Austin Post 91 falls to Albert Lea on late run
Published 11:01 pm Tuesday, June 24, 2014
The Austin Post 91 Legion baseball team couldn’t hold on to its lead as it lost 7-6 to Albert Lea in AL Tuesday.
AL won the game when Parker Mullenbach came up with a walk-off hit in the bottom of the seventh inning.
Austin (5-5 overall) had led 6-3 after Jacob Kempen hit a two-run homer in the top of the third inning, but AL tied it up at 6-6 with two three runs of it own in the fourth inning.
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Austin had just two hits in the last four innings and both of them were by Nik Gasner, who went 4-for-4.
“It was a good overall effort, we just did’nt put together enough good at bats down the stretch,” Austin co-head coach Andy Swank said. “It was a little frustrating losing after having a three run lead. We did’nt put them away and they battled back for the win.”
Austin pitching: Ethan Horstmann, 3 IP, 3 H, 3 BB, 3 R, 2 ER, 1 K; Steven Clennon (L), 4 IP, 9 H, 4 ER, 2 K
Austin hitting: Nik Gasner, 4-for-4, R, 3 SB, RBI; Clennon, 2-for-3, RBI, R; Jacob Kempen, 1-for-3, HR, 3 RBIs, R