Winona tops Byron 6-5 in Section 1AAA Baseball Semifinal
(ABC 6 News) — Bears fans hoped their baseball team could exact revenge for Bears softball when (3) Winona and (2) Byron collided in the Section 1AAA Semifinal on Saturday.
James Durst was the starting pitcher for Byron, striking out the Winhawks’ Quinn Larsen and Carter Schields to begin the game. Marcus Winter popped up to right to end what was an excellent start defensively for the Bears. Byron’s defensive efforts continued into the second as Tyler Fox got the 6-3 out to first, by mere inches to send Winona’s Eli Denisen back to the dugout.
Outfielder Jacob Isaak then later put some prep into his step, catching an out deep in left field but the defense of Byron would ultimately falter by the game’s conclusion. The Winhawks eventually scored four runs in the 6th inning to send Byron to the elimination bracket, 6-5. The Bears will play Northfield for one final chance at the Section 1AAA title.
You can find extended highlights of this game here.
ABC 6 News will update this story when the final results from Byron and Northfield come in.