Greyhounds take 2nd in Spamtown Challenge

Published 11:42am Monday, July 1, 2013

For the first time ever, the Austin Greyhounds made it to the championship game Sunday in the annual Spamtown Challenge baseball tournament but came up short of first place.

The Greyhounds lost to the Minnetonka Millers 8-0 on Sunday as the Millers blasted out of the gates with 7 runs in the first inning, an inning in which the entire lineup got on base.

“It really wasn’t much of a game after that,” said Greyhounds head coach John Frein.

The Greyhounds beat Appleton, Wis., 8-2 on Thursday, beat Westmont, Ill., 6-4 on Friday, beat the Austin Blue Sox 3-2 on Saturday and defeated Kewaskum, Wis., 5-2 to reach the championship game in the 16-team tournament.

Next year will mark the 10th anniversary of the tournament. Frein thanked the volunteers and said this year’s tournament was another great experience for Austin.

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