Huskies Baseball Winning Streak Snapped; Tennis, Track & Lacrosse Roll
Great weather and a busy sports schedule came together on Thursday. While the Huskies baseball team saw its five-game winning streak come to an end, OHS softball, boys tennis, girls lacrosse and the boys track teams had many reasons to smile besides the weather.
Rochester John Marshall came out swinging at Fuller Field at Dartt's Park and jumped ahead 4-0 in the top of the first on their way to an 11-2 win. Rockets pitcher Drew Lingen set the Huskies down in order in the bottom of the inning, getting the first of his 15 strikeouts. The No. 10 rated Huskies were able to get nearly every player on their roster into the game.
Thursday was a non-conference game. The Huskies beat JM earlier this season in the game that counts in the standings. OHS goes to St. Cloud Saturday to play Elk River and Apollo.
Huskies softball won 6-3 at John Marshall. Katelyn Bentz pitched the complete game and hit her first varsity homerun. Parris Hovden also homered. Coach Jeremy Moran said, "Defense came up big when we needed, including getting out of a bases-loaded, 0 outs, in the bottom of the sixth situation." Owatonna goes to Shakopee Friday for a 4:30 pm game.
OHS boys tennis beat JM 6-1 heading into a big day in Lakeville Saturday.
A highlight for the Owatonna boys track team at the Rochester Mayo Invite was Trevor Schirmer being named the "Field Event Athlete of the Meet" after a first-place finish in the shot put and a third place showing with the discus.
OHS girls lacrosse stayed unbeaten on the season with a 13-1 victory over Rochester John Marshall. The Huskies hosts Simley Saturday at 2 pm. Owatonna boys lacrosse is back in action Saturday at Bloomington Kennedy at 12 pm.
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