Winona softball falls 4-3 in battle for first state title

After a fast offensive start for top-ranked Mankato West and second-ranked Winona, the rain cooled both offenses before a 6th innings sac fly brought home the eventual game-winning run for the Scarlet.

“We were not as aggressive in the batters box as we would have liked to been in those last innings,” Winhawks Head Coach Scott Halverson. “That is uncharacteristic. I think we took four called strikeouts there maybe in the last three or four innings, but Ashton pitched a great game. Well enough to win, just like Lexi did. Boy, that is a great team.”

“Before the break, we had pretty good momentum going and then the storm came,” said Winhawks sophomore Selena Lor. “That might have broken our momentum but I thought we came back strong.”

The Winhawks finish with a program best mark of 22-5 overall.