The John Marshall softball team wrapped up the regular season in fine form on Friday, pounding Owatonna 10-2 on Senior night.
Abbey Miles got things started for the Rockets with a two-run double in the first inning, but Owatonna bounced right back in the top of the second with a two-run homer from Mikayla Dinse.
JM responded with a long ball of its own, as Olivia Evans put the Rockets ahead for good in the bottom of the third with a three-run shot.
That proved to be more than enough support for JM starting pitcher Abby Miles, who shut down the Huskies over the last five innings and got the complete-game victory, scattering seven hits while walking none and striking out 10.
"It was a good final regular season game for our five seniors. Now we refocus and get ready for postseason play," said JM head coach Thang Ngyuen.
The win moves JM into a tie for fourth in the Big Nine at 7-4 and improves their overall record to 14-5. The Rockets will likely a first-round Section 1AAAA game next Tuesday.
John Marshall 10, Owatonna 2
Owatonna: Mikayla Dinse 1-for-3, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R; Lanie Schuster 1-for-3, 1 R; Ana LaDuke 2-for-3. Pitchers: Kaitlyn Madole 6 IP, 11 H, 10 R, 9 ER, 4 BB, 5 K.
John Marshall: Grace Freed 1-for-2, 1 2B, 4 R, 1 SB; Melanie Sadecki 1-for-3, 1 2B; Sammy Guetter 2 RBI, 2 R; Olivia Evans 2-for-4, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 R; Mikayla Gee 3-for-4, 2 R, 3 SB; Abby Miles 4-for-4, 1 2B, 5 RBI. Pitchers: Abby Miles 7 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 10 K.