Mayo Roughs up Owatonna Baseball in Friday Make-Up Game
The Spartans' batters were hotter than the weather on Friday at Mayo Field as they defeated the Huskies 14-3 in a make up game. The game-time temperature was 91 degrees.
Mayo scored 11 runs in the second inning. Eleven straight batters reached as they sent 15 to the plate that inning. A two-run homer from their No. 4 hitter capped the outburst.
The Huskies actually led the game with a first-inning run driven in by Nathan Deason. The Huskies left the bases loaded and Mayo scored three in the bottom of the inning to take the lead.
Owatonna's offensive highlight was a booming RBI-double from Ben Staska in the fourth. Mayo out-hit OHS 14-5. The Huskies committed five errors and walked five batters. Owatonna (7-4) plays John Marshall at John Adams Middle School on Monday. Mayo (8-5) hosts Rochester Century on Saturday.
Friday's weather was in sharp contrast to conditions on April 28 when the game was originally scheduled to be played. Temperatures in the 40s, rain and wind forced the game to be postponed that day.
Top-ranked Mankato West lost their second straight game on Friday, falling to Austin 7-1. Albert Lea had defeated the Scarlets 9-8 the day before. Other Friday results include Hayfield 17-2 over Blooming Prairie, New Prague edged Century 10-9, Red Wing beat DeLaSalle 9-8 and Albert Lea blanked Byron 4-0.
Saturday's sports calendar shows Owatonna boys track at the Mayo Invitational, boys tennis at Cretin-Durham Hall and boys golf at Forest Lake.
Huskies boys golf coach Keith Bangs told KRFO for the Saturday coaches show that senior Gage Schuster has a broken hand as a result from hitting a tree on a swing a couple of weeks ago. His return to the lineup is questionable.