Greyhounds fall in St. Paul opener

Published 12:00 am Saturday, June 28, 2003

The Austin Greyhounds didn't put their best foot forward in the first round of the Stockmen's Irish Invitational in St. Paul, dropping a 7-2 decision to the Hopkins Hort Hurricanes Saturday afternoon.

"We played terrible, not our best ball," said 'Hounds manager John Frein. "We came out flat."

The Hurricanes jumped all over Austin starter Matt Raso, scoring three times in the first inning.

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The 'Hounds cut the lead to two on an RBI-double by Craig Selk in the fourth, but Hopkins would put up four runs in the sixth to move the game out of reach.

Austin Pacelli graduate Rob Garry, class of 1992, started and earned the win for the Hurricanes.

Austin's Raso would take the loss, giving up all nine hits and seven runs, five of which were earned. He also gave up nine walks while striking out two.

Nick Rohne pitched a scoreless seventh in relief, notching one strikeout.

Rohne also had a double and was hit by a pitch, with Selk's RBI-double and a single from Tate Cummins the only other Austin hits. Jamie Morrison drove in the other run for the 'Hounds.

Austin got the chance for redemption Saturday night against the host Stockmen's Irish, with play concluding today.




WP--Garry. LP--Raso.