Batter Up


Brady Ruiter

Head Coach Tate Cummins talks to the team

Alec Holcomb

The Owatonna Huskies Baseball Team played their first regular season game on Tuesday, April 12 against the Northfield Raiders. Other than the chilly spring temperature, this game could have been confused for a midseason or even end of the year type of game. The Huskies played an extra two innings, because of the tied 2-2 score at the end of 7 innings. Although the Huskies lost to the Raiders 3-2, there were many positive takeaways from this early season competition.

The Huskies baseball team played their second game of the season against rival, Faribault. They recorded their first win of the season in a lopsided 10-0 victory. Senior pitcher, Clay Leidall, pitched 6 strong innings, allowing 0 runs and striking out 11 batters. Speaking on his performance and goals for the season he said, “I just try and have fun everyday with my teammates. I am hoping we can make a deep playoff run this year.”

The Owatonna Boys Baseball Team is very excited for their season and have large aspirations for this year. They currently have a (1-1) record and look to keep getting better as the season progresses. Head coach Tate Cummins said, “We are progressing as a team and moving in the right direction. We expect to be competitive throughout the season. Offensively, we expect this team to battle up and down the lineup.”  The huskies are expecting to build off last year’s Section Championship run and be in the hunt for a Section Title again this year.

Come cheer on the Huskies at Dartts Park on Tuesday, April 26 at 5 p.m. As they take on Red Wing.