Owatonna beat Winona 12-7 in a Big Nine Conference game Tuesday evening at Fuller Field at Dartt's Park. OHS led 8-0 after four innings before the Winhawks broke through to add some drama to the contest. Winona pulled within 8-5 in the top of the fifth. The Huskies responded with a four-run fifth for a little breathing room.

Payton Beyer had a pair of singles, scored three runs, threw out a runner at home from centerfield to end the Winhawks' fifth, and made a straight steal of home in the bottom of the inning. He also fanned the side as a relief pitcher in the seventh.

Matt Seykora had a pair of run-scoring doubles, stole third base twice and scored three runs. Taylor Bogen had a pair of hits, a trio of stolen bases and also crossed home three times. Owatonna scored their 12 runs on just ten hits.

Brayden Truelson started for Owatonna and tossed four innings of two-hit ball before Winona had their big inning. Gavin Rein tossed the sixth before Beyer wrapped things up on the mound.

Owatonna (8-4 overall, 7-1 in league games) plays at Faribault Thursday, May 13 at 7 pm at Bell Field with coverage on AM 1390 KRFO/94.7 FM.

Huskies softball put a scare into Winona Tuesday. The Winhawks won 2-1 to stay unbeaten in Big Nine games leading into the clash with Northfield Thursday. OHS had just two hits Tuesday, but one was a home run from Ana Laduke, her fifth of the season.

The Huskies threatened late in the game said coach Jeremy Moran, "We had runners on second and third with one out in the sixth, we just could not find a way to get them in."

"Really happy with the way we played tonight against a really good Winona team. Parris (Hovden) pitched really well and the team played great defense behind her. We just needed one more hit tonight to get that lead."

The Huskies host Faribault Thursday at 5 pm at Morehouse Park. The game can be heard on The Might 920 KDHL.

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