Hounds knock off Cannon Falls

Published 12:46 am Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Austin Greyhounds scored eight runs in the last three innings to come back to beat Cannon Falls 12-8 on the road Wednesday.

“They won the first half of the game, but we won the second,” said Hounds player/manager John Frein, who went 3-for-4 with an RBI.

Alex Kasak picked up the win in relief as he allowed just one run in six and two-thirds innings on the mound.

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“Alex came in and got the job done,” Frein said. “He didn’t do anything spectacular, but he held them off.”

The Hounds (16-7 overall) trailed 8-4 after four innings and Craig Braaten started the comeback with a solo homer in the seventh inning to make it 8-5. Frein singled in a run with two outs to make it a two-run game.

The Hounds took the lead in the eighth when Braaten singled in a run, Joe Huffman had a sacrifice fly and Austin scored two more runs on errors.

Dan Swift and Nels Nelson also homered for Austin.

Hounds 3 0 0 1 0 0 2 5 1 — 12 16 3

CF 2 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 — 8 11 4

Hounds pitching: John Halverson, 2 1/3 IP, 6 H, 2 BB, 7 R, 6 ER; Alex Kasak (W), 6 2/3 IP, 5 H, 2 BB, 1 ER, 1 K

Hounds hitting: Nick Rohne, 1-for-5, R, BB; Tyler Leopold, 3-for-5, 2 doubles, RBI, 2 R; Nels Nelson, 1-for-1, HR, RBI, R; Dan Swift, 2-for-4, HR, 3 RBIs, R, BB; Craig Braaten, 3-for-6, HR, 2 RBIs, 2 R; Bryan Toov, 3-for-5, 2 R, BB; Joe Huffman, 1-for-4, RBI; Nick Bowe, 1-for-5, R; John Frein, 3-for-4, RBI, 2 R, SB, BB