Owatonna beat Rochester John Marshall 5-2 in Saturday's first round of the Section 1AAAA baseball playoffs. OHS hosts Century Tuesday. Triton edged Pine Island 4-3 in Section 1AA. Blooming Prairie fell to Lyle-Pacelli 3-2 in 1A. The Cobras and Blossoms each play on Memorial Day.
The Owatonna girls' fast pitch softball team won a thriller 7-6 over Lakeville South Thursday at Todd Park in Austin. Rochester John Marshall eliminated OHS from the Section 1AAAA tournament 8-1 after that.
After a Big Nine championship season, Owatonna baseball collected the top seed for the Section 1AAAA playoffs beginning Memorial Day weekend with a Saturday game at 1 pm at Fuller Field at Dartt's Park.
Owatonna's top four senior and junior male and female athletes have combined to appear in nearly 15 state tournaments and meets. Two of them are Big Ten commits and another hopes to play two sports in college.