Huskies’ win streak continues

Nick Williams, Writer

The OHS Baseball Team is off to a very strong start. Although they started with a tough, 10-3 loss against Northfield in the first game of the season, Owatonna was determined to bounce back and have managed to win five straight games against very solid teams. With a record of 5-1, the Huskies hope to continue to play great baseball and keep rolling through the competition.

The Huskies have had to face a lot of adversity this season with three very key contributors out for several weeks due to COVID-19. Head Coach Tate Cummins said, “We’ve had our fair share of athletes that have missed due to contact tracing. This has absolutely tested our depth within our team this year and many have stepped up to play critical roles in the absence of others. With COVID, teams have to focus on players that can fill in critical roles by playing multiple positions. We’ve become much more versatile this year than the past.” Many underclassmen have stepped into very important roles this year which has allowed them to be as successful as they have been.

The Owatonna Baseball team has phenomenal leaders who are constantly setting a great example and always helping out the underclassman. Senior captain Brayden Truelson said, “We have a lot of great leaders on this team and that includes non-captains. Everyone works hard at practice every day and always comes with a great attitude which makes it a lot of fun to be at practice.” Cummins has been very impressed with his players’ work ethic all year and hopes it continues as the season goes on.

Owatonna plays two games in Saint Cloud on Saturday, May 1 against Elk River and Apollo High Schools.