Owatonna High School sports had a busy day Thursday, April 28. Teams were largely able to dodge the weather. Although it did rain and a threat of thunderstorms lingered. It was also tough to battle against a pair of No. 1 rated teams.
Huskies softball dropped a 14-5 game to top-rated Mankato West. The Scarlets jumped out to an 8-0 lead after two-and-a-half innings. The Huskies put together a five-run bottom of the third. Katelyn Bentz led off with a single. Izzy Radel doubled. Parris Hovden hit a drive to deep left-center that popped off the fielder’s glove for a two-run double.
Samantha Bogen had an RBI-single. Paiton Glynn smashed a ball over the left-field fence for a two-run home run and the score was 8-5. OHS put runners on base in the fourth and fifth innings but didn’t score. West (9-0, 6-0 Big Nine) plated six in the sixth for the 14-5 final.
OHS right-fielders Kendra Bogen and Mehsa Krause made several nice defensive plays. Owatonna (6-5, 5-2) travels to Rochester Mayo Tuesday. The Huskies host Mankato East for parents’ night on Thursday, May 5 at Morehouse Park.
BASEBALL: MANKATO WEST 8, OWATONNA 1
BOYS TRACK 5TH AT COUGAR RELAYS
Owatonna finished fifth by a whisker at the Cougar Relays at Lakeville South. The top five teams are listed below.
- Wayzata, 957.5
- Stillwater Area, 820.5
- Rochester Mayo, 772.5
- Blaine, 766
- Owatonna, 765
The Huskies had first-place finishes with Carter Johnson (110 hurdles), Ryan Gregory (300 hurdles), Eli Spurgeon (discus), and Justin Gleason (long jump).
LACROSSE TEAMS SPLIT WITH NORTHFIELD
The OHS boys lost 14-7 to the Raiders at Owatonna High School. Jack Strom scored five times for the Huskies. The Owatonna girls won 8-4 at Northfield on Thursday.
BOYS TENNIS: ROCHESTER CENTURY 5, OWATONNA 2
Baseball scores from Thursday, April 28
Fairmont 9, Waseca 2
Maple River 8, Kenyon-Wanamingo 2
Mankato East 6, New Prague 2
Mankato West 8, Owatonna 1
Medford 12, JWP 0
Randolph 13, Blooming Prairie 0
Rochester Century 8, Northfield 2
WEM 4, USC 1
Softball scores from Thursday, April 28
Bethlehem Academy 6, Triton 3
Byron 3, Zumbrota-Mazeppa 0
Kasson-Mantorville 8, Cannon Falls 2
Kenyon-Wanamingo 10, Maple River 0
Mankato West 14, Owatonna 5|
Northfield 5, Rochester Century 3
Rochester Mayo 5, Rochester JM 2
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