Huskies Baseball & Softball Stage Improbable Comebacks
Owatonna's softball and baseball teams were both trailing Rochester Mayo in the seventh inning Thursday. In each case the Huskies rallied in their final at bat for identical 8-7 wins in the openers of doubleheaders.
The baseball team scored six runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, capped by a bases-loaded triple by Payton Beyer to win the game and create a "mosh pit" according to Huskies coach Tate Cummins, who found himself in the center of the wild celebration.
Taylor Bogen hit a two-run home run in the game as well. The Huskies host Winona Tuesday, May 11, travel to Faribault Thursday, May 13 for a 7 pm game with an AM 1390 KRFO broadcast, and host Lakeville South at 7 pm on Friday, May 14.
OHS softball was down 7-4 entering the seventh at Mayo and plated four for an 8-7 lead. The big hit was Zoie Roush's three-run home run, the first of her career. Coach Jeremy Moran said, "Such a clutch hit by Zoie in that situation. Really proud of how the team did not give up and fought back in the game and find a way to win it in the end."
Parris Hovden preserved the lead with a save in the pitching circle. Katelyn Bentz threw the first six innings. OHS went on to win 9-5 in the second game for the double header sweep. Samantha Bogen, Bentz, and Ana Laduke hit home runs.
OHS hosts Andover Friday, May 7 at 5 pm at Morehouse Park. The Huskies travel to Big Nine Conference co-leader Winona Tuesday, May 11.
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