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Northfield tops Austin baseball team

The Austin baseball team didn’t go out quitely, but it fell short by a score of 8-5 at Northfield (2-2 overall) Monday.

The Packers (1-5 overall) scored three runs with two outs in the top of the seventh.

“It was nice to get those runs at the end. I just wish we could’ve started doing it earlier,” Austin head coach Troy Watkins said. “Hopefully, it will carry over to our game on Tuesday (against Mankato West in Austin).”

Austin 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 — 5 7 1

Northfield 1 2 1 1 1 2 X — 8 121

Austin pitching: Jacob Hines (L), 4 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 4 ER; Joey Swatfager, 2 1/3 IP, 4 H, 1 BB, 2 R, 0 ER, 1 K; Preston Higbe, 2/3 IP, 1 BB, 0 R

Austin hitting: Jay Ettinger, 2-for-4, double, RBI, R; Higbe, 1-for-3, R; Swatfager, 1-for-3; Brady Klingfus, 1-for-3, double; Mike Tindal, 1-for-4; Quinn Yocom, 1-for-3, R