Kasson knocks A’s out of the playoffs

Published 9:22 pm Sunday, August 3, 2008

The Austin Athletics had a late rally come up short in a 5-4 loss to Kasson in the Class ‘C’ Regional playoffs in Marcusen Park Sunday.

The loss ends the A’s season.

Pinch hitter Joe Serratore struck out with a man on third in the bottom of the ninth to end the game.

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The A’s had scored four in the ninth to make Kasson sweat. Brian Voigt and Derek Emanual had RBI-singles and Brendan McCabe had a two-run double.

Kasson scored four times in the first inning and once in the second.

Josh Evans was 3-for-3.

“This will be a fun team next year when they call come back from college,” Serratore said.

Kasson 5, Austin 4

Austin pitching: Weston Hansen (L), 5 IP, 5 H, 5 BB, 5 R, 4 ER, 5 K, 1 HBP; Josh Evans, 4 IP, 5 H, 2 BB, 0 R, 3 K