Austin VFW baseball team sweeps Owatonna

Published 5:57 pm Thursday, June 30, 2016

The Austin Post 1216 VFW baseball team swept Owatonna (7-1 District) by scores of 6-4 and 10-2 in Owatonna Wednesday.

Austin (6-1 District) scored five runs in the final two innings to overcome an early 4-1 deficit in the first game. Ross Young, AJ Mueller and Peter Conner all came up with clutch hitting in the rally.

In the second game, Jake Lunt pitched four innings while allowing just one hit to get the win.

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Austin 6, Owatonna 4

Austin pitching: Josi Bothun 4 IP, 5 H, 3 BB, 2 ER, 2 K; Riley Wempner, 2 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 1 K; Jack Dankert (W) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 K

Austin hitting: Dankert, 1-for-4, double; Ross Young, 1-for-4, 2 RBIs; Hunter Guyette, 0-for-4; Pete Conner, 1-for-2, RBI, BB; Wempner, 1-for-3, RBI, BB; Bothun, 0-for-2, RBI, R, BB; Luke Hawkshead, 0-for-2, R, 2 BBs; AJ Mueller, 2-for-4, double, RBI, 2 R; Riley Retterath, 0-for-4

Austin 6, Owatonna 4

Austin pitching: Jake Lunt (W) 4 IP, 1 H, 2 R, 4 K; Hawkshead, 2 IP, 2 BB, 0 R, 3 K; Guyette, 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 K

Austin hitting: Phillip Zynda, 1-for-3, BB, 2 R; Hunter Johnson, 0-for-2, RBI; Lunt, 0-for-2, RBI, BB; Michael O’Connor, 1-for-2, double; Jaxon Bell, 3-for-4, 3 RBIs; Tyler Robertson, 1-for-2, RBI, R; Kadin Kneeskern, 2-for-4, double, 2 RBIs, 2 R; Holden Londino-Green, 1-for-4, double, RBI, R; Tony Ciola, 2-for-4, R, BB