More Seventh Inning Drama at Fuller Field
Huskies baseball earned its second straight walk-off win at Fuller Field at Dartt's Park with Friday's 3-2 triumph over Rochester Century in a twice-delayed makeup game. Lead off batter Ethan Walter walked to open the seventh. He raced around to third base on an errant pick-off attempt and sprinted home on a wild pitch.
Unlike Tuesday's come-from-behind 10-9 win over Austin which featured a series of doubles, Friday's win came despite being held to one hit in the game and striking out 13 times.
OHS took advantage of early wildness by Major League prospect and North Carolina recruit junior Mac Horvath who walked four Huskies in the first inning and hit a batter. Owatonna scored on a wild pitch and a passed ball in the first for a 2-0 lead.
Century's two-run third inning rally also came without a hit. Lead off batter Horvath walked with one out and stole second. A grounder by the next batter led to a pair of Owatonna errors allowing both runners to score to tie the game at 2-2. It stayed that way until the Huskies' run in the seventh for the 3-2 win.
On the mound for Owatonna, Bradyn Truelson went the first four innings giving up just three hits. All three of those came in the first inning, but Century failed to score thanks to a double play. Sam Henson tossed the final three innings, striking out three. The Huskies turned a nice double play in the top of the seventh as well. Outfielders Jake Miller and Ben Zappa made nice grabs in the game.
The Huskies will play the Panthers again Thursday, May 2 at Mayo Field in Rochester in a game that will count in the Big Nine standings. Friday's game was non conference. The game May 2 will be heard on KRFO AM 1390 and the KRFO app.