Owatonna Baseball Playoff Game Rained Out, Will Resume Monday in Rochester
Owatonna and Rochester Century will resume their suspended game Monday, May 30, at 1:30PM at John Adams Middle School in Rochester, John Marshall's home field.
With the game scoreless in the bottom of the first inning and two outs, the skies opened up above Fuller Field at Dartt's Park. The rain only lasted about 30 minutes but left the field in unplayable condition. Officials announced a Monday resumption at Dartt's Park at 11AM, but that was later changed to a 1:30PM game in Rochester.
The loser of the Owatonna-Century game needs to play the loser of the John Marshall-Lakeville South game right away and section officials decided it would be better to have all the teams at the same site. JM was scheduled to host the Monday games as the No. 2 seed.
Century loaded the bases with one out to open the Section 1AAAA quarterfinal, but the Huskies turned a slick 3-2-3 double play on a grounder to first baseman Eli Havelka, who threw quickly to catcher Alec Holcomb, who got the ball back to Havelka in time to end the inning.
Holcomb earned a two-out walk in the bottom of the inning. Courtesy runner Eric Benson entered the game as the rain intensified. Century pitcher Josh Carey repeatedly threw over to first, seemingly waiting for umpires to call for a rain delay. One of his throws sailed past his first baseman, allowing Benson to take second. The game went into a rain delay at that point.
The John Marshall-Lakeville South game was postponed Saturday and rescheduled for Monday at 11AM.
After a delayed start Rochester Mayo topped New Prague 13-7. Lakeville North and Farmington endured an in-game two-and-a-half-hour rain delay before continuing their game. Top-seed North won 2-0.
The weather also affected NRHEG softball's elimination game against Belle Plaine at Caswell Park, which got bumped to Monday at 12PM.
Triton softball lost their losers bracket game to GMLOK on Saturday morning, ending their season.
In Section 1AAA baseball, top-seed Northfield defeated Byron 11-1, Kasson-Mantorville won at Winona 6-3 and Red Wing edged Stewartville 3-1. Austin played at Albert Lea as well.