Hounds can’t hold off Mudhens

Published 11:43 pm Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Austin Greyhounds rattled out 12 hits, but their pitching and defense didn’t hold up in an 11-7 at Meisville Tuesday.

The Mudhens put the game away with a two-out, three run triple that was just out of center fielder Mitch Mullenbach’s reach in the seventh inning to make it an 11-6 game.

The Hounds (9-9 overall) had trailed just 7-6 after getting a fifth inning grand slam from Craig Braaten.

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“If we could’ve made a couple of more plays, we could’ve swung the momentum,” Hounds manager John Frein said. “We hit the ball well, but didn’t put it all together.”

Dave Meyer made his debut on the mound for the Hounds, going two innings while striking out two and allowing one unearned run. Meyer threw 39 pitches in a start that was meant to ease him into the season.

“Dave didn’t throw with as much velocity as he used to and he went to some off-speed stuff, but he got the job done,” Frein said. “We’ll try to get him some more work and he’ll be another arm for us.”

Hounds pitching: Dave Meyer (L), 2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 K, 1 HBP; Pete Korfage, 4 2/3 IP, 10 H, 5 BB, 10 R, 7 ER, 1 K, 2 HBP; Bryan Toov, 1 1/3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 HBP, 3 K

Hounds hitting: Mitch Mullenbach, 0-for-5; John Frein, 0-for-3, R, 2 BBs; Matt Cano, 4-for-4, HR, RBI, 2 R; John Kirby, R, BB; Matt Raso, 2-for-4, R, BB; Craig Braaten, 3-for-5, HR, 4 RBIs, R; Toov, 2-for-5, double, RBI, R; Tyler Leopold, 0-for-5; Dan Zielke, 1-for-4; Nick Bowe, 0-for-4