Greyhounds playing today for fifth place
John Zydowski's three-run home run in the bottom of the first inning propelled the Austin Greyhounds to a 6-3 victory over the St. Paul Roosters in the consolation semifinals of the Red Wing Tournament Saturday.
Bryan Toov walked with one out and Tate Cummins followed with a single, setting the table for Zydowski's early heroics. John Frein's bases-loaded walk with two outs allowed Joe Serratore to score what would prove to be the game-winning run.
Serratore and Garrett Swank singled after Zydowski's blast, and Tim Kaplan walked. Frein took the free base for the game-winning RBI.
Frein led off the Austin half of the fourth with a single and scored on a double by Cummins. Zydowksi drove in Toov with a groundout to the shortstop.
Nick Dolan went the distance pitching for the 'Hounds, striking out six in the complete-game victory.
Cummins and Serratore each had two hits for Austin, who play tournament-host Red Wing at 11 a.m. in today's fifth-place game.