Huskies Rally for Win, but Season Still Ends
The Owatonna girls fast pitch softball team rallied for a 7-5 come-from-behind win over Rochester Mayo to stay alive in the Section 1AAAA tournament Thursday, but lost to Lakeville South 8-3 right afterward to see their season come to an end.
The Huskies trailed 4-0 after three innings against the Spartans at Todd Park in Austin in the elimination round of the tournament. OHS got on the board in the fourth when Zoie Roush scored on an RBI-double by Mehsa Krause.
Owatonna turned around the game in the sixth inning, highlighted by a three-run home run by Ana Laduke, her eighth dinger of the year. That came right after Katelyn Bentz smacked an RBI-single to tie the game at 4-4. The Huskies started the scoring in the frame with a double steal and another RBI-double by Krause.
Mayo scored once in the top of the seventh for the 7-5 final. Parris Hovden tossed the complete game for Owatonna.
The win kept the Huskies season alive with a matchup against Lakeville South. The Cougars jumped ahead with a two-run first and added six in the third for an 8-0 lead. OHS did not get a base runner until the fifth inning against South freshman Maddie Nutter.
Owatonna scored their three runs in the sixth. Paiton Glynn hit a two-run single. Bentz and Hovden shared the pitching.
Seniors for the Huskies (12-11) include Haylee Mullenbach, Ana Laduke, Alyssa Ringhofer and manager Hailee Olson.