Blue Sox beat Albert Lea 16-5

Published 10:25 pm Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The Austin Blue Sox beat Albert Lea 16-5 in Marcusen Park Wednesday.

Austin (3-0 overall, 2-0 Southern Minny) scored nine times in the third to put it out of reach.

Nels Nelson picked up the win in two innings of work as he allowed four hits, one walk, two earned runs and four strikeouts.

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Dan Swift had a solo homer, and three runs scored, and Brandon Rector was 2-for-3, with two runs.

Austin got a lot of reserves into the game to test the roster.

“We’re still at the stage where we’re looking at different guys to see how are starting spots are going to shape out,” Austin manager Josh Kunze said. “We also got a lot of young guys in and that’s good because the older Blue Sox aren’t going to last forever.”