Hannah Mueller takes a cut at a pitch against Chatfield.
By David Richards
The No. 5-seed Byron baseball team nearly knocked off No. 1-seed Lourdes in the Section 1AA playoffs in Rochester May 28 at Stewartville.
The Bears fell 8-7, which ended their season.
"We tied the game 7-7 in the top of the seventh with a runner at second with one out, then had a 65-minute lighting delay," head coach Larry Franck said. "We ended up losing 8-7 during the bottom of the seventh. We lost our momentum during the delay."
Byron finished 2-2 in the playoffs, beating #4 GMLOK 12-11 May 23, then losing to Lourdes 7-1 May 26, then beating #3 Pine Island May 26, 6-2 before falling in the nailbiting Lourdes game.