfield’s 11-1 five-inning win over Lewiston-Altura. Kara Goetzinger had two hits and two RBIs and Alexis Hinckley and Claire Springer both had two hits. Springer pitched all five innings and allowed just four hits, one walk and struck out 10 for 4-0 Chatfield. Morgan Jackson had two hits for L-A.

Grace Buringa led a St. Charles offense that smashed 11 hits with a two doubles and three runs batted in as the Saints beat Rushford-Peterson 15-0 in four innings. Brenna Koeppel allowed just one hit in four shutout wins in the circle.

Morgan Noehl and Skylar Beck each finished 2-for-3 as Plainview-Elgin-Millville slipped past Caledonia/Spring Grove 5-4. The Bulldogs scored two runs in the bottom of the fifth. Brianna Stemper, Paige Klug and Emily Ideker all registered multi-hit games for the Warriors.

Allie Mallicoat allowed just one hit in four shutout innings as La Crescent-Hokah had little issue in a 13-0, five inning victory over Dover-Eyota. Tobi Ernster led the offense, finishing 2-for-4 with three runs scored. Jolie Draper doubled for the Eagles.

Jacqueline Avilez and Megan Solberg each drove in three runs in Wabasha-Kellogg’s 14-2, five-inning victory against Fillmore Central/Lanesboro.

NON-CONFERENCE

Hailey Biesanz had three hits, including a home run, as Winona Cotter beat Zumbrota-Mazeppa 11-0. Madison Hazelton pitched five innings and allowed just one hit and one walk while striking out 10.

Cheyenne Jones recorded four RBIs and finished 4-for-4 in Pine Island’s 12-5 win over Triton. Jones tallied a double, two runs scored and two stolen bases as well for the Panthers. Gigi Lundi was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI for the Cobras.

BOYS GOLF

BIG NINE CONFERENCE

Kole Forsthoffer shot a 77 and Isaac Ahn carded an 80 as Mayo defeated Mankato West 321-378.

THREE RIVERS CONFERENCE

Wyatt Farrell shot a 1-over-par 36 in guiding La Cresdent-Hokah to a 161-195 win over Rushford-Peterson at Valley High. Ryan Nutter hit a 38 for the Lancers.

GIRLS GOLF

LAKE CITY INVITATIONAL

• The defending state champion Lake City Tigers picked up where they left off a year ago, firing a 323 on their home course to win their season-opening invitational at Lake City Golf Course. Last year’s Section 1AA medalist Jordana Windhorst Knudsen led the way Tuesday with an even-par 72. Teammates Emma Berge (78) and Ella Matzke (83) finished second and third. Byron finished second, led by Callie Dockter (87). Stewartville shot a 421, paced by Rachel Boe (91).

BIG NINE CONFERENCE

Avery Meyer was the meet medalist with a 92 as she helped Mayo slip past Mankato West 409-412.

BOYS TRACK AND FIELD

LAKE CITY INVITATIONAL

• Lanesboro/Fillmore Central/Mabel-Canton’s JT Rein swept the 110 hurdles (16.46) and the 300 hurdles (43.55) as his team won the seven-team Lake City Invitational. LFCMC had 149 points. Second place went to Pine Island with 137.5. Zumbrota-Mazeppa’s RJ Sylak won the 100 (11.34) and the 200 (23.03). Kenyon-Wanamingo/Goodhue’s Laden Nerison had a strong triple jump of 42-feet-9 for first place.

MAYO TRIANGULAR

• Mayo romped to the team title a triangular meet at Mayo, finishing with 101 points. Noah Smith won the 100 (11.71) and the 200 (23.14) for the Spartans. Carter Holcomb won the 300 hurdles (42.39) and the long jump (19-feet-7 1/2). Mayo also got great showings in the triple jump with Yaih Marial soaring 42-6 1/2 for first and Spencer Pearson 42-3 for second.

GIRLS TRACK AND FIELD

LAKE CITY INVITATIONAL

• Zumbrota-Mazeppa twins Katrina Sortland and Natasha Sortland each won individual events (Katrina the 800, 2:19.64) and Natasha the 1,600 (13:45.91) in the seven-team Lake City Invitational. Katrina was also second in the 1,600 and Natasha second in the 800. Lanesboro/Fillmore Central/Mabel-Canton won the meet with a 155.7 score. Pine Island was second (121). LFCMC won the 4x200 and 4x800 relays.

MAYO TRIANGULAR

Mayo’s Hannah Hanson won the 100 hurdles (15.84) and the triple jump (33-feet-4) as the Spartans hosted a triangular meet. Mankato West was the team winner with 82 points. Mayo scored 71.5. Mayo’s Amelia Decker won the 400, Shannon Chen the 1,600 and Catherine Stacy the 3,200. Mayo's Jadyn Lester won the high jump with an excellent height of 5-2.

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