Lake City 14 Zumbrota-Mazeppa 12
Shakopee 11 Red Wing 1 (5)
Wabasha-Kellogg 12 Lewiston-Altura 5
Rochester Louurdes 4 Lake City 3
Boys & Girls Track:
Red Wing defeated Holy Angels. The Wingers boys had 94 points and won 13 events while the Wingers girls team racked up 91 points and won 12 events.
Red Wing 4th at a Missota meet at Stonebrooke in Shakopee with a 320. The low four scores for Red Wing: Jack Gorman 77, Fritz Belisle 80, John Wedrikas 81, Taylor Hanson & Zach Sachen 82.
Red Wing 3rd at a Missota meet at New Prague with a 337. New Prague was first with a 332 with Chanhassen second at 333. The low four scores for Red Wing: Stephanie Herzog 79, Nicole Schammel 80, Maddie Flack 87, Kayla Oberding 91.
Red Wing JV golfer and 8th grader Anika Nybo had a hole-in-ione on the 84 yard 14th hole at Heritage Links.
Today's High School Sports Schedule:
Red Wing (5-7) at Chaska (DH)
Lake City (13-4) at Stewartville
Pine Island at Goodhue
Rushford-Peterson at Wabasha-Kellogg (11-1)
Ellsworth (11-1) at Prescott
Chaska at Red Wing (DH)
Lake City at La Crescent
Goodhue at Cannon Falls
Zumbrota-Mazeppa at Kenyon-Wanamingo
WIAA Division 2 First Round Regional: Somerset at Ellsworth
Durand at Lake City
HVL Championships at the Dodge Country Club
HVL Championships at the Oaks
The annual Red Wing Athletic awards event is Friday starting at 5:30pm with dinner in the Courtyard Cafe put on by the Booster Club.
There will be a sports slide show in the Hovda Auditorium at 6:45pm followed by the program at 7pm.
50 YEARS AGO: LAKE CITY BASEBALL PHENOM MADE HEADLINES
It was 50 years ago that Lake City Tigers baseball phenom Denny Lortscher raised eyebrows around the state with a historic string of pitching performances.
The senior threw three no-hitters in the month of May. Lortscher's first gem was was on May 13th against Stewartville, firing a perfect game and striking out 20 of the 21 batters he faced. Lorstcher tossed another no-no on May 17th against Dodge Center in the District 3 tournament and pitched a third no-hitter against Rochester John Marshall on May 27th in the District semifinals.
Lake Cityr fell to Austin in the Region One championship game 2-0 but Lortscher was outstanding, giving up just one hit and one walk while recording 18 strike outs. Austin scored their runs on two dropped third strikes, a passed ball, a wild pitch and the one walk and hit.
Lake City was 14-2 that 1963 season. Lortscher's pitching stats were nothing short of incredible. 71 1/3 innings pitched, 16 hits, 164 strike outs and one earned run. Lortscher averaged 2.3 strike outs per inning and his ERA was a microscopic .098.
Lortscher was signed by the Twins in the middle of June, started with their rookie league team in Virginia and then moved up to Orlando of the Florida State League later in the summer, all before his 18th birthday.
Lortscher went to spring training with the Twins in 1964 but then was called to serve in the Vietnam War for two years. Lortscher spent five season pitching at the pro level but had arm trouble ended his pitching career.
His 1963 season with Lake City remains perhaps the finest high school season on the mound in state history. Lortscher wasn't a bad hitter either. He hit .326 and led the Tigers with 16 RBI that year.
Thanks to THE LAKE CITY GRAPHIC and writer GARY SMITH for the information and to Marvelous Mark O'Connor for the story to our attention.