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Grehounds drop first two games of the season

The Austin Greyhounds opened their amateur baseball season with a pair of losses in Onalaska, Wis. Saturday.

The Hounds (0-2 overall) lost to Chaseburg/Coon Valley 11-6 and fell to Onalaska 6-1.

The Onalaska A’s mounted a two-run rally in the nightcap after Hounds pitcher John Kirby walked three straight hitters, and allowed a double and a home run.

“Those walks killed us and we couldn’t get our bats going,” Hounds manager John Frein said.

In the opener, Dan Zielke had two home runs for Austin.

Chaseburg/Coon Valley 11, Hounds 6

Hounds pitching: Pete Korfage (L), 1 2/3 IP, 8 H, 1 BB, 6 ER, 1 K; Alex Kasak, 4 1/3 IP, 5 H, 2 BB, 5 R, 1 ER, 1 K

Hounds hitting: John Frein, 0-for-3, BB, SB; Mitch Kaplan, 0-for-3, BB; Matt Cano, 2-for-4, double, 2 R; Tyler Leopold, 0-for-2, R, 2 BBs; Dan Zielke, 2-for-4, 2 HRs, 4 RBIs, 2 R; Bryan Toov, 0-for-3, BB; John Kirby, 1-for-2, double, R; Kasak, 0-for-4, RBI; Adam Hemann, 1-for-3

Onalaska 6, Hounds 1

Hounds pitching: Kirby (L), 4 IP, 2 H, 8 BB, 6 R, 5 ER, 1 K; Toov, 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R

Hounds hitting: Kaplan, 1-for-3; Cano, 1-for-3, R; Leopold, 2-for-3, double; Zielke, 1-for-3, RBI; Toov, 1-for-3; Kirby, 1-for-3