AUSTIN, MN. -- Rochester John Marshall bounced back from their Thursday loss, and eliminated Owatonna in the Section 1AAAA tournament on Friday afternoon.
The Rockets moved on with a 10-0 run rule victory. JM jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning -- highlighted by an RBI double from Abby Miles, and a two run HR by Gina Pula.
JM added three runs in the 3rd including an RBI single by Melanie Sadecki, and a squeeze bunt by Mikayla Gee that scored Sadecki. Two Rocket runs in the bottom of the 6th finished off the run rule victory.
Sammy Guetter and Grace Freed each scored twice for JM. Guetter was 2-for-4 with a stolen base while Freed was 1-for-2 with an RBI and stolen base.
Abby Miles once again got the complete game shutout victory, allowing just 4 hits with no walks.
"Our girls came ready to play and we were able to jump out to an early lead with some timely hits and good base running," said John Marshall coach Thang Nguyen. "That first inning gave us a lot of confidence. Our pitching and defense was solid all around."
John Marshall improves to 16-6 on the season and will return to Austin for another elimination game on Tuesday against top seed Lakeville North. The winner of that game will play a second elimination game against the loser of Farmington and New Prague.
John Marshall 10, Owatonna 0
Owatonna: Anna Vetsch 1-for-3; Patricia Biegert 1-for-3 1 SB; Lanie Schuster 1-for-1 1 2B; Mia Hiber 1-for-3. Pitchers: Kaitlyn Madole 5.1 IP, 9 H, 10 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 7 K.
John Marshall: Grace Freed 1-for-2, 1 RBI, 2 R, 1 SB; Gina Pula 2-for-3, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R; Melanie Sadecki 1-for-3, 1 RBI, 1 R; Sammy Guetter 2-for-4, 2 R, 1 SB; Mikayla Gee 1-for-2, 1 RBI, 1 R, 1 SB; Abby Miles 1-for-2, 1 2B, 2 RBI; Maggie Yadlosky 1-for-2. Pitchers: Abby Miles 6 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 6 K.