The Winona Buddies VFW baseball team lost in the First District Tournament championship game Sunday. The Buddies got to the championship game by beating Owatonna 8-2 earlier Sunday. Winona used a six-run third inning to power them to the win. Mac Whaley drove in three runs while Matt Clark added two RBI. Josh Forst gave up six hits and struck out five in the complete game win.
Top seed Northfield ended the Buddies season beating them 10-5 in the championship game. Spencer Rudnick went 4-4 for Winona and Matt Clark added three hits. The Buddies finish the season 14-16 after their strong run in the First District Tournament.