Owatonna High School sports had a busy day Thursday, April 28. Teams were largely able to dodge the weather. Although it did rain and a threat of thunderstorms lingered. It was also tough to battle against a pair of No. 1 rated teams.

Huskies softball dropped a 14-5 game to top-rated Mankato West. The Scarlets jumped out to an 8-0 lead after two-and-a-half innings. The Huskies put together a five-run bottom of the third. Katelyn Bentz led off with a single. Izzy Radel doubled. Parris Hovden hit a drive to deep left-center that popped off the fielder's glove for a two-run double.

Samantha Bogen had an RBI-single. Paiton Glynn smashed a ball over the left-field fence for a two-run home run and the score was 8-5. OHS put runners on base in the fourth and fifth innings but didn't score. West (9-0, 6-0 Big Nine) plated six in the sixth for the 14-5 final.

OHS right-fielders Kendra Bogen and Mehsa Krause made several nice defensive plays. Owatonna (6-5, 5-2) travels to Rochester Mayo Tuesday. The Huskies host Mankato East for parents' night on Thursday, May 5 at Morehouse Park.

BASEBALL: MANKATO WEST 8, OWATONNA 1

BOYS TRACK 5TH AT COUGAR RELAYS

Owatonna finished fifth by a whisker at the Cougar Relays at Lakeville South. The top five teams are listed below.

  1. Wayzata, 957.5
  2. Stillwater Area, 820.5
  3. Rochester Mayo, 772.5
  4. Blaine, 766
  5. Owatonna, 765

The Huskies had first-place finishes with Carter Johnson (110 hurdles), Ryan Gregory (300 hurdles), Eli Spurgeon (discus), and Justin Gleason (long jump).

LACROSSE TEAMS SPLIT WITH NORTHFIELD

The OHS boys lost 14-7 to the Raiders at Owatonna High School. Jack Strom scored five times for the Huskies. The Owatonna girls won 8-4 at Northfield on Thursday.

BOYS TENNIS: ROCHESTER CENTURY 5, OWATONNA 2

Baseball scores from Thursday, April 28
Fairmont 9, Waseca 2
Maple River 8, Kenyon-Wanamingo 2
Mankato East 6, New Prague 2
Mankato West 8, Owatonna 1
Medford 12, JWP 0
Randolph 13, Blooming Prairie 0
Rochester Century 8, Northfield 2
WEM 4, USC 1

Softball scores from Thursday, April 28
Bethlehem Academy 6, Triton 3
Byron 3, Zumbrota-Mazeppa 0
Kasson-Mantorville 8, Cannon Falls 2
Kenyon-Wanamingo 10, Maple River 0
Mankato West 14, Owatonna 5|
Northfield 5, Rochester Century 3
Rochester Mayo 5, Rochester JM 2

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